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The Three Sisters Mountains preside over the town of Sisters, Oregon in Jean Wells' quilt, Creekside in Sisters. Wouldn't you love to spend time in this wonderful quilting community?

Watch Jean in Show 2513.

 

Original Photo: Kristin Goedert

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We are starting off the New Year with a new show featuring Barbara Black and the TQS BOM 2020 Afternoon Delight. Barbara talks about working with Sue Garman and has tips for making Shoo Fly blocks and doing machine appliqué. Also in this show, Alex demonstrates how to prepare hexies and how to apply Swarovski crystals to create a wall hanging.

Watch Barbara in Show 2601, when it debuts Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

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Inspired by a 19th Century stenciled ceiling in Sussex England, Mariya Waters wanted to make a Christmas quilt representing Australia's Christmas...no snowflakes and crystals...but stunning appliqué flowers and over the top quilting by Gina Perkes-Tidwell. Mariya wanted to celebrate her garden in full bloom over the holiday season. A Summer Christmas was begun in 2006 and completed in 2019.
 
A Summer Christmas by Mariya Waters and Gina Perkes-Tidwell was on display as part of the Appliqué Large exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston 2019.
 
Learn more about quilting from Gina in Show 1812: Rulers Rule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alex loved these tips from National Educator Teresa Coates who discusses her top seven tips for working with Cuddle® Minky Fabrics.

1. Mark minky fabric before you cut it.

2. Cut minky fabric with the right tool.

3. Get rid of the minky fabric mess before you sew.

4. Use double pinning to keep minky fabric stable.

5. Lengthen your stitch and lower your pressure.

6. Use a 90/14 stretch needle.

7. Use a walking foot.

You can learn more about working with Minky fabrics from Teresa in Show 2410.

 

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Your machine should be taken in to see a tech for a full cleaning and tune-up once a year but it’s important to do some basic maintenance between those visits. Start your year with a clean machine with these tips from BERNINA.

Click here for more information.

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We just returned from showing the Grandchildren "Deacon Dave's" famous Christmas display here in Livermore, California. Here are just a few example pictures. (There is even a waterfall). You have to understand that this is just a normal suburban tract home that has become this amazing event. Lights fill the trees, displays, workshops, bridges, and waterfalls are installed. The house windows have still and moving scenes. Here is a sample. (You can learn more at casadelpomba.com.)

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Lilo recently visited the European Patchwork Meeting in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France and discovered a wonderful exhibit they were featuring there. Swiss quilt group patCHquilt was celebrating their thirtieth anniversary by putting on a showcase of 100 challenge quilts for the occasion. The challenge was open to all members of the group of every skill level and each quilt had to adhere to the following criteria:

  • Works must be original, not from a kit and must include a red border.
  • They must be 30 cm wide, 120 cm long, and displayed portrait style.
  • The quilt must include at least 1/2 of the Edelweiss fabric (that each person received), and feature a piece of that same fabric that is 10 cm x 10 cm in size.

To join in the celebration with patCHquilt, we will be featuring four of the challenge quilts each week that were displayed as part of the exhibition at the European Patchwork Meeting.

Please enjoy the next four quilts from Lisa Hoffmann-Maurer, Luzia Hörler, Maja Dürst, and Marcelle Pellaton.

Title of Quilt: Papercut Collage

Quilter's Name: Lisa Hoffmann-Maurer

Title of Quilt: Indiain Switzerland

Quilter's Name: Luzia Hörler

Title of Quilt: Edelweiss In The Rockface

Quilter's Name: Maja Dürst

Title of Quilt: Swiss Wall

Quilter's Name: Marcelle Pellaton

 

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From our home to yours, we are wishing you a loving and safe holiday! 2020 is going to be an epic New Year for the Quilt Roadies as we travel and search out quilters to meet! Penny, the van, is packed with stitching projects including 2 Sew Alongs... Tannenbaum by Edyta Sitar and Eastmoreland by Kathy Schmitz! There are no rules so you can jump on in whenever and my progress will be posted on either Quilt Roadies or the Woolie Mammoth Blog.
 
 
 
It has been a wonderful experience to meet those Quilt Show subscribers along the way and to realize that the spirit of the holiday rests in our collective hearts year round...which after all is the spirit of quilting!
 
Merry Christmas! Anna & G
 
Stay tuned and travel along with us on Quilt Roadies.
 

Click here for Anna's blog.

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Erika Mulvenna at WeAllSew.com has a simple and quick project.

Stitch a simple case to keep your favorite sewing scissors safe and secure! This is a great project for using larger scraps or fat quarters, and you can stitch one up in just about an hour.

Click here to go to tutorial.

 

 

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See the winners of the New Quilts from an Old Favorite 2020 Wheel of Fortune contest. Artists from around the world competed in the 27th annual contest coordinated by The National Quilt Museum. The quilts were judged for their innovation, artistry, and interpretation of one of the many variations of the traditional Wheel of Fortune pattern.

The exhibit will be at the American Quilter’s Society (AQS) 2020 quilt shows in Grand Rapids, Lancaster, Daytona Beach, and Paducah before it will be seen at The National Quilt Museum from July 10, 2020 – October 6, 2020. Finalists:

 

 

 

 

 
Inky’s Garden by Jill Bryant and Nancy Brown from Leesburg, FL
Circus by Li-Hsiang Chen from Pin-Tung, Taiwan
Fortuna Please Smile on Me Today by Silke Cliatt from Clayton, GA
Dueling Wheels by Shelley Doyal from Geneva, FL
Good Fortune by Sherri Bain Driver from Highlands Ranch, CO
Genesis: In the Beginning was Color by Nancy Eisenhauer from Belleville, IL
Circular Motion by Karen Grover and Robin Gausebeck from Rockford, IL
Radiance by Hollie Horning from Murrieta, CA
Off to the See the Wizard! by Leslie V. Johnson from Brush, CO
Guardian of Destiny by Tina Kroiss from Innernzell, Germany
Wheel Around by Nancy Lambert from Greensboro, GA
Paducah Peony by DeAnna McMurry from Dayton, OH
Life is a Fortune Game by Tamar Ophir from Nes-Ziona, Israel
One Last Practice by Beth Peters from Urbana, IL
What Magic Lies Beneath by Amy Schliwa from Cadiz, KY
Third Gear by Barb Sorensen from Sammamish, WA
Spinning Wheels Got to Go Round by Pat Porter and Terri Stephen from Coral Gables, FL
Baseball Boogie Woogie by Alicia Sterna from Surprise, AZ
Back to the Garden at Woodstock by Julie Wells from Cadiz, KY
Carnival’s Fortune by Judy Woodworth from Rapid City, SD
Step Right Up to Madame Chance by Randi York from Camdenton, MO

 

 



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