Sunday, February 24, 2019

Today is the Day

Today I am the "Guest Artist" on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims. We taped last August in Denver, that sure seems like a long time ago. They tell you to bring the quilts that "tell your story" so I did.

NOTE: If you are a Star Member of The Quilt Show, you can watch the show now:  "My" Show  If you are not a Star Member, next Sunday I will have a link for you--the show will be free for you from March 3-10 with the link.

On Set:


Hello, Old Friend--this quilt was on loan from the Corporate Collection of  Quilts Inc, Red and White--By the Numbers:


One of my Favorites, A-Round With My Friends:


 Another of my very most Favorites, Pieces of the Past:


Stars in a Time Warp, yes, another Favorite:


If you are a Star Member of The Quilt Show, meaning you are a subscriber--the fee is $49 a year--you can watch the show today and for as often as you want for the foreseeable future. If you are not a Star Member, I will have a Code and Link for you next Sunday, March 3, which will allow you to see my show FREE for one week, March 3-10. You will only get the Link here on my blog on March 3. I hope you will want to watch.

Long before I started helping out with the Forum for The Quilt Show, and a few other little jobs, I became a fan of the show. It is a world-wide quilting community, like a really big guild, and there is so much content on the site. Of course, there are new hour-long shows every two weeks--I have watched them all and go back to some of them from time to time. But so much more. I wrote about why you should seriously become a Star Member here: What The Quilt Show Offers You

By the time you see this Blog, I will have watched "my" show--maybe even getting up really early to see how it looks. I might be just a little nervous to see myself...

The time on set flies by, and I know there is really good editing. The Staff and Crew are top-notch professionals--they make it look so easy. The camera crew works for several TV shows you would know, including with Oprah, so they know their stuff.  And the tapings happen at a first-class Film Production Studio in Denver, a very large facility.

In front of "Joyful Journey", probably my most Favorite:

With Shelly Heesacker, Producer Extraordinaire
The shows are taped before a live audience. Here is where they will sit:

It was interesting to see that part of the show, how the audience is kept entertained during the several hours it takes to get everything ready to tape. And, off camera, they got to ask me questions.

Alex and Ricky are friends of mine--have been for years. Still, it was never on my "bucket list" to be a guest--it simply never crossed my mind. BUT, when they ask: "Would you like to be a Guest on the Show?" there is only ONE answer: "Of course!"

My 15 minutes of fame perhaps. I  hope you enjoy it.

Let's Quilt,

Barbara

22 comments:

  1. �������� Proud to know you!

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  2. Congratulations on your show! I was a student of yours many years ago. You gave me a wonderful start on my quilting journey. Diane

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  3. Whoop! Whoop! That is so exciting the airing is finally ere! I'd love a code to watch, Barbara!!

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    1. Next Sunday I will share the code for everyone to watch.

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  4. Hooray! I have been looking forward to "your" show on TQS. Congratulations and thank you for all of your guidance and help with the TQS BOMs.

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  5. So exciting! Congratulations!!

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  6. Great show. Thanks for the tips. I have struggled with drawing that vertical line when joining the binding pieces at the end. No more, thats genius, drawing the line first off. Thanks again.

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    1. One of those "why didn't I think of that" things--I draw the line as I make the binding, even if it's 4 years before I get around to sewing the binding on the quilt. No more struggle!

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  7. How fun to see you on the show. You are such an integral part of TQS - it is nice to see Alex and Ricky acknowledge your contributions. Loved the after set.

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  8. How wonderful to see and hear you on The Quilt Show Barbara. I have been quilt making for about 30 years learned most of the tricks you showed, BUT I love the way you added and joined the binding. Mine usually comes out spot on, but it is a more difficult process, so I am now going to do it your way!~Thank you!

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    1. Isn't it fun to learn a new trick? We keep learning all the time.

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  9. Barbara, my hubby's aunt, who was my second quilting mentor, was an avid supporter of The Quilt Show. She would have me come watch an episode with her now and then. I look forward to seeing your episode when the code is available. This is an honor well deserved for you!
    I love your work--such amazing quilts!

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    1. What special memories with your aunt. Thank you for your kind words and support.

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  10. I really enjoyed seeing your quilts and work over the years along with great stories that seem to emerge from great quilters & teachers. I just love your work and your quick work tutorials are fabulous! Thanks, Barbara!

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  11. Barbara! I sat in eager anticipation and excitement as I watched you this week! What an awesome experience! Side note... my first year to attend Houston festival was the jubilee year! I didn't know you then or the fact you were honored with having done the commemorative quilt! And little did I know one day I would call you my friend... so glad we are!! Congrats on your achievements!!!

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