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Denim Flow is a new piece from Hollis Chatelain and is example of the kind of quilt you'll see her working on in Episode 1207: Out of Africa: From Life Experience to Incredible Quilts. 

It is 42" x 34" and is machine appliqued and quilted.  Hollis used blue jean fabrics, hand-dye painted fabrics, poly-cotton batting, and polyester threads.

Artist Statement:

Denim Flow is the beginning of a new path for me.  My love of denim led me into a new way of making quilts. This technique of combining blue jeans and hand-dyed fabrics creates a soft sculptured impression.  When I finished this piece it seemed to resemble a topography map.

To see more of Hollis' work, visit her website at www.hollisart.com.

Denim Flow - 35 pieces non-rotating

Denim Flow - 99 pieces non-rotating

Denim Flow - 300 pieces non-rotating

Denim Flow - 99 pieces rotating

Denim Flow - 300 pieces rotating

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Precious Water took Best of Show at the 2004 International Quilt Festival in Houston. It measures 77" x 85" and is made of 100% cotton fabric with polyester batting.  It is hand dye-painted with thickened fiber reactive dyes on cotton fabric and machine quilted.

Artist Statement:

In the spring of 2000, I dreamed of a yellow piece that spoke to me of the continual droughts that threaten so many places on our planet. Our fresh water is precious and limited. This is a worldwide problem that affects us all which is why the images represent four different continents. "Precious Water" is painted with dyes using six values of yellow, then quilted with over 200 different colors of thread.

Go to Hollis' website to see more of her work.

Precious Water - 36 pieces non-rotating

Precious Water - 100 pieces non-rotating

Precious Water - 300 pieces non-rotating

Precious Water - 100 pieces rotating

Precious Water - 300 pieces rotating

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Since we didn't have a puzzle in the Weekend Fun over International Quilting Weekend, we are going to give you an extra puzzle this week.  

Here it is, Fairy Journal, by Lauren Vlcek.  It is a small art quilt that Lauren adapted from a Patti Culea pattern. It measures 12" x 17."  It was machine appliqued and quilted and embellished with beads, charms and crystals.

To learn more about embellishment, visit Lauren's class Fabric Fancification or watch her show, Episode 1206: The magical World of Mixed Media

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Fairy Journal - 35 pieces non-rotating

Fairy Journal - 99 pieces non-rotating

Fairy Journal - 300 pieces non-rotating

Fairy Journal - 99 pieces rotating

Fairy Journal - 300 pieces rotating

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This week's puzzle is a bit of a departure.  It is actually the cover of a scissor and needle case created by TQS Guest and Teacher, Lauren Vlcek.

You can watch Lauren in Episode 1206: The Magical World of Mixed Media debuting on Monday, March 11, 2013.

You learn about embellishment in Lauren's classroom, Fabric Fancification.

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 Artist statement:

This contemporary scissor and needle case features an original print on canvas of a painting I did of Frida Kahlo. The case measures 6 inches by 6 inches when closed. It opens to 6 inches by 15 1/2 inches and utilizes 2 magnetic snap closures. The needle pages are made of wool felt. The fabrics on the interior and exterior of the case are modern 100% quilting weight cotton supported by 2 kinds of interfacing for a sturdy hand. The appliqué on the cover is made from handwoven Burmese silk.

Frida Kahlo - 36 pieces non-rotating

Frida Kahlo - 100 pieces non-rotating

Frida Kahlo - 289 pieces non-rotating

Frida Kahlo - 100 pieces rotating

Frida Kahlo - 289 pieces rotating

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This week's puzzle is a lovely pictorial quilt by Sue Rasmussen. The quilt is titled, Woodland Doe. It measures 52" x 68" and is currently in a private collection. To learn more about Sue's technique for simple piecing of pictorial quilts, watch Episode 1205: Picture This: Simplified Pictorial Piecing.

Woodland Doe - 35 pieces non-rotating

Woodland Doe - 99 pieces non-rotating

Woodland Doe - 300 pieces non-rotating

Woodland Doe - 99 pieces rotating

Woodland Doe - 300 pieces rotating

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This week's puzzle is No Room for Tires (51" x 46"), a humorous quilt from TQS guest, Sue Rasmussen.

You can watch Sue in Episode 1205: Picture This: Simplified Pictorial Piecing premiering February 25, 2013.

No Room for Tires - 36 pieces non-rotating

No Room for Tires - 100 pieces non-rotating

No Room for Tires - 289 pieces non-rotating

No Room for Tires - 100 pieces rotating

No Room for Tires - 289 pieces rotating

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