Manchester, NH – April 11-14, 2007 Machine Quilters Exposition  48 teachers, 175 classes including machine quilting techniques for the domestic, midarm and longarm quilters and those that just want to learn about stand up machine quilting.  In addition, there are technique, piecing, art/design, drawing, lecture and product specific classes.  Classes begin April 11, Public Quilt Show is held April 12-14.   

Special Events for this year’s show include: 

v      $20K in Quilt Competition prizes and money.  Deadline for entries March 1, 2007.

v      Special Exhibit from the Tims Art Quilt Studio and Gallery – Expressions: The Art Quilt

v      Special Exhibit – All 40 winning quilts from the $100K Quilt Challenge

v      Fashion Extravaganza Fashion Show

v      Historic Lowell, MA Bus Tour

v       Breast Cancer Challenge

v      Awards Banquet Celebration with Special Guest, Robbi Joy Eklow

v      Machine Quilting Teacher of the Year Announcement 

For more information visit MQXShow.com or contact MQXShow@comcast.net or call 866-675-4355. 




I just heard a knock at the door and there was this beautiful boquet of roses from John. Today we celebrate 31 years of marriage, and hopefully another 30 plus years to go!



Finally! My newest book should be arriving at your local quilt shop right about now. This particualar book was an incredible experience to produce in as much as I am not (or should I say - was not) a solid machine quilter. One hundred and fifty hours later, I am still not a world class machine quilter, but I DO know how to get YOU started - ground level! As an aside, I am especially pleased with the book itself. The designer did a fabulous job and I am more than pleased with the publication. If your local quilt shop doesn't have it, you can order an autogrpahed copy directly from me. Just visit my site wwwalexandersonquilts.com and go to the book section. Happy dancing tonight in livermore! Not only a new book but a new skill under my belt! 



As predicted there were many more windmills on the journey and these are only a few of the ones I photographed. And then of course, my heart lept when I saw the mountains come into view - even though I was still two and a half hours from home.

My thanks again to all of the shops and students who participated in the tour. I'm going to take the rest of the day to crash - and then - back to work - lots to do - catch up catch up!



Sarasota, FL - March 9 - 10, 2007 - The Friendship Knot Quilt Guild will host their show titled "Celebrate the Spirit of Sisterhood, A Common Thread".  For more information contact davis2tk@verizon.net or www.friendshipknotquiltersguild.com.



Way to go gang! All the tickets to be in the live audience for the taping of The Quilt Show in March are taken. We will announce dates for a summer taping soon. We're looking forward to seeing all of you that are schedule to visit us in La Veta in March.



Although many of you might pick quilting as your number one passion, I have to admitt guys in kilts rate right up there! Here we are at Asilomar quilting our little hearts out and thruough the window music starts drifting in. Do I hear BAG PIPES!? I rush outside and there he is, piping his heart away as people are entering the chapel to a festive occasion, my guess a wedding. Being a bit scottish, this really brings it all home. Quilting and guys in kilts, now what gets better than that? I am sure you have your pick!



My granny used to say she was buriser than a windmill in a whirlwind. We'll, the whirlwind of classes are behind me. I'd like to thank al of the shops who hosted events and all of the people who took time to attend. I feel very fortunate to be able to do what i do. The journey through life somehow continues to help me realize that we all need each other. The compliments, kudos, and thank yous are much appreciated but I assure you we are all in this together. Without you, my voice would fall on empty chairs. Without you, my thouths about life, love and quilting would not be heard

The Quilt Show is no different. We can wish and hope for this site to really be an overwhelming success, and we can work to bring you the most full-service interactive site with rich, worthwhile content - but without your membership and support it would all be futile. - So thank you - World Quilt Commuhnity - for your support and encouragement. It's just the beginning of the New Day - and I'm looking forward to the ride!

Speaking of the ride - I'm traveling north and should be home sometime tormorrow. Along the way I will be seeing plenty of wonderful windmills. These silent giants are plentiful on the landscape in this part of the country. I'm always reminded of Don Quixote when I see them.


If you happen to be in the S.F area this weekend (feb 24&25), you might want to swing by and check out the quilts, oh yes and me!Cool I am honored to be a featured artisit along with Letitia Chung. With 20 quilts of mine packed and ready to go, maybe we will meet for the first time, or perhaps catch up on old times!

For more information please visit their site: http://www.sfqg.org/Quilt%20Show.htm



San Antonio is known as a destination spot for vacationers. The river walk is world reknowon. It was home to the 1968 World's Fair and perhaps it's greatest claim to history is that it is home to the Alamo.

I've had two great days here already. The first day featured two lecture-demo classes at Creative Sewing Center with Terry and Vince. Yesterday was a enthusiastic class of students who were there to make my Harmonic Convergence quilt. As you can see - a LOT of progress was made. Some students even made TWO quilts - the Harmonic Convergence and a variation. WOW! Yes, there is a pattern and a book - visit www.rickytims.com or ask at your local quilt shop.

A group of us walked next door to a new pizza place for lunch - called Incredible Pizza. It was not your ordinary lunch spot. This place has a huge pizza buffet AND it had go-carts, miniature golf, all sorts of games, and bumper cars. Yours truley attempted the bumper cars with a group of 9-11 year olds. I say - LIVE A LITTLE and let your hair down. Darn -lunch time was just too short yesterday!

For those who don't know - The Alamo, a mission established in 1718 by the Spanish missionaries, was the scene of the famous battle where every defending Texan was killed by Santa Anna's troops during the Texas war of independence. The battle cry "Remember the Alamo" was made famous in the subsequent battle when General Sam Houston defeated the Mexican army and won the war at the battle of San Jacinto - the epochal battle that established the independent Texan Republic, on April 21, 1836.

Here is a map of Texas in 1845. It it appears that while I curretnly live in Colorado - back then, La Veta was part of the Republic of Texas. So - I guess it is arguable whether or not I left Texas when i moved to Colorado. - Just a fun fact.


TQS BOM 2019 "SIZZLE" by Becky Goldsmith

SIZZLE Quilt - Warm

SIZZLE Quilt - Cool


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