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Peony by Barb Persing is 57" x 57"  and was created on white cotton fabric.  It was hand painted with ink and free motion quilted.  Barb used cotton batting and Aurifil cotton thread.  The quilt is based on an original photograph and was exhibited at Quilt Odyssey, 2011. 

Barb will be teaching in the TQS Classroom beginning May 22, 2012.  She'll be teaching her four-step approach to designing the quilting for your quilt, in Listen to Your Quilt.

Peony - 36 pieces non-rotating

Peony - 36 pieces rotating

Peony - 100 pieces non-rotating

Peony - 100 pieces rotating

Peony - 289 pieces non-rotating

Peony - 289 pieces rotating

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In honor of its recent recovery, the TQS puzzle this week is Floral Sampler (28" x 42") by Deborah Kemball. This quilt is the cover of Deborah's book from C&T Publishing, Beautiful Botanicals, and was recently found after having spent almost a year hidden away in long-term storage box.

Deborah is a good friend of TQS. To watch her interview with Alex, click here.

To visit Deborah's website, click here.  

Floral Sampler - 35 pieces non-rotating

Floral Sampler - 35 pieces rotating

Floral Sampler - 99 pieces non-rotating

Floral Sampler - 99 pieces rotating

Floral Sampler - 300 pieces non-rotating

Floral Sampler - 300 pieces rotating

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Birdland is another stunning, wonderful quilt from Laura Wasilowski that reflects a joyful and colorful life. The piece is 40" x 51" and is made from her unique, hand dyed fabrics and machine quilted.  This quilt and others can be found at Laura's website, www.artfabrik.com.

You can enjoy Laura in two different episodes here at TQS.  Episode 303: Fearless Fusing and her latest Episode 1009: "Stamp Out" Fabric

Birdland - 35 pieces non-rotating

Birdland - 35 pieces - rotating

Birdland - 99 pieces non-rotating

Birdland - 99 pieces - rotating

Birdland - 300 pieces non-rotating

Birdland - 300 pieces - rotating

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Three Sisters in Autumn by Laura Wasilowski is 33" x 45" and is made from her hand-dyed cotton and silk fabrics. It is machine quilted. Laura's quilts are inspired by her family and friends and she loves to create stories in cloth.

To take a look at more of Laura's quilts, click here.

To see Laura at work, watch her latest Episode 1009 - "Stamp Out" Fabric or Episode 303 - Fearless Fusing.

Three Sisters in Autumn - 35 pieces non-rotating

Three Sisters in Autumn - 99 pieces non-rotating

Three Sisters in Autumn - 99 pieces rotating

Three Sisters in Autumn - 300 pieces non-rotating

Three Sisters in Autumn - 300 pieces rotating

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This week's puzzle from Robbi Joy is a little bit different from her usual style.  Created in 2000, This 60" x 64" quilt is a still life in the vibrant colors that Robbi Joy loves. It also won First Place in the Large Art Category at the 2000 IQA show at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.

Tea and Empathy - 36 pieces non-rotating

Tea and Empathy - 100 pieces non-rotating

Tea and Empathy - 100 pieces rotating

Tea and Empathy - 289 pieces non-rotating

Tea and Empathy - 289 pieces rotating

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Here is Steampunk from Robbi Joy Eklow.  Robbi demonstrates how to make a Steampunk Sun in Episode 1008 - Cogs, Wheels, and Gears...on Quilts?

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Steampunk - 35 pieces non-rotating

Steampunk - 35 pieces rotating

Steampunk - 99 pieces non-rotating

Steampunk - 99 pieces rotating

Steampunk - 300 pieces non-rotating

Steampunk - 300 pieces rotating

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