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Bethanne writes about Poppy Promenade,

"This is my first classic wholecloth quilt.  I designed the interlocking poppies to be reminiscent of the Art Nouveau style and completed the quilt with classic quilting motifs.  The edge is finished with a handmade beading piping.  It is 40' square and made with silk radiance fabric."

This quilt has won 10 major awards.

Click here for more photos.

Star Members can watch Bethanne in Show 2107: Extraordinary Binding Techniques & Amazing Fabric Collage.

PoppyPromenadebyBethanneNemsh - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

PoppyPromenadebyBethanneNemsh - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

PoppyPromenadebyBethanneNemsh - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

PoppyPromenadebyBethanneNemsh - 36 Pieces Rotating

PoppyPromenadebyBethanneNemsh - 100 Pieces Rotating

PoppyPromenadebyBethanneNemsh - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Bethanne writes about Poppy Promenade,

"This is my first classic wholecloth quilt.  I designed the interlocking poppies to be reminiscent of the Art Nouveau style and completed the quilt with classic quilting motifs.  The edge is finished with a handmade beading piping.  It is 40' square and made with silk radiance fabric."

This quilt has won 10 major awards.

Click here for more photos.

Star Members can watch Bethanne in Show 2107: Extraordinary Binding Techniques & Amazing Fabric Collage.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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The Month 9 Legacy Quilt Club block from Ricky is Butterfly.
 

Shown here in four Blendables colorways, the Butterfly block is the ninth block for the Legacy Quilt Club. The Legacy Quilt features twenty blocks. A new block pattern is available for FREE each month.

Participants always SAVE 15% -

Use Coupon Code:

BUTTERFLY15

Good for all products at Ricky Tims Online Store.
Expires October 15, 2017

 

 
 

"Laura and Mary went over the top of their (dugout) house and down along the path where Pa led the oxen to water. There along the creek rushes were growling, and blue flags.... The flat creek bank was warm, soft mud. Little pale-yellow and pale-blue butterflies hovered there, and alighted and sipped."
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder, On the Banks of Plum Creek, Ch. 3 "Rushes and Flags"

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We saw Kyouko Tashiro's quilt, In Early Summer, 79" x 79", at Paducah Spring 2017 in the Hand Quilted Quilts Category. It is beautiful in all aspects, but we were especially drawn to how the center medallion was created by the appliqué and how the circle of flowers and wavy quilting added movement to a square quilt. Do you get the same feeling?

 

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Susana Hunter made do with what she had and managed to create 100 quilts by hand in her lifetime. Her improvisational style would look right at home in a modern museum. Learn more about her in this segment for Henry Ford's Innovation Nation.

 

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Going to Quilt Festival in Houston this year? Can you spare two hours to volunteer with the Quilt Alliance booth? They will be spreading the word about labeling and documenting quilts, selling memberships and showing off their 2017 contest quilts. Everyone who volunteers will receive free admission to the show on the day that they work, a stylish QA logo tee, a QA logo tote filled with goodies and a big hug!!

Click here to find full details and a sign up form.

Help them keep the stories alive as they turn 25! They celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2018 and they need your help to continue the work of documenting, preserving and sharing the rich and important history of quilts and their makers. Join the Quilt Alliance!

 

 

 

 

 

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Bethanne writes about her quilt, October Sky:

This is the third in a series of silk dupioni quilts done in my pictographic quilting style.  I love everything about a Pennsylvania fall ... the colors, the smells, the harvest and all the busy critters.  With this quilt, I tried to capture that feeling using all original hand drawn motifs that are free-motion quilted.  The beaded details are tiny applique tubes individually stuffed with beads and hand tied off.  The center medallion and binding feature handmade beaded piping.  Derwent Inktese pencils were used on parts of the quilt to create shading.

Bethanne's quilt has won over 20 major awards including:

  • National Quilting Association Masterpiece Quilt, 2015
  • Master Award for Machine Artistry, Houston International Quilt Festival, 2016
  • Best of Show, AQS Quilt Week Des Moines, 2015
  • Best of Show, Medium Size, National Quilting Association Quilt Show, 2015
  • Best of Show, Machine Quilters Showcase, 2015

Click here to see it as a Zoom Quilt.

Star Members can watch Bethanne in Show 2107: Extraordinary Binding Techniques & Amazing Fabric Collage.

OctoberSkybyBethanneNemesh - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

OctoberSkybyBethanneNemesh - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

OctoberSkybyBethanneNemesh - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

OctoberSkybyBethanneNemesh - 36 Pieces Rotating

OctoberSkybyBethanneNemesh - 100 Pieces Rotating

OctoberSkybyBethanneNemesh - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Bethanne writes about her quilt, October Sky:

This is the third in a series of silk dupioni quilts done in my pictographic quilting style.  I love everything about a Pennsylvania fall ... the colors, the smells, the harvest and all the busy critters.  With this quilt, I tried to capture that feeling using all original hand drawn motifs that are free-motion quilted.  The beaded details are tiny applique tubes individually stuffed with beads and hand tied off.  The center medallion and binding feature handmade beaded piping.  Derwent Inktese pencils were used on parts of the quilt to create shading.

Bethanne's quilt has won over 20 major awards including:

  • National Quilting Association Masterpiece Quilt, 2015
  • Master Award for Machine Artistry, Houston International Quilt Festival, 2016
  • Best of Show, AQS Quilt Week Des Moines, 2015
  • Best of Show, Medium Size, National Quilting Association Quilt Show, 2015
  • Best of Show, Machine Quilters Showcase, 2015

Click here to see it as a Zoom Quilt.

Star Members can watch Bethanne make a beaded border and more in Show 2107: Extraordinary Binding Techniques & Amazing Fabric Collage.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Bethanne Nemesh won 1st Place in the Large Quilts: Quilting is the Star category at Fall Paducah 2017 with her quilt, Into the Westward Sun. Take a closer look at the pictures and then go to the bottom to see her interview with Bonnie Browning. You can learn her techniques in Show 2107: Extraordinary Binding Techniques & Amazing Fabric Collage which just premiered this week. Take note of the special beading in the border. Star members can watch now. Not a Star Member?

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(photo: thechronicleherald.ca)
 
TQS received a very heartfelt message from Deborah McDonald in Nova Scotia. For the past 8 or 9 years she has kept busy turning donated wedding gowns and prom dresses into demise gowns for the IWK Children’s Hospital.
 
Deborah writes:
 
"I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. I do a very unique thing for our local children's hospital the IWK in Halifax, I sew Demise gowns for infants who have passed away or who will soon pass away. I also make angle pockets for early trimester miscarriage for infants too small or fragile to dress. As you can image this is a very emotionally difficult job to do and I am the only person sewing them for the hospital. I have been sewing them now for about 8-9 years and have made too many to count. I am the only person sewing the gowns for the entire Atlantic provinces of Canada that includes, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick,, lots of  sewing to be done by just little old me.

They look like christening gowns but are very tiny as they fit infants from 1-3 pounds and I also make them to fit full term children. My story was picked up by the paper, the Chronicle Herald in Halifax  and also by our radio CBC and CBC international. "
 
Deborah is looking for donations of fabric and thread. She will take any and all thread colors and fabrics as she makes the tiny gowns in many colors. She says that any amount of thread or fabric is a help and very much appreciated. Her mailing address is:

Deborah MacDonald
3287 Greenfield Rd.
Wolfville Ridge
NS
B4P 2R3
Canada
 

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