This adorable little quilt uses a Charm Pack of solids, but how cute would it be if you made it out of your stash of 2 1/2" squares?

Click here for the free pattern, available at the FatQuarterShop.com.


The TQS Zoom Quilt this week is Doodle Bird 2 by Joanie Zeier Poole and Pam Levenhagen.  It's the third quilt created by these two friends.  Pam created the central panel from her original painting.  Joanie assembled the top and brought it to life with her imaginative quilting designs, that fill each tiny space using hand-guided free-motion quilting on her domestic machine. Doodle Bird 2 won 2nd place at AQS Lancaster 2015, Wall Quilts – 1st Entry.

Star Members can watch Joanie in Machine Quilting Magic, Episode 509.


Katy Jones, aka Quilt Monkey,  is a British quilter and blogger who first started quilting in 2008 with the gentle encouragement of a friend. Her first quilt was somewhat of a disaster, since she made it up as she went along and hoped for the best. Since then Katy has improved her technique and co-founded the  digital quilting eMagazine Fat Quarterly. She regularly teaches patchwork and quilting workshops, which is where TQS caught up with her, at QuiltCon.

Click here to visit Katy's blog.


Here are some absolutely stunning quilts created by Cindy Needham.

Star Members can watch Cindy in Episode 1606: Stencil Magic, from Heirloom to Today's Quilts. Cindy also visited with TQS in Episode 202: Antique Linens and Textile Revival.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow



Photo by Gregory Case Photography

Are you in the market for a new sewing machine? Don't trust these guys to guide you.  A sewing machine can be a big investment. Find out what other quilters in the Forum are saying about features they love on their machines.


This small but very productive publishing company began shortly after Carol Veillon visited the US in the early 90s ? Learn how QUILTMANIA is so much more than just a magazine company.  Not only do they publish a variety of magazines, they also put on the Pour l'Amour du Fil show held every April in Nante, France. We are pleased to have them join TQS as a sponsor..


Click here to subscribe to the QUILTmania magazine.


TQS sat down to chat with Jacquie Gering about her responsibilities at QuiltCon and what she sees in her own future as a quilter.



We have a bonus puzzle this weekend for International Quilting Weekend.  It's My Family by Lynette Anderson, the designer of the TQS BOM 2015, My Country House.

MyFamilybyLynetteAnderson - 36 pieces non-rotating

MyFamilybyLynetteAnderson - 100 pieces rotating

MyFamilybyLynetteAnderson - 289 pieces non-rotating

MyFamilybyLynetteAnderson - 100 pieces rotating

MyFamilybyLynetteAnderson - 289 pieces rotating


The Home Machine Quilting Show is coming to Salt Lake City, UT 

May 7-9, 2015.  HMQS is the premier consumer exhibition and educaitonal conference for all machine quilters, embroiderers, and those who love to sew!

The featured artist this year is Angela Walters. Star Members can watch Angela in Episode 1306: No-Pin Curves and Quilting Modern.

There is still time to enter your quilt into the competition; the deadline is April 11.  Click here for competition information.  Want to see what you can win?  Click here.


Vendor Mall - over 100 companies in over 200 booths
Vendor List
More than 130 classes 
Class Schedule - Online ordering now open
Free demonstrations by HMQS featured artists, teachers, sponsors and vendors. 
View the Main Stage Schedule
Hundreds of quilts displayed in the HMQS Quilt Exhibit and Teachers' Gallery! 
List of HMQS 2015 quilt competition winners (Coming after May 15, 2015)
Nearly $28,000 in cash awards for the winners of the judged quilt competition. 
For more information on the Quilt Competition  click here.
Quilt Competition Awards Ceremony – free with your show admission.  
Thank you to our Competition Award sponsors! Awards Ceremony Info
Fabric & Machine Quilting Challenges to enjoy! 
More about the Quilt Challenges & Live Auction for the Family Promise Charity.
Special displays, featured artists, exclusive presentations and more! 
To read more about the special exhibits click here
Fabulous prizes for attendees! Dozens of lucky attendees will go home with amazing grand prizes courtesy of HMQS vendors, sponsors and teachers. 
For a complete list of Grand Prizes click here
Door prizes will be given out every half hour of the show, just for attending!
On-site quilt appraisals! Find out how much your quilt is really worth from a qualified appraiser at the show! To schedule an appointment, please call (703) 491-3295 or 
e-mail mary@marywkerr.comClick here for complete info




Rob has a message for TQS.  He talks about how he got started with Alex and Ricky and what he's been up to lately.


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