Victoria's website carries a number of great templates for use in creating her patterns. You can make a beautiful quilt just like "Color Play" using her Full Melon Template and the Double Wedding Ring Template Concave Square of her Double Wedding Ring Set. Victoria writes, "SUPER fast easy piecing... no seam to match up, learn and master your curve."

Star Members can watch Victoria in Show 2002: Look Out! Double Rings and Curves Ahead.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

Okay, the word “club" is being used loosely — there’s nothing to actually join. Still, Ricky Tims is gathering a virtual group of quilters for a fun, “take-your-time” project and it’s totally free! The Legacy Quilt Club is the name Ricky is giving to anyone wanting to play along. Starting in February, Ricky will be offering free downloads of the block patterns for the Legacy Quilt on his personal website (www.rickytims.com). Ricky will be presenting one pattern per month for the next 20 months!
In 2015 Ricky designed the blocks for a local production of, The Quilters. Most of the blocks in this quilt are used to intertwine the stories of pioneer women. The play reveals their hardships, their celebrations, and their tragedies. Ricky’s local theater company performed the show in 2015. The blocks are used to help tell the stories of the pioneer women. Due to the small theater in La Veta, Colorado, Ricky’s Legacy Quilt had to be designed horizontally. You can make yours vertically.
The Legacy Quilt is filled with timeless classic quilt blocks. Each block is fifteen inches.
Look at the Flying Geese Block using Ricky’s hand-dyed blendables. Ricky will be presenting four color-way options featuring his new Blendables — beautiful gradations of hand-dyed fabrics. Using the Blendables is totally optional, but we know you’ll love them. The hardest part will be choosing which is your favorite colorway. Lucky Legacy Quilt Club participants will get a coupon code for 15% off of these beautiful Blendables when the project launches.
The Legacy Quilt Club starts in just a few days at www.rickytims.com! Watch your newsletters for more details.


Patricia Belyea from Okan Arts is attending the International Great Quilt Festival, which recently opened at the Tokyo Dome with over 50,000 people attending. The Festival is the largest quilt show in the world—spanning seven days—with an average of 250,000 visitors per year. Exhibitions, competitions, special shows, vendors, and more fill the huge baseball stadium. Luckily for TQS, Patricia is sharing her experience.

She will be sharing four blogs that contain photos from the show. Thank you Patricia!

Click here to see photos from the show and read Patricia's blog.

Grand Prix First Prize Winner by Tokiko Yanazawa

Grand Prix First Prize Winner by Tokiko Yanazawa






Houston Quilt Festival 2016 had a special Japanese section with a wonderful assortment of quilts. Here are three 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.

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.

You can even Pin our Newsletter articles to your own Pinterest Boards! It’s an easy, fast and fun way to “Follow the Boards” that interest you most and to share TQS with other Quilters. Want to see more? Let us know what you think is missing from TQS on Pinterest.

Pin what? Pinterest? I've never heard of it!

Pinterest is the best way to organize your web content – you can think of it like your personal web library. Take a look here and get started on Pinterest today.


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.


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