TQS Member, Diane Phillips (MadisonMtn) combined Toni Whitney's "Spirit" Eagle with Ricky Tims Desert Visions Rhapsody Quilt.  This turned out to be a winning combination as Spirit Landing won second place in the 1st Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest sponsored by the YLI Corporation at the AQS Paducah show.  The quilt is 50" x 50" and was made from cotton fabrics.  It is machine pieced, appliqued, and quilted.

Congratulations Diane!

Spirit Landing - 36 pieces non-rotating

Spirit Landing - 100 pieces non-rotating

Spirit Landing - 100 pieces rotating

Spirit Landing - 289 pieces non-rotating

Spirit Landing - 289 pieces rotating


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Sue McCarty's quilt, Harmony Within, won Janome of America Best of Show at AQS Paducah this year.  To learn more about the quilt, watch this Sharon Pederson interview with Sue at Houston.

Harmony Within - 36 pieces non-rotating

Harmony Within - 100 pieces non-rotating

Harmony Within - 196 pieces non-rotating

Harmony Within - 300 pieces rotating



Peony by Barb Persing is 57" x 57"  and was created on white cotton fabric.  It was hand painted with ink and free motion quilted.  Barb used cotton batting and Aurifil cotton thread.  The quilt is based on an original photograph and was exhibited at Quilt Odyssey, 2011. 

Barb will be teaching in the TQS Classroom beginning May 22, 2012.  She'll be teaching her four-step approach to designing the quilting for your quilt, in Listen to Your Quilt.

Peony - 36 pieces non-rotating

Peony - 36 pieces rotating

Peony - 100 pieces non-rotating

Peony - 100 pieces rotating

Peony - 289 pieces non-rotating

Peony - 289 pieces rotating



In honor of its recent recovery, the TQS puzzle this week is Floral Sampler (28" x 42") by Deborah Kemball. This quilt is the cover of Deborah's book from C&T Publishing, Beautiful Botanicals, and was recently found after having spent almost a year hidden away in long-term storage box.

Deborah is a good friend of TQS. To watch her interview with Alex, click here.

To visit Deborah's website, click here.  

Floral Sampler - 35 pieces non-rotating

Floral Sampler - 35 pieces rotating

Floral Sampler - 99 pieces non-rotating

Floral Sampler - 99 pieces rotating

Floral Sampler - 300 pieces non-rotating

Floral Sampler - 300 pieces rotating



Birdland is another stunning, wonderful quilt from Laura Wasilowski that reflects a joyful and colorful life. The piece is 40" x 51" and is made from her unique, hand dyed fabrics and machine quilted.  This quilt and others can be found at Laura's website, www.artfabrik.com.

You can enjoy Laura in two different episodes here at TQS.  Episode 303: Fearless Fusing and her latest Episode 1009: "Stamp Out" Fabric

Birdland - 35 pieces non-rotating

Birdland - 35 pieces - rotating

Birdland - 99 pieces non-rotating

Birdland - 99 pieces - rotating

Birdland - 300 pieces non-rotating

Birdland - 300 pieces - rotating




Three Sisters in Autumn by Laura Wasilowski is 33" x 45" and is made from her hand-dyed cotton and silk fabrics. It is machine quilted. Laura's quilts are inspired by her family and friends and she loves to create stories in cloth.

To take a look at more of Laura's quilts, click here.

To see Laura at work, watch her latest Episode 1009 - "Stamp Out" Fabric or Episode 303 - Fearless Fusing.

Three Sisters in Autumn - 35 pieces non-rotating

Three Sisters in Autumn - 99 pieces non-rotating

Three Sisters in Autumn - 99 pieces rotating

Three Sisters in Autumn - 300 pieces non-rotating

Three Sisters in Autumn - 300 pieces rotating

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