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Here is one of Susan Cleveland's latest award-winning quilts.  Psychedelic Big Bang won 3rd place at IQF 2010 Houston, 2nd place AQS show Paducah, several awards at the NQA show in Columbus 2011, including 1st Place Small Quilt Mixed Techniques, Best Use of Embellishment, and Best of Show Small Quilt.  It was completed in 2010 and is 75" x 47."

Note the wonderful use of prairie points.  Learn how Susan makes them in Episode 1001.

Psychedelic Big Bang - 35 pieces non-rotating

Psychedelic Big Bang - 96 pieces non-rotating

Psychedelic Big Bang - 96 pieces rotating

Psychedelic Big Bang - 252 pieces non-rotating

Psychedelic Big Bang - 252 pieces rotating

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This week's puzzle comes from Barbara Olson, a TQS Guest artist in Episode 105: Jump-Starting Creativity. Barbara (TQS member name barbartquilt) is a renowned fiber artist, author and international teacher.  She is also the creator of this mesmorizing quilt, In the Beginning, which also happens to be one of the Twentieth Century's Best American Quilts.

It all started with a doodle and Barbara had the quilt on her design wall for over six months. It includes foundation piecing, machine applique, and machine piecing.  The quilt is made from cotton, hand-marbled fabrics and contains metallic, rayon, and satin threads.  It is 59" x 59" and was completed in approx 1994.  It is currently in the Collection of the International Quilt Association.

In The Beginning - 35 pieces non-rotating

In The Beginning - 100 pieces non-rotating

In The Beginning - 100 pieces rotating

In The Beginning - 255 pieces non-rotating

In The Beginning - 255 pieces rotating

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This week's puzzle was created by TQS member, Carol Ann Sinnreich (CASinnreich), from Lawton, Ok. Winter Encounter is a beautiful outdoor scene depicting the cold of winter and reality of nature.  Here's what Carol has to say about her work, "Snow, cold wind, predators and opportunity force wildlife to keep moving. Winter scenes are more colorful. Reflective light from snow creates a multitude of colors setting the mood and the challenge."

The quilt is 54" x 46 1/2" and is made from cotton.  It is appliqued, has machine thread embroidery and some pigma pen.  It is hand and machine quilted.

Winter Encounter - 36 pieces non-rotating

Winter Encounter - 100 pieces non-rotating

Winter Encounter - 100 pieces rotating

Winter Encounter - 252 pieces non-rotating

Winter Encounter - 252 pieces rotating

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This week's puzzle is by Sheila Frampton Cooper.  It is Life in the City and recently won an Honorable Mention in the Art Abstract Large category at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2011.

Here's what Sheila had to say about her quilt:

My inspiration for this quilt is simply my love of color, espcially in nature.  As a native of Los Angeles, this is my representation of life in the city -- the parks, trees, flowers, birds, busy intersections, my love of driving, and colorful people.  I truly enjoyed participating in its creation.

You can learn more about Sheila from her interviews with Sharon Pederson at festival. Click here and here to watch her interviews.

Life In The City - 36 pieces non-rotating

Life In The City - 100 pieces non-rotating

Life In The City - 100 pieces rotating

Life in the City - 255 pieces non-rotating

Life In The City - 252 pieces rotating

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This lovely quilt created by Joyce Becker, TQS Guest artist in Episode 912: Doubleheader Today: Landscapes and Longarm, required a number of different techniques.  It uses hand-dyed fabrics, machine embroidery, textile painting and an overlay of organza.  Red Skies at Night - Sailors Delight was made in the summer of 2000 and measure 50" x 52."

It is a sample for Joyce's Luscious Landscapes Workshop.

Red Skies at Night - 36 pieces non-rotating

Red Skies at Night - 100 pieces non-rotating

Red Skies at Night - 100 pieces rotating

Red Skies at Night - 255 pieces rotating

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Here are some of hints for this quilt.  It is the cover quilt for Machine Quilitng a Primer of Techniques by Sue Nickels, available by clicking here.  And, it is the backdrop for Sue's free episode this weekend, Episode 402 - Quilting to Perfection.  It is called Blue Tulips on Pink Skies.

Blue Tulips on Pink Skies - 36 pieces non-rotating

Blue Tulips on Pink Skies - 100 pieces non-rotating

Blue Tulips on Pink Skies - 100 pieces rotating

Blue Tulips on Pink Skies - 289 pieces rotating

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