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If you watched Show 2112, you know that Mel Beach loves to participate in quilt challenges. This time she takes on the Hoffman challenge. Follow along as she walks you through the steps she took to create her "Sparkling Stained Glass Mandala."

Click on Learn More to see Mel's process.

 

 

 

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WeAllSew.com has created a tutorial for a "Patriotic Patchwork Table Runner" that allows you to use up lots of your scraps and gives you a chance to test drive some of those fancy stitches on your sewing machine.

 

 

 

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Free Tickets Now Available for 6 Days of Taping in August!

Here's the guest list:

Barbara Black
Eleanor Burns
Susan Cleveland
Teresa Coats
Paula Doyle 

Becky Goldsmith
Carolyn Hock
Michelle McKibben
Jenny Lyons

Nina McVeigh
Heidi Proffetty
Spoonflower

Bill Volckening
Christa Watson

Libby Williamson

You do NOT need to be a Star member to get tickets to the tapings. You do need to be a Star Member to see

all these shows and artists online. 

Here are the dates, guidelines and policies for requesting tickets:

Studio Location:

WESTWORKS STUDIOS (Inside the Comcast Building)
4100 E. Dry Creek Road
Centennial, CO 80122

 

Dates: Friday-Wednesday, August 24-29, 2018.

Two shows are taped each day. Attending the entire day is required.

Free tickets are offered on a first come, first served basis.
  Send us an email with the words Taping Ticket in the subject line

Please provide the following information in your email:
          Full given name (as listed on a Govt. ID) of each person in your group
          Profile name (if existing member)
          Email address
          Preference of day you would like to attend

 

All requested tickets MUST be used. Please do not request tickets if you are not committed to attending. Seating is limited to 60 and we do not overbook the seating area, so unused tickets result in empty seats, which diminishes the energy of the show and denies someone else the opportunity to attend. If you have reserved tickets that result in a "no-show" or "partial-show," you will not be eligible for tickets to future show tapings. You do not need to be a member of TQS to attend.

Tickets will be distributed for only one day of attendance. Confirmation of tickets will be in the form of an e-mail document.

To make your request for free tickets, or to get further information about tickets and our ticket policies, e-mail lilo@thequiltshow.com Please note that your e-mail request for tickets should state the word TICKET in the subject line in order for it to be processed in the order it is received.

**Large groups (of five or more) should contact Lilo directly at (817) 367-9363**

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Here's a beauty from Jinny Beyer. Do you know its name? Play the game and find out.

 
 

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Some of the most visually stunning quilts are the result of combining traditional patterns with unique, artisan fabrics. 

 
Our 2017 BOM Halo Medallion Quilt in Batiks is just such a quilt- a traditional pattern with the added twist of batiks in unique but absolutely luscious colors. This kit was assembled especially for us by Island Batiks after they saw the original Halo Medallion quilt and were so inspired by it that they wanted to create a version in their own traditionally made batik fabrics.


 

 

Island Batik fabrics are made in Bali, Indonesia using the traditional method of stamping of wax onto the fabric, dyeing, washing and drying. The fabric is left out in the rice fields, where good sunlight is essential to ensure strong color and color fastness. Island Batik employs 80 to 100 community members to transform the white base fabric into their lovely dyed fabrics, and then roll the fabric by hand onto recyclable cardboard bolts that are also made within the community.

 

We were able to get a few more 2017 Halo Medallion BOM kits!

Now is your chance to make this stunning quilt in artisan fabrics at a great price.  


The last few have been discounted to $178.50 from $287 and have over 20 yards of fabric.

All the patterns are available for instant download. 

Please note that a Star Membership to The Quilt Show is required to access the pattern downloads. The patterns are valued at $90 and a 1-Year Membership is just $49. Cool deal.


 


 

 

 

 

 
 

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During a taping with Ann Shaw last year, Lilo fell in love with one of Ann's quilts. Needless to say, once it came down off the wall of the studio, it ended up in Lilo's suitcase...don't worry, it was all completely legal.

Ann writes about the quilt:

Dogwood (2012,  52 x 35)
This quilt celebrates the glorious wild flowering dogwood trees that bloom each spring throughout Virginia. The tree’s actual flowers are the small yellow-green clusters. What appear to be large showy white petals are actually specialized leaves called bracts that help attract pollinating insects to each yellow-green petal clump. The dark purple fold on the edge of each branch is a charming surprise among the mass of blooms. 

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Ann writes about her quilt, Abstract Brain, "The logo for the Krasnow Institute (a brain and cognition research Institute with which I am professionally affiliated in as an anthropologist) is a line drawing abstraction of a brain. I loved the challenge of translating this logo into a quilt. Based primarily on fence rail blocks, I matched each block to the grid of the logo’s design. Presented to the founding director, this quilt is now on permanent exhibit in the lobby of the Institute."

Watch Ann Shaw in Show 2213: Amish Remix and Quilting On The Road.

AbstractBrainbyAnnShaw - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

AbstractBrainbyAnnShaw - 99 Pieces Non-Rotating

AbstractBrainbyAnnShaw - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

AbstractBrainbyAnnShaw - 35 Pieces Rotating

AbstractBrainbyAnnShaw - 99 Pieces Rotating

AbstractBrainbyAnnShaw - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Ann Shaw

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Ann writes about her quilt, Abstract Brain, "The logo for the Krasnow Institute (a brain and cognition research Institute with which I am professionally affiliated in as an anthropologist) is a line drawing abstraction of a brain. I loved the challenge of translating this logo into a quilt. Based primarily on fence rail blocks, I matched each block to the grid of the logo’s design. Presented to the founding director, this quilt is now on permanent exhibit in the lobby of the Institute."

Watch Ann Shaw in Show 2213: Amish Remix and Quilting On The Road.

Original Photo: Ann Shaw

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Lilo discovered the whimsical beauty of Megan Ivy Griffiths' embroidered pieces and wanted to share them with TQS. Trained as an illustrator, Megan transitioned to embroidery during her second year at University.

Megan writes of herself,

"I am a freelance illustrator inspired by bohemian patterns and textiles, whimsical fairytales, food, and the beauty of nature. I aim to bring qualities of peace, tenderness and joy to my work with a delicate use of watercolour and hand embroidery."

Click on Learn More to read an article about Megan and see more of her work.
 
Click here for Megan's website.
Click here to visit Megan's Etsy Shop.
 
 
(Instagram: MeganIvyGriffiths)
 

(Instagram: MeganIvyGriffiths)

(Instagram: MeganIvyGriffiths)

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Kristin from Marketing here to share my two cents about the Acorn Precision Piecing Starter Kit! 

Alex was so excited about the Precision Piecing Products at QuiltMarket in Portland that I couldn't wait to try them. When we got the Kit into the store a few days ago, I decided to put it to the test by making a miniature nine-patch quilt, where each "patch" was 3/4 of an inch finished. I had never made a miniature quilt before, so I knew I would be putting the products through their paces.

My tiny quilt came out great (see it below) and I liked the Precision Piecing Starter kit so much that I kept it! 
 


 

 

 

What did I love about using the Precision Piecing Products?

  • My nine patch blocks truly did come out precise, with square squares and matching seams! 
  • The glue really held the fabrics together with no slipping (I always get slipping with pins). It's not messy, and I had no trouble getting just the right amount to come out. It didn't soak through the fabric, and it was easy to pull the fabric apart after setting the glue if I needed to. The glue washes out, so it was nice not to have to worry about getting it any place where I didn't want it. 
  • The pen was easy to fill and use, and it was also not messy. The Pressing solution made the seams lie completely flat and a little bit stiff, and this made my tiny blocks pretty easy to assemble.
  • My sewing machine stitched through the dried glue like it was nothing, and it did not gunk up the needle. Plus, no pins! Pinning small blocks can be fiddly, and I loved that I didn't have to pull out pins as I stitched or risk running over a pin. 
  • Once I got going, the process was quick and easy. Dotting the glue is much faster than pinning, and the pressing is fast too. Overall the process added a very small amount of time to my project, but the results were definitely worth it.
  • You can make a lot with the kit. I initially thought that 1 oz of glue wouldn't last long, but you use such a small amount at a time that it goes pretty far. My small quilt didn't even begin to make a dent in it!


If you aren't familiar with Precision Piecing Products, watch the video below to see how they work.