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We remember walking down the aisle of quilts and stopping at this quilt because the colors caught our attention. Cheryl Olson's quilt, Ananda at Last, brings back the beautiful colors that surround us in Fall. Take a look outside. Alex did and it reminded her of this quilt.

(If you missed Joanne Baeth's beautifully colored quilt, click here.)

Alex's Tree

 

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Here's another beautiful view of the Mediterranean captured in textiles by Judy Ahlborn.

Watch how Judy creates her quilts in show 2110: Creating Collage and Fabric with Your Computer.

TouroftheMediterranean2byJudyAhlborn - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

TouroftheMediterranean2byJudyAhlborn - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

TouroftheMediterranean2byJudyAhlborn - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

TouroftheMediterranean2byJudyAhlborn - 36 Pieces Rotating

TouroftheMediterranean2byJudyAhlborn - 100 Pieces Rotating

TouroftheMediterranean2byJudyAhlborn - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Here's another beautiful view of the Mediterranean captured in textiles by Judy Ahlborn.

Watch how Judy creates her quilts in show 2110: Creating Collage and Fabric with Your Computer.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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While there may not be enough time to create your own fabric or even order some online, you can still grab something out of your stash to make an apron just in time for Turkey Day! Learn how to make a kid-friendly, DIY adjustable apron from Spoonflower.

If text and pictures are more your style, you can find the full tutorial here.

 

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Insider takes a spiffy little look at how zippers are made at the UCAN Zippers USA factory.


 

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"Le Monde" by Judy Ahlborn was in the special exhibit "Digital Alchemy: Quiltmakers and Spoonflower," at the Pacific International Quilt Festival in 2015.

Star Members can watch Judy in Show 2110: Creating Collage and Fabric with Your Computer.

LeMondebyJudyAhlborn - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

LeMondebyJudyAhlborn - 99 Pieces Non-Rotating

LeMondebyJudyAhlborn - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

LeMondebyJudyAhlborn - 35 Pieces Rotating

LeMondebyJudyAhlborn - 99 Pieces Rotating

LeMondebyJudyAhlborn - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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"Le Monde" by Judy Ahlborn was in the special exhibit "Digital Alchemy: Quiltmakers and Spoonflower," at the Pacific International Quilt Festival in 2015.

Star Members can watch Judy in Show 2110: Creating Collage and Fabric with Your Computer.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Along with being a Quilt teacher and Author, Gail is the founder of Hawks Aloft, a rescue organization that cares for and educates the public about birds of prey that can no longer live in the wild due to injuries. Gail brought along three owls to visit the studio. They watched as she shared her method of using a flexible curve ruler, a pencil, and freezer paper to create a free-form drawing for making curved flying geese. She also has tips for eliminating waste when foundation paper piecing and for removing the foundation paper.

Also in this show, Ricky was in Paducah when an antique quilt caught his attention. The quilt featured a variation on an Irish Chain. He breaks down that quilt into workable strip sets and creates an updated contemporary version.

Star Members can watch Gail and her owls in Show 2111: Working with Curved Flying Geese and Foundation Paper Piecing & Creating a Contemporary Antique Quilt when it debuts Sunday, November 19, 2017.

Click here to visit Gail's Website.

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Group 1 bids for the Quilt Alliance auction quilts will be ending Monday, November 20, 2017. These quilts will make beautiful gifts or a treasured keepsake for quilters and non-quilters, alike. Don't miss this opportunity to obtain a beautiful one-of-a-kind quilt and support the Quilt Alliance at the same time.

View the quilts and learn how to bid at:   www.QuiltAllianceAuction.org

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The nonprofit Quilt Alliance launched its annual quilt auction this week with 48 quilts made by artist members from the United States and abroad.

This is the eleventh year the QA has presented a contest, exhibition and auction of small wall quilts, a key fundraiser that supports their mission of documenting, preserving and sharing the history of quilts and their makers. The initiative is also an important opportunity to showcase and record the work of quilters on any given year. Each year, the quilts offer a snapshot that catalogs and showcases imagery, materials, techniques, color palettes, concepts and concerns.

The 2017 theme was "Voices" and the only requirements were that entries must be a quilt (3 layers--top, filling and backing), must be 16"x 16" and must include a label. All techniques and materials were encouraged, and range from quilting on leather, to ice-dying, to burned fabric, to dimensional use of machine embroidered pieces.

First Place winner Carol Poole, used a label that included a QR code to extend her quilt's message. The artist recorded a video message and synched it to the label's QR code via the StoryPatches website. Carol's quilt is titled "My Alzheimer's Voice" (pictured below). Watch Carol's video message here.

(Make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Flash.)

 

 

 

Auction group dates and times are as follows:
Week One: Began November 13 at 9:00 AM EST and ends November 20 at 9:00 PM EST.
Week Two: Begins November 27 at 9:00 AM EST and ends December 4 at 9:00 PM EST. 
Quilts not sold in week one will be relisted during week two.
 
The Quilt Alliance contest, auction and exhibition is sponsored by Handi Quilter, Moda Fabrics, Aurifil Threads and StoryPatches.

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Laura at SewVeryEasy has a great method for creating a scalloped border (any size you choose) with a flange. The trick is using paper!

NEW...Introducing our 2017 Halo Medallion Kit by Sue Garman  in Batiks!

Kits are now shipping! Order yours now as we have a limited quantity!

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