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Re: Show 1101 Tom Russell 03 Jul 2012 05:44 #83606

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Here in the UK at the quilt shows we have a trader called The button lady "The ooh ahh stand" great buttons, I will be looking at them in a different light when I am at The Festival of Quilts in August I can't wait, two days looking at quilts and spending money.
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Re: Show 1101 Tom Russell 03 Jul 2012 05:15 #83601

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When in Primark a couple of years back they had some all-over beaded shrugs in the sale at £1 each :shock: , not even remotely my size, but I bought 2 to cannabalize for the beads (which I still might one-day :wink: ) Xmas party frock sale is a good time for this type of buy.[/quote]

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Re: Show 1101 Tom Russell 03 Jul 2012 03:09 #83594

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When I saw the first segment on Tom Russell on TQS I really hoped they would do more. I love what he does with both his designs and his embellishments. I loved his button and sequin samplers. They reminded me of Sue Spargo's samplers. So pretty. Wish we could have seen more of his quilts. Maybe they will do a slideshow at some point?

I have been a button collector for years and had to restrain myself at the IQFOI where there was a stall with lots of buttons. I did buy a few though 8) I take the buttons off old shirts, skirts, coats etc., before they are recycled. And one of the cheapest ways to get beads is to go to the cheap fashion stores (Penneys/Primark here and in the Uk) and buy the jewellery. Lots of interesting combinations there.

Another great show from TQS. Looking forward to 1102! :D
When in Primark a couple of years back they had some all-over beaded shrugs in the sale at £1 each :shock: , not even remotely my size, but I bought 2 to cannabalize for the beads (which I still might one-day :wink: ) Xmas party frock sale is a good time for this type of buy.


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Re: Show 1101 Tom Russell 03 Jul 2012 02:06 #83592

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It was a really nice show. I love his designs and what he does with all his beads and buttons. Nice to hear about the techniques used also.

Margo, what a beautiful block he made for you

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Re: Show 1101 Tom Russell 02 Jul 2012 21:13 #83587

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It was great being at the taping of the show.

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Re: Show 1101 Tom Russell 02 Jul 2012 19:32 #83580

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pam7040 wrote:
I have just watched this great show. We learn so many new techniques from each new show. Our own MargaritaW is on the front row right hand side (as we look)on the aisle, wearing a waistcoat with flying geese up each side, the same as in her profile photo. The gentleman next to her is her husband, who's name I think is Joe. I waved to you Margarita :D :D :D

I saw Margarita too! Good to see you in the Forum again. Missed hearing from you, Pam!
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Re: Show 1101 Tom Russell 02 Jul 2012 18:55 #83576

When I saw the first segment on Tom Russell on TQS I really hoped they would do more. I love what he does with both his designs and his embellishments. I loved his button and sequin samplers. They reminded me of Sue Spargo's samplers. So pretty. Wish we could have seen more of his quilts. Maybe they will do a slideshow at some point?

I have been a button collector for years and had to restrain myself at the IQFOI where there was a stall with lots of buttons. I did buy a few though 8) I take the buttons off old shirts, skirts, coats etc., before they are recycled. And one of the cheapest ways to get beads is to go to the cheap fashion stores (Penneys/Primark here and in the Uk) and buy the jewellery. Lots of interesting combinations there.

Another great show from TQS. Looking forward to 1102! :D
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Re: Show 1101 Tom Russell 02 Jul 2012 18:51 #83575

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Margo, I just followed your URL to the "Bouquet of Friendship." What a beautiful quilt!

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Re: Show 1101 Tom Russell 02 Jul 2012 17:53 #83571

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The ruffler for my featherweight looks just like that and also makes gorgeous ruffles!

I've got to tell you that Tom is as delightful in person as he is on this show. I am honored that he made a block for my "Bouquet of Friendship" quilt:
http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/photo.php/photos_id/6808

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(Click twice on the photo to see the details!)

Because my husband always said that "quilts should not rattle", I asked that Tom skip the buttons and beads, but all of the thread work is meticulously done by hand, and is absolutely perfect!


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Re: Show 1101 Tom Russell 02 Jul 2012 14:04 #83553

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That was very helpful. I have a quilt that I want to add beads to and this is great information. Just waiting for the time to do it.
I used a ruffler attachment many years ago. Thanks for the reminder if I ever need to do ruffles again. I also made many ruffles by adjusting the tension on my sewing machine and using a clear satin stitch foot. I'm not sure if this works on all machines but it did on my older Janome. It actually did gathered ruffles instead of pleated ruffles.
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Re: Show 1101 Tom Russell 02 Jul 2012 12:56 #83548

Wasn't that a fun show!?! I have boxes of my Mom's old buttons and a bead store a couple blocks down the street. Now I need to decide what to make! He sure gave a lot of great tips!
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Re: Show 1101 Tom Russell 02 Jul 2012 11:35 #83541

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I have just watched this great show. We learn so many new techniques from each new show. Our own MargaritaW is on the front row right hand side (as we look)on the aisle, wearing a waistcoat with flying geese up each side, the same as in her profile photo. The gentleman next to her is her husband, who's name I think is Joe. I waved to you Margarita :D :D :D


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Re: Show 1101 Tom Russell 02 Jul 2012 09:32 #83530

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I agree, it was a brilliant show.

Nice to see that Bernina have caught up with Singer - my gran's old hand crank Singer machine came with a ruffler foot, they are so clever and wonderful if you hate doing gathers :wink: although I always call it a 'snudger-upper' because it snudges the fabric up :lol: Mine also has a screw adjustment that alters the depth of fabric that is snudged up as well, so it can be a really deep tuck or a barely there tuck or anything in between.


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Show 1101 Tom Russell 02 Jul 2012 06:43 #83508

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WOW! WOW! WOW!
The latest quilt show with Tom Russell was fantastic, I can't wait to have a go at some of his idea's, trouble is I gave away a load of buttons just last year GRRRRRR, why didn't I keep them? they didn't take up much room.
What a great show.
Anne
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