As part of International Quilting Weekend we will be picking prize winners on Monday March 19. We have lots of great prizes to give away—including a Limited Edition BERNINA 530 125th Anniversary Edition Sewing Machine with 24k Gold plated foot!


After you enter the contest below, see Free Shows March 16-18 and Shop for Specials:


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Entering is easy- just complete the tasks below. The more tasks you do, the more entries you get!


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Here's your opportunity to increase your chances of winning the Grand Prize in our International Quilting Weekend (March 16-18), the BERNINA B 530 Gold Edition.

All you have to do is complete the puzzle and then enter your finishing time and e-mail into the survey below. Once you have completed the survey, you'll automatically receive an additional entry into the drawing for the BERNINA.

The puzzle is based on The Hoop Sister's Goose Tracks quilt. Star Members can watch The Hoop Sisters in Show 2206: The Magic of Quilting in a Hoop.

Step 1 - Do the Puzzle.

Step 2 - Do the Poll. You'll need to return to this blog to complete the poll (Puzzle Poll)

(This automatically gives you another entry into the contest.)

Step 3 - Come back tomorrow to do a bit more difficult puzzle and receive another entry.

To work on the puzzle, CLICK HERE - GooseTracksbyTheHoopSisters - 16 Pieces Non-Rotating.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis



This beautiful Feathered Star design was the 2013 EmbroidaBlock of the Month. It was the first collaboration between The Hoop Sisters and Sharon Schamber.

Star Members can watch The Hoop Sisters in Show 2206: The Magic of Quilting in a Hoop.

FeatheredStarbyTheHoopSisters - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

FeatheredStarbyTheHoopSisters - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

FeatheredStarbyTheHoopSisters - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

FeatheredStarbyTheHoopSisters - 35 Pieces Rotating

FeatheredStarbyTheHoopSisters - 100 Pieces Rotating

FeatheredStarbyTheHoopSisters - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


This beautiful Feathered Star design was the 2013 EmbroidaBlock of the Month. It was the first collaboration between The Hoop Sisters and Sharon Schamber.

Star Members can watch The Hoop Sisters in Show 2206: The Magic of Quilting in a Hoop.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

Mitsuko Sasaki created her "Crazy Quilt Hexagons" based on Jennifer Clouston's book, "Foolproof Crazy Quilting." She takes two decidedly different traditional techniques and combines them into a stunning work of art.

Mitsuko's quilt won Best Use of Embellishment at the Pacific International Quilt Festival.

It's time for Easter with Jen at Shabby Fabrics and her Table Glitz Series. This month she's teaching you how to create Easter Egg shaped placemats and coasters.

Do you know the history of National Quilting Day? The Quilt Alliance does:

The History of National Quilting Day

In 1989, the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society organized a “Quilters’ Day Out” on the third Saturday of March to celebrate the rich tradition of quiltmaking in Kentucky. In 1991, National Quilting Association officers were so enthused with the concept and success of “Quilters’ Day Out” that they voted to take it to a national level.

The first National Quilting Day was observed in 1992 and since then it has grown into a global celebration for all quiltmakers and quilt lovers. Helen Storbeck, one of the founders of National Quilting Day, wrote in The Quilting Quarterly, “Groups of quilters were encouraged to hold special events, publishers and shop owners were invited to sponsor promotions especially for quilters and it quickly became a grassroots endeavor with quilters in every part of the country participating. In the first year of National Quilting Day, quilters in other countries asked to participate. They were welcomed with open arms. As our feelings of a community network has evolved to include a world community, it is only appropriate that quilters and quilt lovers everywhere united to give recognition to the special art form.”

Tell The Quilt Alliance how you celebrate National Quilting Day. - We're Hoping You Spent it with TQS!

The Quilt Alliance would love to hear how you mark this year’s 27th anniversary of National Quilting Day. Post your photos on the National Quilting Day Facebook page.


Only a small percentage of quilters ever display their quilts in public. Sure there are a few confident souls who enter a quilt in a show...and, a few more that actually integrate their creations into their home decor.  But, a majority of quilters make quilts to use or to gift to someone else.  Lately I have had the pleasure of running into Quilts in Public Places...and the more I think about it, the more I think every quilter can find all kinds of interesting places to share their quilts!  All it takes is asking...I would love to see a regular quilt display in every library, city hall, school, hospital, assisted living facility, Welcome Center...the possibilities are endless and a quilt revival would begin. Rather than keep those piles of quilts folded up in the closet find a place where they can be shared.

What started all these ideas bouncing around in my head was as I was helping my sister get to her gate at the airport I stopped short when I saw a whole display of wall hangings in the airport. Charlyn Hughes of Bend, Oregon had a wonderful display that honored nature. What a lovely place to hang quilts for stressed people to stop and enjoy. I hope you enjoy the slide show and maybe open your mind to the possibility of displaying your quilts in a public place.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Click here for Anna's YouTube Channel.



We caught up with TQS guest Mel Beach at QuiltCon 2018. She talked about the creation of her quilt "Peace by Piece." Mel demonstrated the technique for creating this quilt in Show 2112: Creating Improvisational Patchwork and Modern Molas & A New Spin on an Antique Quilt.

Jacquie Harvey's quilt, 50 Hearts for 50 Years, is a true labor of love. It is stunningly hand quilted and appliquéd and includes painting, embroidery, and beading, all of which she uses to celebrate her 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Jacquie's Quilt won 3rd Place Traditional in the 2017 World Quilt Competition.

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