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G and I are blessed in that we have a massive playground provided by Mother Nature right outside our doors. But, for many "sheltering in place" means driving a distance to breath in all that nature has to provide. We live in a tourist town in the middle of a forest and as some counties and states have been gingerly moving forward into different phases, it is obvious that collectively we are craving fresh air and wide open spaces.
 
But, what if you do not have the option to jump in a car and hit the road? As a quilter there is an opportunity to bring nature inside! The whole idea of combining nature, art, and quilting is so outside my box. I recognize in this period of our history we have to get creative to keep our sanity!
 
Sooooo, when I visited the Stitchin Post in Sisters, Oregon I was WOW'd by how the gallery exhibit transported me to a beautiful space created by Grace Grinnell and inspired by Mother Nature!
 
 
Just like nature is abstract, Grace has captured a variety of views that embrace that which is the world out there! I hope you enjoy a peek at a few of her interpretations and it inspires you to bring the world outside into your space. These pieces are for sale if you are interested...just call the Stitchin Post! Someday soon you will be able to visit and see these and many others, as these are just a fraction of what is on display.
 
Paper Amaryllis
 
Gansu Mountains
 
Below Water
 
Night Lake
 
Have a wonderful week! Be safe and start dreaming about bringing Nature inside your life!
 
Stay tuned and travel along with us on Quilt Roadies.

Click here for Anna's blog.

 

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Inspired by Pointillism, the art of acrylic paint dotting, Kyra Reps created the center Mandala in her quilt Serendipity using circles of various sizes. Even more impressive than the hundreds of circles used throughout the quilt, is the fact that Kyra individually hand-turned and hand-sewed each one!

Serendipity by Kyra Reps of Northwood, Iowa was featured in the Appliqué, Large category, sponsored by EZ Quilting, at Houston 2019.

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"Fill the space, turn the corner, inspiration is everywhere..." In today's Facebook Live, Alex continues her tutorial on quilting design - it's fun AND functional!

Join Alex LIVE today June 15, 2020 at 10am PST, 1pm EST, and 6pm London time.

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We don't know about you, but we'd love to spend some time in this quilt. Enjoy Airstream Oasis by Libby Williamson.

Watch Libby Williamson in Show 2311: Fun with Mixed Media Collage and Quilting Inspiration.

AirstreamOasisbyLibbyWilliamson - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

AirstreamOasisbyLibbyWilliamson - 96 Pieces Non-Rotating

AirstreamOasisbyLibbyWilliamson - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

AirstreamOasisbyLibbyWilliamson - 35 Pieces Rotating

AirstreamOasisbyLibbyWilliamson - 96 Pieces Rotating

AirstreamOasisbyLibbyWilliamson - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Jinny's fabric choices make even a simple block beautiful. What do you think this block is called? Play the game and find out.

 

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Be prepared to be knocked off your feet by Numquam Cede, a Baltimore Album quilt by Elisabeth Frolet. She designed the appliqué work herself and included many personal references, spending 3000 hours over a period of three years working on it. And the cherry on top? Elisabeth hand quilted it as well.

Numquam Cede by Elisabeth Frolet of Dunwoody, Georgia won Honorable Mention in the Appliqué, Large category, sponsored by EZ Quilting, at Houston 2019.

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A New Machine Quilting Motif!

Anchors Aweigh, Quilters! It’s all hands on-deck as Lori Kennedy at WeAllSew gives you step-by-step instructions for stitching a row of anchors to fill a border. 

Click here for tutorial.

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Lisa Walton, textile artist and past President of SAQA, recently sat down with Ricky to talk about the creation of his quilt, Northern Lights , as part of her series of interviews called Quilt Stories . Lisa has been interviewing many interesting quilters about specific quilts and will also be sharing them online. 

You can watch Lisa here at TQS in Show 2503.

Click here for more inspired Quilt Stories.

 

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Hungarian Rhapsody is a special quilt that Ricky has brought new life to. Vibrant and colorful, it is sure to get any quilter excited to start their next piecing venture.

You can learn piecing from Ricky in our Piecing Masterclass Part 2, and Show 804: Create Your Own Rhapsody Quilt - Part 2.

HungarianRhapsodybyRickyTims - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

HungarianRhapsodybyRickyTims - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

HungarianRhapsodybyRickyTims - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

HungarianRhapsodybyRickyTims - 36 Pieces Rotating

HungarianRhapsodybyRickyTims - 100 Pieces Rotating

HungarianRhapsodybyRickyTims - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo by Ricky Tims

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Hungarian Rhapsody is a special quilt that Ricky has brought new life to. Vibrant and colorful, it is sure to get any quilter excited to start their next piecing venture.

You can learn piecing from Ricky in our Piecing Masterclass Part 2, and Show 804: Create Your Own Rhapsody Quilt - Part 2.

Original Photo by Ricky Tims


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