Keep your eyes peeled, we will be posting photos of many of the award-winning quilts.  Stay tuned!

Best of Show

Karen Kay Buckley and Renae Haddadin have captured Best of Show at Paducah 2015 with Majestic Mosaic. Ricky grabbed a quick picture during the ceremony.  Renae will be featured in Episode 1613 coming this June.  Click here to see more images of the quilt.

Click here to see complete list of winners and additional photos.


Janet Stone (our BOM 2014 Designer and Episode 1401 guest) won TWO awards.

2nd Place for A Letter Bit of Baaltimore and 3rd Place for Letter Carriers.


And congratulations to the Amazing Eight and Amazing Aztec-nicolor Dream which won 2nd place in the group category. Click here to learn more about the quilt.




TQS Current Show
With Sue Bleiweiss / Thomas Knauer

Show 1608 - Creating Unique Collage Quilts & Quilts with Meaning

A Day of Thread Play
with Libby Lehman

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Fun Projects

Margaret Miller (Episode 401) shows you how to create many variations throughout a quilt, using just one four-patch block.

Jan Krentz (Episode 1103) demonstrates how to work with and create usual designs using fabric with stripes.

Join the Strip Club...for quilters! Daniela Stout (Episode 1110) shares how fast and easy it is to go from a strip-sewn tube to quilt blocks.

Enjoy additional shows with over 200 teachers.

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Current Exhibits at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, Plus Spring Appeal

Listed below are the current exhibits at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. They run through July 5, 2015.  

The mission of the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles is to promote and celebrate the art, creators, craft, and history of quilts and textiles. It is the first museum in the United States to focus exclusively on quilts and textiles as an art form.  As with many museums, it depends on your support to keep its doors open.  The museum is currently trying to raise $75,000 as part of its Spring Appeal.  Help make a large impact in the quilt and textile community by donating now.
A Common Thread - the artwork of seventeen contemporary artists from across the United States who examine, and sometimes subvert, the centuries-old tradition of needlework. 
Kawandi Adventure: Quilts by Margaret Fabrizio - View Margaret's Kawandi-style quilts made from scraps and recycled clothing she collected in India.
Bedouin Textiles from the Collection of Robert and Joy Totah Hilden - learn about the rich woven history of the Arab nomads who have inhabited the Arabian Peninsula and elsewhere for millennia.
(Photo: Ten Thousand French Knots, 2010 (detail)
by Jeana Eve Klein
Cotton, 10,000 hand-stitched French Knots
Photo credit: Jenna Eve Klein )

520 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Tel: 408.971.0323, Fax: 408.971.7226

Museum and Museum Store Hours:
Wednesday to Friday 12pm – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am – 2:00pm; 2:30 – 5:00pm
First Friday of every month: Pay what you can 12 – 7pm and free 7pm – 9pm
(Except January and July)

The Museum is closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays.
The Museum is closed on Saturday and Sunday from 2:00pm to 2:30pm for staff meal break.

General: $8.00
Seniors and Students with ID: $6.50
Member and children 12 and under: Free

"Quiltonomics: The Real Cost of Quilts" by Jennifer Moore

Jennifer Moore has written a very interesting article about the real cost of quilting and the business behind it.  This article is packed with information about the quilting industry, the cost of "hand-made," and it discusses whether it is worth it to go into the "business" of quilting.  It's a long one, so sit back with your cup of coffee and learn more about your "hobby."

Click on "Learn More" to read the article.


On the Set with Lea McComas for Episode 1609: Transforming Quilts from Real Life

Alex and Ricky are joined by fiber artist, teacher and author, Lea McComas.  She shows them how she transforms her love  of travel, faces, and historical images into works of art.  Lea changes plain fabrics into realistic and vivid images and shares her love of antique textiles that she has picked up in her travels.

Episode 1609: Transforming Quilts from Real Life debuts on Monday, April 27, 2015.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow



Trailer 1609 - Lea McComas

Fiber Artist, Teacher and Author Lea McComas shows how she transforms her love of travel, faces and historical images into works of art. Her photo images are manipulated via cropping, changing value and color, and even using gray scale. From designing, constructing, and on through intricate stitch work, Lea changes plain fabrics into realistic and vivid images. She also shares some of the antique textiles she picked up in her travels. Plus, a bonus! Alex offers a clever method for facing a quilt while adding a built-in sleeve. This is a great technique for smaller quilts, when a common binding is too much.

Episode 1609 debuts on Monday, April 27, 2015. - Scrap Plus Quilt Along - Week 2

It's Week 2 at the Scrap Plus Quilt Along with Faith Jones and

This week it's time to put together the quilt top and to learn a bit about straight-line quilting.

Scrap Plus Quilt Along pattern by Faith JonesFresh Lemons Quilts.

Finished Size: 56” x 64”





Fabric Box Tutorial from Seaside Stitches with Tina Craig

You can make this adorable box, from Tina Craig at Seaside Stitches, in about an hour.  Start making them now and stockpile for Christmas!



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