218_491758.jpg Once in a while Mom and I go to Sonora, Ca to go shopping. Sonora is a tiny town nestled in the foothills of CA. It is rich with history dating back to the Gold Rush days. Stores seem to come and go and sometimes the town is bustling (yesterday) and sometimes it is quiet and sleepy. For some reason we walked a little longer on main and we saw a window filled with a delicious assortment of shoes! I never thought of my self as a shoe person, but that changed yesterday. I couldn't believe how knowledgable the people were and how willing to work with two ladies going NUTS over their merchandise. I bought three pairs............John hates the green ones, but let me say they are SSOO comfortable and frankly I think they are cute. Then check out the soles of the other pair - love at first site.




Story Submitted by: MarietNieskens

On my husbands 50 birthday I gave him what one day would be a quilt of him 3 years old on a tricycle. He already loved it and it was only just started. I made the quilt from a picture his mother gave me (2X2 inch big and black and white) Next month he will be 54 and guess what he will get the finished pieced because I DID it. The quilt is finished and it is great. He looks realy 3 years and cycling. My husband still love to cycle and maybe one day I will make a quilt of him now on his bycicle. Will be continued.......


Story Submitted by: PatternGridGal

I have always considered quilting a journey and have treasured the process to get to the finished product. Having 2 sons, I decided when they each graduated from high school, I would hand quilt a quilt for them using the school colors of red, black, and white. I'm a machine quilter and hand quilting for me was such a labor intensive process, it felt like I was giving birth to a quilt. Each quilt took 9 months to complete. When the 2nd son was approaching graduation, I was trying to sum up my feelings on having my youngest leave the nest and what it meant to have him as my son. A new chapter was beginning in my life too and when it came time to make a label a plain one wouldn't do and I knew I needed to document my feelings into this piece of fabric. I authored a poem for his label and would like to share it. As I stitch I am deep reflection, A boy I love has had so much dedication. Molded by strong values and love, A gift to us from up above. As you move on to pursue your dreams, I pray God will guide you through each scene. But, my son as you fly away, Your Mother's love will always stay.


I just received this e letter from one of our first incredible guests and she so perfectly wrapped up the vision and voice of The Quilt Show. I asked her if I could post her note. I can't tell you who, but have fun guessing!


Dear XX

We had a terrific time...... Alex and
Ricky seem to have a wonderful chemistry as they "play off" each other
during the segments.

My husband went with me to the taping in CO. We both ended up in the
audience when we arrived and popped in to observe. I thought he'd die
when they put him in the front row (he's so shy). But he really got
into it and thoroughly enjoyed himself. We ended up staying for as many
tapings as we could before we had to fly out.

I loved the experience of working with both of them... On SQ, subjects
dealing with the spiritual, inspirational or of human
interest/situations were not allowed. Why would you sterilize quilting?
Quilters aren't like that..they put themselves and their spirit,
passions and emotions in their work. They stitch their tears, dreams
and joy in there too. We spend hours to months working on our
projects... and almost all of that time while our hands are working on
our quilts, our mind is off wandering and thinking about other things
more important than how we are constructing the quilt. I hope
Ricky/Alex do well with the show... it should prove to be very good
thing for our world of quilting.

All my best,



During the taping of what will be the free show, Ricky asked what do I do for fun besides quilting. Though I liked my answer, I forgot the coveted "burn day". Every spring when we head to the hills, there is a weekend when we attempt to clear the lot, and that includes BURNING! I LOVE burn day!!! Today, as our community rolled over 12,000 (YIPEE) I was burning old brush and leaves with Dad. Now, spring has been officially ushered in.



The contractors, actually my friends, are on the way out. Just one more morning of a few things to be installed when they arrive. So NOW the mess. Some of you are going through the same thing as I "speak". Trust me, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Check out my closet! May it stay like this for 24 hours. Now, if the living room can get whipped back into shape things will be dandy. Once it is all done, I'll post a picture. (for a sneak peek, John posted an in progress pix of the shower in his quilt gallery)




Rick Fahrenbruch has just announced his idea of “Peaced Quilts”. Quilters are encouraged to create quilts that incorporate symbols representing groups or individuals in conflict and a peace symbol. The quilts are then registered and donated to various the various groups in conflict in hopes that it will improve understanding and promote peace throughout the world.

Rick’s first quilt incorporates Christian, Jewish and Islamic symbols and has been donated to a mosque. For more information, please contact Rick Fahrenbruch at peacedquilts@yahoo.com or check out the website www.peacedquilts.org

YIKES! Several people have referenced April 1st as the launch date - NO NO, we couldn't do it on April fools day. The launch date is April 2nd. The cut off date for charter membership is April 1.


Thanks to Gregory Case, The Quilt Shows Official Photographer, and our beloved webmasters we are proud to post our slide show documenting the official antics of the first taping session of the show. Also, you will see why we love La Veta! Simply go to the skinny bar above and clique the Slideshow button. Grab a cup of jave, there are a lot, but the photos tell the story better than words could ever express. Whacha think?



With just days around the corner when gold star charter memberships will no longer (ever again) be available, we wonder how did you hear about www.thequiltshow.com? In addititon, do you have any quilting buddies you can email to help us spread the word? In a year we anticipate tens of thousands of members and we want to see charter stars everywhere!!! Please tell a friend. Cool

Photo: Cheryl Uribe

TQS BOM 2019 "SIZZLE" by Becky Goldsmith

SIZZLE Quilt - Warm

SIZZLE Quilt - Cool


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