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Today's TQS Puzzle is from the queen of feathered star quilts, Marsha McCloskey.  Marsha's quilt is called "California Star."  If you'd like to learn more about feathered stars, you can read Marsha's books, Feathered Star Quilt Blocks 1 and Feathered Star Quilt Blocks II, available on her website, www.marshamccloskey.com.

To learn more about Marsha, please watch Episode 1203, Achieve "Stellar" Results with Precision Piecing.

California Star - 36 pieces non-rotating

California Star - 100 pieces non-rotating

California Star - 289 pieces non-rotating

California Star - 100 pieces rotating

California Star - 289 pieces rotating

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Fine Feathered Fancy created by TQS Member Ann L. Petersen (annlp) - 2006- 81" x 81"- Original design (Feathered Star Blocks based on Marsha McCloskey's Feathered Star Quilt Blocks 1).  Ann's quilt was published in Quilter's Newsletter April 2007 and has won many other awards.

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Fine Feathered Fancy - 36 pieces non-rotating

Fine Feathered Fancy - 100 pieces non-rotating

Fine Feathered Fancy - 289 pieces non-rotating

Fine Feathered Fancy - 100 pieces rotating

Fine Feathered Fancy - 289 pieces rotating

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This week's puzzle is also from modern quilter, Jacquie Gering.  The original photo is by Joe Hancock and the quilt, illusions, can be found in Jacquie's book with Katie Pedersen, Quilting Modern (Interweave 2012). This quilt is created with what Jacquie calls, "improvisational curves."

To see more of Jacquie and her work, watch Episode 1202, Make It Modern!

Click here to see more of Jacquie's quilts.

illusions - 36 pieces non-rotating

illusions - 100 pieces non-rotating

illusions - 300 pieces non-rotating

illusions - 100 pieces rotating

illusions - 300 pieces rotating

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Sue and Pat's quilt, The Beatles Quilt, won Best of Show in the 1998 AQS Show in Paducah and is currently in the collection of the American Quilter's Society.  The quilt measures 95" square.  Each block represents a Beatles album.  All the lyrics to the songs were handwritten by Sue and Pat on the back of the quilt.  To learn more about the quilt, visit Sue's website.

The Beatles Quilt - 36 pieces non-rotating

The Beatles Quilt - 100 pieces non-rotating

The Beatles Quilt - 289 pieces non-rotating

The Beatles Quilt - 100 pieces rotating

The Beatles Quilt - 289 pieces rotating

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Let's start the New Year with a Celebration by TQS member, quiltlady2200, otherwise known as Shirlee Carter.  Shirlee made the quilt for her local quilt guild challenge.  She waited five years to make Celebration after acquiring the pattern and fabric.  Her celebration was finally having acquired the skills to make it.  And, it won 1st place - art quilts in the Santa Rosa Quilters Guild Challenge 2011!

How about you?  What are you going to accomplish in 2013?

Celebration - 36 pieces non-rotating

Celebration - 100 pieces non-rotating

Celebration - 289 pieces non-rotating

Celebration - 100 pieces rotating

Celebration - 289 pieces rotating

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This week's puzzle, Beauty of the Beast, was created by TQS member, hedgesstuff, AKA Margery O. Hedges and was juried into the International Quilt Festival in Houston 2012.

Margery's artist statement:

This is my vision of a family of horses, Dad standing proud and tall, Mom leaning protectively over her baby (giving you the evil eye!), and the colt just standing there looking so cute! The horses are all painted and appliquéd. The virtual border of lone stars is pieced and appliquéd onto the background.

Beauty of the Beast - 36 pieces non-rotating

Beauty of the Beast - 100 pieces non-rotating

Beauty of the Beast - 100 pieces rotating

Beauty of the Beast - 300 pieces non-rotating

Beauty of the Beast - 300 pieces rotating

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