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It is with great pride and pleasure that we reveal our 2013 TQS Quilting Legend: quiltmaker, artist, and author, Michael James. Join Alex and Ricky on the set at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where Michael serves as Chair and Ardis James Professor of Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design. UN-L is also home to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum. Here they we're treated to insights on the collections from Michael and Carolyn Ducey, Curator of Collections. 

Michael's episode debuts on Monday, December 23.

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Joining Alex and Ricky on the set in historic Charleston, SC is Amanda Murphy, fabric, pattern, and quilt designer.  Amanda demonstrates how to make a fast-and-fun tree skirt, complete with inverted-miters, points, and continuous binding. She also shares a quick-and-colorful Christmas quilt, with trees in three sizes, snowflake appliqués, and pompom trim.

Episode 1312 Just in Time! Perfect Projects for the Holidays debuts on 12/9.

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We return to Charleston's beautiful Magnolia Plantation and Gardens for a visit with artist, author, and educator, Lyric Kinard. Take a look behind the scenes of Episode 1311: Mixed Media and the ABCs of Good Design

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Join Alex and Ricky on the set with Rose Sheifer who uses here artistic eye and love of vintage linens to create beautiful quilts. She shares useful information about finding, auditioning, and preparing, the vintage linens.  Ricky also shows a super landscape technique using a background fabric, fabric "slivers" or"confetti," and oversized random stippling stitches.

Episode 1310: From the Table to Bed: Vintage Tablecloth Quilts with Rose Sheifer debuts on Monday, November 11.

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Alex and Ricky head to Paducah to visit Caryl Bryer Fallert at Bryer Patch Studios.  Caryl gives them a tour of her 8,000 sq.ft. shop, studio and home all housed under one roof.  She purchased the two lots for $1.00 under the artist relocation program offered by the city of Paducah, KY. Wander along and discover some of the secrets to Caryl's quilts and take a moment to dream about hanging out in her "quilter's dorm."

You can watch Caryl in Episode 1308 - Techniques, Tips...and a Very Special Tour for Quilters which debuts on October 7.

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Join Alex and Ricky behind the scenes for Episode 1307: Make Your Scrap Quilts Sing. You'll find them on board the USS Yorktown as Alex talks about creating a healthy "stash" and how to make a successful scrap quilt.  Alex also gives a quick-and-easy, no-pin technique for piecing a bowtie block.

You'll also want to catch Ricky wearing something other than his familiar cowboy hat.

The Episode debuts September 23.

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