Show 2001 - Delectable Curves and Points - TQS BOM 2017 - The Halo Medallion Quilt
Featuring: Carolyn Hock
Posts On: January 1, 2017 (Free from January 7, 2017 through December 31, 2018)
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.
Ricky shares a technique for inserting a square into a square without the usual seams. This technique is perfect when you don't want to break up a patterned fabric.
From Chapter Two:
Alex and Ricky talk with TQS member and BOM pattern tester Carolyn Hock. She has been a member since the beginning and has made a number of BOM quilts and other featured projects on the site. They take a look at Carolyn's quilts.
From Chapter Three:
Carolyn loves that paper piecing allows her to achieve perfect points and exact size when it comes to making a Sue Garman pattern. She talks about tools that aid in your piecing and shares tips for how to easily remove the paper and how to work with high contrast fabrics to avoid shadowing. Other tips include how to tape together flying geese strips and how to assemble the Delectable Mountains block.
From Chapter Four:
Curved flying geese look daunting, but Carolyn has some tricks to help you stitch them up in no time. Her masking ruler tip comes in handy when squaring up the finished blocks.
Carolyn talks about her love of riding a tandem bike with her husband. She also talks about taking the BOM on a family vacation in order to get it completed in time for the unveiling.
Lyric Kinard is back to stretch our idea of abstract design using a simple technique with surprising results. Alex and Ricky join in the fun as students. Always one to challenge herself as an artist, Lyric shares the results of her 365-Day of Drawing Faces Project, which lead her to better understand the road map of the human face. This easy-to-do project is doable by anyone desiring to improve their own drawing skills.
TQS tours the Camp Sherman home and studio of Tonye Belinda Phillips. Known for her whimsical folk art creations, Tonye shares tips for achieving perfect applique points.
Show 2009 - Sweet Treats with Vintage Appeal
Posts On: April 23, 2017 (Coming Soon)
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. Never one to consider herself an artist, Meg's unique technique of combining piecing with hand colored embroidery scenes, has enthralled quilters around the globe with its vintage look and feel. Meg demonstrates how easy it is to achieve a vintage look using crayons and 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.
Sally Frey loves to redesign modern quilts based on antique patterns and designs. Her quilts become a blending of old and new that you are just going to love.
Show 2008 - Photo Realism in Fabric
Posts On: April 9, 2017 (Coming Soon)
Melissa Sobotka is a relative newcomer on the quilt scene, but this multiple award-winning quilter has taken the quilt world by storm with her photo realistic style. Using a photograph as inspiration, Melissa, like a master painter, transforms a blank fabric base using hundreds of tiny pieces of batiks. Depth is created with inks and other medium until the resulting quilt emerges in all of its glory. Melissa's gives tips for selecting fabrics to achieve realism and details how tools from the art world can add life to your fabric image.
Alex shares the ins and outs of pinning and why the pins you select can make a real difference in your piecing results.
Show 2007 - From Perfection to Preservation
Posts On: March 26, 2017 (Coming Soon)
With thirteen 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, 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.
Show 2006 - Engaging the Viewer with Line, Shape, and Gesture
Posts On: March 12, 2017 (Coming Soon)
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, to have us open our eyes to seeing line and shape in the world around us.
Show 2005 - Free-Form Collage and Embroidery
Posts On: February 26, 2017 (Coming Soon)
Have you ever wanted to create a landscape without the fuss of complicated pattern pieces? Laura Fogg's method of fast, free-form collage will open your eyes to the possibilities of creating stunning impressionistic designs. Building a landscape begins with a base, onto which is layered free-cut fabrics, cheesecloth, yarn, and other elements to create a multi-layered interest and depth. She then 'draws' on the collage using free-motion quilting.
Ann Horton shares her technique for creating a stunningly realistic three-dimensional butterfly using machine embroidery. Ann's free-form embroidery adds another layer of texture when it comes to making her award-winning quilts.
2004 - Into the Woods We Go - Embroidery with Whimsy in Stitches
Posts 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.
Show 2003 - Vintage Charm Using Silk and Machine Threadwork
Posts 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.
Show 2002 - Look Out! Double Rings and Curves Ahead
Posts 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!