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Welcome back to the Table Glitz Series from Jen at Shabby Fabrics. Each month they show you a simple and festive way to decorate your table! This month, they are teaching you how to make ornament placemats and evergreen tree coasters!
 
 

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These clean modern coasters represent every side of the dreidel.

In case you aren't familiar with it, the dreidel is a small spinning top with 4 sides and each side has a hebrew letter on it. You spin the top and whatever letter it falls on determines how many pieces of delicious chocolate coins (called "gelt") you win or loose. 

The wool felt they are made out of is thick enough to also be used as a trivet and they are backed in rich shades of blue. This fun holiday project will, in addition to protecting your table, make a pretty accent to your Hanukkah party.

 

really fun dreidel game.

In case you aren't familiar with it the dreidel is a small spinning top with 4 sides and each side has a hebrew letter on it.  You spin the top and whatever letter it falls on determines how many pieces of delicious chocolate coins (called "gelt") you win or loose. 

- See more at: http://www.purlbee.com/2008/12/07/mollys-sketchbook-hanukkah-coasters/#sthash.PDNr7ZNt.dpuf

 

 
 

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Gail was inspired by TQS to create Thunderbirds Rising.

She writes, When Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson asked my to be on The Quilt Show, I immediately knew that I wanted to create something special for the show.

This medallion style quilt features new techniques, and measures 58″ x 58″, the perfect size for a dramatic wall quilt.  I have long been fascinated by our feathered friends and, living in the Southwest, the Thunderbird design is prominent in various art forms.  And, I have a new passion for checkerboard designs with their strong graphics in contrasting colors.
 

The pattern is available for sale on her website, click here.

Star Members can learn how to create quilts like Gail in Show 2111: Working with Curved Flying Geese and Foundation Paper Piecing & Creating a Contemporary Antique Quilt.

ThunderbirdsRisingbyGailGarber - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

ThunderbirdsRisingbyGailGarber - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

ThunderbirdsRisingbyGailGarber - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

ThunderbirdsRisingbyGailGarber - 36 Pieces Rotating

ThunderbirdsRisingbyGailGarber - 100 Pieces Rotating

ThunderbirdsRisingbyGailGarber - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Gail was inspired by TQS to create Thunderbirds Rising.

She writes, When Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson asked my to be on The Quilt Show, I immediately knew that I wanted to create something special for the show.

This medallion style quilt features new techniques, and measures 58″ x 58″, the perfect size for a dramatic wall quilt.  I have long been fascinated by our feathered friends and, living in the Southwest, the Thunderbird design is prominent in various art forms.  And, I have a new passion for checkerboard designs with their strong graphics in contrasting colors.
 

The pattern is available for sale on her website, click here.

Star Members can learn how to create quilts like Gail in Show 2111: Working with Curved Flying Geese and Foundation Paper Piecing & Creating a Contemporary Antique Quilt.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Flying Geese, Eagles, and Thunderbirds galore work together to create the enchanting work of Gail Garber. She even threw in a few fish...
 

Star Members can learn how to create quilts like Gail in Show 2111: Working with Curved Flying Geese and Foundation Paper Piecing & Creating a Contemporary Antique Quilt.

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Clayton Maxwell went on a months-long ques and, while not crafty, gained a serious respect for quilters while doing her research. Having learned about the 10 million quilters out in the world she decided to explore the magnitude of the quilting phenomenon in this article for "Texas Highways" magazine.
 
She learns about the Briscoe Center, The Texas Quilt Museum, and the more than 150 guilds in Texas alone. She also talks to Karey Bresenhan, a fifth-generation Texas quilter and founder of the Houston International Quilt Festival.
 
 
(Photo by Nathan Lindstrom for "Texas Highways": Texas Quilt Museum Manager Julie Maffei)
 

 

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Fascinated by Nancy Arseneault's studio that we recently featured? Here's another beautiful creative space for you to fancy. It's the studio of Erika Mulvenna, BERNINA ambassador and contributor to WeAllSew.com. Click on See More to enjoy Erika's fabulous studio.
 
 

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Not every quilt wins an award at the big shows. They are crowded with amazing works of art. This quilt, Wonderland by Innova Quilting Superstar Renae Haddadin (Show 703 and Show 1613) & Multi-Award winning Karen Kay Buckley (Show 2007), did not win a prize at Houston 2017, but it caught Capt'n John's eye as he took pictures. It is his vote for a non-winning quilt at Houston, that is destined to win at the next show. Don't you agree?

 

 

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There are millions of quilters...there are thousands of quilt instructors...and, there are hundreds of quilt artists...but, there is only a handful of Quilting Royalty...and, that is where Freddy Moran lives her quilting life. She wasn't one of those people who had been quilting her entire life, but the artist within her must have been there all along because after the youngest of her five sons entered school, she signed up for her first quilting class. A trip to her first quilt shop provided the release that she needed. Freddy's color is Red...which she considers a neutral. You would think she would give her creativeness a rest...noooo...each year she continues to cause fireworks in the quilting world! About four years ago my DIL and I were shopping at The Stitchin' Post and found Freddy in her favorite isles of the shop, the brights! I took a photo of Em and Freddy explaining afterwards that Freddy was Quilting Royalty and her contribution to the quilting world.



While traveling I stopped at the Back Porch Fabrics in Pacific Grove and was excited to see a quilt display by Freddy Moran titled Our Lady of Guadalupe. Yes, when you think of Freddy you see red, LOL! The exhibit also introduced the latest book by Freddy and Gwen Marston!!! Now that is what I call a Royal Flush!!!



I hope you enjoy the slide show and maybe Red will become your color!

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Yes, Quilters! Photography makes you a better artist! It makes everyone more creative!

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Calling young and old, quilters and non-quilters, beginners and experienced photographers, to join Ricky for his 2018 52-Week Photography Challenge classes. Early enrollment gets you prepared for January. There is a Get Ready For Class lesson instantly, and a late December challenge to help dip your toe in the water. And wouldn't it make a great holiday gift?

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Thanks… to Ricky for making the lessons "bite" sized so that even on a busy week it's not overwhelming and I can fit in some practice. Then everyone else for the wonderful variety of viewpoints shown every week. I always see things I wouldn't have thought of myself. The comments are so helpful. It is a safe forum to post not necessarily the best photo of the week but also the photo that stretched my skills. So happy that I've jumped back into photography after years of point and shoot.

 

 

 

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