It's time to test your knowledge of basic blocks. These blocks also are good examples of quilting history and beautiful construction. There are 10 blocks you will see every week. During the week, if you hit play again, you will have the same 10 blocks sorted again for you to really learn them. Good Luck!

Need some quick decorations for the 4th of July?  How about some Star Bunting from WeAllSew.com featuring a great pattern from Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts.

 

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!  

 

TQS Current Show
With Sandra Leichner / Lynn Kough


Show 1701 - The Appliqué Doctor is In

Watch Melinda Bula as she takes us behind the scenes to create an amazing flag quilt for her son who joined the Marines after college.  This quilt was recently added to the permanent collection of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY.

To see more of Melinda and her techniques, watch Episode 501: Fabulous Fusible Flowers.

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

The puzzle is a simple cupcake block by Sandra Leichner, aka The Appliqué Doctor.  Star members can watch Sandra in Show 1701: The Appliqué Doctor is In, which debuts on Monday, July 6, 2015.  Sweet!

 

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New Show: 1701-The Appliqué Doctor is In

A doctor’s reputation is often based on credentials.  Sandra Leichner’s credentials are impeccable:  every quilt she has ever entered into a show has won Best of Show.  So when Sandra demonstrates her appliqué techniques, you know you’re in capable hands.  Sandra has been quilting since 2000, and prior to that she sewed clothing. 

Want to learn from the Best?  Sandra shares:

  • Her understanding of how fabric behaves, and she teaches quilters to better work with their projects. 
  • How to create a perfectly flat appliqué point without using glue. 
  • Her signature tendrils in various thread weights. 

Afterwards, Quilt Maker Lynn G. Kough shows how to use just one shape to create a variety of designs and original works in fabric.

 

Julie Cefalu - Tips, Tricks & Techniques - Thread Savers

Julie shows you two ways to start piecing your fabrics without tangling your thread or mangling your fabric.

Click here to learn more from Julie in her classroom.

JInny Beyer's Memory Match Game is Back!

It's time to test your knowledge of basic blocks. These blocks also are good examples of quilting history and beautiful construction. There are 10 blocks you will see every week. During the week, if you hit play again, you will have the same 10 blocks sorted again for you to really learn them. Good Luck!

Angela Walters - Swirl Hook Tutorial

Another quick and easy tutorial from Angela Walters. This tutorial will show you how to quilt a variation of the basic swirl, called the swirl hook. This machine quilting design is perfect for pointy blocks or when you just want to add a different texture to your quilt!

Star Members can watch Angela in Show 1306: No-Pin Curves and Quilt "Modern" also featuring Sheila Frampton Cooper.

On the Set with Sandra Leichner for Show 1701

Alex and Ricky were joined on the set by Sandra Leichner for Show 1701: The Appliqué Doctor is In. Every quilt that Sandra has entered into a show has won Best of Show.  Now that's a doctor I'd like to have make a house call!

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

If you like Ricky's modern quilt shown in the Smilebox, here's the scoop:

It's called Ripples in the Rockpool and it is available at his online store at www.rickytims.com.  There is also an online class available for only $14.95 at www.letsquilttogether.com.
 

Row by Row Experience

Have you heard about the Row by Row Experience?   It runs from June 21 - Sept. 8, 2015.  Completed quilts can be turned in June 21 - Oct 31, 2015.

It's like a shop hop, but it's not:  no fees, no cards to stamp, and all summer to play! Simply visit any of the participating shops and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling throughout the summer. Travel with friends, discover new quilt shops and have fun collecting rows!

Prizes, collectibles and more fun!

This year's theme is WATER!

Create a quilt using at least 8 different 2015 rows from 8 different 2015 participating Row by Row shops and be the first to bring it into a participating shop to win a stack of 25 fat quarters (6-1/4 yards of fabric!). Use that shop’s row in your quilt and win a bonus prize! Click here for more details.

Exclusive Fabric Plates™ by Zebra Patterns will be available in shops around the country. Each one is unique! Collect a bunch to create fun projects, wall art or even a fun backing for your quilt.

Click here to see participating shops.

 

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