Sue loved the look of wonky log cabin blocks but didn't like dealing with all those 1/4″ seams, so she came up with a fused method to create them.

Star Members can watch Sue in Show 1608: Creating Unique Collage Quilts & Quilts with Meaning.



It looks like flying geese.  Do you know the name of the block?  Play the game to find out.




Cathy Wiggins was interviewed by the Quilt Alliance as part of its "Go Tell It at the Quilt Show!" program at IQA Houston 2015.  "Rodeo" is made entirely from leather, with the details quilted by machine.


Ricky Tims leads another 52-Week Photo Challenge Class in 2016.
Only 10 Days Left to Save 75%

Why photography? Because it teaches composition in a millisecond versus creating a project that takes days, weeks, months, or even years. Photography allows you to be creative anywhere and at any time. Composition is just one of the three major aspects to the online class.  In addition to learning the Elements of Art and Principles of Design, Ricky teaches camera techniques as well as editing, using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

The year is divided into three Parts. Part 1 is 26 Weeks and begins on January 3, 2016. Save 75% if you register before December 10th. Share this with anyone who might be interested in one of the most amazing online photo classes available anywhere. Ricky interacts with the students. He provides critiques for helpful learning. Students interact with each other as well.

It's perfect for Quilters, Travelers, Artists, and Creative Individuals!
Get the complete details and class requirements at www.photoclassforyou.com.
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"The 52-Week Photo Challenge is the best gift I’ve ever given myself. Ricky taught me how to finally trust myself enough to take my camera off of Auto. And I learned more about Photoshop than I ever thought I would."  – Becky Goldsmith, quilt teacher, author, Piece O' Cake Designs.

"Every Sunday morning, like a kid waiting for Santa, I open up the next lesson. Lessons continuously build our skills with the camera, composition and the use of Photoshop to enhance our pictures. Ricky quickly responds to questions and classmates are eager to share their knowledge and provide assistance. I recommend this class to anyone who truly wants to get to know their DSLR and become a better photographer." – Charlene Shaw, Canada

"The lessons on design and Photoshop are wonderful. And the opportunity for growth that Ricky provides is invaluable! I thought this class would be about photography, which it is of course, but so much more. You will learn to refine how you see and to dig deep into your inner artist." – Roseanne Miracle


Capt'n John says he has never seen a Kool Kaleidoscopes quilt that wasn't great. You can make a quilt that will be stunning with this technique. Watch show 403 and then put it on your 2016 "To-Do List". Star members can watch the show over and over to perfect the technique. Basic members can get the DVD from rickytims.com.

BUT Everyone can sign in and see the show through Monday. Need to Sign Up for FREE? Click the orange button.






Alex shows you how to use Quilters Select Print & Piece for paper piecing...you'll love it...you don't have to tear it out...

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Alex's paper piecing pattern is no longer available on the site.  Click here to find a similar block pattern.

Star Members can learn about paper piecing with Alex in Show 809: Paper Pieced Perfection.


Lilo sat down with Jenny Bowker in between takes on the TQS set.  They talk about her studio, her stash, and how she started sewing. Lilo also learned a new acronym, SABLE.  Do you know what it means?



Susan Lenz uses grave rubbings, antique textiles and buttons prominently in her art, which she creates to honor the memory of an object or a moment in time.

Star Members can learn more about Susan and her work in Show 1711: Art That Honors the Past.

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Susan's work, Ready For Burial, is featured in the Columbia Museum of Art's fall 2015 exhibition, "Independent Spirits: Women Artists of South Carolina," open until January 10.  Here she talks about her work, while visiting a cemetery to take rubbings.

Click here to visit Susan's website.



"Only Child" is part of Susan's Grave Rubbing Art Quilt Series. It measures 16" x 16" and was created from a vintage doll's dress, an antique quilt fragment, recycled felt, vintage buttons and linens. "Only Child" is hand stitched.

Click here to learn how the quilt came to be.

OnlyChildbySusanLenz - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

OnlyChildbySusanLenz - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

OnlyChildbySusanLenz - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

OnlyChildbySusanLenz - 100 Pieces Rotating

OnlyChildbySusanLenz - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photograph by Gregory Case


For this exhibit at IQA Houston 2015, exhibitors were offered the opportunity to create a small item using any technique, format, and materials they chose: knitting, stitching, quilting, felting, mixed-media, etc. The only requirement was that the result had to be an animal no taller than five inches.  Thus, "In the Yarn Barn" was born.  We have to admit, if we found some of these animals in our barn, we might be a bit surprised.

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