Pretty Planet #2 by Laura Wasilowski
Today the film crew from The Quilt Show arrives to shoot a “segment” in my classroom at Sisters OR. That’s film talk for my friend Shelly asking me questions. And expecting intelligent answers after I’ve taught all day.
Put your scrim to your Timtex Pretty Planet people.
One thing I plan to talk about is my Pretty Planet Quilts workshop. We’ll discuss the mystery of scrim on batting, hand embroidery on fused quilts, and how to make your quilt round……like our planet!
Stay tuned to see when it will air on TQS and if I sound intelligent.
One more thing. If you’d like to make your own Pretty Planet quilt, please join my class at Quiltfest Palm Springs October 9. If you sign up for any of my classes at Quiltfest, you’ll get a free copy of my pattern and DVD Leaves in a Whirl. It’s like getting 2 classes for the price of one!
Are you fans of famous quilters, Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims? Then you know all about The Quilt Show, the web TV show that they host. This weekend, March 20 – 22, they are celebrating International Quilting Weekend by opening all of their shows from the first nine series– shows 100-1513.
This means that, for three special days, everyone will have the chance to view over 200 episodes of The Quilt Show, featuring some of the quilting world’s leading artists, for FREE. (Sometimes I just watch cause I’m lonely in the studio.)
Ricky and Alex at their best.
And there are prizes!!!! This year’s sponsors are contributing over $5000 in prizes, including the Grand Prize, a BERNINA 550 QE. (Love my BERNINA!) Other prizes you have a chance to win are:
- Innova – Have your quilt professionally quilted ($500 value)
- Superior Threads – five $100 gift certificates
- RJR Fabrics – a Delicious Selection of RJR Fabrics
- AccuQuilt – GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter
- Missouri Star Quilt Company – $500 in Quilter’s Cash plus signed copies of Volume 1 of Block Magazine and Man Sewing Swag
And, as long as you’re looking for something fun to watch on The Quilt Show, check out my episodes #303 and #1009. Yes, I have episodes. They are free as are so many other terrific shows.
Libby’s Leaves (detail) by Laura Wasilowski
This is what I like about The Quilt Show: they care about people in the quilting community. If you follow their daily blog, you’ll see previews of the quilts made to raise money for Libby Lehman’s medical expenses. If you have moment, go to this link on The Quilt Show. You’ll see a video of me talking about my Inspired by Libby quilt.
On The Quilt Show set.
The winner of the 6 month membership to The Quilt Show is…. Sophie. I know you’ll love viewing all the different artists talking about their work and seeing all the great ideas people have on TQS. This recent membership gift is from Alex and Ricki who gave it to me during the BERNINA reunion this year. Thanks to them!
They also mentioned another special on membership that will happen next year. I’ll keep my ears on high alert about this special and keep you informed.
Do I look a little tense here? Maybe it’s because Ricky Tims of The Quilt Show is strong arming me into giving you something from TQS.
Here we have Alex Anderson begging Frieda to help me out too. What are they asking? They ask that I give away another free 6 month membership to The Quilt Show. So here’s your chance. Leave a comment on why you’d like a free membership and you may be the lucky winner! Please do it fast. I’m feeling a lot of pressure.
Justin, Ricki, Alex, and me on the set of the quilt show.
And the winners of 6 month memberships to The Quilt Show are: Suzanne Yerks and Judith Anderson. May you enjoy the Quilt show as much as the rest of us do. And thanks to a lovely reader who donated the memberships. May she live long and prosper!