Ricky prepares for an interview with Seth Doane of CBS news. The interview will be featured on CBS News Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. Photo - Justin Shults

Those of you in the USA, Heads Up! Ring the Bells! Spread the news to everyone you know!

The CBS News Sunday Morning program with Charles Osgood will be featuring a segment on quilting tentatively scheduled for Sunday, March 16, 2008. The confrmation of this air date won't be confirmed until mid-week next week but we want you to have as much heads up as possible. We will provide confirmation updates from CBS right here on The Daily Blog, but do watch for this program to air soon. Be sure to check your local listings for exact times.

CBS News Sunday Morning features beautifully produced, personal human interest profiles. We understand that a portion of the story will focus on Ricky, his quilting and his music. "I'm honored that I was selected for this profile," says Ricky, "but I'm more excited that quilting will take front stage on a national news program. I envision hundreds, if not thousands, of new quilting wannabes heading into quilt shops once this show airs". We at TQS urge everyone to immediatly send emails to guild members, friends and family and use any other means possible to spread the word about this upcoming program.

Here's what we know: The CBS production crew met up with Ricky at the International Quilt Festival in Houston last fall. Then the crew and CBS correspondent Seth Doane, came and spent some time in La Veta at the end of January to interview Ricky. Set your VCRs, DVRs, or whatever you have - this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for quilters. It will put quilting on the national stage (U.S) for the first time in years.

Many of these profiles also are posted on the CBS news website - a great thing for our international TQS World Quilt Community members. However, the shows are not posted until after it airs in the US. We'll keep you updated.