Featuring: Carolyn HockPosts On: January 1, 2017
We're kicking off our 2000 series with another fabulous Block of the Month designed by Sue Garman. Sue's quilts are designed as skill builders, and who better to teach us the ins and outs for tackling The Halo Medallion Quilt than TQS member and pattern tester Carolyn Hock. Carolyn has made a number of BOM quilts and other featured quilt projects on TQS. From Curved Flying Geese to Delectable Mountain blocks, Carolyn is here to share some terrific ideas for making your own version of the BOM quilt.
Do you hate cutting up pretty fabric when it comes to creating a border around a block? Ricky demonstrates how to spice up your block with a square in a square technique.
Featuring: Victoria Findlay WolfePosts On: January 15, 2017
Victoria Findlay Wolfe is back to unlock the secrets of the Double Wedding Ring block. By exploring the design in over sixty quilts to date, she has figured out tips for successful stitching that she is passing on to you. But why stop there? With free-form cutting, she is taking this traditional block for a spin on the wild and wonderful Modern side. Then, step inside a Gee's Bend classroom to see what really takes place when these creative women get together. Buckle your seat belts for a wild and wonderful show!
Featuring: Lynda FairesPosts On: January 29, 2017
Join Lynda Faires as she takes Crazy Quilting to a whole new level with beautiful fabrics and machine stitches. Using Dupioni silk, Lynda shares her method for avoiding awkward corners or Y-seams when creating a crazy patchwork block. The magic happens when luscious threads, Rick Rack, and ribbons are combined along with machine stitches to create interest and depth. Lynda says the results are simply stunning and achievable by any quilter.
Alex takes the guesswork out of selecting fabrics by using a color wheel tool.
Featuring: Amy McClellan / Sarah FielkePosts On: February 12, 2017
When it comes to creating warm and whimsical design, this Utah quilter has it all stitched up. By combining cotton, wool, and timeless woodland themed embroidery designs, Amy's quilts have a charm that is simply irresistible to quilters around the world. Along with clever tricks for prepping your work, she shares a technique using cereal boxes that will have you raiding your kitchen cupboards.
Then Australian quilter, Sarah Fielke, shares how effective a hand-quilted big stitch can be on your project.
Featuring: Laura Fogg / Ann HortonPosts On: February 26, 2017
Featuring: Ann P. Shaw / Rosalie DacePosts On: March 12, 2017
Have you ever wondered why some quilts draw you in for a closer look? It is through the use of line, shape and unusual or often overlooked fabrics, that Ann P. Shaw unlocks the mystery of adding 'gesture' to her quilts. A former student of Ruth McDowell, Ann took over thirty classes and now, with Ruth's blessing, is taking this technique and adding her own unique spin on the process.
Rosalie Dace takes us on a walk in Sisters, OR, and opens our eyes to seeing line and shape in the world around us.
Featuring: Karen Kay Buckley / Lynn GorgesPosts On: March 26, 2017
With fifteen Best of Show ribbons to her name, Karen Kay Buckley knows what a judge is looking for when it comes to a perfect quilt. From perfect circles to ovals and stems, Karen shares tips and tricks for taking your work to a whole new level. But wait, there's more. Karen shows her technique for squaring up the perfect block.
Then meet North Carolina Textile Conservator Lynn Gorges, who spends her days preserving textiles for future generations to enjoy.
Featuring: Melissa SobotkaPosts On: April 9, 2017
Featuring: Meg Hawkey / Sally FreyPosts On: April 23, 2017
As a child, Meg Hawkey loved to draw and make quilts for her dolls, but it was her husband who encouraged and pushed her to launch Crabapple Hill Studio. Meg's easy quilting tutorials show you how to achieve a vintage look using crayons and hand embroidery stitches that will give your work an added dimension. She says it is all about rediscovering the joys of sitting and stitching something beautiful. You will welcome the easy quilting techniques whether you are beginning quilting or looking for new quilting techniques to add to your current project. Plus Meg says, "Everyone will have the chance to rediscover the joys of sitting and stitching something beautiful."
Sally Frey loves to redesign modern quilts based on antique quilt patterns and designs. Her quilts become a blending of old and new that you are going to be excited to try. Is it Antique Quilts or is it Modern Quilting? Take a look and you decide.
Featuring: Paula Nadelstern / Julie SilberPosts On: May 7, 2017
The Queen of Kaleidoscopes, Paula Nadelstern, is back to teach a new method for making complex-looking quilts. She uses easy piecing quilting techniques. It’s about letting the symmetrical fabric do the work of fooling the eye. But your eyes will not be fooled when Paula also shares how to make stunning fabric and embellished ornaments.
This is not a new idea, as Julie Silber, the Queen of Antique Quilts, shares a variety of diverse antique quilts all featuring designs based on simple squares.
Whether you love the new or the old, you'll love this show.
Featuring: Teri ChernePosts On: May 21, 2017
Featuring: Gyleen FitzgeraldPosts On: June 4, 2017
Sometimes the catalyst for a totally new direction in quilting simply comes down to vacation photos. Building a design using the fundamental shape of a square became the inspiration for Gyleen’s venture into the Modern world. But Gyleen, as always, has made the process more streamlined and completely her own. Using a grid system that allows you, the quilter, to design anything you like using basic building blocks that play well together. But wait there’s more. Gyleen even shares a fast and calculating way for you to make an interesting and unique quilt back using your stash. That leaves money for new fun fabrics. She’s a gal after any quilter’s heart.
Featuring: Lyric Kinard / Tonye Belinda PhillipsPosts On: June 18, 2017