Friday, July 8, 2011

See my episode of The Quilt Show for free next week!

I have a special offer to share with all my blog readers and people who have signed up for my e-newsletter! From July 11 – this Monday – to July 17, you can watch my episode of The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims for free! The Quilt Show is a subscription-based, fully produced online television show. I joined a while back, and I have been so impressed. If you loved Alex on her old TV show, “Simply Quilts,” (which ran for many years on HGTV) you know how well-produced and informative her show was. Ricky adds his knowledge, energy and personality to this new show, and the website is very meaty – there is an amazing amount of information and entertainment here.

My episode, the season premiere, is number 901. Starting Monday, you can click here to watch it for free. Wooo-hoooo!

If you haven't joined “The Quilt Show” yet, this is the perfect time to try it out, and see all the great things on the website. If you want to join, I have a promotional code you can use July 11-17 to receive a 20% discount. The magic number is:

On the show, I share my secrets for making great bias vines, and sharp concave and convex corners when you do needleturn appliqué. Then I demonstrate my technique of taking a photo and translating it into a work of art. Both projects I demonstrated on the show are nests. Members can download free patterns for both projects I demonstrated on the show.

You can also watch a slideshow of behind-the-scenes photos from the day I taped the show, or get a sneak peek by watching the trailer.

Aurifil’s July Designer of the Month, and a give-away

Allow me to introduce you to the Aurifil Designer(s) of the Month for July: Barb Persing and Mary Hoover from the design team Fourth & Sixth Designs. The name of their company comes from the fact that they are sisters, the fourth and sixth children of a close-knit family  from southern New Jersey.

You can read and in-depth interview with the two sisters on the Aurifil news page, and download the free project they designed. Isn’t it lovely? 

Remember, if you make any project from the design team, load a photo to our Aurifil Flickr group. This puts you in the running to win an Aurifil thread prize!

Mary and Barb lecture and teach, and are also the authors of StrataVarious Quilts: 9 Fabulous Strip Quilts from Fat Quarters (C&T Publishing, May 2008):

For more information on Fourth & Sixth Designs:


WE HAVE A WINNER! Geni in The Netherlands has won the Aurifil thread for July.
Each month this year, I’m going to be giving away a pack of Aurifil minispools (like the one shown above) when the new project is announced. Just leave a comment after this post telling me how old you were when you started quilting, I'll pull a name at random on Monday, August 1 at noon EST. The sampler pack includes great colors in different weights.