Denver Taping Slideshow

We will be continually updating the happenings at the Denver Tapings, Oct 8-12.

Can you guess WHOOOOO some of these quilts were made by? They'll be on TQS soon.


Click the picture below to see the guests, quilts, audience and more as we tape another 10 shows for you.



One-of-a-Kind Experience at the American Folk Art Museum 2015

Members of the Quilt Alliance were given a private tour of quilts at the American Folk Art Museum as part of "Quilters Take Manhattan 2015."

The lighting was kept dim as a means of protecting the quilts.  We have made some adjustments to the images to allow for better viewing.

Thank you to the American Folk Art Museum and the Alliance for American Quilts for making this possible.

A Visit to Sil Thread - Notions Galore in NYC

While visiting "Quilters Take Manhattan 2015," Mary Kay stopped by this amazing notions shop, Sil Thread.  If you can't find what you need here, you don't need it.

Address: 257 W 38th St #1, New York, NY 10018

Shahzia Sikander studied the art of Indo-Persian painting and has used it as a springboard for her own unique works.  As an artist she is continuously inspired by works created 500 years ago, as well as by the works of other artists. Follow Shahzia as she takes us on a tour of miniature paintings that inspire her at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new season of The Art Project.

Watch for the gorgeous designs on the carpets and walls in the paintings.

Pat Holly (Episode 608) has embraced working in miniature with equally stunning results in fabric.  The detail on "Imagining India" is a feast for the eyes.  The work was done with a steady hand on her BERNINA, with tweezers, fine thread and luscious silks fabrics! The quilt won Best Wall Quilt at AQS Paducah in 2012.

In show 608, Pat shows Ricky how to apply and build the red and blue bird at the lower portion of this image.

(Photo by Jane Sassaman)

What's a quilter to do when she discovers that she does not have enough trim for a show quilt?

TQS Current Show
With Deb Tucker / Carrie Bloomston

Show 1707 - Tricks and Tools of the Trade

Blooms for Julie - Buy the Kit - Only a Few Remain!

Photo by Gregory Case Photography

 Come join us as we make Blooms For Julie, our dazzling Summertime Quilt Project. Click here for more info.


Sometimes you just need to finish that quilt. Julie has a quick method for sewing your binding by machine.  Stay tuned until the end for her bonus tip!

Want to learn more about binding?  Julie has more to share in her classroom.


A New 2 Hour Class For You! Feather Fundamentals

FREE for Star Members! Renae Allen demonstrates how to quilt essential feather patterns, with nine basic but gorgeous designs found on the Skillbuilder 2 practice panel.  Renae has designed a "Practice Panel"  to help you improve your technique by tracing the designs.The practice panels are available to anyone.



Learn Quilt Block Names With This Fun Game

Do you know the name of this block? Jinny's game will help you learn.



Latest Quilt Puzzle

"Circular Emotions" is a "Double Vision" quilt from Louisa Smith. Star Members can watch Louisa in Show 1705: Louisa Smith's Double Vision.

(original photo by Gregory Case)

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Who is the "Quilting-Weight Champion of the Worrrld!?!"


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As part of Quilters Take Manhattan 2015, three professional quilters—Karla Overland, Laurie Russman and Edyta Sitar—battled for the title "Quilting-Weight Champion of the Worrrld!" Each contestant had one hour to design a Manhattan Masterpiece. The Champion (Edyta Sitar) won a custom-made, bling-encrusted title belt made by artist Frances Holliday Alford, and the ultimate bragging rights.

•   Each contestant could bring with them 1 whole (not precut) yard of one fabric of their own choice to use
•   Each contestant received 1/2 yard cuts of each of the fabrics donated by QTM Presenting Sponsor Moda Fabrics
•   Finished designs could not exceed the size of the design wall provided (48” x 36”)
•   Each contestant had access to the same tools and equipment. This included a muslin-covered design board, pins, fusible web and fusing sheet, fabric glue sticks, scissors, rotary cutter, ruler and mat.
• Contestants and their Assistants (each contender chose one assistant from the audience in the first 15 minutes of the match) are the only ones who can contribute to the design (no help from the audience allowed, including but not limited to: verbal or gestural suggestions, smart phone/tablet research, and all forms of telepathy :) )

After the competition, the quilts were put into a silent auction to raise money for the Quilt Alliance.

2015 Contenders:
Karla Overland: “The Dyemaster”
Song: “Right Now” by Van Halen








Laurie Russman: “Neon Ninja”
Song: "Firework" by Katy Perry
Edyta Sitar: “Scrappy Angel”
Song: “The Final Countdown” by Europe

Sew Pink with BERNINA

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and BERNINA's bernette is offering a perfect addition to your sewing room that also contributes to the cause. For each purchase of the bernette Sew Pink Edition machine, $20 is donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. It provides critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship.

The bernette is  fuss-free, powerful sewing machine for high expectations and modest budgets. Ideal for beginners, the bernette Sew Pink with with convenient drop-in bobbin boasts infinitely variable stitch width up to 5mm., with 13 stitch patterns, 10 practical stitches, one buttonhole, and two decorative stitches.  Click here to learn more.

Jamie Wallen Creates a Feathered Wreath

Using his Innova longarm, Jamie walks you through the steps of quilting a feathered wreath.

Star Members can watch Jamie in Show 1708: Jamie Wallen's Playground which debuts on October 12, 2015.

Click here to visit Quilter's Apothecary.

Trailer 1708 - Jamie Wallen

Jamie Wallen loves to play.  His playground is his studio:  he draws pictures with his longarm machine; he paints with threads; and he uses a grid as his field when creating a new design.  When Jamie was a child, his mother took in mending, and he often fell asleep to the sound of the sewing machine.  As an adult, he left a highly stressful nursing career after seeing an ad in a quilting magazine, and he took to longarm quilting as easily as picking up a pencil.  Jamie shares how he strives to make threadwork look like a photograph, blending multiple shades of threads to create one color.  He offers ideas about printing your own fabrics, as well as creating quilt designs both simple and complex by utilizing a grid and starting with basic shapes.  To open the show, Alex demos a fun and fast quilted mini basket using just two squares of fabric and a piece of fusible batting.

Show 1708: Jamie Wallen's Playground debuts on Monday, October 12, 2015.

On the Set with Jamie Wallen for Show 1708

Alex and Ricky were joined on the set by Jamie Wallen, for a bit of fun while taping Show 1708: Jamie Wallen's Playground.

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Get Creative with Jen: How to Make a Tablet Cover

Follow along with Jen to learn how to make a cute, custom, and functional cover for your tablet or e-reader!

Click here for the pattern.

Click here to visit Jen's website.


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