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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



You can find TQS at:
http://www.thequiltshow.com
http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/blog.php
https://www.facebook.com/TQShow
https://twitter.com/thequiltshow

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84 comments:

Marti M said...

I am a quilt show member. Love it!

Anita in Florida said...

A wonderful giveaway! Good Luck All!

lefuntz said...

I love TQS. Last year I even flew to Colorado just to watch a taping of the show. Thanks for the chance to add a year to my membership.

Sewgirl said...

I have subscribed in the past, but am not a current subscriber. Thanks for the chance to win a new subscription!

Kathy Davis said...

I am not a member and never have been. I would love to though.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

WoolenSails said...

My membership is up this year, would love to win another year. It is nice to be able to check out shows and learn techniques.

Debbie

Robin said...

I have never actually been a member of TQS, but I have been considering it for quite some time. You may have just put me over the edge, even! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Kearstie Grenier said...

I have had a free membership in TQS for about 3 years. Love the content. Just recently got a limited Star membership that expires at the end of the year. I love it! Only wish I had more time to view more of the older videos- they're all fascinating.

Sandy Allen said...

I had a trial membership once, but at the time didn't have the funds to convert it to a full membership. I do still have the free membership.
Sandy A

ferne said...

I have been enjoying The Quilt Show for several years now and don't know what I would do without it. I can keep up with all the newest quilting fads and Alex and Ricky are such fun and friendly hosts with a lot to share themselves!

MoeWest said...

I am a current member and I think TQS is wonderful!

OhioLori said...

No...have never been a Member before...would be thrilled to win this Give-a-way!!! :)

Karen Propes said...

I was a member, but we had to move in with my MIL and our expenses went down, since my husband couldn't work and take care of her. Love to win. I miss it so much. Thanks for the chance.
ncjeepster@aol.com

Debbie said...

I love TQS! am currently a member and would love to win an extra year's subscription. Thanks!

Lora Martin said...

I've been a TQS member from the beginning and a Star member most of that time. It really is a great value and a great program.

Sue Niven said...

Yes please!

GranChris said...

I'm not a member. I watch it when they have the free weekend. I loved it when Alex was on HGTV. I miss that show.

ipatchandquilt said...

What a wonderful give away! The best one of this year!!!
I have never been a member of TQS, but I have been thinking about it. Maybe i should treat myself for my birthday next week!
Esther

Anita said...

I have never been a TQS member, but I would love to try!

Hilary Florence said...

Hi
No, I have not seen or been a member of TQS before, but it looks very interesting. Yes, please enter me for the draw

Wendy B said...

what a great giveaway....I'm always inspired by TQS's videos....so much to learn and so little time....a year's membership would be magic.
thank you xo :o)

RachelA said...

I have been a TQS member for many years and have also encouraged most of my quilty friends to join too. I think it's really good value.

RachelA said...

I have been a TQS member for many years now and encourage all my quilty friends t join too. Really good value. Thankyou for this giveaway opportunity.

Deb G. in VA said...

I have the free membership.

DebrafromMD said...

I love The Quilt Show and have been a member since the very beginning.

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

I'd love to test this out!

beaquilter said...

uhhh fun giveaway, doubt it would pick #1 though

Gene Black said...

I have a membership, but it expires in a few months. I would be delighted to extend it for another year. I have learned so many things and been inspired to try so many new things by watching "The Quilt Show"

Patti said...

Thanks for a chance to win. I have been a free TQS member for quite a while and I enjoy getting all of the quilting news they provide. Would love the upgrade to the Star Membership.

jinsnapp said...

I just joined TQS!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

I am a member but just get the free parts, great giveaway!

Josie McRazie said...

Great giveaway!! Thanks!!!

Chris Matsche said...

Thank you for the chance to win. This would be so great. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com

Donna W said...

I am a member of The Quilting Show and love it!

Sandy D said...

I am not a member of TQS. I do get their newsletter though. I enjoy building their puzzles too. I have often thought of becoming a member but never did.

Nessy said...

Great giveaway. Thanks

Jennifer said...

Looks like I'm going to have to sign up!! Thanks for fantastic tip!

Quilting Tangent said...

Not a member, but love checking out the free shows and doing the puzzles.
24Tangent@gmail.com

Tina said...

I'm Only A Basic Member, Would Love To Win. Thank you.

Shannon said...

I am not currently a member but would love to be one!

jrwork said...

Im not currently a member, was the first year and not totally impressed. Id live to try it again!

S Krulitz said...

I have been a subscriber a couple of times, I have always enjoyed TQS, full of good information.

Sharon K

Karen said...

I've had the free membership for quite a while but have never become a Star member. The site is great and I know I am missing out on a lot of great stuff.

Susan said...

I have only had a free membership to TQS. I would love to win a new full access subscription.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I think I've been a member almost from the beginning.

Donna Alonzo said...

I love The Quilt Show. I would really enjoy a free subscription.

Denise in PA said...

A very nice giveaway! There are a number of the shows I'd love to watch!

Becky said...

I've been a TQS member for a few years now. Love it!

arico AT earthlink DOT net

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I'm not a TQS member yet, this is all new to me and looks really exciting!

teachpany said...

I love TQS! I've had memberships in the past, but I'm just a regular member right now. I love the puzzles, and the news, and think Alex and Ricky are great! Thanks for the info.

Brenda said...

I am currently signed up for a 3-month trial membership, and would love to win a year's worth as money is a bit tight.

Jean said...

This sounds like fun, I've heard of it but haven't checked it out yet.

Kate said...

What a great give away! Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda E in AZ said...

It's a great resource for quilters. I'd love to have a free year, so thanks for the offer !!

Michelle said...

I am a charter member of TQS - I love it! Thanks for the chance to win a years renewal! Michelle

Rilene said...

I'm a TQS member and I love it!

Linda in Calif. said...

I've heard of TQS - but have never considered becoming a member or star member until reading this post.

Lee said...

I have never been a member but I would love it! thank you!

PK Sews said...

I'm a current TQS member, and I really enjoy the shows and all the resources on the site. Thanks for the great giveaway!

PK Sews said...

I'm a current TQS member, and I really enjoy the shows and all the resources on the site. Thanks for the great giveaway!

pasqueflower said...

I'm a TQS member, and I've been an Alex Anderson fan since her early Simply Quilts days.

Crickets Corner said...

A great giveaway. I'm not a member but would love to become one. Thanks for the chance.

Farm Quilter said...

I get their email, but I am not a Quilt Show member.

Beth said...

I am not a TQS member, but I would love to be--especially since the "Quilt Life" magazine has ceased publication.

Donna Cutting said...

I am a free member, I have been inspired to sew after reading TQS, so much to learn, thanks for giveaway

susan said...

I have been a TQS member for several years and I LOVE this show! So helpful, so informative, and so enjoyable! I would love to win a year's membership! Very worth the money!

susan said...

I am a TQS member and have liked their facebook page. Thanks for the entry!

susan said...

I liked your facebook page and love your blog! Thanks for another chance to win the TQS membership!

Pat S. said...

I love being a TQS member! Thanks sew much for this chance to win. :-D

Kathryn said...

I once was a Star member, but not at the moment. I'd love to get back to it. Thanks.

Emerauld said...

Interesting, I'm not a member and have not seen this before

Raewyn said...

I am a member too and love belonging... my membership expires soon and I would love to add to my subscription - thank you for the chance!

quiltzyx said...

I've been a member since the very beginning of TQS. Not currently a star member, so a free membership would be wonderful!

Hanke said...

I am a member and love it!

Eileen said...

I am a charter member! Even if I can't go on the forums as often as I used to, I still have lots of friends over there. A free membership would be wonderful!

quilter said...

TQS sounds great, never heard of it, but I may become a free member!
cork@pa.rr.com

Mary W Quilts said...

I'm a star member of TQS. Love it!

Janet said...

I've been a subscriber to TQS since day one - I'm up for renewal in a couple of months and would love to win a year's subscription!

Thanks for the opportunity!

Nancy said...

I would love to be a member of TQS

Tabitha Keener said...

I'm just a regular member but I would love to have the star access! Thanks for the giveaway!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Kathy E. said...

I am not a TQS member, past or present! But, I would love to win to be one!

Claudia Davis said...

I am currently a member with a free membership, but would love to win a full membership!

Debbie P said...

TQS has great programs! Love the show!

john hutchens said...

I have never been a member but would really like it