fbpx

On The Set with Betty Ford-Smith and Alex Anderson

Come and join Betty Ford-Smith as she visits The Quilt Show and brings with her a series of lessons stacked in tradition. Go on the set with us as we bring you a sneak peek of Betty's work and how she creates Pinecone Quilts. Plus, watch as Alex brings us a demonstration featuring her newfound love for Kurumi buttons.

Continue reading
0

Trailer 3404: Learn Color Combinations and How to Make Pinecone Quilts with Betty Ford-Smith

Debuting February 18, 2024: On the next Quilt Show, our guest Betty Ford-Smith first learned about and fell in love with pinecone quilts from a 92-year-old quilter in her community. And now, she can't stop making them. Learn the traditional way to make a pinecone quilt.

Continue reading
1

Alex Anderson and Jean Wells Visit Freddy Moran

During Wednesday's LIVE, Alex Anderson and Jean Wells visited quilting extraordinaire Freddy Moran at her beautiful home full of color and inspiration everywhere you look. Everyone who watched could not get enough of the house, and of course, Freddy herself. Watch the video and you'll see why this is one studio tour you'll want to watch again and again.

Continue reading
2

Ricky Tims Talks To Producer Shelly Heesacker About Her Vision for Amy Pabst and Alex Anderson's Show

Shelly Heesacker, the producer of The Quilt Show, tells Ricky about her vision for Amy Pabst's guest appearance. Amy is new to quilting but is winning awards in droves. Her quilts are piecing perfection. Then you find out how small they are! Also in this show, Alex shows how to embroider on silk and how to fix problems when they occur.

Continue reading
0

On The Set with Amy Pabst and Alex Anderson

You've seen small quilts before, but you've probably never seen them this small. Amy Pabst, master of the miniature quilt, makes her TQS debut this Sunday and we've got a sneak peek at all the big fun her tiny work will bring you. Plus, get a glimpse at an exciting way to do embroidery on silk from Alex herself.
Continue reading
1

Trailer 3312: Foundation Piecing Miniature Log Cabins with Amy Pabst | How to Do Embroidery on Silk with Alex Anderson

Debuting December 3, 2023: On the next Quilt Show, we are going to introduce you to a wonder from West Virginia, Amy Pabst. Amy is sweeping up awards with her remarkable quilts featuring miniature log cabins and micro-piecing. How does she make such tiny blocks? Well, Amy shares her special tools and materials.

Continue reading
0

Watch Alex and Ricky's Textile Talk Whenever You Like!

Did you miss the LIVE broadcast of Alex and Ricky's Textile Talk last week? Did you just want to watch it again? Well, guess what? You can watch it whenever you like now. That's right, like with all of the Textile Talks, this one was recorded to be watched, treasured, and enjoyed again and again. Join Alex and Ricky as they recount the history of The Quilt Show, reflect on their journey, and discuss how TQS has become "a thriving global community fostering creative education, support, and growth."

Continue reading
1

Quilt Fusion 2023 Featuring Alex Anderson

Calling all quilting enthusiasts! Get ready to fuel your creativity at Quilt Fusion 2023, a two-day LIVE virtual event on November 9-10, 2023. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newbie with a needle, this event promises lots of fun and learning about quilting - fabric scraps, color composition, modern quilting, quilt seams, and more - taught by expert instructors, including our very own Alex Anderson. Save $25 off your ticket with Alex's code QF1ALEX.

Continue reading
0

Textile Talks: Alex Anderson & Ricky Tims - Passion for Quilting Becomes a Resource for the Community, presented by SAQA

You've participated in Textile Talks before, but now Alex and Ricky want to get in on the fun. That's right, on Wednesday Alex and Ricky join forces with SAQA to talk about about The Quilt Show, from its inception all the way until today. Please join them for this riveting discussion all about the TQS journey. Whether you don't know anything about The Quilt Show's history, or just want to take a trip down memory lane, a fun time is sure to be had by all! Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at 2 PM EDT.

Continue reading
1

Alex Anderson Is One of Quilting Daily's Top 5 Innovators

Quilting Daily formally announced the Top 20 Award Program and list of the 2023 honorees in their newsletter. Congratulations go to our very own Alex Anderson for being recognized as an individual who has shaped the quilting industry by her artistry and passion.

Continue reading
1

Alex Anderson Sees: What's In The Quilt Show Warehouse - May 3, 2023?

This past Wednesday Alex went to TheQuiltShow.com warehouse to see what's new and beautiful. There were fabrics, kits for Ricky Tims' new Portal class, and pink tools. Suzanne Eddleman, our Warehouse Manager, and Kristin Goedert, our Director of Merchandising, joined Alex and shared their personal favorites. Take a look and what's new and exciting.

Continue reading
2

On The Set with On The Set with Scott Hansen and Alex Anderson

What do science and quilting have in common? You'll find out this Sunday when our guest, the "Mad Color Scientist"Scott Hansen arrives to bring you a world of colorful delights. Get a glimpse of his scrappy tree-filled forest design and how to make a visually exciting one-block quilt using dozens of different fabric lines in this behind-the-scenes look. Plus, Alex sneaks her way in to show you how to decorate your storage tote for class.
Continue reading
0

Trailer 3209: One Unit Two Blocks and Modern Quilt Design with Scott Hansen | Decorate a Fun Storage Tote with Alex Anderson

Debuting April 23, 2023: On the next Quilt Show, make sure you join us for a super fun hour with the bewhiskered wizard and mad color scientist of Blue Nickel Studios. It's Scott Hansen, and he describes his designs as urban folk. Find out what that means and how he does it.

Continue reading
0

Alex Anderson LIVE: The Next Steps - Health Update 2

Alex is moving further along in her breast cancer journey. So much to consider, surgery, reconstruction, chemo, and radiation, Alex talks about how she has progressed. She discusses her health to encourage women to get tested early and to let them know there are options for everyone.

Continue reading
3

A Thank You from Alex and a Story

"First off I have been feeling everyone's  love and concern - I mean REALLY feeling it. I am blessed beyond measure. As for the nuts and bolts, the difference a week makes is indescribable.  YAY! Next week I will be meeting with my oncologist to find out what is next. I am not stressed at all because it is out of my body. One step at a time as the story continues."

And speaking of stories, here's one from Alex about Sally Johnson and the inifinity scarves.

Continue reading
3

Alex Anderson LIVE: An Unexpected Turn - Health Update

Alex wants to share her story about her recent diagnosis of breast cancer. She says if you have not kept up with your testing because of COVID or any other reason, get tested. She hopes her story can influence others to get help and care and help you understand the process.

Continue reading
1

A Note from Alex

Alex shares an unexpected turn of events in her life.

Continue reading
2

See Kaffe Fassett's Exhibit at Houston 2013

Guess what? Today is Kaffe Fassett's actual birthday! In honor of the man of the hour, we dug up this great interview that Alex had with Kaffe at his exhibit for his book, Shots and Stripes, with Liza Prior Lucy, who also joins the interview, at the 2013 Houston International Quilt Festival. Take a look and see all the wonderful quilts, it'll be like a birthday present for yourself!

Continue reading
1

See Alex Anderson's Embroidered Buttons

Our viewers were asking to see up-close shots of the vintage and contemporary buttons that Alex embellished in our show with Colette Dumont. Well, here they are and they are just fabulous. Take a look for yourselves!
Continue reading
3

On The Set with Colette Dumont and Alex Anderson

Complex, colorful, and thousands of hand-stitched beads are Colette Dumont’s trademark when it comes to creating her award-winning quilts. Take a sneak peek at this week's show as Colette shares tips for making your own Lamé bias tape and beaded edging for a quilt. A dig through her mother’s button box led Alex to find fun and creative ways to embellish a quilt with button embroidery.
Continue reading
0