Quilt Festival 2016 had a special Japanese section with a wonderful

assortment of quilts. Here are 3 for you to enjoy.



The "Bright Lights Big City" quilt  is from Victoria's book, Double Wedding Rings, Traditions Made Modern. The pattern is included in the book.

Star Members can learn more about Victoria and the quilt in Show 2002: Look Out! Double Rings and Curves Ahead.

BrightLightsBigCitybyVictoriaFindlayWolfe - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

BrightLightsBigCitybyVictoriaFindlayWolfe - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

BrightLightsBigCitybyVictoriaFindlayWolfe - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

BrightLightsBigCitybyVictoriaFindlayWolfe - 36 Pieces Rotating

BrightLightsBigCitybyVictoriaFindlayWolfe - 100 Pieces Rotating

BrightLightsBigCitybyVictoriaFindlayWolfe - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


The "Bright Lights Big City" quilt  is from Victoria's book, Double Wedding Rings, Traditions Made Modern. The pattern is included in the book.

Star Members can learn more about Victoria and the quilt in Show 2002: Look Out! Double Rings and Curves Ahead.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


Looking for that quick gift to make for your quilting buddies? Can’t find what you saw in the newsletter last month? Look no further than TQS on Pinterest. We now have 33 Boards updated with the latest from our newsletter, covering everything from Appliqué to Tools, Free Motion Fun to Places for Quilters to Go, Holiday Projects to Tips and Tricks. Click on the big red button to go the TQS Pinterest site.

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It will be a sad day for the quilting world if Monopoly gets rid of the Thimble token. That could be a reality, but you can stop it from happening. Game maker Hasbro just launched a new campaign letting people vote online for the next Monopoly tokens.
Hasbro's Senior VP of Marketing, Jonathan Berkowitz, has said that no token is safe. "Only time will tell if fans will decide to stay with the classics, keep a few favorites or pick an entirely new line up of tokens."
Voting runs through January 31, 2017. Hasbro plans to announce the winners on "World Monopoly Day," March 19.
Click here to vote. It's up to you to save the Thimble!


Teri Tope (of TeriTope.com) at WeAllSew.com has a quick project to warm your heart. It's a Candy Box Cover and Mug Rug all in one. Easily adaptable to any size box of chocolates, you will soon be making your hearts galore of these covers (which double as mug rugs) to surprise your favorite valentines.



Take a look at some of the award-winning quilts from Road to California 2017, including the Best of Show and Marie White Masterpiece Award winners. Stay tuned, there will be more coming from Road.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow


The Quilt Show is still in the process of transferring the website to a new server. This change has many benefits, but the transfer is a tricky ordeal. Our system has to tell the entire internet how to find our new location.
This takes some time and can have some delays in getting the message out. We are also fixing links, logins, and getting the architecture ready for fun changes to come.
We have a master plan to make the site easier to use in the next year and this is the first step. If you see problems or notice glitches, let us know. Our nerds are working diligently, and the Sushi bill is getting enormous. But like a new workout program, we are going to look back and it will all be worth it. Wish us luck.


Barbara Hollinger, curator of Sacred Threads, has a new project for Sacred Threads 2017. It's the "Postcard Project." Share your Hopes and Dreams!

Barbara writes,
"Let me tell you a little bit about it. We would love for you to create a mixed media postcard that illustrates your greatest Hopes and Dreams. Just think, Hopes and Dreams color our everyday perceptions, allow us to imagine how high we can fly, and visualize how bright our desires shine."

Make one, or make several, and mail them to Sacred Threads to share in a special display in the Washington, DC area next summer.

Postcards are to be 6"w x 4"h. Deadline May 31, 2017.

Mail to:

ST Postcard Project

c/o Barbara Hollinger

10309 Dunn Meadow Road

Vienna VA 22182



Here in Northern California we are enjoying an unusual amount of rain while other parts of our country are experiencing unbelievably cold weather. What is better in cold weather than a bowl of delicious chili? This is my favorite chili ever. When I checked the stats on it, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the calorie count was quite reasonable. Of course, that's the thing about chili--it's all the fixin's that can make it a more "luxurious" entree calorie-wise. Start with an extra lean cut of beef. Sometimes you can find "extra lean stew beef" already cut into bite-sized pieces for you. Enjoy a steaming bowl of chili, guilt free. Then get back to your quilting! (P.S. This recipe is still delicious in our California spring weather!)

Here's a link to the recipe.


Show #2001 - Carolyn Hock

BOM Guest 



Show #1912 - Rosa Rojas 

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