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  April 18, 2012
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Holy Cow is an example of art quilter Jennifer Day’s intense thread painting. These two boys in the pasture are best friends. When the cows moved they turned tail and ran. All in all, a perfect summer’s day.

Dear Quilters,

Last fall at International Quilt Festival in Houston, I saw Jennifer Day’s work for the first time. Judging by the number of quilters surrounding her quilt each time I went by (It was on my way to the Quilters Save Our Stories oral history booth where I was lending a hand), many others were enjoying her original quilt as well.

And now that I have had the opportunity to meet Jennifer when we taped Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show, I know that she is quite original herself!

This week on the show you will discover as I did, that boiled down, Jennifer’s quilts are simply photos and a lot--I mean a lot!--of thread. Jennifer shows us that with a little practice and a leap of faith, we can make stunning thread painted quilts too!

Let’s all stretch our quilting wings this spring. Happy quilting!

Happy quilting,
Jodie

Quilting Celebrations
Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show!
Quilty
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Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show

Episode 301 - Combining Two Passions
Jennifer Day

Now that the prep is done, it’s time to stitch. Jennifer demonstrates her thread painting technique, starting with the recommendation of using an open-toe foot, which allows her to see where she’s going as she stitches. Her trick of changing threads without rethreading saves time with all those changes of thread color. Jennifer displays some of her award-wining quilts to point out the subtle blending of colors she achieves with her thread painting technique.

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Episode 310 - The Amish Touch

Janneken Schmucker and Jodie show how to use the Quilt Index, a project of the Alliance for American Quilts. This is a tremendous resource with over 60,000 quilts available to view and best of all, it’s free. We think of Amish quilts as the ones made in the early 20th century that were latched onto by collectors in the late 20th century. However, as the index shows, the Amish made all kinds of quilts.

Back at the Reading Terminal Market, Jodie and Mark do their book reviews (this month featuring appliqué) and show quilts from the books.

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Quilty

Episode #215
Hold a Strip Swap-Cutting Bee-Fabric Exchange-Whatchamacallit

If you have scraps, friends who want to make a quilt, and oh, maybe a glass of wine or good coffee to share, you gotta hold a cutting bee. Learn how on this fabulous episode of Quilty (with a little help from Love of Quilting.)

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Quilting Celebrations

Episode 202 - New Techniques in Embellishment
Susan Cleveland

Learn to make decorative prairie points the way Susan does and use them to add pizazz to your next quilting project. She also shows us how to apply the piping we made in segment 2 and finish her Happy Daisy mini quilt. Join us for springtime of Quilting Celebrations.

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