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They had us at Dr. Matsumoto’s “Klein quartic quilt” which contains 24 seven-sided polygons, with three meeting at each vertex. Read about it in this fascinating article from the NY Times, ‘Knitting Is Coding’ and Yarn Is Programmable in This Physics Lab by Siobhan Roberts.

Click here to go to article; the Klein Quartic Quilt is about mid-way through.

(Who knew they had weekly knitting meetings at the Georgia Tech School of Physics?)

 

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This quilt, Wave on Wave, is another Lone Star beauty from Judy Martin (which you can find in her book Singular Stars). We love that it is strip pieced and yet displays a "wavelike" appearance.

Watch Judy in Show 2411.

WaveonWavebyJudyMartin - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

WaveonWavebyJudyMartin - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

WaveonWavebyJudyMartin - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

WaveonWavebyJudyMartin - 36 Pieces Rotating

WaveonWavebyJudyMartin - 100 Pieces Rotating

WaveonWavebyJudyMartin - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Judy Martin

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This quilt, Wave on Wave, is another Lone Star beauty from Judy Martin (which you can find in her book Singular Stars). We love that it is strip pieced and yet displays a "wavelike" appearance.

Watch Judy in Show 2411.

Original Photo: Judy Martin

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Now that the first 24 teams selected for the IMQE Exhibition have been featured, we will be showing the five reserve finalists. Here are the quilts for the fifth team of reserve finalists from the over 320 teams that participated in the International Miniature Quilt Exchange (IMQE). 201 teams submitted their quilts to be a part of the Exhibition in Houston 2018.

Click here to learn more about the International Miniature Quilt Exchange (IMQE).

Enjoy the quilts from Team 273 created by Maria Rosaria Roseo and Geneva Carroll.

Title of Quilt: Volcano

Quilter's Name: Maria Rosaria Roseo

Location: Rome, Italy

I'm Maria Rosaria, an Italian quilter. I've been doing quilting since 2013, I love abstract art and I'm inspired by the design of my quilts. I had the honor of exhibiting some quilt show jobs in Europe and the United States. The exchange experience with the International Miniature Quilt Exchange was very pleasant and interesting. It allowed me to meet a very nice American quilter and share with her the passion for this art. Quilting in Italy is little known, and having the opportunity to exchange experiences with the immense world of American quilting is a fabulous and unique opportunity. In Italy I am part of the Roman School of Quilting, founded by a dear friend of mine and known quilter. The school aims to spread the knowledge of the textile tradition of quilting and art quilting. The opportunity offered by TQS fits perfectly into our goals and wishes.

 

Title of Quilt: To Rome With Love

Quilter's Name: Geneva Carroll

Location: West Richland, Washington, USA

The IMQE has been a lot of fun for my partner and me. When I first learned that Maria Rosaria Roseo lived in Rome I was so excited! I love visiting Rome and how lucky was I to have a new friend that lived there! When Maria Rosaria showed me photos of her quilts and her work with the Roman School of Quilting, I was even more excited. Here was a quilter like me! Maria Rosaria and I agreed we didn’t want to do traditional miniatures. We are both followers of Jean Wells and her work. We decided to make each other a miniature quilt with the influence of Jean Wells. After reading through Jean’s book “Intuitive Color and Design” I decided a log cabin innovative pieced quilt was perfect for the IMQE challenge and for Maria Rosaria. I chose my fabrics, hues of primary colors and went to work! This was a fun quilt to make and I am honored to be able to give “To Rome With Love” to my friend, Maria Rosaria!

 
 

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For More Information:

www.QuiltShow.ru - the translation button is in the upper left corner.

To Book a Tour contact:

Suzdal@QuiltShow.ru

 

 

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We think we would need a vacation after completing this appliqué beauty by Amy Allen of Honaunau, HI. Tropical Vacation was created with machine appliqué, beading, free-motion quilting, freestyle piecing, hand piecing, improvisational piecing, machine piecing, and trapunto, and more...whew! It measures 94" x 94" and was exhibited at AQS QuiltWeek Spring Paducah 2019.

We love the color palette and great use of kaleidoscope fabric. And did we mention the scalloped border and amazing quilting?

 

 

 

 

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Kim Eichler-Messmer writes about her landscape quilts:

"I am affected by light more than any other external factor. My face turns towards the sun like a sunflower, trying to soak up the warmth of the rays. On dark days I am slow and quiet. I shiver under the darkening sky of a thunderstorm and feel a crushing urge to flee. The long, dark shadows of an autumn afternoon infuse me with a strange balance of sadness and contentment. The pink clouds of sunrise fill me with hope.

It is the quality of light, weather patterns, and dramatic skies particular to the American Midwest that I attempt to capture in my work. In my quilts, I visually abstract the landscape while also bringing it into sharper emotional focus. Diligent photographic documentation of the sky forms the starting point for decisions about composition and color, which are then shaped by mood and memory."

Watch Kim in Show 2411.

SkyNovemberKansasbyKimEichlerMessmer - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

SkyNovemberKansasbyKimEichlerMessmer - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

SkyNovemberKansasbyKimEichlerMessmer - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

SkyNovemberKansasbyKimEichlerMessmer - 36 Pieces Rotating

SkyNovemberKansasbyKimEichlerMessmer - 100 Pieces Rotating

SkyNovemberKansasbyKimEichlerMessmer - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Kim Eichler-Messmer

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Kim Eichler-Messmer writes about her landscape quilts:

"I am affected by light more than any other external factor. My face turns towards the sun like a sunflower, trying to soak up the warmth of the rays. On dark days I am slow and quiet. I shiver under the darkening sky of a thunderstorm and feel a crushing urge to flee. The long, dark shadows of an autumn afternoon infuse me with a strange balance of sadness and contentment. The pink clouds of sunrise fill me with hope.

It is the quality of light, weather patterns, and dramatic skies particular to the American Midwest that I attempt to capture in my work. In my quilts, I visually abstract the landscape while also bringing it into sharper emotional focus. Diligent photographic documentation of the sky forms the starting point for decisions about composition and color, which are then shaped by mood and memory."

Watch Kim in Show 2411.

62" x 70"

Original Photo: Kim Eichler-Messmer

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Need a quick gift for someone in your quilting group? Just want to decorate your studio? Here's a step-by-step tutorial for a Cathedral Window Pincushion from Kim at Go-Go-Kim. If you like this tutorial, Kim also gives you information for a pillowcase and a whole quilt.

 
 
 

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Quilters Select Non-slip Rulers are now available in 2.5", 3.5", and 4.5" sizes - buy them together and save!

 

Use them for squaring up, fussy cutting, working with small pieces, or to carry in your purse for measuring on-the-go.

These smaller sizes make it so much easier to work with small pieces, no more wrangling a big ruler on a little piece of fabric. 

Beloved by all who try them, Quilters Select rulers are considered by fans to be the best available for two critical reasons:

  • Each ruler has a unique non-slip coating that keeps it in place as you cut, even on slippery or silky fabrics. No more wandering cuts!
  • Each ruler also has two sets of corresponding measurement numbers around the perimeter of the ruler - one that reads left to right, and one that reads right to left. This keeps you from doing that "thing" where you try to hold your fabric in place with one hand while you position the ruler with the other, only to realize that the ruler is backwards and you have to turn it around and realign everything!

 
 



TQS BOM 2019 "SIZZLE" by Becky Goldsmith

SIZZLE Quilt - Warm


SIZZLE Quilt - Cool

 


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