Lilo recently visited the European Patchwork Meeting in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France and discovered a wonderful exhibit they were featuring there. Swiss quilt group patCHquilt was celebrating their thirtieth anniversary by putting on a showcase of 100 challenge quilts for the occasion. The challenge was open to all members of the group of every skill level and each quilt had to adhere to the following criteria:

  • Works must be original, not from a kit and must include a red border.
  • They must be 30 cm wide, 120 cm long, and displayed portrait style.
  • The quilt must include at least 1/2 of the Edelweiss fabric (that each person received), and feature a piece of that same fabric that is 10 cm x 10 cm in size.

To join in the celebration with patCHquilt, we will be featuring four of the challenge quilts each week that were displayed as part of the exhibition at the European Patchwork Meeting.

This week we will be featuring a bonus quilt from Susan Vogel, who we will be sitting down for an interview with TQS when we visit the Houston International Quilt Show next month.

Please enjoy the next five quilts from Susan Vogel, Beatrice Zahnd, Brigitte Ricard, Brigitte Rossetti, and Cäcilia Arnold.

Title of Quilt: Happy Anniversary

Quilter's Name: Susan Vogel

Title of Quilt: Blüemlisalpona Summer Night

Quilter's Name: Beatrice Zahnd

Title of Quilt: Borgeaud

Quilter's Name: Brigitte Ricard

Title of Quilt: My Hundertwasser

Quilter's Name: Brigitte Rossetti

Title of Quilt: The Schachersepp

Quilter's Name: Cäcilia Arnold

One of the highlights in Sisters Country is the Twigs Gallery, which is located in the Stitchin' Post. Featuring local fiber artists, it is inspiring and uplifting to see the variety of creativity. The latest exhibit, Embrace Nature, features art quilts by Leotie Richards, hand dyed wools by Lois Summers, and Dastardly Owls by Donna Hatfield.
Tropical Wonder
Dastardly Owls by Donna Hatfield
To enjoy the full exhibits and the beautiful area of Sisters Country, please put us on your bucket list!
Stay tuned and travel along with us on Quilt Roadies.

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What's happening in Houston?

  • Meet & Greet at Houston outside the Convention hall on the street side of the information booth Hall C. We are getting a picture for our new website and want a group picture of TQS fans to display to the world.
  • Announcement of the winner of the Sizzle TQS BOM 2019 Quilt Giveaway. The winner does not need to be present.
  • Unveling of the TQS BOM 2020.

All of this great activity will be covered by the wonderful Susan Cleveland for TQS Facebook Live!

This is a great opportunity to connect with your TQS quilting friends from around the world. Don't miss it.


We found this quilt at the Pacific International Quilt Festival 2019 and we knew right away that Ricky would love it! It features Hamilton from the Broadway musical of the same name. If you watch Show 2106 with Meg Cox or Show 2108 with Deb Boschert, you'll learn more about his love for the show.

Look closely at the quilting, you'll see she's put in words and figures from various shows.





Kymona Tracey shows you to make these adorable Halloween Mini Treat Bags. Depending on the fabric you use (only a few fat quarters), they'd be great for any gift. PLUS, she uses the cutest little iron we have ever seen.   



Amy Milne speaks with Alex Anderson about her show on TheQuiltshow.com and the mission of the Alliance to see quilting keeping growing and the history not be lost. It's a fun talk, and even includes a quilting pledge???


We told you that Kathy K. Wylie recently won Best of Show at the Pacific International Quilt Festival 2019 and we recently checked up on her Facebook page and saw she was working on this fussy cut Mariner's Compass. We can't wait to see where this is going.



Join Ann Myhre for her latest class. (You can also watch Ann here at TQS in Show 2507.)

Make yourself a Gypsy Satchel! Grab your dancin' shoes and your new little hand crafted wrist satchel for a night out on the town! This project was designed to be that sweet little evening bag we’re always on the hunt for to go out galivanting in style!

The base of the bag is made in crochet, and in subsequent lessons you'll learn needle turn appliqué, dimensional appliqué, pompom making, beading, knitting, couching, embroidery and tassel making. Kits are now available in Ann’s Etsy shop and come in 9 colorways

A cross body quilted bag (see below) is also in the works that you can make with your own fabrics, which will feature a flap that you can adorn with all the new stitching moves you can use! 

You can use a kit or hunt for any scraps of yarns, threads, beads, and fabrics you might have at home. A link to the supply and materials lists is provided below. 

There will be six lessons every Sunday beginning October 20, 2019. The first lesson will be the Base of the bag, the handles, and the crocheted trim.

Click here for supply list.

In Lesson One, you’ll create the base of the bag and the crochet lace trim. You’ll learn increasing and decreasing in crochet, an extended crochet chain, and crochet lace trim which will be sewn on to the bag when completed. 

Here's an intro video from Ann:


Cross Body Bag


Going to the Houston International Quilt Festival (IQF/Houston)?

Don’t miss the chance to learn about art quilts with Martha Sielman, Executive Director of Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA). She will present The Art Quilt Movement—Innovation & Change over 50 Years, listed as Lecture #748 in the event program. She will speak on Saturday, November 2, from 11 AM to noon. You can register for her insightful talk at quilts.com/quilt-festival-houston-schedule-of-events.html.

Martha’s lecture accompanies the premier of SAQA’s exhibition Layered & Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art at IQF/Houston. The exhibition brings together seminal pieces from the 1960s through today. Together, the works make it clear that experimentation has always guided the evolution of the art quilt, as has the drive for the work to be recognized as a fine art medium.

Today, artists continue to push boundaries, working with new forms, materials, and digital technologies to create imaginative new work. Increasingly, art quilts are exhibited in fine art museums and major venues around the world. Learn how this art form developed from work created by isolated makers, primarily located in Ohio and California, into today’s international movement supported by thousands of artists worldwide.

In addition to the exhibition and Martha’s lecture, you can explore the topic more through Art Quilts Unfolding, a 352-page book published by Schiffer Books. It provides a historical overview of the medium with full-color images of 400 masterpieces, profiles of 58 influential artists, movement milestones, and significant collections. If you can’t attend Houston to see Layered & Stitched or buy your book in person, the book is available at saqa.com/store for $49 plus shipping.

Here are just a few of the quilts included in Layered & Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art.

Yvonne Porcella

Come Again Kabuki

85 x 77 inches


Charlotte Yde

Steen’s Quilt

59 x 59 inches



Michael James


46.5 x 46.5 inches




Nancy Erickson

The Purple Lynx

36 x 40 inches




Susan Shie

Tropical New York

90 x 90 inches



Here's a beautiful block from this week's game. Wouldn't this make a wonderful quilt? Play the game and find out its name.

When you are playing the game, if you get the wrong answer, the correct answer is highlighted in green.

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Learn about Apliquick appliqué tools!
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with Rosa Rojas (free!)

Apliquick Rods

Apliquick - 3 Holes Microserrated Scissors

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