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Which Kind of Quilter are you? Vote below.

Are you the kind of quilter that needs organization in their studio, or do you have your fabric lying about all over ready to grab when you need it? Answer in the poll below the drawing and see what other quilters chose.

(Picture by Lauren Vlcek)

 

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The Lizzy Albright Quilt AKA Granny's 1930 Sampler by Ricky, seen here in its red and tan colorway, is a recreation of Lizzy Albright's Granny's quilt and contains many meaningful references to the book. Take a look below at the many wonderful details hidden throughout this fantastically scrappy quilt!

Learn all about Lizzy Albright, the novel, the quilt, and so much more by watching Show 2708.

TheLizzyAlbrightQuiltRedAndTanbyRickyTims - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

TheLizzyAlbrightQuiltRedAndTanbyRickyTims - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

TheLizzyAlbrightQuiltRedAndTanbyRickyTims - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

TheLizzyAlbrightQuiltRedAndTanbyRickyTims - 36 Pieces Rotating

TheLizzyAlbrightQuiltRedAndTanbyRickyTims - 100 Pieces Rotating

TheLizzyAlbrightQuiltRedAndTanbyRickyTims - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Ricky Tims

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TQS continues its feature of quilts exhibited in 2020 at QuiltCon as part of The Quilts of Victoria Findlay Wolfe exhibit. The exhibit is described as:

"Purposeful play is a deliberate free-form practice with one goal in mind: to ultimately improve the outcome of the finished product while capturing a thought, emotion, or technique. Always fascinated by color, pattern, and quilters who came before us, Victoria Findlay Wolfe found her life's true joy in exploring her grandmother's quiltmaking as a starting point.

Her diverse and exciting body of work stirs quilters worldwide to dig deeper, take risks, and experiment with fabric. This retrospective exhibit features a selection of Findlay Wolfe's inspiring quilts and the stories behind them."

Please enjoy Victoria's second quilt from the exhibition.

Title of Quilt: Figure 1

Quilter's Name: Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Hand Quilted By: Donna Elfering and Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Year Made: 1991

Quilt Size: 39" x 46"

Original Photos by Mary Kay Davis

 

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We are kicking Lizzy Albright day off by featuring the quilt that was inspired by the novel, Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window written by Ricky Tims and Kat Bowser. The Lizzy Albright Quilt AKA Granny's 1930 Sampler by Ricky, seen here in its red and tan colorway, is a recreation of Lizzy Albright's Granny's quilt and contains many meaningful references to the book. Take a look below at the many wonderful details hidden throughout this fantastically scrappy quilt!

Learn all about Lizzy Albright, the novel, the quilt, and so much more by watching Show 2708.

If you would like to make the quilt yourself, The Quilt Show store has everything you need:

Original Photos: Ricky Tims

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Alex realizes that there has been some confusion on the Math of the piecing for the Basket Puzzle Quilt. Today she will show two ways to do the math:

  1. The Block Tool book numbers
  2. Alex's adjustments

It's not hard, but we recommend no alcohol or drugs before the class and wait 1/2 hour before swimming afterwards.

Watch Alex LIVE on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 10AM Pacific, 11AM Mountain, Noon Central, 1PM Eastern, and 6pm London.

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Wanting to make a Lone Star quilt, Teri drew out the "bone structure" for her quilt, Twilight in the Bronx, and did some trapunto work, sandwiched the quilt together, and then did the rest of the quilting. However, when all was said and done the quilting couldn't be seen because it was black on black. So what did Teri do? She ripped it all out and quilted it again!

You can learn from Teri in Show 2707.

TwilightInTheBronxbyTeriLucas - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

TwilightInTheBronxbyTeriLucas - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

TwilightInTheBronxbyTeriLucas - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

TwilightInTheBronxbyTeriLucas - 36 Pieces Rotating

TwilightInTheBronxbyTeriLucas - 100 Pieces Rotating

TwilightInTheBronxbyTeriLucas - 289 Piece Rotating

Original Photo: Zumi Hidalgo

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Wanting to make a Lone Star quilt, Teri drew out the "bone structure" for her quilt, Twilight in the Bronx, and did some trapunto work, sandwiched the quilt together, and then did the rest of the quilting. However, when all was said and done the quilting couldn't be seen because it was black on black. So what did Teri do? She ripped it all out and quilted it again!

Learn From Teri in Show 2707.

Original Photos: Zumi Hidalgo

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We continue our selection of quilts exhibited in 2019 at the Houston International Quilt Festival as part of their 45th Anniversary, the Sapphire Anniversary. The Sapphire Celebration exhibit is described as:

"Quilters have long used the color blue to symbolize trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Sapphire is also the chosen gem to celebrate 45th anniversaries—which International Quilt Festival is doing this year (2019)! These new and antique blue and white quilts will be suspended from the ceiling in a spectacular and unforgettable display."

To be a part of the exhibit, quilts had to fit the following criteria:

  • Entries may be Traditional, Modern or Art.
  • Entries must have been made between 1974 and 2019.
  • The minimum size is 50” x 50”

Please enjoy the thirty-third quilt from the exhibition by Mary Tims.

Title of Quilt: Sharon's Heavenly Waves

Quilter's Name: Mary Tims

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Come with us as we take a look behind the scenes of TQS for an entire show dedicated to all things Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window, including the new novel by Ricky Tims and Kat Bowser and the quilt based on the book. Plus, a look at an exhibit by Joe and Mary Koval, who have been buying and selling antique quilts for forty-seven years.

Watch Ricky, Kat, Mary, and Joe in Show 2708, when it debuts Sunday, October 4, 2020.

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With a color scheme inspired by a Kleenex box and adapted from a Esther Aliu pattern, Nancy Arseneault's (Show 1907) quilt Blueberry Hill is proof of concept that, "Inspiration is all around us!"

Blueberry Hill by Nancy Arseneault of Tucson, Arizona was featured in the Balanced Piecing and Appliqué category at Houston 2019.


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