This block is a bit unusual. Depending on how you look at it and how you change the values, it takes on a completely different look. What do you think it's called? Play the game and find out.



Minki Kim from Minki’s Work Table and WeAllSew.com wants to share a simple and easy patchwork heart pillow. It's a perfect project to dress up your home or surprise your loved ones for Valentine's Day.

Materials to Make a Patchwork Heart Pillow:

Finished size is approximately 20″ wide x 20″ tall. Assorted strips to create heart: nine  1 1/2″ x  7″ strips

  • White sprinkle fabric: 1/2 yard
  • Backing fabric: 3/4 yard
  • Batting: one  22" x 22" square
  • Lining fabric: 22” x 22" square
  • Backing fabric: 3/4 yard
  • Binding: 1/4 yard
  • 20” square pillow form
  • Embroidery floss such as Aurifloss

Click here to go to tutorial.


Midnight Stars by Renae Haddadin and Karen Kay Buckley is the duo's 4th collaboration. They blended their skills into one design featuring phenomenal appliqué and outstanding quilting. We love the final touch of an itty bitty crocheted and beaded border.

Midnight Stars by Renae Haddadin and Karen Kay Buckley won 2nd Place Appliqué, Large at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019.

Learn about longarm quilting from Renae in Show 1613: A Quilter's Journey. Then get tips for masterful appliqué from Karen Kay in Show 2007: From Perfection to Preservation.


You spend a lot of time there...shouldn't it be an enjoyable, fun environment? Of course, and at these prices you can do it without guilt. Make your ironing board a piece of art (and save $16). Store fabrics in cute ways, and have your pins in a cushion that you crafted and makes you smile. OR.....just get some of the remaining fabric at great prices. Your choice:








Nothing but top quality products that we have tested and love. Here are some great products that need a good home. We can only offer these prices because there are only 3 or so left.... make it fast. (Selected Fabrics at 40% off too.)


                               Only 2 left now                                                                                  $6.87! Really?


                   Multiple sizes of individual rulers. Gina's are great quality. We have the full kit and it is not on sale.
         This Yazzi is $38 Off! Only 3 left.


         The Clammy Quilts are fantastic                                                                               Missy's Mat really works!










Ricky loves Alethea's quilt for its traditional appearance that "fades" into the non-traditional by the use of fabric-collaged "Fiesta Beauties".

Learn about fabric collage with Alethea in Show 2602.

FiestaBeautiesbyAletheaBallard - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

FiestaBeautiesbyAletheaBallard - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

FiestaBeautiesbyAletheaBallard - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

FiestaBeautiesbyAletheaBallard - 36 Pieces Rotating

FiestaBeautiesbyAletheaBallard - 100 Pieces Rotating

FiestaBeautiesbyAletheaBallard - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


Ricky loves Alethea's quilt for its traditional appearance that "fades" into the non-traditional by the use of fabric-collaged "Fiesta Beauties".

Learn about fabric collage with Alethea in Show 2602.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


Today we continue our selection of quilts recently displayed at the Spring Paducah 2019 show featured as part of The 14th Quilt Nihon Exhibition. The exhibit is described as:

"Organized by the Japan Handicraft Instructors' Association, the Quilt Nihon Exhibition is one of the most prestigious international quilt contests in Japan. The exhibit features 42 quilts from the "Innovative Traditional" category, which will later be exhibited at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art."

Please enjoy the thirty-third quilt from the exhibition by Yuko Akimoto.

Title of Quilt: Untitled

Quilter's Name: Yuko Akimoto

Dimensions: 75" x 66"


Lisa Walton, the current President of SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates), invites you to join her "tribe". (Learn more about Lisa in Show 2503.)

Here's more about Layered & Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art:

Layered & Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art is a gorgeous showcase of 50 art quilts by renowned master artists. Seminal works show the evolution of the art quilt from the earliest pioneers creating during the 1960s through to today’s artists experimenting with new forms, new materials, and new digital technologies.

Trace the development of this exciting art form as it developed from isolated makers, primarily in Ohio and California, into an international movement involving thousands of artists spanning the globe.


Texas Quilt Museum: January 9, 2020 - March 15, 2020  
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: April 19, 2020 - July 12, 2020
Ross Art Museum, Delaware, Ohio: May 14, 2021 - July 2, 2021  



Alethea Ballard, the Maverick Quilter, has good reasons for clocks, frogs, and birdhouses in her quilts, but watch this short clip to see how she quickly gives the broiderie perse girl a little "kick".


Buy our 2020 Block Of The Month Kit Afternoon Delight

Top 10 Reasons to Join the Quilt Show!

(Click on the box next to the YouTube logo to enlarge the screen.)

Learn about Apliquick appliqué tools!
Watch Show 1912
with Rosa Rojas (free!)

Apliquick Rods

Apliquick - 3 Holes Microserrated Scissors

 Apliquick Ergonomic Tweezers