"Fun in the Fall" by NancyAnn1959

All of you that have been working on our Fishing With Pop Pop project should at this point have all of the major segments ready. Now the fun begins. You can add personal touches to make the quilt all your own. "Fun in the Fall" has some great ideas that you may want to incorporate in your piece. If you look closely there are rabbits and trees that extend into the border. Let NancyAnn1959 be an inspiration for your masterpiece. And be sure to let us all see your quilt in the Quilt Gallery. Every day we are getting closer to our goal of 36,000 quilts. For Part #4 directions click here.



"Triangle Terpsichord" by SandiH

Has this ever happened to you? You buy a pattern for a quilt, begin working on it only to find that you are in way above your skill level? No amount of fussing and fidgeting with the quilt helps. The excitement has totally been ruined by the frustration of not getting all of the parts to fit together. Don't throw it out or use it to mop up that oil spill in the garage. Maybe it's time to set the quilt aside for a bit of a rest.

SandiH purchased this quilt pattern from Keepsake Quilting in 1993. A beginning quilter at the time, she soon found herself frustrated by the borders. They just would not fit. So she set the quilt aside. Nine years, and many quilts later, she was able to sew the borders on with no problem. Her skill level had improved greatly over the years.

Why don't you dig out a UFO from that black hole in your closet and see if the quilt that frustrated you in the past is now a piece of cake to complete. You just might be surprised how much you have learned. And be sure to post a photo of your completed work. You just might be the winner of a Ricky Tims' Rhapsodie Quilt. Click here for the details.



Our journey continues - only to greet an astonishing wilderness adventure.  Remember to put all this excitement (and most of the colors) into your fishing with Pop Pop quilt.



Finally - I made it here - never mind I was on the wrong plane to Chicago. ALWAYS - right before the seminar everyone is hustling and bustling to get the details just right - I thought it might be fun to see a "before" image. The stage is set, complete with quilts. Some people wonder, "how will I get to see with so many people?" . Check out the screen to the right. It doesn't get better than this! Next seminar will be in my home town, Livermore, CA (Jan 08). From the back side of the venue, you can see Jackson Ave school - where I attended as a child. BTW: That seminar is going to fill - if you are thinking about coming, I suggest you get on board asap.




"On My Walk" by Kitkavitch

As the aspen leaves in Colorado begin to turn their glorious shades of gold we at TQS look back over a wonderful and busy summer. Many of us spent time in our gardens, hiking with dogs, traveling, or vacationing with family and friends. Time passes too quickly but we can capture snippets of these memories. Ricky loves to take photographs, Mary Fisher writes in her journal, and TQS member Kit created this quilt to remind her of morning walks with her dogs. How do you capture special moments in your life?


Our wilderness journey continues as we look for fish for Pop-Pop..............

(caution - excuse the black hole - video student at work Embarassed


Have you started your quilt yet?


Or Fishing with Pop-Pop OR Alex's video lessons continued. Warning- no quilting - parental discretion advised!





We passed the 7000 mark in the Quilt Gallery.  Check out who made this great quilt and make sure you put up 6 quilts to qualify for Ricky's Rhapsody Quilt.




TQS has a lot of members who are interested in the Dear Jane quilt. Our site sponsor Stitchin’ Heaven has a Dear Jane block of the month program that began in 2004 to fulfill the needs of those who needed a structured set of of instructions to accompany the book "Dear Jane" by Brenda Papadakis. The book does not include instruction, only line drawings of the 225 blocks making it difficult sometimes to figure out how to construct the 4 1/2" blocks.

Stitchin’ Heaven’s 24-month program will provide the fabric as well as the instruction for the 10 blocks each month. The book is required and the Dear Jane software is recommend. SH is planning another program to begin in January 2008 and they are offering TQS members who want to make a Dear Jane quilt a free start fee (a $25 value!). This offer will be good through September 2007 and the program will begin in January, 2008. If interested in the offer, the coupon code TQSDJ2008 needs to be entered during the checkout process. More details can be found here

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