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.


Buy the Kit and Get A FREE 1-Yr Membership to TQS

Photo by Gregory Case Photography

 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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What is Superior University? (And What Can You Learn About Using All Kinds of Threads?)

Superior University is a great way to learn and also to get thread at fabulous prices. Here some facts about it:
  1. You get to learn with fun monthly projects that can be completed in just over an hour.
  2. You get to work with a wide variety of threads.
  3. There are no sign-up fees and you get special discounts on thread and shipping (in most countries).
  4. Superior U has been so popular that they have expanded and are starting sign-ups again!
Enroll in Superior University before Sept. 10th, 2015 and receive 3 spools of your choice of any Superior thread (up to $30 value) as a bonus. These spools will be sent with your first University package.

Get Creative with Jen: Back to School Fabric Folder

Learn how to make a trendy and useful fat quarter fabric folder for your back-to-schoolers.

Click here for your FREE Pattern Download.

"Easy Peasy" Pincushion from SewCanShe.com

Learn how to make these "Easy Peasy" pincushions with adorable little pom poms from Caroline at SewCanShe.com. Grab your zipper foot and get going!

Birmingham Festival of Quilts 2015

TQS was lucky enough to have one of our favorite guests and instructors, Lea McComas, share with us some of her photos from the Birmingham Festival of Quilts 2015

Click here to see more from the Festival.

Lea herself was a winner this year.  Star Members can watch Lea in Show1609: Transforming Quilts from Real Life.

Click here to visit Lea's Contemporary Batik Classroom.

Click here to visit Lea's Portrait Quilt Classroom.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow


The $45 Million Dollar Tapestry

Last week we showed you a quilt that was to be auctioned off for $150,000.  Today we are presenting a $45 million dollar tapestry.  It was purchased by Chines billionaire Liu Yiqian at a Christie's auction in 2014, it broke the record for the most expensive Chinese work of art sold.

I am proud to bring back to China this significant and historic 15th century thangka which will be preserved in the Long Museum for years to come,” he said by phone according to a Christie’s press release.

The tapestry is a 15th century embroidered silk thangka, a tapestry depicting Buddhist deities.  It is 132" x 84."  Liu intends to show the work in his private Shanghai museum.

So what about it?  Going to keep making quilts?  Someday yours might just set an auction record.

If you'd like to learn more about the emergence of textile art, click here for an interesting article from the Wall Street Journal.

Win a Strip Organizer from Lynn Wilder

Have you been learning from Lynn in her Easy Patchwork Math classroom? Well now you can win with Lynn! She is giving away a custom made strip organizer.

Click on the button below:

or e-mail to winwithlynn@thequiltshow.com.  Enter Win with Lynn in the subject line.  Contest ends September 4, 2015.


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