Isn't it time to let Fido know how much he adds to your life?  How about a fresh new cover for his/her bed.  WeAllSew has a fast and easy you can easily whip up in a weekend. 

And lets we forget the cat lovers.  How about some darn cute coasters exclaming your love?

Check out these sassy ones from Dear Handmade Life here.

Do you have some out of this world project for your pets, or proclaiming your love? 
We want to see what your "fur friends"



Did you play “conkers” as a child? You’d drill a hole through the center of dried conker - a chestnut. Thread a piece of string through the hole, and your conker is battle ready! Two players then take turns striking the other’s conker, until one of the conkers breaks. The best conkers were the ones we kept from one year to the next. They were very hard and strong. Our driveway was lined with chestnut trees, and my brother and I played many a game.

Squirrels nested in our chestnut trees. They would leap with amazing agility from tree to tree, and they loved to eat the conkers. The grey squirrel in my block is tackling a nut on the ground. Perhaps she is going to store it somewhere safe ready for the coming winter.

Need some help squaring up some of your blocks?
This month, Janae King shows you how.



Indian fabrics have traveled the globe for centuries; desired for their luscious use of color, pattern and sumptuous fibers.  From simple bandanas to trims embroidered with beetle wings one can hardly pass by these textiles without giving them a closer look. View the exhibit at the Victoria &Albert Museum from October 3- January 10, 2016.

Can't make it to the show.  Let TQS take you on a tour of India without leaving home. Thanks very much to Jim Burt (TQSWizard's Dad) for sharing the amazing photos.

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Photo by Gregory Case Photography

If you have been steadily working along with us, you are now on the home stretch.
It's time to work on the borders, quilting and binding.



Enjoy the studio, work, and play of Carrie Bloomston, with a little bit of fabric thrown in.

Star Members can watch Carrie in Show 1707: Tricks and Tools of the Trade.

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Want to stitch a cuddle buddy for a child?  Got some fabric in your stash? It only takes a few hours!

Join forces with RARE Science, Inc. a non-profit organization that helps find cures for kids with rare disease. The RARE Bear Project is a community driven initiative and is supported by the ever-growing RARE Bear Army of volunteers that help make one of a kind bears for special one of a kind kids. Gifted RARE bears will have a serial number specifically made for a child in our program. Some RARE bears will also be made for gifts for those who donate a certain amount to our programs to support rare disease research!

Click here to join the RARE Bear Army.

Go to www.rarescience.org

For twitter please include #RARE_Science and #RAREBearArmy


Here's another beautiful block from Jinny's Puzzle this week.  We have no idea what the name of this block might be, do you know?






"Sugar & Spice" is a traditional quilt from Deb Tucker, featuring her trademark LeMoyne Stars.

Star Members can watch Deb Tucker and Carrie Bloomston in Show 1707: Tricks and Tools of the Trade where Deb demonstrates how to create a LeMoyne Star with foolproof accuracy.

SugarandSpicebyDebTucker - 35 pieces non-rotating

SugarandSpicebyDebTucker - 99 pieces non-rotating

SugarandSpicebyDebTucker - 300 pieces non-rotating

SugarandSpicebyDebTucker - 99 pieces rotating

SugarandSpicebyDebTucker - 300 pieces rotating



 When "Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts" was on exhibit at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC, everyone entered the room in a state of awe.  Jaws dropped and all eyes went up to look at the exquisite quilts hanging from the ceiling.  Now the long-awaited exhibit catalog is available from the American Folk Art Museum.

Click here to order.


Here's the information from the museum:

This long-awaited catalog celebrates the American Folk Art Museum's unprecedented 2011 exhibition "Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts." The book offers an opulent presentation of more than 650 red and white quilts from the collection of Joanna S. Rose with inspiring craftsmanship and composition, a history of red and white quilts, rare perspectives on the exhibition, and a pattern index. An essential volume for every quilter or quiltmaker, it also offers unique and extraordinary insight into the spirit of creativity and design. By Elizabeth V. Warren with Maggi Gordon; Preface by Anne-Imelda Radice, PhD; Foreword by Martha Stewart; and contributions from Stacy C. Hollander and Tom Hennes. Principal photography by Gavin Ashworth. Quilts from the collection of Joanna S. Rose. New York: Skira/Rizzoli in association with American Folk Art Museum, 2015. 352 pages, 675 color illustrations, 9 x 11 inches.

Click here to see a slide show of some of the quilts.


The Alliance for American Quilts invited collector Bill Volckening to talk about one of the quilts from his collection of polyester quilts while at QuiltCon 2015.

"Go Tell It at the Quilt Show!" is a Quilt Alliance project designed to capture the stories of quilts where quiltmakers gather.

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