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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Quilt Show, aka TQS and a Giveaway

I'm delighted to be able to share some current insights on The Quilt Show (TQS) with you today, as well as a giveaway from TQS.

For those that may not be aware of TQS, it is like a quilting magazine, but with videos and more!  Ok, it is better than a quilting magazine, as it has more to offer and you are going to want to view it over and over and over again!  And, now when you subscribe you not only get to view episodes that are released during your subscription period, but you also get access to previously released episodes!

The Quilt Show

Even free memberships at TQS can have fun.  Check out the free episodes, plus their blog for great tutorials, inspiration and fun.  

While every quilter should belong to TQS, which is completely FREE, there are a lot of reasons to become a Star Member of TQS from getting unlimited access to shows which you can watch at your leisure and watch again and again, even if your subscription expires!   There are also special events that only Star Members can participate in.  For example:

Starting, October lst, a Machine Quilting Skillbuilder Studio  video with Renae G. Allen will be available to Star Members through December 31st, 2014.   This is one of the bonus tutorials offered this year. 

note:  If you are on a MAC or have problems viewing this embedded video, you can click thru to watch it directly in YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72DuzFgoXKU

And Star Members currently have access to the Becolourful DVD with Jacqueline de Jonge, through October 31st, 2014.

New episodes are released every two weeks.  And, this is the 15th year TQS has been helping to make our world of quilting so wonderful!  That means there are already approximately 189 episodes that you Star Members can watch!  These episodes cover a range of topics, with interviews, tips & tricks, and loads of inspiration with Designers, Teachers, and Award Winning Quilts.  While you may think 189 episodes is more than you may want to watch right now, you may want to prioritize viewing certain episodes based on your interest (e.g. free-motion quilting, color, precision piecing, Applique', specific Designers or Teachers, etc.).  For example, here are some of the episodes on Free Motion Quilting that I'm wanting to watch this Fall:

Episode #112 - Threadplay and Sheer Ribbon Illusions (Libby Lehman), released November 2007

Episode #202 - Antique Linens and Textile Revival (Cindy Needham), released January 2008

Episode #308 - Artistry on a Long Arm (Gina Perkes), released October 2008

Episode #509 - Machine Quilting Magic (Joanie Zeier Poole), released October 2009

Episode 609 - Freeform Feathers and Happy Endings (Bonnie Browning / Judy Woodworth), released April 2010

Episode #1004 - "Painting" with Thread (Nancy Prince) released February 2012

Episode #1201 - The ABC's of (Award-Winning) Quilted Feathers (Sue Nickels), released January 2013

Episode #1306 - No-Pin Curves and Quilting "Modern" (Sheila Frampton Cooper / Angela Walters), released September 2013

Episode #1506 - Two Amazing Women and the Power of Quilting (Lisa Sipes / Nola Emerie), released September 2014

Star Members also get access to a new  FREE BOM every year.

Star Members also get access to various FREE classes.  There is even an online class, for those interested in free-motion quilting, with Patsy Thompson, which was released in September 2010.  The most current class for Star Members is for the stunning "Lady of Shallot" design, with Ricky Tims.

To clarify, all quilters should join the FREE TQS membership as you do get access to quite a bit of fun free videos, blog and more.  But the Star Membership is always packed great episodes, free BOMS, classes, and other great opportunities for learning and inspiration.  Hopefully you'll agree with SewCalGal in that the Star Membership is really a great value too!  Plus you can watch the episodes at your liesure and as often as you would like.

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Did I Mention A Giveaway?

 The Quilt Show is giving away a ONE YEAR membership to one lucky follower of SewCalGal, anywhere in the world!   To enter, followers can complete the Rafflecopter form and leave a comment on this post.  And, if you want more entries there are also a few extra ways to earn an extra entry (e.g. like TQS on Facebook)

SewCalGal will use Rafflecopter to randomly select one winner   announced here on Friday, October 10th.  The winner will be given a code that they can redeem for a ONE YEAR month membership to The Quilt Show (or add ONE YEAR to their existing membership).  This giveaway is open to followers, any where in the world.

Click here to use the Rafflecopter Form to enter this giveaway

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