Does your holiday look need a bit of fun and color?  Jen shows you how to make a fast and easy necklace using marbles and fabric.  This is a great idea for getting the kids involved in the celebration and in the fabric. 

Alex introduces the Summer Quilt Project: Blooms for Julie

Come join us as we make Blooms For Julie, our dazzling Summertime Quilt Project. You need to be a Star Member to get the this FREE pattern. This updated and freshly modern quilt - which measures 66" x 80" - was designed by Jan Magee, and is based on a scrappy version she made for her mother (I'll give you one guess at her name...).  We just fell in love with the new design and know that you will too. 

The first of four pattern installments will come in early July.  Subsequent pattern installments will air on the first of each month.  The TQS Shop has a limited number of kits available for a super deal of a price ($159.95). The kit includes a roll of Quilters Select Appli-Web Plus (a $21.99 value), an ultra-lightweight webbing backed with heat resistant paper (you are going to love it!). Order your kit today! 

Kits will be shipped starting July 6. 

Bonus!  Whether or not you purchase the kit, be sure to download our Introduction Packet, to get all the yardage and other supplies you will need to be ready right away. 

TQS Current Show
With Renae Haddadin / Barbara Polston

Show 1613 - A Quilter’s Journey

Brenda Ratliff owns a quilt store, an online site, and writes a blog. She designs fun new fabrics and has a brother who won a pastry award on the Food Network and has created 3 special pie recipes for you. 

Skillbuilder Studio

Renae Allen gives you the tips, techniques and secrets of Machine quilting in this 2 hour DVD. Star members can see these online detailed lessons FREE through December 31, 2015. Watch as often as you want to get the techniques perfected.

Look for a new DVD coming from Renae in July!

Star Members may watch the DVD online for FREE through December 31, 2015.



Latest Quilt Puzzle

This is actually the back of Renae Haddadin's quilt, Sugar and Spice, but it is so beautiful, you'd be hard put to tell that it's not a front.

Star Members can watch Renae in Show 1613: A Quilter's Journey.


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Blooms for Julie: Part 1

It's summer, and time to make a fun and fresh quilt while the days are long and sunny.  Blooms For Julie is a quilt we know you are going to love making AND having around for years to come.  As you know, TQS loves to share beautiful quilts with you, but we also want to increase your skills.  This quilt fills both bills, and then some! 


In this month's lesson, Jan Magee's version of Whirling Squares will teach you how to tackle those pesky partial seams.  So, get your things together and let's start sewing!


TQS Talks to Daniela Stout at Spring Market

TQS visits with Daniela Stout as she talks about her three new lines of batik fabrics (lucky woman!).  Star Members can watch Daniela in Show 1110: Come to the Strip Club ... Rated G!

Click here to order Sunburst pattern.

Okan Arts Visits with Artist Julie Paschkis


Okan Arts visited with artist and designer Julie Paschkis in her home in Washington. Julie has a fascinating background, which includes the studying of folk arts and crafts in Norway and a BFA from the School for American Craftsmen at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology).  

Julie is a designer for In The Beginning Fabrics and she also produces greeting cards for Trader Joe's.

Click here to read the full article.

Click here to visit Julie's website.


Get Creative with Jen: Standing Strong Quilt & Quilts of Valor

It's almost the 4th of July.  Are you feeling patriotic?  Learn all about how you can honor a service man or woman by making Jen's Standing Strong Quilt. This quilt meets the standards for the Quilts of Valor Foundation and is created by easily piecing together 2.5" strips of fabric!  


Alex Has a New Book - "All Things Quilting"

Alex has put it all together in one place. From first step to last stitch, Alex's new book, All Things Quilting, covers everything for today's quilter. Expand your quilting experience and fatten your tool belt with Alex's newest baby.

Alex is pretty excited - watch what she has to say.  Click here learn more and to get your autographed copy.

Enter to Win "Not Fade Away" Conference Tickets

Looking for something to do this summer? Don't miss this great opportunity to spend a weekend learning how to pass on your quilting legacy with the creative folks of Quilt AllianceThree winners will be chosen at random, and each will receive a pair of tickets* to attend the Quilt Alliance’s educational and inspirational conference, Not Fade Away: Sharing  Stories in the Digital Age, to be held on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia.
*Tickets do not include the Saturday night Fundraising Dinner.

Deadline to enter: Sunday, July 5 at 12:00 Midnight EDT. Winners will be drawn on Monday, July 6, and will be announced on the Quilt Alliance Facebook page by 5:00 pm EDT that day.

This fun and inspirational conference will include these activities and much, much more:

Hear 2015 Keynote Speaker: Marin Hanson –“One Hundred Good Wishes Quilts: Commemorating and Documenting Adoptions from China”
• Learn how to self-publish a book about your own quilts
• Listen to curators and historians discuss how family trees can provide clues to quilt history
• Make creative quilt labels with quilt artists Leslie Tucker Jenison & Michele Muska
• Meet the people doing cutting-edge oral history projects on today’s quilters
• Hear about the history and future of the Quilt Barn Trails project

To find out more about the event click here. 

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