Flags, Dutch girls, sunset, homes and more.  Some really pretty flowers too.  Pick your favorite and submit a comment as your vote.  If you are just joining us, there a lot more of these great blocks below.  Just scroll down.


I did not know what to expect of St. Petersburg, Russia - it is simply an amazing city. It is filled with incredible architecture and many, many wonderful things to see. This morning we went to Peter´s palace - The city is clearly in transition with restoration going on every where. First I want to share a few photos of the palace - unfortunately, no flash photography. But take my word for it - they had way too much money and knew how to spend it. Up next - the "garden".




Every now and then something happens in the quilting/sewing world that is ground breaking and awesome. Bernina has just introduced their new 8 series, luxury sewing machines. Many of you watched the unveiling of it live from Kansas City. TQS has been given the wonderful opportunity to share with our community The Making of the 8. This fantastic short documentary will enlighten you and set you on the edge of your seat. If you missed the live webcast, or if you want to know more about the Bernina 830, go here.

TQS is grateful to Bernina for being a visionary in the sewing industry worldwide. Bernia saw Alex, Ricky, Justin, and John´s vision for TQS and without them TQS would not have gotten off the ground. Now, Bernina has listened to you again. They spent six years developing a machine that will, according to Ricky, "change the world." Click below and watch now - The Making of the 8.


Honestly - I did not know what to expect at this port. We were 100% charmed to death. The "old town" dates back in architecture to the 1200´s. The cobblestone streets were bumpy at best and sensible shoes were in order. The town is known for textiles which was a plus beyond plus!!! In addition, the locals get into the scene and transport the tourists back in time. This town knocked my socks off and I am SO glad we had the opportunity to experience it´s unique charm. BTW - check out the people tower - it was awesome!!!




Watch for the dolphins beside the ship.  There are 59 in all and we are getting close.

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Here we grow again!! Horn of America, makers of quality sewing cabinets, tables, furniture and accessories, has joined TQS as our newest Site Sponsor. When Bernina chose to work with a company to develop and produce their new Bernina sewing cabinet for the Bernina 8 Series, they went to the best...Horn of America. Please take a moment to email Ron Kitzmiller, VP of Sales and welcome Horn of America to The Quilt Show. Click their banner at the left to learn more about Horn.



Here come the Vikings.  Vikings, stars and a map of where we are.  Which are you voting for?


Photo by Gregory Case

Join Laura Wasilowski, artist, teacher and fabric dyer, as she demonstrates the endless possibilities of fusible applique´ quilt designs.  Fast and furious, she will have you grabbing that rotary cutter to create your own whimsical designs.  And don´t forget that organization can make or break the time spent in your studio.  The TQS Treasure chest discovery will help keep your quilt projects in their place.  To watch the show click here.



Stars, log cabins, windmills, horses, and a Russian egg.  Lots to see and vote for.  Thank you again for your help.




We just passed the halfway mark and the creativity just keeps on coming.  Which is your favorite?

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