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Roses of Shenandoah (90” x 90”) by Rita Verroca (TQS member, whigrose) of Westlake Village, CA This quilt won First Place - Traditional Applique at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2009.  Rita hand embroidered, hand quilted, hand appliqued, and hand pieced her original design.  

Roses of Shenandoah - 36 pieces non-rotating

Roses of Shenandoah - 100 pieces non-rotating

Roses of Shenandoah - 100 pieces rotating

Roses of Shenandoah - 289 pieces non-rotating

Roses of Shenandoah - 289 pieces rotating

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This week's puzzle isn't a quilt.  It's a pillow created by Mary Buvia called Rudy...It's a Christmas pillow, bet you can't guess who Rudy is...

The pillow is 18" x 18" and was created in 2009.

Puzzle hint:  the pillow is set against a white background.

Rudy - 36 pieces non-rotating

Rudy - 100 pieces non-rotating

Rudy - 100 pieces rotating

Rudy - 289 pieces non-rotating

Rudy - 289 pieces rotating

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For the TQS Puzzle this week, we thought we'd highlight Ricky's award-winning quilt, Fire Dragon Rhapsody, as our featured puzzle quilt. Fire Dragon Rhapsody won the award for Best Machine Quilting at the 2006 AQS Show and Contest in Paducah.

The dragons in the quilt are based on the iron grillwork from the old post office in downtown Pueblo, CO. The quilt measures 60" x 60" and uses 100% Cotton Hand-dyed/Hand Painted fabrics.  Ricky machine quilted it on a domestic machine (Bernina).

Fire Dragon Rhapsody - 36 pieces non-rotating

Fire Dragon Rhapsody - 100 pieces non-rotating

Fire Dragon Rhapsody - 100 pieces rotating

Fire Dragon Rhapsody - 289 pieces rotating

Fire Dragon Rhapsody - 289 pieces non-rotating

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Life in Holly Ridge was created by TQS guest and classroom instructor, Nancy Prince.  This quilt took approximately 50,000 yards of thread and 5 million stitches.  It measures 75" x 54"  The background fabric was hand painted and Tsukineko Inks were used to in the houses on the hill and the windows and doors on the bias-sided town buildins.  Nancy's grandchildren are the merchants in the town. Life in Holly Ridge took Nancy 1500 hours to complete.  Click here to visit Nancy's website.

Nancy was a guest in Episode 1004: "Painting" with Thread.  Nancy also taught a Thread Painting class in the TQS Classroom.  Click here to visit her classroom.

Life in Holly Ridge - 35 pieces non-rotating

Life in Holly Ridge - 99 pieces non-rotating

Life in Holly Ridge - 99 pieces rotating

Life in Holly Ridge - 300 pieces non-rotating

Life in Holly Ridge - 300 pieces rotating

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Spring Bouquet is a lovely applique quilt created by Edyta Sitar.  It is created from 10 beautiful applique blocks which can be put together by hand, machine, or fusing methods.  Edyta has made laser cut fabric shapes with pre-applied fusible webbing available for this quilt.  To purchase the pattern, click here.

Watch Edyta's latest episode, 1112: She's Back! Lesson from Grandma, a New Contest, and More, debuting on 12/3.

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If you can't wait until then, Star Members can watch Edyta in Episode 802: Tips and Tricks for Triangles and Strips.

Spring Bouquet - 36 pieces non-rotating

Spring Bouquet - 100 pieces non-rotating

Spring Bouquet - 100 pieces rotating

Spring Bouquet - 289 pieces non-rotating

Spring Bouquet - 289 pieces rotating

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Imagining India was created by Pat Holly (one of the designers of the TQS 2013 BOM).  Pat says, "I continue to be inspired by antique textiles from around the world, particularly India.  This quilt was designed and made before I was lucky enough to visit India.  It is entirely machine appliqued and machine quilted."

Imagining India was created from silk and lame fabrics, purchased trims, silk, rayon, and polyester thread.  It is embellished with decorative machine stitches.

Pat's quilt won Second Place, Innovative Applique, at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2012 and Best Wall Quilt at AQS Paducah 2012.  You can learn more about it here.

Imagining India - 36 pieces non-rotating

Imagining India - 100 pieces non-rotating

Imagining India - 100 pieces rotating

Imagining India - 300 pieces non-rotating

Imagining India - 300 pieces rotating

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After you do the puzzle and see the quilt, watch Pat talk about constructing this award winner.

 



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