Friday, December 3, 2010

I’m going to be on The Quilt Show!


I’m so excited… I’ve just been asked to be on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims! The filming will take place in April, and the shows will air starting in the summer. 

Don’t know about The Quilt Show? You should! It is “the world’s first full-servic interactive online video/web magazine created just for quilters worldwide,” according to Alex’s website. The web “TV” show is produced just like a television show, but viewed online for a monthly or annual fee. Each show features quilting inspiration and instruction from well-known quilters. Some of the episodes are shot in front of a live audience, and others are shot at interesting locations. You can watch a free show on the website before you decide to join.

When I first started designing quilt patterns, I dreamed on being on Alex’s “Simply Quilts” TV show, which aired on Home and Garden TV (HGTV) for 11 years. I watched it all the time, and I was so upset when it went off the air!

Alex went on to create this amazing new show with Ricky Tims, contemporary quiltmaker, author, musician and quilting teacher. The Quilt Show’s website is an online community of quilters nearly 70,000 strong. They have contests, projects, a quilt gallery, classes, and a store. They also offer some amazing block-of-the-month programs like this fabulous “Ruffled Roses” by Sue Garman (one of my favorite designers; I just adore her stuff!), coming in 2011: 

 
I’ve been a reader of Alex and Ricky’s wonderful Daily Blog for a while. I also love their new magazine, The Quilt Life, which is produced through the American Quilter’s Society (AQS). You can read more about it, and subscribe, here. It has great articles, very high-quality patterns and instructions, and to top it all off, it is really beautifully designed and the printing and paper are also top-notch (as a graphic designer, I pay attention to these things!)

When I was discussing my segments with Alex this morning, she told me that they are offering a free membership to The Quilt Show for the month of December. This is a great way to try it out for yourself before you decide to join. Just click here, fill out a short registration form, and you’re in. Enjoy!

8 comments:

  1. fABULOUS NEWS! THEY ARE SMART TO BOOK YOU/CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE SHOW! TIME TO GO SHOPPING FOR NEW OUTFIT AND JEWELRY!

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  2. congratulations, Susan! I am so happy for you!

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  3. Congratulations! How exciting! Looking forward to seeing what you will be showing us.

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  4. Congratulations! Can't wait to see it.

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  5. That's wonderful news. Congratulations.

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  6. Congrats!!! I love Alex and Rickey..took one of their seminars two years ago and it was the best! Can't wait to see you on their show.

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  7. Great news! I'm so happy to know someone famous!

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  8. Thats fantastic news. Congratulations.

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