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Jim Jones is a crew member that has been working on The Quilt Show for years, doing the lighting for over 100 shows. We asked him what he thought he was getting into when he first heard The Quilt Show was coming, his answer is pretty funny. Now he shares his current perspective about quilting. Let's just say it's changed a bit.

 

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Anna & G have hit the road again and it feels awesome! We have a new ride, and you can take a closer look on Quilt Roadies. As with all changes in life, we are learning to live in a smaller but more flexible space and hope it takes us to many wonderful stitchy places!!

Already we have had some wonderful stops and made new friends. Fiber & Stitches is located in St. Helens, Oregon, AKA Halloween Town, and the owner Jamie is just like the rest of us as you can see by this quilt that she started for her son...maybe 6 years ago, LOL. But, now she is on the home stretch! What was a wall hanging has turned into a large bed quilt.

The blessing of traveling in search of more projects is that you really make good friends along the way. Marion (the librarian as she is known) and I have crossed paths numerous times from Colorado to Oregon, and this latest meeting brought us not only together at Fiber & Stitches but at a cross stitch event at Acorn & Threads. The stitchers gathered for a day of cross stitch which included numerous Floss Tubers, a world that fascinates me!

We love our time on the road and hope by chance we meet you along the way!

Once you are running the slideshow, you can click on the item to see it in more detail

Click to play this Smilebox collage

Stay tuned and travel along with us on Quilt Roadies.

Click here for Anna's blog.

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The creators of QUILTmania magazine hold an extravagant show (called Pour l'Amour du Fil) of color, fiber and texture every Spring in  the city of Nante, France. See the splendor of the show through the lens of TQS Guest Kathy Doughty's husband, John, a professional photographer and a great person to have along if you are attending a quilt show.

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Sue de Vanny's quilt, Majestic Presence, highlights the beauty of this lion king. From the amazing expressive eyes to the unusual fabrics for the mane, she captured the majesty of the animal with a number of different techniques.

Majestic Presence was on display as part of the Small Wall Quilts - Pictorial Exhibit at AQS QuiltWeek Paducah Spring 2019.

Quilting Method: Stationary Machine

Quilting Techniques: Machine Appliqué, Collage, Free-Motion Quilting, Fabric Painting, Thread Painting, Thread Sketching.

Size: 36" x 42"

Click here for some interesting facts about lions.

 

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Do you think this block is called "The Devil's Puzzle?" Play the game and find out.

 
 
 

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Meet the EverSewn Sparrow QE Quilter's Edition

Get the best of sewing and quilting with the new EverSewn Sparrow QE. Creativity lies at your fingertips with a large 8" throat space and an intuitive control panel, where over 70 stitch patterns were carefully selected for your projects.

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The QE has a sleek design and superior stitch quality, paired with handy features for advanced sewists.

A large 8" throat space is perfect for quilts or large projects. The Sparrow QE has plenty of room between the needle and machine for sewing larger amounts of fabric.

Beautiful stitch quality with 70 carefully selected stitch patterns. Whether you’re doing free-motion quilting, piecing, or just sewing, the Sparrow QE has the right stitch.

Straight stitch and Zig Zag stitch plates are included with the machine. Depending on your sewing project, these can be interchanged for precise sewing and quilting.

A knee lift system gives you the freedom and comfort to sew or quilt for hours. This clever tool allows you to lower or raise the presser foot without having to touch the machine so you can keep your hands on the fabric.

Every EverSewn machine is designed by engineers who sew, so they are easy to use. The Sparrow QE combines a simple user interface with a modern design and lots of features. Whether you are a beginner or experienced sewer, the EverSewn Sparrow QE will enable you to create anything you want without frustration.


Meet the EverSewn Sparrow X Combination Sewing and Embroidery Machine

Embroidery intimidation is history with the new Sparrow X, a revolutionary combination embroidery and sewing machine controlled with your Android or Apple smart device.

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Connect to the App EverSewn Pro and you will not be confined to a tiny sewing machine screen. Hoop your project, press start, then watch the machine flawlessly stitch your design, or step away and monitor embroidery progress on your smart device. Easily remove the embroidery arm to transform the X into a normal sewing machine equipped with 120 stitch patterns, automatic threading, a built-in thread cutter, and more.

The intuitive App will make embroidery easy, even for beginners, to get to a wonderful embroidery result. Plus, forget about the small and unclear screen on your old sewing machine. Now you can use your smart device (cell phone or tablet) to create your designs with more freedom. 

The EverSewn Pro App Editing Tool provides a series of tools that allows users to import other embroidery files, change thread colors, and adapt the patterns without limitation. This easy-to-use tool substitutes basic embroidery software and offers a one-touch experience like you have never experienced in a sewing machine! 

The Sparrow X is a sewing and embroidery machine combined. The machine can be transformed from a regular sewing machine with 120 stitch patterns and into a modern embroidery machine in just a few easy steps! 

Reliable quality is a hallmark of EverSewn. This newly developed, state-of-the-art sewing and embroidery machine will bring you many hours of quality sewing. Designed in Chicago and manufactured in Taiwan. 

The Sparrow X comes with 100 embroidery designs included. You can easily add new designs with the EverSewn Pro App. The machine reads most common file formats (EXP, PES, XXX, DST, and more). Two embroidery hoop sizes included. Enjoy an embroidery area of approximately 4.75" x 7". 

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A member of TQS submitted a photo to Quiltfolk magazine for their Throwback photo contest, and guess what? It was a winner. Can you figure out which photo it is? It's been on the site before and quilt artist Gail E. Thomas made a quilt from it.
 
Did you guess who it was?
 
 



 

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Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee uses quilting as a mechanism to cope with his post-traumatic stress disorder and to honor others by working with Quilts of Valor. He's made a total of 50 quilts (including a phenomenal Iwo Jima Flag quilt) and awarded his 35th Quilt of Valor this week.
 
He's also a long-distance trucker and does his quilting on the road in his 2019 Volvo VNL 760 with a full-sized ironing board and a sewing machine that fits on a seat.
 
We found two separate articles about this amazing man.
 
 
 
(photo: Andrew Lee)
 

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Let's Play by Adriana Briones Calleja of Madrid makes us want to go back to our childhood and play the games of our past. Her marbles look so real we think we could start playing right now.

Let's Play was on display as part of the Pictorial exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2018.

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Lisa's quilt, Gaudi Star, was inspired by the mosaics of Anton Gaudi in Park Guell in Barcelona. The screen printed design on all the fabric was based on the paving stones also designed by Gaudi. The star motif was then quilted onto the piece and then overpainted with transparent fabric paints to allow the tile designs to show through. It measures 58" x 58". Click here for more info.

Watch Lisa in Show 2503.

GaudiStarbyLisaWalton - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

GaudiStarbyLisaWalton - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

GaudiStarbyLisaWalton - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

GaudiStarbyLisaWalton - 36 Pieces Rotating

GaudiStarbyLisaWalton - 100 Pieces Rotating

GaudiStarbyLisaWalton - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Lisa Walton



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