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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Quilt Show

Do you subscribe to The Quilt Show? If not, why not?  I really wonder why it took me so long to subscribe to The Quilt Show.  But I'm now hooked and really enjoy being able to watch this delightful show at my liesure. And, I'm very impressed with the inspirational designers that Alex and Ricky have on their show!

On average, it seems that The Quilt Show releases ~12-13 new shows each year, each ~45 minutes long.  I love how you can stop/start these shows and watch them again and again.  I also love that there are no commercials and that while they have a primary guest, they also have multiple guests on each episode. 

With your subscription, like a magazine, you get to view all episodes of The Quilt Show released during your subscription.  Sadly, past episodes are not viewable to new subscribers, but can be purchased for a nominal fee. There are many wonderful episodes, but some that caught my eye are:

{above} David Taylor (#406)

{above} Melinda Bula (#501)

{above} Jan Krentz (#506)

In addition to being able to view current and past episodes, members have access to various Projects:  There are many delightful projects, many are free like this beautiful stenciled table runner by EstherAliu.

Members are also inspired via Contests, and  Challenges.  A fun current contest is "Feeling Groovie: The Big Love Quilt Contest", which subscribers still have time to enter.  But I also love that subscribers can view all the entries of current and past contests & challenges.  For example, the Table Runner Contest has recently closed but all of the inspirational entries are viewable: 

There is also a delightful Quilt Gallery where various quilts can be viewed by members.

And, there are Classrooms that subscribers can participate in, with a variety of teachers: 
Jan Krentz, Jenny Beyer, Patsy Thompson, Ricky Tims, Alex Anderson, etc.

Clearly, there are many benefits of subscribing to The Quilt Show than I can list.  And, The Quilt Show also has many freebies for non-subscribers.  So, if you have not yet subscribed, I recommend you check out The Quilt Show soon and consider subscribing.  I do think you will enjoy The Quilt Show, as I have.

And, if you are on Facebook, you may also want to become a Fan of The Quilt Show


Nedra said...

Another wonderful benefit of The Quilt Show is that you can download two free BOM patterns each year. This year I am part of a group making the Star Crazy Quilt designed by Sue Garman. The patterns are worth the yearly membership fee alone.

Linda and Piwacket said...

My favorite is the sunflower quilt posted above. I don't subscribe at this point. In fact, I've let all kinds of subscriptions run out, but hope to pick some back up as my circumstances adjust and improve. I always love reading your take on things!

Cynthia said...

I had never heard of the show! Thanks for letting us know about it. Beautiful quilts!

Sophie said...

Thanks for leaving your blog site for us at the American Quilter's Society to read, it's a great blog. Check our facebook page on Friday to find out the winner of the Blog-of-the-Week!

You do beautiful work; keep it up!