MARCH 12, 2015 - FEBRUARY 14, 2016

Higbee Gallery | Sara Hume, Curator

The art of creating beautiful custom clothing has always entailed intricate, detailed workmanship that is hidden when the pieces are worn. This exhibition showcases the secret inner-workings that are usually out of sight. Weights, pockets, quilted linings, boning, ruffles and labels all come to light when the garments are flipped inside out. The pieces range from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century and include both men’s and women’s wear.


An unusual twist on an "I-Spy" quilt makes this 900-square creation unique.

Star Members can watch Thomas and artist Sue Bleiweiss in Episode 1608: Creating Unique Collage Quilts & Quilts with Meaning.


The puzzle is a little different this week as it is a photo of Thomas with Alex and Ricky holding his quilt on the set of The Quilt Show.


Click here to visit Thomas' site.


Click here to order Thomas' book, Modern Quilt Perspectives: 12 Patterns for Meaningful Quilts.


AmpersandbyThomasKnauer - 35 pieces non-rotating

AmpersandbyThomasKnauer - 99 pieces non-rotating

AmpersandbyThomasKnauer - 300 pieces non-rotating

AmpersandbyThomasKnauer - 99 pieces rotating

AmpersandbyThomasKnauer - 300 pieces rotating


Americana expert Laura Fisher brings her collection of patriotic quilts to show Martha Stewart.  One of them can be yours for a mere $25,000. Click on the photo to be taken to the Martha Stewart site to watch.


The 21st European Patchwork Meeting will be held September 16-19, 2015, Ste Maire-aux-Mines, Alsace, France. More than 1200 works from world-renowed artists will be exhibited during the event.


Traditionally one European and one extra country are invited to present the works of their quilters.  This year those countries are Austria (Textiles Impressions from Austria) and South Korea (Bounce Bounce Korea Quilt).  Also on exhibit will be 2013 Quilt National, SAQA: Redirecting the Ordinary, Log Cabin: Between Traditional and Modernity, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and The Best of QuiltCon 2015.  Solo exhibitions include From Pairs to Paris and Some Others (Genevieve Attinger), An Almost Perfect World (Beatrice Bueche), Spontaneous Abstraction (Sheila Frampton-Cooper), and The Color of Life, Sponsored by BERNINA (Barbara Lange).

For a list of all invited artists, go to www.patchwork-europe.com.

Each year the European Patchwork Meeting organizes an international contest on a chosen theme.  The theme for 2015 is "Reflection" based on the double meaning of the word.  Call for entries expires on June 15.  Click here for more information.



WeAllSew.com has another fun project for you to try.


Use your favorite scrap fabrics, an alternate grid layout, and negative space to make a modern lap quilt with Faith Jones.

Scrap Plus Quilt Along Pattern by Faith JonesFresh Lemons Quilts

Finished Size: 56” x 64”

You'll start off with cutting and block assembly. Faith also discusses fabric selection.  If you don't have enough scraps, don't worry, you can cut up charm packs or other precuts...no one will ever know!





Click on the button to see an amazing array of 23 studios that will make your heart go pitter-pat.  Even if you don't have the space, the money, or the need for one of these, you'll get inspiration for your quilting home.




We grabbed Jamie Fingal during a break in filming in Denver, to ask her a few quick questions.  Find out her hidden talent and what she would like to do to help women.  Jamie will be in Episode 1702 coming July, 2015.


Photos by Gregory Case Photography

From corporate businesswoman to trained pastry chef to wonky skyline collage quilter, Sue Bleiweiss has done a bit of everything! Here she shares her fabric collage techniques, walking us through the process layer by layer. She also demonstrates using dye magnets to create wonderful tone-on-tone fabrics. We tour Sue’s studio and uncover her artistic inspirations. Next, Textile and Quilt Designer Thomas Knauer presents a trunk show to illustrate how he infuses his quilts with meaning via stories and messages.


Handwoven Sile linen with traditional Sile embroidery design.  Photo by Lilo Bowman

TQS is taking you on a trip to Turkey...all from the comfort of your computer.  Over the next few weeks, we will share traditional handicrafts created in various regions of the country, as well as a few simple recipes that you might enjoy making at home for your friends and family.  Join us for a visit to a country steeped in tradition, with a love of family, food, handwork and pattern.


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