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Quilting For Show by Karen McTavish was written as a guide for any quilter looking for information about what is involved in quilting for show: what are some things you will need to know about entering your quilts in shows, what it takes to be an award winning quilter and what an award winning quilt looks like. The quilts displayed in this book are from first-timers to master quilters. These suggestions should help you feel informed and confident in your journey of entering your quilts in show.

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Quilting For Show
A Practical Guide to Successful Competition Quilting - Includes DVD

Author: Karen McTavish
Pages: 112
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: On-Word Bound Books
Cover: Soft

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What Does It Take To Win?

Karen McTavish gathers advice from best of show winners, talks to show judges, queries an AQS certified appraiser and teaches you some key quilting concepts to help you compete in show

DVD includes instructions on blocking, adding a sleeve, burying threads, quilting feathers, rope and cable, cross hatching and more.

Author Karen McTavishAbout the Author

Longarm machine quilting allows Karen to combine her two passions: Wholecloth and Trapunto. Karen specializes in crafting award-winning quilts using techniques which allow machine quilters to replicate traditional "hand quilted" effects. She has been featured on PBS's Quilt Central and HGTV's Simply Quilts. Her work has appeared in Joanne Line's books, Quilts from the Quilt Makers Gift #1 and #2, and numerous national magazines and journals. Karen has been a full-time professional longarm quilter since 1997 - supporting herself and her family through her craft

Karen lives on Lake Superior's North Shore, quilting and teaching from her studio and throughout the country. She has two children, Ally and Storm.

Table of Contents

 
Foreword 6-11
Introduction - Karen's Story, Quilt Spread: Clover Valley 12-15
Inspiration 16-35
Getting Started 16
Collecting Ideas for Inspiration 17-23
What Does the Quilt Say to You? 24-29
What Judges Want 30=35
Before the Show 36-55
Tips to Prepare Your Quilt for Show 36-37
Blocking and Sleeves 38-47
Protect Your Show Quilts 48-55
Into the Minds of Judges 56-85
Common Comments 57-59
General Suggestions 60=65
Fixing Problem Areas in Show Quilts 66-67
Jubilee 67-69
Burying Your Threads 70-73
Shows, Categories and Ethics 74-85
Quilting Concepts 86-107
Beginning Feathers - The Simple Feather Wreath 86-88
Intermediate Feathers - Elemental Quilting Pattern 89-93
Advance Feathers - Freehand Feathers 94-97
Quilting Rope and Cable 98-101
Straight Line Quilting - Chevron, Diagonal Lines, Piano Keys, Orange Peel, Wine Glass 102-107
Karen's Final Thoughts 108
Author Bio 108
Resources 109-111

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