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.


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

Click here for your FREE Pattern Download.


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!


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



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.


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.



Any Woman...Every Woman by Debbie Langsam

Sometimes random coincidences collide when one least expects them.  Last week, while attending a business women's lunch hosted by The Women's Center in Fort Worth, TX, Lilo saw this quilt hanging in the lobby.  She immediately recognized it as the work of quilt artist Debbie Langsam.  Only two weeks prior, TQS had taped a show with Debbie in North Carolina.

The black and white mosaic quilt features thousands of  one-inch-square images of happy and upbeat women.

"Any Woman...Every Woman began as a call for artists to participate in a joint venture between two nonprofit organizations in North Carolina, whose goal is to assist in raising public awareness about victims of family violence, and to support shelters for these victims." 

It is Debbie's hope that her quilt reflects the sadness and vulnerability of female domestic violence victims, and that you will be moved to participate in some way to support them.

Debbie Langsam's work is coming your way soon! Join today, so you can learn how she creates these amazing mosaic works.


While you wait check out these artists whose work you might enjoy.

See Hollis Chatelain's dream inspired (Episode 1207) work began with photography and moved to textile art.

Valerie C. White (Episode 1508) shares that passion for your art can lead to amazing results.



Here's your latest memory match game from Jinny Beyer.  Do you know the name of this block?








Join Julie for her second set of tips on binding your quilt.  This week Julie sits down at the machine and shows you how to make that perfect mitered corner on your binding.  She also shows you how to join the ends of your binding using a 45-degree angled seam.

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


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.

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