That’s Showbiz

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It’s official, Buckeroos and Buckerettes!

My episode of The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson will be airing on Monday, July 2nd. Yippeee!

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Here’s the THS on my episode. While promoting a previous segment of their show at the 2010 International Quilt Festival, Ricky and Alex (shown above) asked if I’d be interested in filming a full episode at their Colorado studio in August of 2011.

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Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson

Without hesitation, I said “Yes.” We all shook hands, hugged and celebrated in the joy of our reconnection at Festival. You can see by the looks on their faces, that my decision made them both very happy.

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Oh . . . and it made me real happy too.

Because I’m psychic, I know what you’re thinking.

You’re wondering what I my episode is going to be about.

You’re wondering if it is going to be about applique, piecing, quilting, embroidery, gardening, photography, collecting or song writing.

Unfortunately, if you were wondering any those things, then your mind was wandering way off in the wrong direction, but if you really want to know what my episode it about, then take a look below.

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That’s right kids. I’m covering embellishments. Isn’t that cool?

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My episode is divided into a number of segments, but the two major portions focus on embellishing with beads and buttons.

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I offer viewers tips, techniques and advice on working with embellishments. Along with all the technical stuff, you’ll get to see dozens of ways of creating magic across the surface of your quilt.

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I am so excited about this late-breaking quilty news, I can barely stand it and can hardly believe this is actually happening. I’d pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming—but I bruise easily.

The Quilt Show staff told me that more information will be forthcoming as they get closer to the air date. As soon as I learn more, I’ll share it with you.

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I hope you’ll mark your calendars so that you can share in my celebration!

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I still have more news to share, but have some Magic Camera Monday business to take care of before I can let you in on it.

I went to the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden yesterday and boy, do I have some amazing things to show you.


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24 Responses to “That’s Showbiz”

  1. Sherry Says:

    I can’t think of anyone (well, maybe Jim G & Nickilee) that love embellishments as much as you. I’ve got you noted on my social calendar! CONGRATS!

    • Tom Russell Says:

      Hi Sherry, Thanks! I appreciate your support. I am excited to see the show. They said I did well, so I guess we’ll see on July 2nd.

      I am happy to hear that you are going to be joining me for the celebration. Maybe we should wear something sparkly for the occasion. What do you think?

      xxxooo 🙂

  2. Wendy Drew Says:

    I’m sooooo excited!!!! I can hardly wait to see it!!!!! The most talented expert on embellishments (not to mention many other talents) on The Quilt Show!!! WOW, this is like a kid waiting for Christmas!!!! Congratulations and thank you for doing the show and sharing your talent!!

    • Tom Russell Says:

      Hi Wendy, I am excited too. It’s seems like I filmed that show a lifetime ago and in some ways it was.

      It will be fun to see the responses to the show. I had a blast doing it and hope to have the opportunity to do it again.

      Thanks for your support and enthusiasm. Christmas is definitely coming in July for both of us.

      Have a wonderful day!

  3. kathycolvi Says:

    Its on my calendar for sure – Isn’t that vacation day worthy?!!!!!
    hmmmmmmm – YUP it sure is!

    • Tom Russell Says:

      Hey you! Yes, it’s vacation day worthy—that’s for sure. I think this is going to be the beginning of another exciting adventure.

      I’m glad you’ll be able to share it with me.

      xxxooo 🙂

  4. tenngram Says:

    WHOO-HOO! I’m ready for it!!

    • Tom Russell Says:

      Hey there, Whoo-Hoo! is right along with Yippee! and Yee Haw!

      I can already tell that July 2nd is going to be a barn burner of a day.

      Thank for sharing in my joy.

      Have a rootin-tootin day, partner!

      • Judy Ayers Says:

        Tom, could you please tell me the type and model of your camera…I have camera envy….I have numerous cameras but would love doing macro work like yours….Judy Ayers, Orange,Tx.

  5. Diane Says:

    So…you are the first episode of Series 11! I’ll get out the button tins…

    • Tom Russell Says:

      Hi Diane, Yes, I guess I am. How cool is that?

      I think that sounds like a excellent idea, but I have so many buttons I’d have to bring out the button barrel. 🙂

      Have a wonderful day!

  6. Jackie Corsi Says:

    Can’t wait………’s going to be a great episode, possibly even the best yet!!! I’ve been waiting for this for ages and am so delighted. Many many congratulations! I absolutely refuse to wish my life away but it’s going to be tough to wait for it! Love and hugs from the UK.

  7. Jackie Says:

    Whoo Hoo, I’ve marked it in my calendar and will be watching. Hope you wave to your BFF’s. Have fun and enjoy, everyone will be so impressed.

  8. jayardi Says:

    • • • Well, it’s about time! Sure hope you’ll be able to share the link with us again. Otherwise, I may have to purchase a real membership just to see you in action.

    Looking forward to the show and seeing your smiling face again.

    • Wendy Drew Says:

      The membership is worth every penny, at least for me. I get overwhelmed with inspiration when I watch the shows.

    • Tom Russell Says:

      Hi Jayardi, If they promote this show like the last one, I should be able to provide a preview link to my episode. I think that is part of the information that is to come.

      This is going to be fun. Watching the show with my BFFs will be one of my best days ever!

      xxxooo 🙂

  9. Diane in Texas Says:

    YOWSA! CAN’T WAIT!!! The Sew-Ho’s and I will be here retreating – we’ll watch it together! With buttons…and beads…and popcorn!

  10. Nikki Brackin Says:

    Will definately be watching!

  11. Paul Leger Says:

    Cannot wait to see you on the red carpet

  12. Wendy Drew Says:

    Do you have book out on embellishments that I am unaware of ? If you don’t yet hurry up and get it written. I can’t buy it until you write it 🙂 You don’t have a secret doooo you? Hmmmmm?

  13. Cyn Strang Says:

    What wonderful news! Your tease photos are fabulous, too! Congrats!

  14. Carla Says:

    Marked my calendar! Can’t wait.

  15. Donna Says:

    I am very proud of you Tom!!!! I am rooting you on and cheering all the way!!!

  16. Nancy Watson Says:

    Do you have a book about your beading methods? Oh please, oh please say you do………

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