The lovely Santa Fe home of Betsy and Richard Ehrenberg provides the backdrop for this "must-see" episode. Alex leads off by demonstrating a terrific product that will save you time and effort with your paper-based appliqué. Then the TQS gang welcomes quilt artists, pattern designers - and sisters! - Barbara Persing and Mary Hoover. Mary, a former quilt-shop owner, shares the many creative possibilities of designing with strata sewn from colorful fabric strips. Then Barbara, a professional longarm quilter, author, and popular TQS Classroom host (Listen to Your Quilt), teaches four simple steps for designing an effective quilting plan, and Mary "ties it up with a bow" by sharing a clever ribbon-like quilting pattern.