We expected a flurry of quilt postings, but I just wanna say, "WHY HAVE YOU BEEN HIDING THIS WONDERFUL WORK?" I'm just blown away by all the great quilts that are being posted - and the stories behind them. And - to finally see your faces - it's just so great and personal. I love the diversity of quilts - some simple - some complex, some that are beginners (way to go!) some that are for utility and others used for art. It's all good! Thanks.

For those of you who may not know how to use the search feature, it's time to learn so that you don't have to go through all the quilts one at a time. Click on Search>Find a Quilt and enter in a field or two, such as a state, a country, or a style, -or evern a pattern. One field will narrow the thousands down to only those that meet the criteria. For example, enter Canada, then scroll down and tick Construction Method: Applique - and you'll see only quilts from Canada that are Applique quilts!

Don't forget to submit an email to those whose quilts you admire. You never know when your comment will brighten an otherwise dreary day for someone.

Finally, has anyone started a e-penpal relationship as a result of this site?




Yes - That's Right! The quilt above is just a sample of Ricky's Rhapsody quilts. The first contest to be announced is a Post Your Quilts Contest. Even if you DO have your quilts posted you will want to read all of the qualifications so you don't miss out on the opportunity to win an original-every-stitch-made-by-Ricky Rhapsody quilt. If you have been using the spinning world on the right to access Chat, Search, Forum, etc - you will notice that the spinning globe is gone. In its place is the link to all the details about the contest.

To access Chat, Forum, Blog, Search etc - use the menu bar at the top of the page. 

To see other samples of other Ricky Rhapsody Quilts click the links below

Bohemian Rhapsody

Fire Dragon Rhapsody

Rhapsody in Green

We have provided great instructions and helpful information about digital images on the Contest Page. So - ready - set - GO!!!!!!!!




The new show posts tonight at midnight on the US East Coast. Barbara Olson is our special guest, and the show is on Jump Starting Creativity. To see the show - click Watch a Show - scroll down to show 105.

Speaking of creativity. We are excited about implementing your comments and suggestions on the next round of tapings which are in three weeks! Wow - how time flies. We will shoot the final set of shows for Season One taking into consideration your most desired wishes for content as well as other technical suggestions.

Enjoy the show!

Did you notice that we have given you six more photo areas to post whatever you want!? From your sewing room, to family or perhaps your favorite collection, the sky is the limit! Let us learn more about you!! I updated mine today and you will discover I have a thing for....................Let us know when you update yours!



Vancouver, BC – September, October, November, 2007  Maiwa will host a number of workshops throughout the Fall including dyeing, silk painting, mud printing, bookbinding, blockprinting, and many other topics – too many to mention here!  For more information visit http://www.maiwa.com/symposium/workshops.html Note that registration opens June 25 at 10 am!  Don’t miss out! 


First it was the lamp on the set and then this garage sale find - really, I do have very good taste. I would say my preference is traditional eclectic with a love of antiques and classic colors. So what was I thinking when this little pitcher caught my eye? First, I thought it would be great for Joey and Shelly, as they have a kitchen that was built in the 30's with that turquoise color. But it has grown on me..............don't be suprised if you see a quilt down the road in this color pallet with circles as a design element! Stranger things have happened. Which brings me to the question, where is the most off beat place or item where you have found inspiration?



well - Here are a few hints -

It's all about you!

1. Do you belong to a guild?

2. What is your local / favorite quilt shop?

3. And oh yeah, last but not least, have you posted your complete profile and 6 quilts?

As for the launch? One of our beloved web guys is working his tail off with the details - We will keep you posted!

P.S. We want to know - but your answers are not needed here for the contest. 


I can't say what, I can't say when, but SOOOON Ricky and I are planning a few contests that will knock your socks off. Good ideas came from Spring market, and soon you will know!



Tomorrow is Memorial Day in America. Most countries have a day set aside to remember those who fought for their country. This year's Memorial Day is poignant as we struggle world-wide with the war in the middle east. Whatever your opinions of the war may be (and this is not an appropriate forum to discuss them), we all need to take a moment to remember those who have fought for freedom and the current troops who serve their countries so valiantly.

Both Ricky and I are having the opportunity to be with family and friends this weekend. John's brother is here from Texas and John's mom is up from Los Angeles. Today we plan to take Memaw for a cruise in a tin-boat on a 5 acre lake. One of my favorite summer adventures. Ahoy Matie!

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