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Just Be is another inspirational quilt from Joanne Sharpe, whose quilts and fiber art pieces are filled with vibrant colors and joyous words. Her love of philosophy and her life work as an art teacher for all grade levels brings a special joie de vive to her art, which started on canvas and paper, and is now incorporating fabric. Enjoy Joanne in Episode 1610: Words of Art.

JustBebyJoanneSharpe - 36 pieces non-rotating

JustBebyJoanneSharpe - 100 pieces non-rotating

JustBebyJoanneSharpe - 289 pieces non-rotating

JustBebyJoanneSharpe - 100 pieces rotating

JustBebyJoanneSharpe - 289 pieces rotating

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Fern Rising, by Claudia Pfeil, won 3rd Place for Large Wall Quilts, Longarm Machine Quilted, at AQS Paducah.

FernRisingbyClaudiaPfeil - 36 pieces non-rotating

FernRisingbyClaudiaPfeil - 100 pieces non-rotating

FernRisingbyClaudiaPfeil - 289 pieces non-rotating

FernRisingbyClaudiaPfeil - 100 pieces rotating

FernRisingbyClaudiaPfeil - 289 pieces rotating

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Turkeman Mother with Children is another fabulous thread-painted portrait by Lea McComas.

Star Members can watch Lea in Episode 1609: Transforming Quilts from Real Life debuting 4/27/2015.

Click here to visit Lea's Portrait Quilts classroom to learn how to make your own portrait quilt, or click on the picture below to purchase a copy of Lea's Book, Thread-Painted Portraits.

TurkemanMotherwithChildrenbyLeaMcComas - 36 pieces non-rotating

TurkemanMotherwithChildrenbyLeaMcComas - 100 pieces non-rotating

TurkemanMotherwithChildrenbyLeaMcComas - 300 pieces non-rotating

TurkemanMotherwithChildrenbyLeaMcComas - 100 pieces rotating

TurkemanMotherwithChildrenbyLeaMcComas - 300 pieces rotating

 

 

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An unusual twist on an "I-Spy" quilt makes this 900-square creation unique.

Star Members can watch Thomas and artist Sue Bleiweiss in Episode 1608: Creating Unique Collage Quilts & Quilts with Meaning.

 

The puzzle is a little different this week as it is a photo of Thomas with Alex and Ricky holding his quilt on the set of The Quilt Show.

 

Click here to visit Thomas' site.

 

Click here to order Thomas' book, Modern Quilt Perspectives: 12 Patterns for Meaningful Quilts.

 

AmpersandbyThomasKnauer - 35 pieces non-rotating

AmpersandbyThomasKnauer - 99 pieces non-rotating

AmpersandbyThomasKnauer - 300 pieces non-rotating

AmpersandbyThomasKnauer - 99 pieces rotating

AmpersandbyThomasKnauer - 300 pieces rotating

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This week's puzzle is the adorable Donald the Dotted Dragon by Sue Bleiweiss.  You'd recognize her hand-dyed fabric.  To learn more about creating that wonderful tone-on-tone fabric, watch Sue in Episode 1608 (which debuts Monday, April 13).

DonaldTheDottedDragonbySueBleiweiss - 35 pieces non-rotating

DonaldTheDottedDragonbySueBleiweiss - 99 pieces non-rotating

DonaldTheDottedDragonbySueBleiweiss - 300 pieces non-rotating

DonaldTheDottedDragonbySueBleiweiss - 99 pieces rotating

DonaldTheDottedDragonbySueBleiweiss - 300 pieces rotating

(original photo: Gregory Case Photography)

 

 

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We found this little beauty, One Third Street Neighborhood by Amy Stevenson, at QuiltCon 2015.  

Artist Statement:

I used the pattern by my friend and fellow A2MQG member Debbie Grifka and decided I wanted to see it in a saturated palette and rather than using just a light and dark, I also wanted to see a mid-tone.  I scaled down the block and paper pieced the houses to make it a wall hanging.

Design Source:  The pattern is Third Street Neighborhood by Debbie Grifka, with the following alterations: I scaled down from an 8.5" block to a 3" paper pieced block, and added an extra 10 houses.

Click here for the original pattern on Etsy.

OneThirdStreetNeighborhoodbyAmyStevenson - 36 pieces non-rotating

OneThirdStreetNeighborhoodbyAmyStevenson - 100 pieces non-rotating

OneThirdStreetNeighborhoodbyAmyStevenson - 300 pieces non-rotating

OneThirdStreetNeighborhoodbyAmyStevenson - 100 pieces rotating

OneThirdStreetNeighborhoodbyAmyStevenson - 300 pieces rotating


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