Capt'n John.--Stick with me for a walking tour of La Veta, CO.  This is Ricky's Home and the town where the show is taped.


Next door to the Quilt Gallery is the La Veta School of the Arts.  One of the Arts taught is welding.  This sculpture is a mass of different kinds of welds.  They use iron & aluminum and after each class the object d' art grows.


As you start down Main Street you see the museum which has some of the old buildings preserved.



There are a number of churches very close to each other.  Some are old and some have interesting architecture.  Join me tomorrow as we continue down Main Street.



On your mark, get set, go!  The taping has started.  "Those are beautiful, but are they quilts?"  "Can I do something like that?"  (Yes!) What is that new feature called? When is Western day?  Lots of questions and lots of fun. Production videos to be coming soon. 


Remember, if you want to be in La Veta as our guest just enter the "Tell a Friend" Contest by clicking the banner on the right.  It's free and easy and will put you in the front seat.  This contest includes our international guests.  So check the rules for the exact details and enter now. 



Alex is back in her office.  Please, do not touch her wooden box of tools!  I guarantee that even Simon Cowell would be embarrassed by her critique.


So where am I working? In the sorting room, where we organize all the items the artists need to have for the show.  


Lots of great ideas, tools and books.  We'll keep you posted.  I hope to give you a short tour of the town in the next couple of days.  Back to sorting.




Capt'n John---I love to see new places early in the morning.  Alex needs to rest, so I wandered off to welcome the day.


The crew is all here and ready to go.  Keep your eyes on the blog for pictures and videos as we move forward with the taping. 


Also, remember to click the "Slideshows" on the purple bar to see Gregory Case's views of La Veta from past tapings.  He even has a camera that you don't throw away after 24 shots!






Our TQS family is arriving in a steady stream. First, one from Co Springs, two from Denver and now a BUNCH from N.Y. and Chicago - OK - can you name everyone in the picture? Hint - there is one new face among the crowd. Tomorrow, more of our family will be arriving and on Thursday - time to rock and roll!




OK - so compared to the first time I was driven to La Veta - well......let's just say what a difference our journey was. Today, back to Pueblo to shop for some great suprises in series 3!



WHEW- it seems the details are all in order, I even booked the rental car yesterday. This is no ordinary trip - this is a pilgrimage to La Veta. In this bag? TQS stuff for the episodes. At my side? - John  Smile I can't wait to be with my friends and family of The Quilt Show - Good stuff coming up for series three!



Look at us?! We can celebrate another milestone!!!!! 28,000 members. Remember to tell a friend and get your name in the pot to possibly win a trip to La Veta in September. That is when we will be taping series 4. It is because of YOU this dream has become a reality - THANK YOU!

This photo is from sesson one - driving to La Veta - and by the way, as we head into the taping of season three (this next week) mother nature is cooperating.



Look what showed up in my mail box? Little Peter Rabbit - actually it was a thank you from the girls of Hillcrest Court reunion. The figures were cut from paper towels and stitched to the back ground then finished with rickrack. What a darling card - thanks Deborah, this is going in a box that Dad made for me to store mementos forever. 



Little piles are starting here and there as I get ready to head off to La Veta for season THREE! We are more than excited about the line up of guests, and we know you will be too. If you have not yet renewed or become a star member, now is the time!  And YES, these are all items that will be in my suitcase - Wink Don't ask - Perhaps the production files will explain a lot - stay tuned.



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