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Quilters Using "Banned Substances"

Ricky Tims, who was a judge at AQS Quiltweek 2022 in Paducah, went out onto the floor to seek the opinion of quilters and find out how they feel about the use of "banned substances" in quilt competitions. The Quilt Show would like to thank all of the gracious participants for their time in taking part in this survey.

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Ricky Tims Has An Exhibit Coming To The Texas Quilt Museum

Ricky Tims: A Rhapsody of Quilts presents 11 pieces highly regarded as excellent examples of contemporary quilt art with traditional appeal. The amazing quilts are coming to The Texas Quilt Museum soon. Find out more, and when it's coming, by clicking below.

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What is the UFO Situation?

As an April Fool's prank last week we asked people if they would like to win the opportunity to have Alex or Ricky finish their UFO. In the process, we asked a few questions about their projects. Take a look at some of their answers.

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Have Alex or Ricky Finish Your UFO

UFO quilts can keep you from making something new. They can hold back your creativity. What is the fastest way to get that UFO done and out of the way? Let someone else do it for you. How about Alex Anderson or Ricky Tims? Enter Here for your chance to have a pro finish your quilt.

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The Quilt Show Puzzle: "Hungarian Rhapsody" by Ricky Tims

Do a puzzle of Ricky Tims' quilt, Hungarian Rhapsody.

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The Quilt Show Puzzle: "Heart Blossoms" by Ricky Tims

Do a puzzle of Ricky Tims' quilt, Heart Blossoms.

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On The Set with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims

It's Alex vs Ricky in that time-honored showdown, hand quilting vs. machine quilting. They'll share tips, tricks and design ideas for both the hand quilting and machine quilting enthusiast alike. Starting with the tools, fabrics, threads, needles and batting choices to marking, basting and ending with a discussion on quilt density and no back-track feather designs, they cover it all.
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Trailer 3003: How to Do Hand Quilting and How to Do Machine Quilting with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims

Debuting January 30, 2022: Alex and Ricky share tips, tricks, and design ideas for both the hand quilting and machine quilting enthusiast alike. Starting with the tools, fabrics, threads, needles and batting choices to marking, basting and ending with a discussion on quilt density and no back-track feather designs, they cover it all.

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Ricky Tims and Company Sing "Hallelujah"

What to do when the family arrives for the holidays with musical instruments? Produce something and make a video. Celebrating love. Wishing everyone peace and joy - Hallelujah!

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Enjoy Magical Music from Ricky Tims

Ricky Tims performs his original composition, Northern Lights, and the title track from his 2008 CD, Christmas In A Small Town, to spread joy and Christmas cheer this holiday season.

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On The Set with Susie Monday and Ricky Tims

Go behind the scenes of The Quilt Show as Susie Monday stops by to share the nine elements of the Sensory Alphabet we as humans use to perceive the world and demonstrates creative ways to use the iPad for designing fabric. Plus, Ricky shows off how to use a quick marking technique of designs built on a grid that he then stitches out on the longarm.
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Ricky Tims Performs "Here We Come a Wassailing" Live

Watch and listen to a live recording of Here We Come a Wassailing from Ricky Tims' Christmas In A Small Town concerts. We just love to watch Ricky play on that small red piano from his childhood.

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Ricky and a One Horse Open Sleigh!

Here's one from the past. Watch this evocative, nostalgic video of a one horse open sleigh shot on November 27, 2009 by Justin Shults and Ricky Tims. The music is "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" from Ricky's Christmas In A Small Town CD.

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Trailer 2913: Learn the Sensory Alphabet and How to Use Your iPad for Fabric Design with Susie Monday | Quick Marking for Machine Quilting with Ricky Tims

Debuting December 19, 2021: Susie Monday shares the 9 elements (ways) of the Sensory Alphabet we as humans use to perceive the world. Understanding and recognizing which element is the strongest for you can help to make your work stronger and more powerful. The creative fun continues as Susie shares creative ways to use the iPad for designing fabric. And, Ricky begins the show by demonstrating on paper how to use a quick marking technique of designs built on a grid that he then stitches out on the longarm.

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Ricky Tims On The Sew & So... Podcast

Meg Goodman, the host of the Sew & So... podcast, recently interviewed Ricky for their latest episode, As You Quilt, Life Unfolds. During their conversation they discuss how Ricky got his start in quilting, what inspires him, what excites, his connection to the quilting community, and so much more.

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On The Set with Lisa Ellis and Ricky Tims

What's on deck for this week's show? Go behind the scenes with Lisa Ellis and find out. As an engineer, Lisa designed a mock cathedral block that is a ‘quilt as you go’ machine-sewn method using charm squares that you'll want to check out, while also sharing tips for adding thread painted lettering to your quilt project. Plus, Ricky will also teach how to make a contemporary Chinese Coins quilt.

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On The Set with Natalya Khorover and Ricky Tims

It's Friday, so we're going behind the scenes with this week's guest, Natalya Khorover. Catch a glimpse of Natalya as she shows how to repurpose plastic usually gets tossed in the trash, along with some creative and out of the box ways to use those items for collage and art quilts. Plus, see Ricky make a rail fence quilt using upcycled jeans.

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Trailer 2907: How To Make Cathedral Windows By Machine And Thread Paint with Lisa Ellis | Making A Contemporary Chinese Coins Quilt with Ricky Tims

Debuting September 26, 2021Lisa Ellis loves her grandmother's cathedral window quilt, but found the traditional method of making it too time consuming. As an engineer, Lisa designed a mock cathedral block that is a ‘quilt as you go’ machine-sewn method using charm squares. She also shares tips for adding thread painted lettering to your quilt project. Ricky also teaches how to make a contemporary Chinese Coins quilt.

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Trailer 2906: How to Repurpose Litter for Use in Your Quilts with Natalya Khorover | How To Upcycle Your Jeans Into a Quilt with Ricky Tims

Debuting September 12, 2021Natalya Khorover shows how to repurpose plastic and litter that usually gets tossed in the trash. Along with tips and tricks, she shares creative and out of the box ways to use them for collage and in your art quilts. Plus, Ricky makes a rail fence quilt using upcycled jeans.

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Kool Kaleidoscope Quilts in Progress. Are You Started Yet?

Take a look at the student's work so far. This is just a sample. WOW!  

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