We want to celebrate the life of Richard Tims, Ricky's beloved father. Richard was a grandfather, great-grandfather and dedicated quilter.

Ricky interviewed his Dad and showed some of his quilts in this clip from Show 211 in 2008.

Class is Now Open to Everyone

Lynn's book, Patchwork Math Using Quilting Design Components, is available in the TQS Shop. Learn how to create a flawless square-in-a-square block. Click on the photo to go to class!  Lynn's classes are free to all members.

Which Type of Person Are You?

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Learn Quilt Block Names With This Fun Game

Do you know the name of this block? Jinny's game will help you learn.



TQS Current Show
With Becky Goldsmith

Show 1704 - Color Challenges and a Quickie Quilt

Free Taping Tickets Available Now! October 2015

A New 2 Hour Class For You! Feather Fundamentals

FREE for Star Members! Renae Allen demonstrates how to quilt essential feather patterns, with nine basic but gorgeous designs found on the Skillbuilder 2 practice panel.  Renae has designed a "Practice Panel"  to help you improve your technique by tracing the designs.The practice panels are available to anyone.


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 Come join us as we make Blooms For Julie, our dazzling Summertime Quilt Project. Click here for more info.


Latest Quilt Puzzle

"Garden at My House" is a wonderful, whimsical quilt by Becky Goldsmith.  Star Members can watch Becky in Show 1704: Color Challenges and a Quickie Quilt.

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Trailer 1705 - Louisa Smith

Louisa Smith loves creating designs, and especially tessellations.  She is fascinated by the work of M.C. Escher, and she demonstrates how to make one of her patterns, called the “Tootsie Toaster,” which is derived from a tessellating curved hexagon.   Her “Tootsie Toaster” pattern is being made available as a free gift to TQS members.  Louisa also loves Dupioni silk, and currently works mostly with the lustrous fabrics.  Louisa, who was a guest on TQS previously (Episode 204), shares a fun new technique she calls “Double Vision,” which came to her while doodling during a car trip.  Louisa uses the “Hugs and Kisses” pattern elements (circles and diamonds) to illustrate her new technique.  She discusses both fused and pieced options. Also during the show, Ricky shares some ideas for basting quilts.

Star Members can watch Show 1705: Louisa Smith's Double Vision when it debuts August 31, 2015.

On the Set with Louisa Smith for Show 1705

Louisa Smith joins Alex and Ricky on the set to demonstrate her pattern, "Tootsie Toaster," to talk about Dupioni silk, and to share her fun new technique which she calls "Double Vision."

Star Members can watch Show 1705: Louisa Smith's Double Vision when it debuts August 31, 2015.

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Quilters Select™ Batting Eliminates Spray Basting!

Watch as Alex demonstrates how easy it is to use Select Soft Cotton batting from Quilters Select™. This batting features a temporary, two-sided water-soluble fusible coating, which eliminates pinning and controls stretching and movement during embellishing.

Quilters Select is sold only in Quilt Shops. Call your local shop to see if they carry Quilters Select batting. If not, have them contact Quilters Select or Floriani.

Click here to learn more about Select Soft Cotton.

Join Alex and Her Friends for Quilting in the Garden at Alden Lane

It's almost time for "Quilting in the Garden" at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore.  Alex will be there; will you? This year's featured artist is Freddy Moran and guest artist is Sally Collins.  The quilt show takes place the weekend of September 26th and 27th and is free!


To whet your appetite, here's a video from last year's show.

Dressing Up at Comic-Con

Some costumes are made by amateurs, some by professionals, some are actual props, and some are "actual" people, but whatever they may be, they are always interesting. Watch creativity run wild and enjoy the fascinating people and their costumes as TQS walks the floor of Comic-Con 2015.

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Easy Patchwork Math with Lynn Wilder: Flying Geese

In this week's class you'll learn how to make two types of flying geese. Using Lynn's easy patchwork math method, you'll be creating these blocks in no time.

Lynn's book, Patchwork Math Using Quilting Design Components, is available in the TQS shop; click here to order.

Click here for the .pdf instructions to make this week's practice block.

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