Hey Everybody! I'm heading to the great state of Delaware in April! Join me and special guest, Alex Anderson, at my Super Quilt Seminar in Newark, April 16-18.

I urge all quilters living within the green zone to attend. Alex and I will share information for quilters of all types: traditional to contemporary, beginning to advanced. The seminar requires no supply list and there is no sewing! How can this be productive? How does a quilter learn in a seminar environment? I guarantee this style of teaching will keep you riveted to the lessons and inspired when you leave! There are only a couple of weeks left to register at the Early Bird price so don't miss out! I look forward to meeting you there!  -- Ricky


April 16-18, 2015 at The University of Delaware, John M. Clayton Hall


It's month three of the Lady of Shalott and Ricky has created the final video in the series. This video shows the assembly of the quilt. It includes the details for marking, quilting, and blocking along with good advice on what to do if your fabric ever bleeds.

See the entire class in the classroom.



It started! Don't miss out! There are a hundreds of viewers learning and creating this beautiful Rhapsody quilt with Ricky.  The Lady of Shalott is a three-month Block-of-the-Month quilt (BOM). Ricky designed the quilt so he could share the technique of making one of his Rhapsody projects in a manageable size fit for a newbie quilters.

There are still some kits left in both colorways, so join in and create a stunning quilt. (Ricky has created companion videos to help guide you through the process.) When they are gone they're gone. Please hurry.

Kits and patterns include 5 one-yard pieces of Ricky's beautiful hand-dyed fabrics in the colorway of your choice, plus the pattern, for only $99.95. The pattern only is $19.95.

Click here to visit Ricky's Store.

Click here for kit.

Click here for pattern only.

See the entire class in the classroom.                                                                                                              (Photo: Mock-Up of Colorway 2)



Enhance your Lady of Shalott quilt experience by adding to your music library Loreena McKinnett's stunning musical rendition of the The Lady of Shalott from her album titled The Visit - available on iTunes.






See Ricky's Quilt for the Libby Lehman Auction. Inspired by Libby's quilts, Ricky uses Couching on his BERNINA to decorate the quilt.



2080_snow_crystal.jpgSnuggle up in your slippers with a nice hot cup of tea or cocoa and delve into this beautiful winter project, Snow Crystal, using wintry, cool blues from Ricky's hand-dyed collection - Blue Suede Shoes, Skycicles and Coconut Snowcone.


Each kit will include the pattern.


Start the new year off with a great new quilt and an opportunity to build your quilt making skills! This 30” x 30” quilt is designed to be a winter decor wall quilt and features three of Ricky’s popular blue hand-dyed fabrics. Perfect for advanced beginner and intermediate quilters, this skill-builder project features foundation paper piecing, raw edge appliqué, 60˚ Y seams, and optional trapunto quilting.

The kit includes the pattern, one yard of Blue Suede Shoes, one yard of Coconut Snow Cone, and 1/2 yard of Skycicles. Fabric included for the quilt top and binding. Backing, batting, threads and stabilizer not included. Snow Crystal is also available as a pattern only in our PATTERN link.This is a quilt that intermediate quilters will love because it includes opportunities to improve on old skills and learn new ones including paper piecing, inserting "Y" seams, appliqué and trapunto!





Ricky Tims Online Store is offering a new hand-dyed Fabric of the Month Club. The deadline for joining is January 8th. Anticipate an original, unique one-yard piece of fabric each month! The club is limited to the first 144 people who sign up! Each month you'll receive an email from Ricky Tims Inc. with suggestions for pairing this unique fabric with others in Ricky's hand-dyed fabric line. Please note this offer is not through The Quilt Show Shoppe, but directly through Ricky Tims Online store.

Cost for the USA Club Members is only $299 which includes US shipping and handling. International customers will find a cart item and pricing just for their country. Click here to contact RickyTims.com for any additional information or questions. Need to speak with an RTI representative? Please call Cyndi (719) 275-2770.

Deadline to join the club: January 8, 2014! or when the first 144 have signed up - whichever comes first. First fabrics will ship before end of January.


Calling all quilters near Brentwood, Tennessee, Burlington, New Jersey and Sarasota, Florida! Mark you calendars! Ricky Tims is coming to town! For a quilter, a visit from Ricky might even be better than a visit from Santa!

Bernina Sewing Machine Station- Brentwood, Tennessee
January 22, 2014

Say It With Stitches - Sarasota, Florida
January 27, 2014

Olde City Quilts - Burlington, New Jersey
January 24 & 25, 2014

Ricky is looking forward to meeting quilters in all of these locales!




On January 22, 2014 Ricky will arrive at the Bernina Sewing Machine Station in Brentwood, TN to present a One Day Master class featuring his tips and tricks for Appliqué, Machine Quilting and his infamous binding techniques. The day includes lunch and everyone who attends is entered to win a Bernina 215 including all the New Owners classes!

Please contact Cathy for more information!

A hop, skip and a short airplane ride later will find Ricky visiting the gang at Olde City Quilts in Burlington, NJ. A book signing and master classes are on tap at this unique shop.

Ricky finishes his whirlwind tour at Say It With Stitches in Sarasota, Florida. The unique setting of the Bahia Vista Menonite Church will host Ricky's Master Class there and quilters can enjoy a Dessert and Champagne Reception following the day of classes.


Hurry!  Ricky Tims' Color Rhapsody Quilt Class Begins June 21 Only 3 Days to Get the Kit and Pattern.


Beat the heat and have some quilting fun by making a Colorful Rhapsody quilt that celebrates the summer! Beginning with the first video lesson on June 21, Ricky will take you through the steps for creating this beautiful quilt.


Note: All participants must have purchased either the pattern or kit on or before June 20. After that date, the pattern and kit will no longer be available. (Sorry for the short time to start. These quilts are amazing.  Just jump in!)



Kits are currently Sold Out - Click the picture of the kit or pattern on the Rickytims.com site and then click the "Notify Me" button. This will place your order on a waiting list without billing you.



As an added treat, TQS is opening up Ricky's Create Your Own Rhapsody Quilt - Parts 1 and 2 (Episodes 803 and 804) to everyone from June 18 through September 2.

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Do you like this quilt? Would you like the pattern or the kit? Let Ricky know by taking his poll.

Ricky designed his latest pattern with you in mind! Gaelic Blessing is a variation on the Double Irish Chain pattern and features a beautiful Celtic Cross in the center. The central Celtic cross is an inspirational Irish icon. Ricky's dear quilting friend from Belfast says, "Most Celtic patterns are for smaller items like cushions or wall hangings.  How wonderful to have a blessing on your bed!" If you are Irish - have Irish heritage - like Ireland - like The Celtic Women - believe in Leprechauns - enjoy Guinness - wear green on March 17th - or can spell "Ireland" - you might want to make this one!

The quilt is created from Ricky's beautiful hand-dyed fabrics and the pattern and kit will be available near the end of March.  Ricky promises that this easy-to-make pseudo traditional quilt will find the luck of the Irish rubbing off on you.

Do you like this quilt? Would you like the pattern or the kit? 


Pattern and Quilt Kit will be available March 1st.





Watch Ricky as he cleans his design wall with freezer paper and an iron!