Welcome to the club - the TQS Club - we are so excited to have YOU on board -  Take advantage of the site and all it has to offer - get involved, strut your stuff and just jump in - two feet first! You might even raise your hand right here!!!




TQS Members Wanda and Dana share a smile with Alex and Ricky in the TQS Booth

Thanks to all of our TQS Members with cameras in Houston!  Together we are creating a fun, scrapbook of all the action during Quilt Market and Quilt Festival.  There are 14 new photos already this week!  So click here to see all the photos!

We love seeing what you saw.  So keep the photos coming.  To share YOUR photos too, go to our "Show and Tell" section.  Look for the Houston 2008 Behind the Scenes" section and then choose "Submit Entry".  It's really easy.  It's a great way to share your photos with friends around the world.


Photo by Gregory Case

Join us tonight, November 12, 2008 for a lively chat with the two Canadian artists from Episode 309.  Daphne Greig and Susan Mark will share more tips on how to create stunning quilts using fat quarters and fusible appliques.  Meet us in chat room "Featured Artist" at 5:00pm Pacific/8:00pm Eastern (01:00 GMT on November 13, 2008) for an hour of fun-Canadian style.  Not able to join us?  Don't forget that you can read the transcripts of the chat by clicking on "Chat Transcripts" and selecting the chat you would like to read.


Modern design with intricate hand quilting.  Only people who didn't go to Houston can guess.











Ricky is in full swing producing the 2008 Christmas in a Small Town concert. There will be four performances - 5:00pm and 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, December 19-20. The concert is presented at Tims Art Quilt Studio in La Veta, CO. TQS cannot promise that it will be presented again online as it was on the Daily Blog on December 24 last year. Consider making a special trip to La Veta for the event. It would be awesome to see many TQS members there. Each concert is limited to 60 seats, so if you want to come, get tickets quickly as all shows are expected to sell out.

Kat Bowser will be a special guest again this year. The concert will feature familar arrangements from Ricky's Christmastime CD as well as some of the favorites from last year. However, there will be plenty of new material with a few surprises planned as well.

You can listen to samples of Ricky's music and Ricky has two singles, Sugar Plum Fairy (sample) and Christmas in a Small Town (sample), that are only currently available via music download.

Tickets are $20 each and will go on sale this Friday, November 14. If you would like tickets, call 719-742-3755.









Starting Monday you can watch the incredible work of the "Thimblelady", Liuxin Newman.  In 30 years of experience, Alex has never seen anything like it.  Liuxin, from Australia, shows how to get extraordinary "perfection" in her detailed applique.  Can you needle turn a circle the size of a ladybug?  Liuxin can, and she shows you how.

Ricky shows how to do a sewn mitered binding corner that you too can achieve. This show will make your quilting step up a notch. 

 Click on the Picture to see the promo.




I wasn't going to include this quilt because the colors between the full quilt picture and the detail don't appear the same.  However, I wanted another explanation of the Blooming Ninepatch and I remember being taken by it in person.  Dear Faith, I'm sorry about the camera work.




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