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Here's how Maria's quilt, Colors Unfurled, got started,

I had an idea. What if I take all the star blocks I’d made over the years and used them to make a new version of the American flag? A version of the flag that celebrated all of our cultural diversity. A version of the flag that represented not just traditional red-white-and-blue values but pink-purple-and orange values too.

Click here to read the whole article about the making of this quilt.

Star Members can watch Maria Shell in Show 2208: Improv Patchwork.

ColorsUnfurledbyMariaShell - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

ColorsUnfurledbyMariaShell - 96 Pieces Non-Rotating

ColorsUnfurledbyMariaShell - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

ColorsUnfurledbyMariaShell - 35 Pieces Rotating

ColorsUnfurledbyMariaShell - 96 Pieces Rotating

ColorsUnfurledbyMariaShell - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Here's a lovely block from Jinny. Do you know what it's called? Play the game and find out.

 

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"Beachy" is essentially a strip quilt and we love that in each strip, Maria has put a different quilting pattern.

Star Members can watch Maria Shell in Show 2208: Improv Patchwork.

BeachybyMariaShell - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

BeachybyMariaShell - 99 Pieces Non-Rotating

BeachybyMariaShell - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

BeachybyMariaShell - 35 Pieces Rotating

BeachybyMariaShell - 99 Pieces Rotating

BeachybyMariaShell - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Maria's quilt, Albert Hoffman's Obit, was awarded the handi-quilter wall longarm machine quilting award at AQS Paducah 2009. We fell in love with the colors and the interesting use of multiple quilting designs.

62H x 52W

Star Members can watch Maria Shell in Show 2208: Improv Patchwork.

AlbertHoffmansObitbyMariaShell - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

AlbertHoffmansObitbyMariaShell - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

AlbertHoffmansObitbyMariaShell - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

AlbertHoffmansObitbyMariaShell - 35 Pieces Rotating

AlbertHoffmansObitbyMariaShell - 100 Pieces Rotating

AlbertHoffmansObitbyMariaShell - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Only three colors, but it makes an impact. What is this block called? Find out by playing Jinny Beyer's Memory Match game.

 
 
 

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After she visited France, Cheryl wanted to recreate an iconic scene from Avignon. Don't you feel like you are right there?

Star Members can watch Cheryl Lynch in Show 2207: Low Sew Mosaics & DIY Silk Screens.

InMyNextLifebyCheryLynch - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

InMyNextLifebyCheryLynch - 99 Pieces Non-Rotating

InMyNextLifebyCheryLynch - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

InMyNextLifebyCheryLynch - 35 Pieces Rotating

InMyNextLifebyCheryLynch - 99 Pieces Rotating

InMyNextLifebyCheryLynch - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis