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QuiltFlix is one of the most unique and interesting quilting programs that
has been introduced in recent times. Debby Luttrell, owner of Stitchin'
Heaven (our newest Site Sponsor) in Quitman, TX is the originator of the idea and currently offers it
as an exclusive program. The idea came about because Debby is a fan of
watching movies while she sews. "Sewing and movies just go together. There
is nothing I enjoy more than spending a day in my sewing room piecing a
beautiful quilt and watching a good movie."

The concept behind QuiltFlix is that a quilt project will be coordinated
with a movie each month. For example, in the current offering "Somewhere in
Time" the project selected is made from a beautiful and romantic black/tan
toile. The movie is a classic starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour
and is one of Ricky's favorites! All QuiltFlix members will receive the
fabric and pattern for the quilt that is a Debby Luttrell original design as
well as a copy of the movie in DVD format.

QuiltFlix has two options: projects can be purchased one at a time or the
participant can join the QuiltFlix Club by paying a $25 up front fee,
receive a 20% discount on the projects each month, and be on an autoship
status which will guarantee a project. Most projects will be lap or twin in
size and cost under $100. April is QuiltFlix month and all who join before
April 30 will receive their membership absolutely free!

Three "movie passes" are allowed each year. This provides for the
participant to not receive a movie if they don't care for the offering or
they just want to pass on it. Past projects are available on a limited
basis and can be purchased at the discounted price for members.
Information can be found on the website at www.stitchinheaven.com/quiltflix
- or just click their banner to the left of this blog post.


Don't you just love going to guild meetings! I really miss my old gang in St. Louis (hey all). I remember so many great programs and the inspiring show-and-tell at the end. However, I'm sure there are many great programs happening all around the world and we'd like to hear about them.

What was your most fun, remarkable, or memorable guild meeting. Was there a special guest? Was there a theme? What interesting programs have been presented that might have seemed strange or unusual at first, but really made a splash?

C'mon - it's time to fess up. We'd like to highlight some of these ideas on future shows.

Wow! It took less than 24 hours to fill all seats for both the June and August tapings. Thank you for your support and for those who wanted to be in attendance, don't fret as we have more planned. Keep an eye out on the blog for those dates.



It's that time again. Time to reserve your tickets for the next TWO sets of tapings. Here are the dates. guidelines and policies for requesting tickets. Those of you interested in flying should consider coming into Colorado Springs - 1:45 minutes from La Veta (Denver is 3 hours away). Lodging in La Veta is limited, but Walsenbug, 15 minutes away has several hotels. Pueblo, Trinidad, and Alamosa are larger cities with plenty of amenities - all about 1 hour from La Veta. To learn more about La Veta there is information on Ricky's website here and other general information about La Veta here.

Series One, Second Half (Six Shows)
        Dates: Friday-Sunday, June 22-24, 2007
        Two shows are taped each day. Attendance to both is required.
        Cut off date for requests - June 1, 2007, or when 'sold out'

Series Two, First Half (Six Shows)
        Dates: Friday-Sunday, August 3-5
        Two shows are taped each day. Attendance to both is required.
        Cut off date for requests - July 15, 2007, or when 'sold out'

Free tickets are awarded on a first come, first served basis. All requested tickets MUST be used. Please do not request tickets if you are not committed to attending. Seating is limited and we do not overbook the seating area. Therefore, unused tickets result in empty seats and diminishes the energy of the show and denies someone else the opportunity to attend.

Due to the overwhelming request, tickets will be initially distributed for one day of attendance only.
You may, however, request up to two days.
If you request two days, state your FIRST preference.
Second day tickets will only be awarded if additional openings are available after the deadline for ticket requests. In the event that second day seating is available, you will be notified by email to confirm second day attendance. These second day tickets will also be arranged based on the original request on a first come, first served basis.

To make your request for free tickets or to get further information about tickets and our ticket policies, email service@thequiltshow.com





The second annual MicroCosmos (Little Worlds) show at Tims Art Quilt Studio and Gallery is a unique show where each artist submits a tryptich entry (three 5 x 7 inch each) based on a theme. This year's theme is Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. The entries are juried and the workmanship is outstanding. All the works are for sale and no tryptich costs more than $250. Check them out here and select one for your personal collection. Contratulations to Nancy Brown of Oakland, CA for winning Best of Show with Going, Going, Gone, pictured above. Show runs through May 18th.


Time to talk about "stuff". As you can imagine we have been getting a lot of input from you. These issues seem to come up over and over, so here you go:

  1. How do I enlarge the image to full screen? Simply right clique the middle of the picture with your mouse and hit zoom in. This will diminish the quality, but some of you with smaller screens like this better than clarity. As Ricky explained in an earlier blog, we have pushed the size to it’s fullest ability – thus the environments.
  2. Regarding listening – Many have found it beneficial to use ear phones. On my laptop this works splendidly.
  3. Regarding Lighting and Sound – We hear you and we agree. These issues are being addressed. This is why we taped just six shows for the first shot out of the barrel.


We appreciate all the comments and look forward to making YOUR site the best it can be.


This is a portion of a letter that is just too good not to share! We ARE getting letters from around the world - literally! If you are a star member you can go to the country of your choice and see who is quilting there. Perhaps you should check out your families roots and connect with the quilter there. It is a NEW DAY and our world is just getting smaller! Laughing

"I've just watched the first epidosde of the Quilt Show -- what fun! You all are really onto something great, and a big thank you for doing this! I look forward to exploring the rest of the web site, too. The show is like an online magazine, show, class and more all in one.

Just want to let you know where I live and where I watched this: I'm an American that lives in Kazakhstan -- my husband works at the US Embassy here in Astana. So truly, quilters "do get around." "

OK - I didn't buy a Harley. John and I took that snap shot at Livermore Harley (thank you guys!) just to drive Ricky and Justin crazy. I asked for the most expensive bike and the owner slapped a sold sticker on it. Busted! (green shoes are enough for this small town gal)


I have received several comments (some not so great) chastizing me for not showing the whole quilt. Shame on TQS, we know better than that. EmbarassedUpon your request here is. I LOVE this quilt and it is the first thing you see when you walk into my quilting room. Also, one more thing for the record, I am 52, not 55 as I implied on the show. GGEEZZEE - I guess the excitement of the first six shows just got to me. LOL


OK- some of you HATE them and some of you LOVE them. For the latter, go down to Dancing Shoes blog - the link for the store is there. They are super comfortable, run true to size and they DO ship!

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