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For fifteen years, the Spanish Patchwork Association (AEP) has been organizing the International Patchwork Festival in Sitges. This year, Ricky had his own exhibition at the show. Carlos Dambo sent Ricky a video highlighting Ricky's quilts and other items in the show, including exhibitions by the AEP,  EQA, Betty Busby, Anne Woringer, Ximo Navarro, Peter Hayward, Quilts from the British Isles (Christopher Wilson-Tate collection) and the trade fair.

So grab a coffee, this video is about 15 minutes long, sit down, and relax. If you are looking for Ricky's quilts, they are at about the 6 minute mark.

 

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Our shopping spree winner already did her shopping!
 

Here is what she bought...what would you have bought?

Click here to head on over to the TQS Shop.
  • Wooly Felted Wonders 100% Wool Big Board Cover 24" x 60"
  • Quilters Select Print & Piece Fuse Lite
  • Joen Wolfrom Combo - Essential Color Wheel & 3-in-1 Color Tool Book
  • Mini Mosaic Quilt Kit - Flamingo
  • Mini Mosaic Cutting Guide
  • Star & Stripe Gatherings by Moda 40 Piece Fat Eighth Bundle
  • Moby Ziggy Cuddle Kit by Shannon Fabrics, Featuring Cuddle® Minky Fabric
  • Add-A-Quarter PLUS - 12" x 2"
  • Karen Kay Buckley Perfect Scissors in Medium and Large
  • Shark Applicutter Rotary Cutter and Replacement Blades
  • Bed of Roses by Laundry Basket Quilts 42 Piece Layer Cake and 2 ½” Strips
 

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The Silicon Valley Modern Quilt Guild wanted to create a quilt that reflected the area in which they lived, so they came up with the idea of creating a quilt that looks like a smart phone and all of its apps. What a clever idea for working within the "small piecing" parameters of the QuiltCon Charity Quilt challenge. Enjoy Home by the Silicon Valley Modern Quilt Guild. Do you have any of these apps on your phone?

Click here to learn more about the QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge.

 

 

 

 

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Alex Skypes with Barbara and gets tips for Month 4 of the TQS BOM 2019 Sizzle and discusses issues that have come up in the Sizzle Forum.

Click here to go to "Sizzle" Forum.

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This is just a snippet of Sharon's magnificent quilt, Crimson Promises
 
 
 
 
"Best show ever. This story is so inspirational and Sharon's work has always been dazzling to me. Her invented techniques are just perfect."
- beesewer
 
"What a great show. I have watched your show from the beginning and this was the greatest show ever."
-ilovecats
 
"Thank you for a deeply touching show. Life lessons shared are profound and the quilting lessons invaluable."
- WillowHillQuilts
 

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This looks like a double pinwheel, but we bet that's not its official name. What do you think it is? Play the game and find out.

 
 
 

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Do you love Gingham? Then you are going to love these gingham placemats by Minki Kim at WeAllSew.com. You can create your own gingham pattern with only three or four contrasting print strips. It’s such a quick and fun project for Spring and a good way to use up your left-over strips!

(NOTE: Giveaway has ended.)

 

 

 

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Did You Miss Our April Fool's?
 
We know this should have been true, but sadly it wasn't.

"It's time to celebrate the contributions of the millions of quilters who have used their creativity to bring beauty into our daily lives. Although quilting as a form of artistic expression has gained recognition in recent years, its artistic value would have been recognized decades ago if it wasn't primarily a pastime of women. We honor the love, dedication and creativity of quilters of the past who, often with no more than scraps to work with and little encouragement, produced works of art that enriched our daily lives," said Gina Walters of the International Color Institute.

"Now with a tip of the hat to today's quilters and legend Freddy Moran, we declare that "Red is a Neutral". We also introduce a new color 'Freddy Red' for 2019."

                           

Here's a delightful Self-Portrait by "Red IS a Neutral" Freddy Moran. The quilt was part of the New Quilts of Northern California exhibit sponsored by the Northern California Quilt Council at the Pacific International Quilt Festival 2013.

Quilted by Judy Irish, it contains everything from beads to hidden messages and prairie points. Take a closer look.

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MJ writes about Char #4: "Years ago, an image of a lovely crystal arrived in my mailbox. That little gem not only caught my attention, it grabbed hold of my soul. In doing so, it launched a journey that has enriched my life. May you experience as much joy in viewing them as I have had in creating them."

Watch MJ in Show 2407.

Char#4byMJKinman - 32 Pieces Non-Rotating

Char#4byMJKinman - 98 Pieces Non-Rotating

Char#4byMJKinman - 299 Pieces Non-Rotating

Char#4byMJKinman - 32 Pieces Rotating

Char#4byMJKinman - 98 Pieces Rotating

Char#4byMJKinman - 299 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: John Anderson

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MJ writes about Char #4: "Years ago, an image of a lovely crystal arrived in my mailbox. That little gem not only caught my attention, it grabbed hold of my soul. In doing so, it launched a journey that has enriched my life. May you experience as much joy in viewing them as I have had in creating them."

Watch MJ in Show 2407.

Original Photo: John Anderson



TQS BOM 2019 "SIZZLE" by Becky Goldsmith

SIZZLE Quilt - Warm


SIZZLE Quilt - Cool

 


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