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We'd call this block Criss Cross Applesauce, but we don't think that's its real name. Play Jinny's game and find out for sure.

 
 
 

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We love that Lou Ann decided to base her quilt on the lawn chairs in her backyard. She thought it might be conducive to conversation. We agree!

Conversations by Lou Ann Smith was part of the Abstract Large exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston 2018.

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What happened to Rosalie Dace (see her story) also happened to Jason Collingwood in the weaving world, and this is not new. But it is increasing, in part because of the very technology that some think should help. There is a small (and growing) group of us who have decided that it is time to take it on, and any information anyone has, specific and clear, will be a great help. Our intention is to do the work needed to create a new category of visa, because as of now there really is not one for teachers like Rosalie (and so many others). We expect it to take years to do this, and we have committed to the long haul.

If you have information we can use, please write to me at weavingfutures2012@gmail.com. Later, when we are ready for help in publicizing what we are doing, getting Congressional attention, we will let everyone know!

 

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As we clean up the site and move forward, TheQuiltShow.com wants to become your personal quilt trainer. Here is our first piece of advice. (The cat was not hurt..embarrassed maybe...)

Set reasonable goals......  (Music by AWOLNATION, "Sail").  We can't all be Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry or Janet Stone or Sherri Reynolds right off the bat.

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Shelley Tobisch's friends Carrie Lakatos (maker) and Faith McCleod (quilter) are responsible for this "plum" beauty of a quilt, Plum Pudding. It's an example of precision piecing at its finest.

Watch Shelley and learn more about precision piecing in Show 2506.

PlumPuddingbyCarrieLakatoandFaithMcCleod - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

PlumPuddingbyCarrieLakatoandFaithMcCleod - 99 Pieces Non-Rotating

PlumPuddingbyCarrieLakatoandFaithMcCleod - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

PlumPuddingbyCarrieLakatoandFaithMcCleod - 35 Pieces Rotating

PlumPuddingbyCarrieLakatoandFaithMcCleod - 99 Pieces Rotating

PlumPuddingbyCarrieLakatoandFaithMcCleod - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Shelley Tobisch's friends Carrie Lakatos (maker) and Faith McCleod (quilter) are responsible for this "plum" beauty of a quilt, Plum Pudding. It's an example of precision piecing at its finest.

Watch Shelley and learn more about precision piecing in Show 2506.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Yoko Nagakubo's quilt, To Live, is a beautiful expression of life as she gives tribute to those who lost everything and those who survived a powerful earthquake which destroyed her town. An enormous tree and background of stunning pieced blocks is enhanced with appliquéd leaves and branches. It truly is a tree of life. Don't miss the stars created by the amazing piecing in the first detail picture.

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 fifteenth quilt from the exhibition by Yoko Nagakubo.

Title of Quilt: To Live

Quilter's Name: Yoko Nagakubo

Dimensions: 83" x 77"

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This quilt is Winter Squash (90" x 73") by Maren Johnston of Santa Barbara, California, US. Honorable Mention, Abstract-Large, category sponsored by Elna.

Artist's Statement: "Organically grown vegetables from our garden are the inspiration for this quilt. I love the tangle of vine and leaf as these hearty plants take over a plot. Sometimes, the mystery squash emerging from the compost pile can produce the tastiest fruit. Freely cut and then pieced, this original design was started in a Nancy Crow class."

Winter Squash by Maren Johnston was part of the Abstract Large exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston 2018.

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Shelley wanted to pull all the colors out of her stash for this amazing scrap quilt. While the colors are beautiful, it's the precision piecing that leads the way in Appleyard Lane.

Learn how Shelley gets those fine points in Show 2506.

AppleyardLanebyShelleyandBernieTobisch - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

AppleyardLanebyShelleyandBernieTobisch - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

AppleyardLanebyShelleyandBernieTobisch - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

AppleyardLanebyShelleyandBernieTobisch - 36 Pieces Rotating

AppleyardLanebyShelleyandBernieTobisch - 100 Pieces Rotating

AppleyardLanebyShelleyandBernieTobisch - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Shelley wanted to pull all the colors out of her stash for this amazing scrap quilt. While the colors are beautiful, it's the precision piecing that leads the way in Appleyard Lane.

Learn how Shelley gets those fine points in Show 2506.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis



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