TQS Guest Gina Perkes recently took BEST OF SHOW at the 2011 AQS Quilt Show & Contest - Des Moines
September 28 - October 1, 2011 with her quilt Ambrosia.  This quilt has won several awards including 1st Place - Innovative Applique at the 2010 IQA show in Houston.

Gina visited TQS for Episode 308: Artistry on a Long Arm.  In the episode, Gina walks you through the process of creating intricate grids and continuous curves. Her easy to follow step-by-step instructions will give you the confidence to design your own masterpiece.

Congratulations Gina!

Ambrosia 35 pieces non-rotating

Ambrosia 110 pieces non-rotating

Ambrosia 120 pieces rotating



In honor of Quilting in the Garden this week at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore, CA, we have two quilt puzzles, one from each of the two featured artists at the show.  Ladies first, it is Verna Mosquera's, Enchanted Autumn, followed by Rob Appell's, Percula Clownfish, part of the Endangered Species Quilt Project. You can see the work of both these artists in Episode 806: Having it All with Hand Applique featuring Verna Mosquera and Episode 812: Protect our Planet...with Quilts featuring Rob Appell.

Enchanted Autumn - 100 pieces non-rotating

Enchanted Autumn - 100 pieces rotating


Percula Clownfish - 100 pieces non-rotating

Percula Clownfish - 100 pieces rotating



With Fall just around the corner and Halloween not too far behind, we thought we'd feature one of Tonya Ricucci's Word Play quilts for this week's TQS Puzzle.  In Episode 907: Get UnRuly: Playing with Words, Alex, Ricky, and Tonya talk about her inspiration for Happy Halloween.  Does the style look familiar...think Gwen Marston...think Liberated Quiltmaking...does it ring a bell?

Happy Halloween - 35 pieces non-rotating

Happy Halloween - 100 pieces non-rotating

Happy Halloween - 100 pieces rotating



Turnabout is fair play, we recently featured one of Alex's quilts, so this week's featured puzzle is a quilt from our own Ricky Tims.  Brazilian Fantasie is part of his series of Rhapsodie Fantastique quilts.  If you'd like to see more of the quilts in this series, click here.

Brazilian Fantasie - 40 pieces non-rotating

Brazilian Fantasie - 100 pieces non-rotating

Brazilian Fantasie - 100 pieces rotating





This week's puzzle quilt, Bouquet, is by our latest featured artist, Katie Pasquini Masopust. You can catch some fleeting glimpses of the quilt and the original work of art from which it was created, if you watch the Behind-the-Scenes slideshow for Episode 906 or Episode 906: From Music to Masterpiece: A New Perspective on Design. It is 53" x 54" and here is the best part, you can own this quilt. It is currently for sale on Katie's website, www.katiepm.comclick here for more information.

Bouquet - 35 pieces non-rotating

Bouquet - 100 pieces non-rotating

Bouquet - 100 pieces rotating



This week's puzzle is by a favorite TQS guest, Paula Nadlestern.  The quilt was created in 1996 and is part of a series of kaleidoscope quilts.  There are four 12-sided off-centered mandalas with 29 smaller scopes bordering the center of the quilt.  The fabric is Liberty of London which contains the bilateral, symmetrical motifs required to create the kaleidoscopes.  Kaleidscopic XVI: More is More, was created on Paula's 42" round table in the kitchen of her apartment, so while "More is More" works for fabric, you don't really need a huge space to design perfection.  The quilt is 64" x 64" and was gifted to the American Folk Art Museum by Paula.

A current exhibit of Paula's kaleidoscope quilts is being held at the Akron Art Museum through October 2, 2011.

To see Paula in action at TQS, watch Episode 307: Puzzle Quilts or Episode 508: Paula at the American Folk Art Museum which features her kaleidoscope quilts.

Kaleidoscopic XVI: More is More - 35 pieces non-rotating

Kaleidoscopic XVI: More is More - 100 pieces non-rotating

Kaleidoscopic XVI: More is More - 100 pieces rotating


TQS BOM 2019 "SIZZLE" by Becky Goldsmith

SIZZLE Quilt - Warm

SIZZLE Quilt - Cool


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