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  June 20, 2012
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Welcome Message

This 19th century red and green quilt is from the extensive collection of Sue Reich, widely known quilt lecturer, researcher, appraiser and quiltmaker.

Dear Quilters,

If as they say laughter is good for our health, be sure to check out DeLoa Jones’ silly chickens on Quilting Celebrations this month. I had the pleasure of having her as my guest on Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show last season, and was so amused watching her create one of her chickens before our eyes. The folks at Handi Quilter were thrilled when she offered to leave her creation there and it is now hanging in the sewing studio for all to enjoy.

Our regular series, Quilt with the Stars, highlights celebrity quilters, getting to know the person in depth, including a how-to and a quilt show. Our current star is Sandy Gervais. You love her fabrics from Moda, so watch the series and get to know Sandy!

Happy summer and happy quilting,

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

Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show

Episode 215
Modern Quilting for Modern Quilts
Angela Walters

Stitching irregularly shaped pieced blocks can be tricky as the quilting design must increase or decrease in size to fit the irregular space. Angela Walters shows us how. No feather designs here! More geometric shapes are the norm in modern quilting. These designs add texture and flow across the quilt. The quilting does not distract from the piecing but enhances the designs. Watch this episode to learn how to bring your quilting into the modern era.

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Quilt Out Loud!

Episode 312
Collecting Quilts: Quilts Tell a Story

Sue Reich shares a very personal story with Jodie. They are a Gold Star family, the designation for families who have lost someone in war. Sue shows a quilt presented to her by the Home of the Brave program made by women she knows, using a Civil War era pattern based on quilts made for the Sanitary Commission during that struggle. Then it’s on to the monthly book reviews and show of quilts from the books.

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Episode #224
Tip Top 3

Quilters are smart. They find better ways to do all kinds of things. Quilty's "Tip Top" shows feature viewer tips and video from the field. Check out today's tip – then film yours and send it to us!

Watch here!

Quilting Celebrations

Episode 204
Mother Daughter Duo

Speaking of whimsical quilting, wait til you see how DeLoa quilts her “chickens” in segment three. She also shares some tips on quilting around appliques and embroidery using a special tool she designed specifically for that purpose. At the end of the segment, Patrick gives us a peek at one of his favorite designs for the fall issue of Quilting Celebrations magazine which hits newsstands on July 3rd.

Watch Now!

Quilt With the Stars: Sandy Gervais

Our latest star is the very popular Moda designer Sandy Gervais. Watch this three-part series to learn all about her, find out where she gets her inspiration, learn to make one of her projects, and see samples of her work in a show and tell.

Watch Quilt with the Stars Teaching people to quilt is our passion. is a place where you learn to quilt, or expand your skills with expert instruction. Learn a new technique or a timesaving tip from passionate expert quilters such as Liz Porter!

Watch designer Pat Sloan as she shares machine appliqué tips and techniques that will have you stitching like a pro! Class includes a downloadable pattern for her Life is Short wallhanging, using fusible web and machine stitching. Pat also suggests other favorite quotes that you might like to stitch.

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Free "Beautiful Batik Quilts" eBook

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For quilters, using beautiful batik fabrics can make any quilt pattern pop right off of the quilt. Stunning batik fabrics like multicolors or even semisolids are perfect for numerous different quilting patterns – from Civil War quilt patterns to floral quilts.

This free eBook from Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting includes the information needed to create the four different batik fabric quilts, including:

  • The "Blue Lagoon" batik quilting pattern, featuring easy-to-make quilt diamonds and pyramids.
  • The "Piña Colada" batik quilting pattern, featuring big blocks and tropical colors.
  • The "Spinning Rails" batik quilting pattern, highlighting a variation of the traditional rail fence pattern quilt.
  • The "Painted Desert" batik quilting pattern, combining accurate cutting and piecing to produce a stunning miniature quilt.

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Quilters Club of America - Community Update

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