"Sugar & Spice" is a traditional quilt from Deb Tucker, featuring her trademark LeMoyne Stars.

Star Members can watch Deb Tucker and Carrie Bloomston in Show 1707: Tricks and Tools of the Trade where Deb demonstrates how to create a LeMoyne Star with foolproof accuracy.

SugarandSpicebyDebTucker - 35 pieces non-rotating

SugarandSpicebyDebTucker - 99 pieces non-rotating

SugarandSpicebyDebTucker - 300 pieces non-rotating

SugarandSpicebyDebTucker - 99 pieces rotating

SugarandSpicebyDebTucker - 300 pieces rotating



 When "Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts" was on exhibit at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC, everyone entered the room in a state of awe.  Jaws dropped and all eyes went up to look at the exquisite quilts hanging from the ceiling.  Now the long-awaited exhibit catalog is available from the American Folk Art Museum.

Click here to order.


Here's the information from the museum:

This long-awaited catalog celebrates the American Folk Art Museum's unprecedented 2011 exhibition "Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts." The book offers an opulent presentation of more than 650 red and white quilts from the collection of Joanna S. Rose with inspiring craftsmanship and composition, a history of red and white quilts, rare perspectives on the exhibition, and a pattern index. An essential volume for every quilter or quiltmaker, it also offers unique and extraordinary insight into the spirit of creativity and design. By Elizabeth V. Warren with Maggi Gordon; Preface by Anne-Imelda Radice, PhD; Foreword by Martha Stewart; and contributions from Stacy C. Hollander and Tom Hennes. Principal photography by Gavin Ashworth. Quilts from the collection of Joanna S. Rose. New York: Skira/Rizzoli in association with American Folk Art Museum, 2015. 352 pages, 675 color illustrations, 9 x 11 inches.

Click here to see a slide show of some of the quilts.


The Alliance for American Quilts invited collector Bill Volckening to talk about one of the quilts from his collection of polyester quilts while at QuiltCon 2015.

"Go Tell It at the Quilt Show!" is a Quilt Alliance project designed to capture the stories of quilts where quiltmakers gather.


Here's a simple pattern from RJR that utilizes your striped fabric and decorative machine stitches to create a beautiful quilt.



Alex talks about the luscious feel of Soft Wool Batting from Quilters Select.

Alex's thimble is from Thimbles by TJ Lane. It is known as the "Alex," of course, and is silver with a garnet. 

Click here to learn more about Quilters Select Soft Wool Batting.


Members of the Quilt Alliance were given a private tour of quilts at the American Folk Art Museum as part of "Quilters Take Manhattan 2015."  This was a one-of-a-kind experience, and not to be missed. Most of the quilts had a political message, as quilts were one way women were allowed to express their patriotic and political preferences.

The lighting was kept dim as a means of protecting the quilts.  We have made some adjustments to the images to allow for better viewing.

Thank you to the American Folk Art Museum and the Alliance for American Quilts for making this possible.



Did you ever feel the need to shop an entire state for fabric and supplies?  Now is your chance. Pack your car and grab a passport, as 21 independent shops and several bonus Oregon attractions are taking part.  Have your passport stamped at each shop and collect a FREE pattern and the fabric to complete a 6" block.

The Hop begans October 3 and runs through October 24, 2015. For more info, go to www.StitchesShopHops.com.

The state is divided into four "zones."  Here is an example of one zone. Complete one or more zones to win prizes!


  •        Bolts To Blocks, Albany
  •        Boersma's Sewing Center, McMinnville
  •        Grandma's Attic, Dallas
  •        Greenbaum's Quilted Forest, Salem
  •        Quilt 'n' Stitch, Stayton
  •        The Cotton Patch, Keizer
  •        Stretch & Sew Fabrics, Keizer
  •        Quiltwork Patches, Corvallis


Sometimes you just get lucky, TQS member mkdquilts was at QTM 2015 where she spotted this quilt being "re-donated"  to the Quilt Alliance by former Quilt Alliance President, Meg Cox.  She was able to purchase the quilt and wants to share the amazing detail with you. For example, the background of the quilt was created using decorative stitches.  Pat Holly's "Chintz Bird" won second place in the Quilt Alliance's "My Quilts/Our History" contest in 2008.

Here was the theme for that year:

The competition celebrates The Alliance for American Quilts' fifteen-year mission to document, preserve and share our great quilt heritage. Contest quilts should reflect your personal history as a quiltmaker. Your quilt might celebrate your favorite techniques or patterns, illustrate the ways in which your quilting skills have developed over the years, or serve as a tribute to a quilt teacher or other mentor. Just as long as the quilt's design is tied to your quilt story in some way, and the finished quilt is a 15" by 15" square.


Here's what Superior Threads wants you know:

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Extended to Oct 4.  Shipping is $3.95 in USA and free with an order over $50.



Our editor, Mary Kay Davis, could not believe this store!!

While visiting "Quilters Take Manhattan 2015," Mary Kay stopped by this amazing notions shop, Sil Thread.  If you can't find what you need here, you don't need it.

Address: 257 W 38th St #1, New York, NY 10018

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