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Check out these great bargains in the TQS Shoppe this week:

  • Bundles of a dozen 1/4-yard cuts from past BOM kit fabrics for only $19.95.  Choose from either Neutrals or Brights. Fabrics will vary.
  • Scrap bag filled with twenty 1/8-yard cuts from past BOM kit fabrics for only $14.95.

  • Kim Diehl's favorite tool: the Omnigrid Fold-Away 12" x 18" Cutting Station/Ironing Mat--a deal at only $36.95!

Supplies are in limited, so get 'em while they last. Click here.




Don't miss a single moment of the learning and laughter available to you in Series 13 of The Quilt Show. With over 10 hours of video, this boxed DVD set makes a great addition to any quilter's library. 

Have fun and improve your quilting skills with guidance and inspiration from today most-respected quilt artists, teachers, and authors, including:

  • Jean Wells
  • Mickey Depre
  • Grace Errea
  • Wendy Butler Berns/Sue Spargo
  • Mickey Lawler/Gwen Marston
  • Sheila Frampton Cooper/Angela Walters
  • Alex Anderson
  • Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
  • Susan Else
  • Rose Sheifer
  • Lyric Kinard
  • Amanda Murphy
  • Michael James



6493_upsetwomanatcomputer.jpgWe missed you!!! Our hosting company had a major outage and had the site down for over 24 hours. OUCH.

The good news is that it wasn't your fault! (Or our fault.) Yes we are all safe. It wasn't a hack but a hardware problem.

We are glad to be back. Thank you for staying with us. 

Alex & Ricky


Need a break from taxes?  BERNINA has a break for you.  You can get that machine you've been waiting for at 0% interest for 48 months on all BERNINA purchases of $3,000 or more made with your BERNINA Credit Card April 11 - April 18, 2014.




We want to ease our members into the coming changes. The new site will be be cleaner and easier to navigate. We will make it a snap to connect you with what Ricky and Alex are doing and with each other (and you won't need to be on Facebook!).

You will make friends, join groups to work on quilting, and find the quilting information you are looking for faster.

So step one. What will it look like? The front page will give you a quick set of choices of things to do. Here is an example. (Some of the menu items in the brown section are there just during construction.)



Photo by Gregory Case Photography

Quilt artist, author, teacher, musician, and TQS co-host Ricky Tims takes center stage in this project- and technique-focused episode, filmed on location at the AccuQuilt headquarters in Omaha, NE. Inspired by an antique Amish quilt spotted in a book he received as a gift, Ricky has created Northern Lights, a fresh spin on a Nine-patch strippie-style quilt.

Discover how he quick-cuts and builds his nine-patch and triangular setting units, arranging the colors so they flow seamlessly from one to the next, and how to update a traditional top with a contemporary "fiddlehead-fern-feather" quilting motif.

Then Shari Ruwe and Karen Ruwe (no relation!) demonstrate examples of their collaborative work on the Nebraska State Raffle Quilt, including Shari's technique for making and embellishing pleated poppies, and Karen's tips for adding texture and pizzazz to a quilt with metallic thread.



It's all about the folding. Multiple layers save you time. Alex introduces you to this Fantastic Folded Technique. Soon you too will be saying, "It's All In The Folding".



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Photo by Gregory Case Photography                                         Courtesy of Christine Barnes

Quilt and fabric designer, author, and highly sought-after teacher Kim Diehl loves to combine unexpected elements in her traditionally inspired quilts, and she brings many of these "hybrid" pieces along to share.

Then stick around as she offers some of her best time-saving machine-appliqué techniques, demonstrates how combining ‘big stitch' quilting with machine quilting can give your quilts added visual and textural interest, and shows how to add a final pop of color to your finishing.

We wrap with a field piece featuring quiltmaker, author, and teacher Christine Barnes who shares valuable insights into the properties of color, including value, temperature, and intensity.



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Announcing the Little Scraps of Magic Winners

Last week, as an incentive to participate in our Little Scraps of Magic series, we gave you an opportunity to win one of FOUR Super Goodie bags (filled with lots of studio-audience giveaways) just for posting your work in Show and Tell. We had lots of wonderful submissions, but we found these four entries to be extra charming. Are you one of the winners? Here they are!

  • dlmorse
  • gayle.mitchell
  • quiltybird
  • Tgallogly 

Each winner will receive a "TQS taping" SUPER GOODIE BAG (on its way in the mail very soon). It's easy to play along--maybe next time we'll select you to win a special treat!


Quilter Nichole Webb Rivera of Houston has lost both her parents, her oldest daughter and her daughter's fiancé. They are among those missing in the Washington state mudslide. An emergency fund has been set up to support the family.

Click here to donate to emergency fund.


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