Beth tested seven different Dresden projects and put them all into one piece for Susan Cleveland's book. She created a beautiful snowflake quilt. Enjoy Let It Snow by Beth Holec.

Watch Susan in Show 2510.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


Today we continue our selection of quilts recently displayed at the Spring Paducah 2019 show featured as part of The 14th Quilt Nihon Exhibition. The exhibit is described as:

"Organized by the Japan Handicraft Instructors' Association, the Quilt Nihon Exhibition is one of the most prestigious international quilt contests in Japan. The exhibit features 42 quilts from the "Innovative Traditional" category, which will later be exhibited at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art."

Please enjoy the twenty-fourth quilt from the exhibition by Junko Hanaoka.

Title of Quilt: Connecting Thoughts

Quilter's Name: Junko Hanaoka

Dimensions: 71" x 71"


Want to know how to sew in a zipper? Megann Freese over at WeAllSew.com shows you three different ways. Watch the video below and click on Go to Tutorial for more detailed instructions.









Sandra Leichner's quilt, Naturalist's Notebook, won one of the top eight awards at the International Quilt Festival in Houston 2019. It's not hard to see why when you look at the appliquéd details of each individual flower and bird. The quilting is absolutely extraordinary as well and Capt'n John made sure to get a lot of close ups.

You can learn how Sandra does it in Show 1701: The Appliqué Doctor Is In.







Hand-dyed fabrics, embroidery, and Dresdens make up this adorable quilt made by Lauren Vlcek for Susan Cleveland's book. We just love the little embroidered birds. Enjoy The Birds and The Bees by Lauren Vlcek.

Watch Susan in Show 2510.

TheBirdsandTheBeesbyLaurenVlcek - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

TheBirdsandTheBeesbyLaurenVlcek - 96 Pieces Non-Rotating

TheBirdsandTheBeesbyLaurenVlcek - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

TheBirdsandTheBeesbyLaurenVlcek - 35 Pieces Rotating

TheBirdsandTheBeesbyLaurenVlcek - 96 Pieces Rotating

TheBirdsandTheBeesbyLaurenVlcek - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


Hand-dyed fabrics, embroidery, and Dresdens make up this adorable quilt made by Lauren Vlcek for Susan Cleveland's book. We just love the little embroidered birds. Enjoy The Birds and The Bees by Lauren Vlcek.

Watch Susan in Show 2510.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


Meet Jayme Crow, an eclectic quilter and fabric designer for Island Batiks, who dabbles in many different styles. In this show, she shares a fun technique for creating a strip design using batik fabric with zero waste. She also shares her diamond shaped Boondoggle ruler and the basics of cutting and assembly with the ruler to make an infinite variety of quilt designs.

Also in this show, Alex talks about straight line quilting and how to avoid the "stop and start" process. She also shows off her Bubble quilt where she machine appliquéd circles onto the quilt after it was quilted.

Watch Jayme in Show 2511, when it debuts Sunday, November 17, 2019.


Another passage in life is adjusting to losing a life partner. Sandi Snow won an Honorable Mention Ribbon at the Houston Quilt Show 2019 with her quilt, Protecting the Flame. Her use of color, gradation and texture is beautifully done.



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Afternoon Delight

This bucket-list quilt designed by Sue Garman is truly a delight to make with its combination of simple appliqué blocks, double nine-patch blocks, and modified shoo fly blocks. This kit is extra-special because you can place each of the 37 included fabrics wherever you like, so every single quilt will be as unique as its maker. 

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Do I have to buy the kit to participate in the Block Of The Month?
Nope! We encourage everyone to participate whether you purchase the kit or use favorite fabrics from your stash.

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Patterns are available to Star Members of The Quilt Show as PDF downloads, and are made available on the first day of each month starting on January 1, 2020. Once a month had been released, it will be available for download until the end of the year.

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Where will I go for ideas and guidance while I make my quilt?
Quiltmaker Barbara Black will be offering monthly tips and guidance on her blog "My Joyful Journey".

Visit Barbara's blog to learn how she managed to get the quilt top for our sample quilt made in just FIVE weeks!

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Lilo was recently lucky enough to attend the Carrefour Européen du Patchwork meeting in Sainte-Marie-Aux-Mines where she caught up with Maya Chaimovich. Maya's exhibit, Palette of Movements, was on display and Lilo got the chance to talk to her about her beginnings as a quilter, her design process, and what inspires her work. They also looked at a number of her quilts.

As there was a bit of a language barrier, Maya prepared her answers ahead of time. And, as the interview was on the grounds of the exhibit, you will notice background noise.

The quilts displayed in the video are from Maya's exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Fesitval 2018, Maya's website, and her current exhibit, Palette of Movements.



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