To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, the show teamed with Island Batik to honor 28 quilters. These quilters represent the best and most creative work throughout the show's 40 years.

The featured quilters are: Joanne Myers, Ruth Ingham, Delores Minson, Sally Hass, Jan Lau, Valori Wells Kennedy, Robin Ryan, Phyllis Johnson, Jean Wells Keenan, Donna Rice, Cathy Moen, Kristin Shields and Carol Webb.

The inspirational instructors are: Lawry Thorn, June Jaeger, Jackie Erickson, Ruth Ingram and Karla Alexander.

The machine quilters are: Lori Gailey, Cindy Young, Helen Brisson, Tammy MacArthur and Laura Simmons.

The Quilt Show Sunday lecturers are: Gwen Marston, Jean Wells Keenan, Elizabeth Hartman, Alissa Carlton and Angela Walters.

The honored quilters will be special guests at the Ruby Celebration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 8 at the Sisters High School Auditorium, 1700 McKinney Butte Road. For tickets and information visit www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org or call 541-549-0989.

The annual show will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 9am to 4pm in Sisters, Oregon.

Never been to Sisters? Enjoy this video from a previous show.


Kendra McCracken at Fiskars has come up with a cute way to turn old clothing into useable items.  In this tutorial she shows you how to make a pincushion and needle book using an old shirt and jeans.








We caught up with Becky on the very noisy set of TheQuiltShow.  Find out about her vices, her worst quilting disaster, and what she would be doing if she didn't quilt.

Star Members can watch Becky in Episode 611:  Appliqué the Piece O' Cake Way and also look for her this August in Episode 1704.


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.



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