Since this was posted, a TQS member has shared some important safety information. It seems that foam board can be flammable and should be covered by drywall. There is a simple solution. Instead of foam board, use acoustic insulation sound board. Since it is pourous, it works just fine with pins. As an added bonus, it contributes to the absorption of sound transmitted from the exterior or other rooms.

When Christa moved into her new home, her top priority was getting her quilt studio up and running. One of the first things she did was build a design wall, and she took step-by-step pictures so she could share the process with you.
Click on Go to Tutorial to learn how Christa built her design wall.
(The quilt on the wall is from Christa's Rainbow Weave quilt kit.)


Heidi learned from Darlene Zimmerman how to take things you've found and put them to good use. Heidi found these bowtie blocks (which featured her favorite Iowa State colors) and put them together in this quilt, Bowtie.

Watch Heidi in Show 2408.

BowtiebyHeidiKaisand - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

BowtiebyHeidiKaisand - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

BowtiebyHeidiKaisand - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

BowtiebyHeidiKaisand - 36 Pieces Rotating

BowtiebyHeidiKaisand - 100 Pieces Rotating

BowtiebyHeidiKaisand - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: John Anderson


Heidi learned from Darlene Zimmerman how to take things you've found and put them to good use. Heidi found these bowtie blocks (which featured her favorite Iowa State colors) and put them together in this quilt, Bowtie.

Watch Heidi in Show 2408.

Original Photo: John Anderson



We all love chocolate bunnies, and some of these quilts have a few hopping around. Enjoy some bunny quilts made by TQS Members. All the fun, without the calories.


Here are the quilts for the twenty-second team from the over 320 teams that participated in the International Miniature Quilt Exchange (IMQE). 201 teams submitted their quilts to be a part of the Exhibition in Houston 2018 and we are featuring the 24 teams selected for the first IMQE Exhibition.

Click here to learn more about the International Miniature Quilt Exchange (IMQE).

Enjoy the quilts from Team 422 created by Tatyana Levchenko and Peggy Schroeder.

Title of Quilt: Postmark from Ukraine

Quilter's Name: Tatyana Levchenko

Location: Kiev, Ukraine

With great pleasure I accepted an invitation to the IMQE project from a master from the city with the beautiful name Sweet Home, Oregon. In the course of active correspondence we realized that we have much in common. It is a love of nature, constant learning, love of art and hand sewing. For several days we were looking for a topic and my partner suggested the idea of ​​a postage stamp, I gladly supported it. The search for the plot of the postage stamp began. The decision came unexpectedly. My hobby- antiques (porcelain, sewing machines, thimbles, postcards). I often look at antiques with a magnifying glass in my hands. This moment was included in the work. From the windows of my house there is a beautiful view of the high right bank of the Dnieper, where there is an ancient and beautiful place in the capital of Ukraine - the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra with golden domes, temples and bell tower. This form became a picture for a postage stamp. A lot of sketches and drawings were made. The technician of the performance is a manual and machine applique and a stitch, as well as embroidery. This is my debut in international exchange. From Peggy Schroeder I learned a lot about the life of the quilt masters in America. Thequiltshow.com site is now daily in my attention. I really hope that our postage stamps will link two addresses.


Title of Quilt: Postmark from Oregon

Quilter's Name: Peggy Schroeder

Location: Sweet Home, Oregon, USA

I am happy that I joined IMQE at the end of 2017 and in part because of that, I was teamed up with Tatiana from Ukraine. It has been an enjoyable ride and we have agreed to continue our correspondence and friendship after the exchange. I cannot begin to tell you how many emails and photos we have shared. Having to translate from Russian to English and vice versa did not slow us down a bit. I even got to know Tatiana’s husband Paul. He makes wine and kishmish (dried grapes) for his family. Through Google maps we shared our hometowns and almost literally walked through our neighborhoods. Because our initial contact was in December we shared Christmas traditions and I learned that in Ukraine they celebrate in January. Tatiana and I discovered we both enjoy nature, gardening, felting and art quilts. We shared stories about family and pets. Early on Tatiana asked what I thought about doing ‘joint’ work together on this project. I remembered a book titled “Quilt Blocks Around the World”, but Tatiana was not familiar with it. I shared a link on Amazon so she could see what I was referring to and that is how we came to the decision to make postage stamp quilts that highlight where we live. Details were not discussed, so each of us would create a quilt using our own ideas and techniques and of course maintain the element of surprise. I cannot wait to see my postmark!



Piece and Quilt With Pre-Cuts & Fabric Pre-Cuts

In her book, Award-winning quilter and designer Christa Watson (Show 2409), guides you through 11 skill-building quilt projects for pre-cuts and then shows you how to quilt them with quilting designs in three categories: walking-foot, free-motion, and a combination of the two techniques. 

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Piece and Quilt with Pre-Cuts by Christa Watson

Paintbrush Studio Diamond Fat Quarter Bundle

Plus, we have lots of great pre-cuts in the store!

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Northwoods Artisan Batiks

Bed of Roses Jelly Roll


Betty's Luncheonette Charm Pack



Mari Kanayama made this beautiful quilt, Memory (Grandmother), using the kimonos of her grandmother and exquisite quilting and embroidery stitches. Mari wrote, "I made it while reflecting on the memories of my grandmother." Wouldn't we all love to be remembered with such tenderness and affection?

 Mari's quilt was on display as part of the Handmade exhibit at Houston 2018.






GWEN MARSTON: Abstract Quilts in Solids showcased the work of Gwen Marston at QuiltCon 2016. This quilt is Liberated Square within a Square from that exhibit.

LiberatedSquarewithinaSquarebyGwenMarston - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

LiberatedSquarewithinaSquarebyGwenMarston - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

LiberatedSquarewithinaSquarebyGwenMarston - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

LiberatedSquarewithinaSquarebyGwenMarston - 100 Pieces Rotating

LiberatedSquarewithinaSquarebyGwenMarston - 300 Pieces Rotating


This week saw the passing of quilt icon, Gwen Marston. Gwen was a fiber artist, author, and teacher who taught nationally for over three decades. Two of her 29 books received awards: Mary Schafer: American Quilt Maker - 2005 Michigan Notable Book award and 37 Sketches - 2012 New York Book Show Award. Her work has been exhibited around the world.

Gwen was one of a kind in the quilting world and we will miss her.

We were lucky enough to see her special exhibit at QuiltCon West 2016 - Gwen Marston: Abstract Quilts in Solids, featuring Gwen's contemporary abstract work. We share it with you here.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow



Heidi has another passion besides quilting...she collects tractors. This particular quilt, The Tractor Ride, tells the story of her travels around the state of Iowa at the frenetic pace of 12 miles per hour on her tractor.

Watch Heidi in Show 2408.

TheTractorRidebyHeidiKaisand - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

TheTractorRidebyHeidiKaisand - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

TheTractorRidebyHeidiKaisand - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

TheTractorRidebyHeidiKaisand - 36 Pieces Rotating

TheTractorRidebyHeidiKaisand - 100 Pieces Rotating

TheTractorRidebyHeidiKaisand - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: John Anderson

TQS BOM 2019 "SIZZLE" by Becky Goldsmith

SIZZLE Quilt - Warm

SIZZLE Quilt - Cool


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

Apliquick Rods

Apliquick - 3 Holes Microserrated Scissors

 Apliquick Ergonomic Tweezers