Here's Barbara Black's stunning version of the Ruffled Roses quilt which was the TQS BOM for 2011 designed by Sue Garman.

Learn more about TQS BOMs with Barbara in Show 2601.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

Cherry Guidry of Cherry Blossoms has created a Valentine inspired treat. It's an easy table runner that would also work as a bed runner. Or, use the individual blocks to make a few quick pillows.


The Quilt Show welcomes Alethea Ballard, a middle school teacher for 16 years, but one who doesn’t like to play by the rules when it comes to her art. Alethea shares her collage techniques for large scale prints to help tell a story in her work. She also has a great technique for finishing and hanging her completed pieces.

Then Tami Pfeil comes back to TQS to talk about floor canvases, and shares examples of fast, easy, and striking designs, while also providing some sewing tips.

Watch Alethea and Tami in Show 2602, when it debuts Sunday, January 12, 2020.


Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson say Hi for the New Year and tell us that TQS is moving its filming location. We show some photos from the past and let you know where we are headed. Join Us. (Ricky is broadcasting from the mountains of Colorado).


Take a Look at All the Choices.

Why the quotes around "Holiday"? Because most of these fabrics would work anytime of year. They are gorgeous fabrics in beautiful colors. We have a few of some and more of others, but it is first-come first-served on the limited quantities. They are 40% off of whatever they are currently priced at. Just "Apply" the code Holiday40 in the coupon code box at checkout.

Hurry for best choices.

For example, take a look a the fabric below: Holiday flourish is a rich and shiny fabric from Robert Kaufmann and is amazing.

The next fabrics by Edyta Sitar are in our holiday section but also would be beautiful in any style quilt:



It was wonderful to come into the quilt section in Houston and be surrounded by blue quilts. Quilts in the air, quilts in miniature, and quilts you could walk up to. There were quilts from around the world and by men and women. Here is a sample of the experience:


Lilo recently visited the European Patchwork Meeting in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France and discovered a wonderful exhibit they were featuring there. Swiss quilt group patCHquilt was celebrating their thirtieth anniversary by putting on a showcase of 100 challenge quilts for the occasion. The challenge was open to all members of the group of every skill level and each quilt had to adhere to the following criteria:

  • Works must be original, not from a kit and must include a red border.
  • They must be 30 cm wide, 120 cm long, and displayed portrait style.
  • The quilt must include at least 1/2 of the Edelweiss fabric (that each person received), and feature a piece of that same fabric that is 10 cm x 10 cm in size.

To join in the celebration with patCHquilt, we will be featuring four of the challenge quilts each week that were displayed as part of the exhibition at the European Patchwork Meeting.

Please enjoy the next four quilts from Marianne Simmler, Maria Vuilleumier, Marie-Claire Luzieux, and Marlis Bruppacher.

Title of Quilt: Swiss Textile Industry in Square

Quilter's Name: Marianne Simmler

Title of Quilt: Flower Power

Quilter's Name: Maria Vuilleumier

Title of Quilt: The Duo

Quilter's Name: Marie-Claire Luzieux

Title of Quilt: Complexity

Quilter's Name: Marlis Bruppacher


What would you call me...an enabler? An influencer? Or your personal shopper, LOL! All I know is that nothing warms my heart more than someone asking me what was that quilt in the video because they have got to make it!!! As a quilter I want...no need, is to be able to walk into a brick and mortar shop and feel the fabric and ogle at the samples. I want to see close up the incredible talent that goes into piecing and quilting the layers.
A handful of years ago I made a video of The Christmas Goose in Las Vegas, Nevada. I totally admit this shop is on my top 10 "Want to revisit list". After the video was posted, I was contacted by a friend who saw a quilt that she had to make! The quilt is called Deck the Halls by Cheri Leffler. Cheri creates whimsical needle turn appliqué quilts and is a much sought after designer and teacher.
The Deck the Halls quilt is so adorable with all the Christmas mice up to their holiday celebrating. But, what really made my day was finding out and seeing the finished quilt by my friend. It took her many months of piecing and appliqué, but she now has an adorable Deck the Halls quilt.
I hope to find many more things for her and you to stitch! 2020 is going to be a year filled with adventure and quilting!
Stay tuned and travel along with us on Quilt Roadies.

Click here for Anna's blog.


If you are a crafter or sewer, Heist Jewellery has put together a list of requirements and patterns that you can use to help aid Australian animals.

From Heist Jewellery Facebook page:


Instructions for these items are available here on their Facebook page. Look for the pinned article. Click on arrows in post to go to different items.


???????? **CALLING ALL CRAFTERS!** ????????


If you or someone you know can KNIT or SEW - PLEASE HELP SAVE OUR ANIMALS! ????

We have gathered as many patterns for Knitting, Sewing or Crocheting as we can, thanks to the Animal Rescue Craft Guild ❤️

Please follow the Heroes at the Animal Rescue Collective to find out where to send / deliver these items to.

Please SHARE this to anyone you think can assist in the recovery of our Native Animals from the Catastrophic Devastation we are facing.

As of 30th December 2019 - it was estimated that we had lost almost 500 million animals.

"If only our Tears could put out the Fires" ????????
#SaveAustralia #OurAnimalsNeedYOU

Thank You to Our Heroes ❤️


NSW Rural Fire Service

Koala Hospital Port Macquarie

Mogo Zoo

Australia Zoo


Ricky sat down with quilter, teacher, and author Jo Avery at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019. They talk about her classes, her new book, and her amazing retreats which take place in Edinburgh and the rest of the UK.

Buy our 2020 Block Of The Month Kit Afternoon Delight

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