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Show 910 - At-ten-tion! Art Deco Quilts, Front and Center!

Featuring: Don Linn

Posts On: November 7, 2011


Admittedly "drug to a show of blankets" by his wife, Don Linn discovered a whole new world in quilting. The quilt artist, teacher, and author - now known as Mr. Quilt among friends and fellow quilters - describes how he began by quilting for others on a longarm machine, and soon moved to designing his own work. He shares his current passion for Art Deco with a show and tell of his quilts, and demos the "how-I-did-its" of his quilt, Flying High, inspired by this episode's location, the United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel in Colorado Springs. Alex adds to the learning with a lesson on how to make "chicklette sticks" (you'll need to watch to understand!), and Alex and Ricky view the Academy's weekly parade formation of 4,300 cadets and enjoy a Chapel tour with Cadet Teddy Reicks.

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Links to Artists:

Don Linn (Mr. Quilt)

Alex Anderson (Alex Anderson Quilts)

From Chapter One:

TQS visits the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. In the Cadet Chapel, Alex teaches a matchstick technique for piecing.

From Chapter Two:

Don Linn, AKA Mr. Quilt, joins us and shares his story and quilts.

From Chapter Three:

Don teaches how to design and construct his U.S. Air Force Academy quilt.

From Chapter Four:

We get a personal tour of the Academy from Cadet Teddy Reicks, son of quilter Jill Reicks of the Pine Needles Sewing Center in Cedar Rapids, IA.

After Set:

Don shows Alex and Ricky another one of his quilts and then talks about his other artistic passions, including metal and wood working.

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