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  February 8, 2012
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Welcome Message
Go Crazy by Allie Aller

Detail of Go Crazy, a 62” x 62” crazy quilt by Allie Aller. Isn’t what you expected in a crazy quilt, is it?

Dear Quilters,

This month on Quilt out Loud!, Mark Lipinski will introduce you to my friend Allie Allers. you will enjoy meeting her!

Allie literally write the book on Crazy quilting titled: Allie Aller's Crazy Quilting – Modern Piecing and Embellishing Techniques for Joyful Stitching. It held the top position in needlecraft books for several weeks after it came out, which is certainly something to brag about!

Allie’s work is fascinating. Her quilts range from traditional to Contemporary and oh yes, her modern crazy quilts maintain their crazy roots, but oh how they redefine crazy! Watch Mark's door knock with her this week and then next week follow along as she shows me how to make a crazy pieced block.

Happy quilting,

Quilting Celebrations
Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show!
Quilt Out Loud!

Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show

Episode 211 - Debbi Trevino
All About Batting

Week Two
Are you baffled by all those terms used in regards to batting? Bearding and loft and needle punching and scrim and bleaching and neps, oh my! Debbi Trevino to the rescue! In this segment, Debbi uses samples to illustrate how each of these terms affects the finished quilt and why it’s so important to choose the right batting for the project.

Short Takes on Longarm Quilting with Vicki Hoth
Jodie asks Vicki how to use up all those leftover pieces of batting that are too big to toss. Vicki shows several techniques to piece them together and a clever way to add batting if you run out while stitching on the longarm machine. Waste not!

Watch Week 1 Now!
Week 2 will be premiering February 14th

Quilt Out Loud!

Episode 308 - February 2012
Crazy for Crazy Quilts

Week Two
Mark meets up with Allie Aller, a renowned crazy quilter, in the weaving room at the Newark Museum. A traditional quilter before being bitten by the crazy quilting bug in 2001, Allie’s Amazon top-selling definitive book is Allie Aller’s Crazy Quilting – Modern Piecing and Embellishing Techniques for Joyful Stitching. She explains the three parameters for Crazy quilting and shows examples ranging from the expected to breathtaking modern versions of the technique. This isn’t grandma’s crazy quilting!

Watch Week 1 here!
Week 2 will be available February 9th


Episode 204
She's a Brickhouse: Using a Brick Template

Mary shows you how to use the magical “Bricks” template in this episode — and it’s so easy you will flip out. You will also flip over all the gorgeous fabric and simplicity of great design exhibited in simple brick shapes. Your weekend has just been hijacked.

Watch here!

Quilting Celebrations

Episode 112
The "Crowning" Details

Week Two
In the final show of our first season we spend some time on the process of creating a quilt's "crowning" details. What determines how a quilt will be quilted? What is the separate design process that happens after a quilt top is finished? Patrick welcomes long arm quilter, Jessica Jones, back to the show to answer these and more questions about quilting to help take the mystique out of technique. Join Jessica and Patrick in the first segment as they share a show-and-tell of Patrick's quilts beautifully quilted by Jessica for his new book, Special Delivery Quilts #2. Jessica is a true artist and has lots to share for beginning and experienced quilters, alike.

Watch Week 1
Week 2 will be available February 13th

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Quilters Club of America - Community Update

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We are offering two chances to win in the February Sponsor Spotlight. Enter to win a Mark Lipinski Basics Collection Kit from Aurifil or one of three Quilt Kit Prizes from Hoffman Fabrics. Thank you to our sponsors!

The new Bargello Group is now up and running. Join this group today and discover all there is to know about Bargello Quilts.

Enter the February Member’s Survey Contest: If you could quilt with anyone for one day, who would it be?

Tune in to our newest Video Tip: Control Your Bias Binding and Recycle.

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