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Holiday Spirit was a guild challenge for Bethanne Nemesh where she had to feature her birthday, which is December 30th. The muse represents December and there are 30 pine cones to represent the date. Made in the early 2000s, it's a bit different from what we see her doing today.

Star Members can watch Bethanne in Show 2107: Extraordinary Binding Techniques & Amazing Fabric Collage.

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Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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"Gilding the Arbor" is another multiple award-winning quilt by Bethanne Nemesh. She writes,

"This silk dupioni quilt is an original design inspired by my love of wholecloth quilting, Asian silk embroidery and antique botanical prints. All the flora and fauna was free drawn on the quilt with chalk and refined with wash out pen before quilting. The design elements can be recognized in my garden photography, as well as images from gardening catalogues and Dover design books."

Star Members can watch Bethanne in Show 2107: Extraordinary Binding Techniques & Amazing Fabric Collage.

GildingtheArborbyBethanneNemesh - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

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Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Bethanne writes about Poppy Promenade,

"This is my first classic wholecloth quilt.  I designed the interlocking poppies to be reminiscent of the Art Nouveau style and completed the quilt with classic quilting motifs.  The edge is finished with a handmade beading piping.  It is 40' square and made with silk radiance fabric."

This quilt has won 10 major awards.

Click here for more photos.

Star Members can watch Bethanne in Show 2107: Extraordinary Binding Techniques & Amazing Fabric Collage.

PoppyPromenadebyBethanneNemsh - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

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PoppyPromenadebyBethanneNemsh - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

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Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Bethanne writes about her quilt, October Sky:

This is the third in a series of silk dupioni quilts done in my pictographic quilting style.  I love everything about a Pennsylvania fall ... the colors, the smells, the harvest and all the busy critters.  With this quilt, I tried to capture that feeling using all original hand drawn motifs that are free-motion quilted.  The beaded details are tiny applique tubes individually stuffed with beads and hand tied off.  The center medallion and binding feature handmade beaded piping.  Derwent Inktese pencils were used on parts of the quilt to create shading.

Bethanne's quilt has won over 20 major awards including:

  • National Quilting Association Masterpiece Quilt, 2015
  • Master Award for Machine Artistry, Houston International Quilt Festival, 2016
  • Best of Show, AQS Quilt Week Des Moines, 2015
  • Best of Show, Medium Size, National Quilting Association Quilt Show, 2015
  • Best of Show, Machine Quilters Showcase, 2015

Click here to see it as a Zoom Quilt.

Star Members can watch Bethanne in Show 2107: Extraordinary Binding Techniques & Amazing Fabric Collage.

OctoberSkybyBethanneNemesh - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

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Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Meg Cox shares how words add meaning to quilts. See what she means when you see her quilt based on her favorite musical, "Into the Woods."

Star Members can watch Show 2106: TQS Challenge with Meg Cox, Alex Anderson, and Ricky Tims.

IntoTheWoodsChallengeQuiltbyMegCox - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

IntoTheWoodsChallengeQuiltbyMegCox - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

IntoTheWoodsChallengeQuiltbyMegCox - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

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Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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This was Alex's entry for the TQS Challenge show. Alex's quilt was created based on the musical "Wicked." She was drawn to the wonderful friendship between the two main characters.

Learn more about Alex's quilt and how she put it together in Show 2106: TQS Challenge with Meg Cox, Alex Anderson, and Ricky Tims.

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Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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