Where Are Ricky and Alex?

How Much is Steven Spielberg Selling His Yacht For?

Alex and Ricky are in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. They are teaching at the Ricky Tims Super Seminar. So what did the crew do the day before the seminar? And the answer about Steven Spielberg's yacht is in the short slideshow. 

Click on the picture to start the slideshow and see the store Once Upon a Quilt and Steven Spielberg's yacht.

 

Visit Tula Pink's Historic Home and Studio

Tula Pink bought an old farmhouse outside of St. Louis and turned it into a showcase for her work.

TQS Current Show
With Janna Thomas


Show 1803 - It's All in the Border

STITCH PLACEMENT TUTORIAL FROM LAURA WASILOWSKI

Laura was asked how she decides on the hand embroidery stitches used on her small art quilts. Here is a  tutorial on stitch placement which shows you how to use it to create the focal point in a design.

 
 
Star Members can watch Laura in Show 303: Fearless Fusing and Show 1009: "Stamp Out" Fabric.
 
(photo: Laura Wasiloski)

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A Fun Quilt Top for a Kid

While we were working in our offices behind Alden Lane Nursery in California, one of Alden Lane's employess came by with this quilt top in progress. It is a great quilt for a kid. It has articles that have been part of the child's life and will be a real meaningful quilt as the child grows up. Take a look and be sure to click the magnifying glass to zoom in closer.

Click on the picture to see the whole quilt

 

 

TQS Members Show Their Team Spirit

Here's a look at some of our TQS member's quilts featuring some of their favorite teams...and it's not limited to the NFL.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

 

Practice Your Free Motion Quilting with Lori Kennedy

Lori Kennedy, the author of 12 Essential Skills Every Quilter Must Know, walks you step by step through the creation of her "Dizzy Daisy" pattern which is great background filler for any quilt.

 

 

The Quilts of Janna Thomas

Janna Thomas finds much of her quilting inspiration in flowers and antique stitchery designs.  Her lovely quilts reflect this inspiration.

Star Members can watch Janna in Show 1803: It's All in the Border.

 

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

 

Would You Make a 27-foot Quilt? Terrie Hancock Mangat Did

Terrie Hancock Mangat's quilt, "Medicine Bough Mountain Retreat, 2015" is a 27-foot, 3-part quilt.  Terrie uses color, texture, pattern, zippers, scraps, and even carabiners that are used for mountain climbing.  The quilt has just been hung in the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, NM.

Click here for more information regarding Terrie's quilt.

Star Members can watch Terrie in Show 708: Surface Delights.

Click here to visit Terrie's Home and Studio.

Click here to visit Terrie's quilting retreat.

(photos: The Harwood Museum of Art and Liz Neely)

Here's a closeup.

 


 

 

 

International Quilt Festival Call for Entries

In the next two months, the IQF will begin accepting submissions for three exhibits debuting at Quilt Festival in Houston, November 3-6, 2016!

To give you some idea of what theses exhibits are about, here are entries from previous shows (the themes are the same for 2016).

"Hands All Around"
A showcase for current international quilt design.

Registration open: February 1
Deadline to enter: April 20



"In Full Bloom"
An exhibit of floral-themed quilts in all styles.

Registration open: March 1
Deadline to enter: April 29

"Tactile Architecture"

A long-running exhibit of architectural-themed quilts.

Registration open: March 15
Deadline to enter: May 26

 

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