This small but very productive publishing company began shortly after Carol Veillon visited the US in the early 90s ? Learn how QUILTMANIA is so much more than just a magazine company.  Not only do they publish a variety of magazines, they also put on the Pour l'Amour du Fil show held every April in Nante, France. We are pleased to have them join TQS as a sponsor..


Click here to subscribe to the QUILTmania magazine.


TQS sat down to chat with Jacquie Gering about her responsibilities at QuiltCon and what she sees in her own future as a quilter.



The Home Machine Quilting Show is coming to Salt Lake City, UT 

May 7-9, 2015.  HMQS is the premier consumer exhibition and educaitonal conference for all machine quilters, embroiderers, and those who love to sew!

The featured artist this year is Angela Walters. Star Members can watch Angela in Episode 1306: No-Pin Curves and Quilting Modern.

There is still time to enter your quilt into the competition; the deadline is April 11.  Click here for competition information.  Want to see what you can win?  Click here.


Vendor Mall - over 100 companies in over 200 booths
Vendor List
More than 130 classes 
Class Schedule - Online ordering now open
Free demonstrations by HMQS featured artists, teachers, sponsors and vendors. 
View the Main Stage Schedule
Hundreds of quilts displayed in the HMQS Quilt Exhibit and Teachers' Gallery! 
List of HMQS 2015 quilt competition winners (Coming after May 15, 2015)
Nearly $28,000 in cash awards for the winners of the judged quilt competition. 
For more information on the Quilt Competition  click here.
Quilt Competition Awards Ceremony – free with your show admission.  
Thank you to our Competition Award sponsors! Awards Ceremony Info
Fabric & Machine Quilting Challenges to enjoy! 
More about the Quilt Challenges & Live Auction for the Family Promise Charity.
Special displays, featured artists, exclusive presentations and more! 
To read more about the special exhibits click here
Fabulous prizes for attendees! Dozens of lucky attendees will go home with amazing grand prizes courtesy of HMQS vendors, sponsors and teachers. 
For a complete list of Grand Prizes click here
Door prizes will be given out every half hour of the show, just for attending!
On-site quilt appraisals! Find out how much your quilt is really worth from a qualified appraiser at the show! To schedule an appointment, please call (703) 491-3295 or 
e-mail mary@marywkerr.comClick here for complete info




Rob has a message for TQS.  He talks about how he got started with Alex and Ricky and what he's been up to lately.



You watched Lynn in Episode 1604: Taking the Fear Out of Math for Quilters, now you can look at some of her beautiful creations.
You can purchase Lynn's book, Patchwork Math Using Quilting Design Components, in the TQS Shop.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow



TQS spoke with Susan Cleveland, queen of the perfect finish, at QuiltCon 2015.  We asked what she thinks about Modern Quilting and why she was at the show.  Star Members can watch Susan in Ep 109: Piping Hot Curves! and Ep: 1001: Masterful Miters and Perfect Prairie Points.

Click here to visit Susan's website.


International Quilting Days are only a few days away - March 20 - 22, 2015!

Have you been wondering about Alex and Ricky's prizes?  Well, wonder no more.  

Are you sitting down?

Ricky will be giving away one of each of his hand-dyed fabrics. 

And, not to be outdone, Alex will be giving away a supply of her fabulous new Quilters Select products... stabilizers, fusibles, and batting, oh my!

Don't forget you must ENTER THE CONTEST to win. So, press the button and join in the fun!

Grand Prize: BERNINA 550QE

Other prizes you have a chance to win are:

  • Innova - Have your quilt professionally quilted ($500 value)
  • Superior Threads– Five $100 gift certificates
  • RJR Fabrics– a Delicious Selection of RJR Fabrics
  • AccuQuilt – GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter
  • Missouri Star Quilt Company–  $500 in Quilter’s Cash plus signed copies of Volume 1 of Block Magazine and Man Sewing Swag!









Join Alex online Friday, March 20 at 1pm ET for Scrap Crazy. Click on the Learn More button below for more information and to register for the seminar.


What You’ll Learn:

  • Assessing the health of your fabric collection and picking the right fabrics for the right purpose
  • The use of the color wheel and the value of value
  • Pushing fabric boundaries and combinations within a single quilt block
  • Using different layouts to benefit your stash, plus tips and tricks for pulling together random quilt blocks!
  • Bonus: Red – your secret weapon to fabulous scrap quilts.

Who should attend?

  • Beginners and experienced quilters
  • Anyone not sure what to do with those scraps!
  • Quilters who need a little help in experimenting with new designs and fabrics
  • Quilters looking to have fun!




Photo by Gregory Case Photography

It's that time of year again!  The TQS crew will hit the road later this week and come together in Denver to tape another round of shows. Look for snippets of taping activities on the blog.  There are sure to be some great moments we will share that you don't want to miss.  We have a great lineup of artists scheduled.  Check out who's coming this next year...

Renae Haddadin
Jamie Wallen
Andrea Brokenshire
Melody Crust
Lisa Calle
Jamie Fingal
Carol Ann Sinnreich
Becky Goldsmith
Sandra Leichner


Photo by Gregory Case Photography
Cindy Needham was a guest on Episode 202 and returns to show how her work has evolved and some very cool tricks:
  • Filling empty space using designs that YOU

create on a template

  • Tips for turning simple quilting designs into stunning works of art
  • Expert advice on selecting threads to match antique linens

We then take you on a visit to the Arizona studio of Bari Ackerman, to see her fabric collage creations. Bari is a fabric designer, author and creator of home décor wall stencils. 





Top 10 Reasons to Join the Quilt Show!

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Learn about
Apliquick appliqué tools!

Watch Show 1912
with Rosa Rojas (free!)

Apliquick Rods


Apliquick - 3 Holes Microserrated Scissors


Apliquick Ergonomic Tweezers