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Thread: The Quilt Show

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    The Quilt Show

    Spent some time on the site and it looks like it might be worth signing up for. I signed up for the free membership, not sure about the paid one. Anyone reviews? Is it worth the money?
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    I have free membership also. Sometimes. Alex & Ricky very talented quilters. They very often have guests on showing techniques. I can not complain about it. They keep it interesting
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    I was a paid member at one time but I let it lapse. I work on the computer all day and I discovered that I was not interested in sitting at a computer to watch a show. I did get all the steps for the Sue Garmin 'Stars for a new Day' BOM. Have not completed it yet. I enjoyed it but just didn't like sitting at my computer to watch. Let it lapse because i was not watching.

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    I agree, I liked the show, but just never took the time to watch it.

    Now that I think about it, I wonder if I can watch it on my iPad. Hopefully they don't use flash....

    They do offer DVDs, that might be something to check into if you don't like watching on a computer.

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    I"m a free member as well and seldom watch the full episodes...but I do get their emails and they have a quilt jigsaw puzzle every friday which I enjoy...and frequently free videos in their emails/newsletters, which are informative
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    I'm a paid member. The shows are good, not rushed through the demos. I've learned a lot of useful tips from the guest quilters. I watch it on my Kindle Fire usually at night in bed when I can't sleep.
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    I bought the magazine subscription, but there are still things I'm not allowed to see. I don't like that, because a lot of their program on-line is that way and to see something that might be interesting (to me) and get an essentially "you don't belong" notice isn't pleasant. They ought to have two threads.. one for those who have paid it all and one for the rest of us! Their magazine every single month has a "cute" picture of Alexandra and Ricky on the front. I guess that's the fad since Ophra (spelling?) started it. I'd rather see a fantastic quilt... but that's probably just me... I'm not renewing my subscription.

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    I've been a paid member of TQS since they started up back in 2007(?).

    The great thing is you can watch the show at any time.
    When real life exploded last year, I didn't get a chance to watch a show for over a year.
    I've just been catching up recently - at my leisure, often at 3AM.
    I can watch it on my desktop, laptop, but most often sprawled on the couch in front of my TV.
    And the shows in the series that you paid for are available to you forever.

    As for sections of the site only available to paid members, seriously, do you think they went into this as a charitable venture?
    The sets and camera/sound crew etc all cost money to produce.
    Why shouldn't they charge for their product?

    Alex and Ricky have both done (separate from the shows but on the site) multiple online lessons in a variety of subjects, from FMQ to Alex's handquilting and motif drafting classes.
    Bernina has a TON of short videos on using different feet - not just applicable to Bernina owners.
    For every foot that Bernina has, I'm sure there's an equivalent one for a Pfaff or Janome.
    And on and on.
    Not to mention the Quilt Gallery, with uploaded photos of quilts that run the gamut from very beginner to that-should-be-in-Houston quilts.
    Their BOM's are gorgeous - and the subscription to the show is less than BOM patterns cost elsewhere.
    There are teacher videos from Jan Krentz and Libby Lehman and Sharon Pederson and other well-known, reputable quilters.
    I heard they're working on some deal with Sharon Schamber.

    I think it's great value for the money.
    Especially for those out there who don't get to go/aren't near guilds or shops and can't go to classes, or aren't able to go to quilt shows.....$42/year (I think I paid less this last time) is a great deal to be informed and check out new notions and techniques.
    I'm lucky that I do have the opportunity to do all those things, but I still really enjoy seeing the online shows.

    Talk about the value - people here (including myself) p### away the same money on 4 yards of fabric that are going to be sitting around, unused, in their stashes for years.
    At least this will get used. ;-)

    Oh, and you can buy a half year at a time if you want for around $24.

    So, yeah, never regretted it.
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    Personally, I wasn't impressed and I paid for a subscription. It was too foo foo for me. I really wasn't interested in video chats with quilt celebrities and what not. Very little instruction for what I was looking for.
    Laura

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    I was given a 6 month free membership by a friend when she renewed her membership...I enjoyed what I watched....and can still go and watch any of the shows from the 6 months I was a member...I would join if I could afford it....and maybe sometime in the future I will, but for now, my budget is too tight until I get caught up.

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