Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Quilt Show

I continue to make slow progress on my Crowns of Thorns. It's my traveling project so I only work on it when I'm getting together with friends. Pokey has to inspect them:


I guess the blocks passed muster. And okay, I hear ya all, I'll keep the reds in:


It's kind of funny. Even when I have perfectly sized triangles and squares, I'm still me. I don't need no stinking matching seams...

I've got news for you. I'm going to be a guest on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims. On the one hand, oh boy!!! and on the other, aaaaaagh!!! definitely mixed emotions and nerves there.

The Quilt Show is an internet tv show that is filmed in front of an audience of quilters. I'll be doing a demo of the letters and bringing some quilts for show and tell. The good thing about it being on the internet is that you don't have to live in the U.S. to see it.

I'll be going out for the taping in Boulder, CO in August. Luckily that's where my favorite uncle and aunt (you remember Janet, the quilter, who helped me out after surgery last fall) live so I'm excited about getting to see them.

Unfortunately, the tickets for the TQS taping are all gone - apparently they go FAST as soon as they are announced. The show won't be airing until 2011.

My computer connection is miserable right now. So I'll just sign off with that tidbit. Later!

41 comments:

Carol E. said...

and do you not care that a couple of triangles on that light yellow block are going in wonky directions? just asking..... (they're beautiful, by the way.)

Sujata Shah said...

Matching points is stressful and I don't like stress while quilting. It is supposed be relaxing and calming. Love your blocks!

Michele Bilyeu said...

Love the wonky and the mismatches the most. Great blocks, really. Pokey is gorgeous as usual and major congrats on the quilt show, the books and all! Just pretend you have an audience of naked cats...you'll do great!

belinda said...

Great...Great...Great Tonya! Love this block and YES...the red ones are a MUST keep!! I would like to try my hand at some of these blocks!

I'm excited about your Quilt Show date and book date! Excited...can't wait!! It just dawned on me when I went over to look at it (your book) that the cover is our 4 letter words we all made....clapping...clapping!!!

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KateKwiltz said...

You're going to be an Internet star! That's so cool! Congratulations!

connie said...

I love your blocks and I agree fully the reds are a must!!!

Congrats on the Internet show. I just saw Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims in Sister's at the quilt show and they are quite the performers. I had not seen them before. I hope you have a fabulous time!

Sharon said...

Congrats, that is so exciting. Will your book be out when this show airs?

Clare said...

That's ok then. No matching seams or points (breathes sigh of relief (grin)).

Congrats about the show. Pity you can't take les chats along to keep you company and calm your nerves though goodness only knows what would happen if Howler howled and the rest of them took off!

Glad you kept the red blocks in.

Mary said...

Love your photo of Pokey on your blocks.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

WOOHOO!!! How fun is that! Congrats!
Your sewing those crown blocks by hand? you rock.

Lee said...

hey great for you! questions when you cut your plaid fabrics do you stay on the lines? I have always had a phobia of plaids cause of crooked cutting.

Kathie said...

congrats how exciting is that,
I still love these blocks :)
Kathie

paula, the quilter said...

What date are they filming? I have tickets for the 10th and they are filming 2!! different shows -- are you one of them?

A Paperback Writer said...

Okay, this is AWESOME news that you get to be on the show.
I really like that deep red and blue block on the bottom, by the way.
And, I dropped by to invite you over to read my blogpost for 7/14/10, as I couldn't go to a Paul McCartney concert without thinking of you and the rest of the gang at least a few times, especially when he gave a tribute to George Harrison. Do drop over when you've got a minute.
And have tons of fun getting ready to be on the show!

A Paperback Writer said...

Oh, last night on the way home from the concert, I saw a license plate frame that made me think of you. It said "Utah Quilt Guild: We Cut Corners."
Cute.

Kona Bay Fabrics Blog said...

Tonya -

The blocks look super. And, of course, Pokey is sooooooooo pretty!

Keep on quilting!!

Douglas Eagleson
President
Kona Bay Fabrics
http://www.konabay.com

Mary Keasler said...

Well deserved congratulations!!!

Quinta da Quilter said...

Awesome!!! That is fantastic!! Way cool!

ROZ said...

Good luck on that show!

Kristin L said...

Congratulations! I hop you get to plug your book too! And, I am still loving the subtle little bits of almost matching fabrics in your blocks and the two rotated patches on the one block that does have all matching fabric. They're wonderful little surprises that keep it all just off balance enough that it won;t get boring or staid. :-)

Jennifer said...

i just found your blog, and i'm loving it. i'm a long time quilter, hoping to break into the wonky fever. everyone recommends your wonky house tutorial, but alas, i can't find it!!! could you please point me in the right direction? thanks ever so much!

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh, Pokey, you are a wonderful cat! Interesting to hear the details about the show. Do things like that make you nervous? How did it come about? Hearty Congratulations!

Marit said...

Tonya, that's exiting news. I am so looking forward to the release of your book, too. I love the colorful Crown of Thorn blocks you are working on. They look soft and pretty and friendly, too... (despite the name of the block)

quiltmom said...

Congratulations Tonya on your upcoming book and being on the quilt show. You do really fun stuff and are true to your style - I really like that about your work. I know when I see those fun letters and liberated quilts that they could be your unique work.
I love your new blocks with your cat- makes me smile.
Well done,
Regards,
Anna

Katie :o) said...

What fun! Congratulations! And... yup! Love the reds! ('Course, I love any shade of red...)

Gypsy Quilter said...

Soooo exciting! What a thrill to have such a great concept recognized. Good for you!!!

Diane said...

Thanks so much for taking my call yesterday. Judging from our conversation, you'll be a natural on "The Quilt Show." Good luck!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Can't wait to see you on the Quilt Show!
Pokey's eyes are beautiful:)

comicbooklady said...

awesome! that is great news being a guest on The Quilt Show!! Congrats!

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

Wow- congratulations! Ricky and Alex were here at the quilt show and I wish I'd been able to mention that I know you! I'm sure you'll be wonderful and have a fabulous time!

YankeeQuilter said...

Wheeeee...what do you mean we have to wait until 2011!!! The crowns look fun and Pokey looks marvelous of course!

qltmom9 said...

CoNgRaTs, on being on the quiltshow! That is SO cool.

Lucy~

laura said...

So excited 'bout the show, 'bout the book and now I'm excited that I found loads of plaid cotton shirts at our new Good Will that just opened up. Now to find out which color tag is 1/2 priced this week :)

9patchnurse said...

Love those blocks, Pokey has great taste! and OMG!! the Quilt Show?! That is SO exciting! I need to make sure my membership is current, I haven't been there for a little while but I can't wait to see your show! Congratulations. I am anxiously awaiting your book too! So much excitement!

Jean said...

Beautiful crown blocks! I know they're a lot of work, each and every one of them. I was a quilting addict for many years, always did my quilting by hand. Then knitting took over my life, and I'm currently addicted to that.

Hedgehog said...

Just love these blocks! Nice to see what you've been up to - and congrats on the TQS taping!

Betty said...

Beautiful

amymcgrady said...

Great blocks! But did you notice that some of your triangles are going in the wrong directions on the bottom center block? (yellow and blue). Sorry but it was the firs thing I noticed.

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Shelly said...

Wow Pokey has amazing eyes!