The quilt blocks look good on the design wall, "but that is not what quilt blocks are for." Time to sew them together.

Buy the Sequoia Sampler REMIX pattern PDF here.

Alex Anderson LIVE: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 10am PST, 1pm EST, 6pm London.



The Blanket Stitch is perfect for machine appliqué. BUT how do you set your sewing machine? How do you go around corners? Alex has learned to love machine appliqué and shows you her approach to this important stitch. You can learn the lessons you need or use all the lessons on the Sequoia Sampler REMIX pattern and have a wonderful wall hanging when you are done. Get the pdf below the video.



Blue Ice by Jacquie Gering was created in a similar manner to improvised Log Cabin blocks with crazy pieced centers in a straight set. Blue Ice can be found in Jacquie's book (along with Katie Pedersen) Quilting Modern (Interweave, 2012).

Learn piecing from Jacquie in our Piecing Masterclass Part 1, and learn improvised Log Cabin blocks and more from her in Show 1202: Make it Modern!

Click here to see the quilt.

Blue Ice - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

Blue Ice - 99 Pieces Non-Rotating

Blue Ice - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

Blue Ice - 99 Pieces Rotating

Blue Ice - 300 Pieces Rotating




Here's a beautiful Mariner's Compass block from Jinny Beyer. What other blocks will you discover in the game?



The Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild says, "Everything is big in Texas. Especially the sky over the plains..." Take a trip to their rendition of the McDonald Observatory and see just how big that sky is in their quilt, Into the Darkness.

Into the Darkness by the Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild was featured in the Charity Quilts category, sponsored by the Modern Quilt Guild, at QuiltCon 2020.

Photos by Mary Kay Davis


Join Alex this Tuesday for a FREE webinar and attend the "Tool School". Learn about quilting products, win prizes, go shopping, and have fun with Alex and Quilters Select. 

Register for The Quilt Show Event on May 26th, 2020 at 1PM EST. When you register, you will receive a $10 off shipping coupon! Don't forget to attend the LIVE webinar on Tuesday and you could win 1 of 3 $50 off gift certificates to complete your order!

*Must register to be entered to win*






The Quilt Alliance is excited to join with five other fiber organizations to present Textile Talks, a virtual lecture series you can enjoy from home.

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates and Surface Design Association. The programs will be held online at 2 p.m. Eastern (adjust for your time zone) each Wednesday April 29, 2020 through June 3, 2020.

The lectures will be presented live on Zoom with recordings published on each organization’s Facebook page later. Follow each organization’s page for updates on each of these exciting presentations.

Click here for more information.

April 29, 2020: Studio Art Quilt Associates (Recording)

May 6, 2020: International Quilt Museum (Recording)

May 13, 2020: San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (Recording)

May 20, 2020: The Modern Quilt Guild (Recording available soon)

May 27, 2020: Quilt Alliance. << Register for the next talk.

June 3, 2020: Surface Design Association

May 27, 2020 at 2pm EST, the Quilt Alliance presents: The Back Story: Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! and the Secret Lives of Quilts

Susannah Pullen’s 1863 Civil War Quilt, National Museum of American History

Stills from Go Tell It! the video

Behind every quilt, there’s a story–sometimes more than one! The Quilt Alliance’s mission is to document, preserve, and share those stories. Join Project Manager Emma Parker for a talk about one historic American quilt’s backstory, and why quilt documentation matters. She will share examples drawn from the Quilt Alliance’s oral history video project, Go Tell It at the Quilt Show!, and tell you how to document your own quilt’s important story. Alliance director Amy Milne will introduce Emma and share three key steps that every quilt owner should take to help us achieve this vision: No More Anonymous Quilts.





Brigitte Morgenroth set out to show the range of the log cabin quilt block. She had a special exhibit at Houston in 2015. Here is a modern interpretation of this traditional quilt block.


Dynamic, modern and fun, Color Knots is a great quilt from Gyleen and it's "knot" as hard as you think. Star Members can watch Gyleen work her magic in Show 2012: Modern Scrappy Quilts.

You can learn piecing from Gyleen in our Piecing Masterclass Part 1, and in Show 909: Techniques, Tips...and Turning "Trash" into "Treasure".

ColorKnotsbyGyleenFitzgerald - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

ColorKnotsbyGyleenFitzgerald - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

ColorKnotsbyGyleenFitzgerald - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

ColorKnotsbyGyleenFitzgerald - 36 Pieces Rotating

ColorKnotsbyGyleenFitzgerald - 100 Pieces Rotating

ColorKnotsbyGyleenFitzgerald - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


Dynamic, modern and fun, Color Knots is a great quilt from Gyleen and it's "knot" as hard as you think. Star Members can watch Gyleen work her magic in Show 2012: Modern Scrappy Quilts.

You can learn piecing from Gyleen in our Piecing Masterclass Part 1, and in Show 909: Techniques, Tips...and Turning "Trash" into "Treasure".

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


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