Designer, teacher and lecturer Lynn Wilder has found a way to make quilting math palatable for all of us in her TQS classroom, Easy Patchwork Math. Classes begin 7/31.


Lynn's book, Patchwork Math Using Quilting Design Components, is available in the TQS Shop.

Great News! Lisa Calle’s quilts that were lost have been FOUND and are enroute back to her!





You should be getting good at this..., but we promise there won't be a test. Here is one of this week's blocks. Do you know its name?

TQS Current Show
With Lisa Calle / Youngmin Lee

Show 1703 - Quilting the Bones & Beyond


A New 2 Hour Class For You! Feather Fundamentals

Now available 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. You won't want to miss it! Star members can see these online detailed lessons FREE. Watch as often as you want to perfect your technique. Anyone can benefit!  Renae has designed a "Practice Panel"  to help you improve your technique by tracing the designs.The practice panels are available to all members.





Photo by Gregory Case Photography

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


Latest Quilt Puzzle

Home is Where your Story Begins was created by Jamie Fingal for the Home is the Where the Quilt Is.

Star Members can watch Jamie in Show 1702: Rebel with a Cause.

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BERNINA - Sewing Hexies Using the BERNINA Stitch Counter

Nina and Connie show you how stitching hexagons by machine has never been easier! See how!

There are many other entertaining and educational lessons. Click on  to watch additional BERNINA videos.

Learn How to Design Fabric and Get a Free Fat Quarter

Have you ever wanted to know how to design your fabric?  Learn how with The Spoonflower Handbook.

It contains over 30 projects and tons of guidance for how to design your own fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap. The book will start shipping on September 1st, but it's available for pre-sale now on Amazon. Order it early, before the release date, and Spoonflower will say "thank you" by sending you a promo code for a free fat quarter. Here's what to do:

Pre-order The Spoonflower Handbook on
Take a screenshot of your order confirmation, then fill out this form.
They will email you the promo code for your free fat quarter to say "thank you!"

That's all there is to it!


"Ahoy!" A Free Pattern from RJR

"Ahoy!" is a free pattern from RJR. Download this adorable sailboat pattern from RJR, featuring fabrics from Alex's Splash Collection.



Living with a Quilter - A Judge's Viewpoint

You'll enjoy this fascinating and sometimes hilarious treatise about living with a quilter, from Allan Fradsham, a criminal court judge in Calgary. The speech was given at Quilt Canada 2010.

It's a bit long, but well worth the read.

Click here for speech.


Want to See Fabric at $99 a Yard? How about $139?

TQS made a fun-filled stop in North Carolina at an amazing fabric store. Cap'n John eventually asked "What are the most expensive fabrics in the store?" 

Mary Jo's Cloth Store is a famous institution worth a visit. We have a number of pictures and recommend going through them manually.

Just click twice on the play button to advance to the next picture at the speed you want. Also, on the panoramic pictures, you can click the icon above the picture for a closer look. So, click the picture and walk through Mary Jo's.


Mary Jo's Cloth Store, Gaston Mall, 401 Cox Rd #20, Gastonia, NC 28054



Tips, Tricks and Techniques with Julie Cefalu: Rotary Cutting Basics

Julie Cefalu gets down to the basics of rotary cutting. Let Julie show you how to navigate without an unexpected accident - or injury.  Consider it driver's training for your rotary cutter!

Go to Julie's classroom for more tips, tricks, & techniques.

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