Follow along with Jen at Shabby Fabrics to learn how to create festive gift tags that can be used year after year or given as gifts.

Free template download: http://bit.ly/ShabbyFabricsFreeDownloads

Christmas Shabby Shapes: http://bit.ly/ChristmasShabbyShapes

How to Finish Your Shabby Shapes: https://youtu.be/XFI9lGAbRSY


In Ricky's version of Jingle Bells, you'll see him perform in a whole different way.  It all started with the piano located near a mine shaft.  Yes, Ricky is actually standing on top of an abandoned mine.  To learn the whole story about the video, click here.  For behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot, click here.  I

Click on the photo to see Ricky, Dashing Through the Snow!



Kathy McNeil's quilt, "Jingle Bells," won the Director's Choice award at Road to California 2014.  "Jingle Bells" reflects Kathy's memories of a family Christmas sleigh ride.  Kathy really wanted the snow to look like a watercolor painting done with fabric.

You'll get to learn more about Kathy's techniques when she comes to TQS in 2016. Star Members will be able to watch her soon in Show 1802: Fearless Quilting and Fabulous Results.

The Quilting on this quilt is amazing. Zoom in and enjoy.





Not spending the whole day in the sewing room?  Do you leave your iron plugged in (it's auto-off, after all) or do you unplug?




In Part 2, Lea uses the Value Scale and value contrast to create the illusion of distance, draw attention specific elements, and establish relative location of objects. (Watch Part 2 below.)

Star Members can watch Lea in Show 1609: Transforming Quilts from Real Life.

Click here to visit Lea's Portrait Quilts classroom.


In Part 1, she shows you the tools she uses to give her a broad value range when creating her portrait quilts.

Here's Part 1 -


Not confident in your free-motion quilting capabilities?  This fun tutorial walks you through the steps of creating free-motion quilted scissors and an adorable pincushion.  It's a great gift for the holidays and a great way to practice your free-motion quilting.  Thanks to Lori Kennedy of The Inbox Jaunt and WeAllSew.com.

Click here to go to the tutorial.


Enjoy a little blast from the past by the folk group, The Weavers.  Who knew people sang about quilting bees?


Here's a taste of a mouth-watering exhibit at IQA Houston 2015.  You might gain a few pounds just by looking.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow



Photo by Gregory Case Photography

The end of your year-long hard work is in sight!  This month you are making the simple borders to balance a busy quilt. With our quick piecing techniques, you’ll fly through the Flying Geese. 

Thinking about the binding?  Check out Alex and Ricky's two clever tutorials.

November Owl by TQS Member Jessieh

We would love to see your progress, so be sure to post images in Show and Tell here. We love Jessieh's adorable owl.


Is your quilt guild looking for a new way to make a difference in YOUR community?  Need an idea?  The North County Quilters Association of Escondido were  the first quilting group to join the RARE Bear Army when the program began earlier this year. Making a cuddly bear for a child with a rare disease takes only a few hours and can be hugely rewarding. Check out the smiles on these recent recipients!

Alex and Ricky joined in the fun at the Houston Quilt Festival.

Want to share more about the RARE Bear campaign with your guild?  See them at an upcoming AQS shows in your area. 

Feb, 11 – 14: Phoenix, AZ
Feb. 24 – 27: Daytona Beach, FL
Mar. 16 – 19: Lancaster, PA
April 20 – 23: Paducah, KY
July 27 – 30: Syracuse, NY
Aug. 10 – 13: Grand Rapids, MI
Sept. 14 – 17: Chattanooga, TN
Oct. 5 – 8: Des Moines, IA

Can't make the shows... Click here to download the RARE Bear Flyer.


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