At the end of Main Street is an appropriately named restaurant.  It looks like the kind of hometown place you want to go.  The only problem is the winter hours.



Since I took the first picture on Friday, I guess the actual hours are known well enough that the accuracy of the sign is not really important.  Actually, isn't that what a small town is all about?

Check out the Contest on the right and join me next time we tape in La Veta, Colorado.


I'm truly hurt that no one thought I could do that quilt block below on my first try.  I couldn't, but that does not ease the pain.  I think words you thought like "piracy", "plagiarism" & "stealing" are rather harsh.  I prefer the words "sharing", "communal", & "cooperative"--they're not appropriate here, but I still prefer them.  The block was from our friend Wendy Grande and is featured in Elly Sienkiewicz's book  Romancing Ribbons Into Flowers.  Wendy and Warren joined us on our Fall Cruise last year and Wendy showed Alex some of her techniques.




One year ago today the first episode of the first season of TQS launched on our website. One year later we are in the studio shooting episode number 313 - or, our 39th show. Thanks for being a part of this incredible adventure.


There are several Real Estate Offices connected to the Buildings you have already seen, but I thought you would like to see this office in an historic building.


So here are a few of the properties for your review.  The area can actually be quite pricey, but you can end up with some land.  I believe the "Antler Chandliers" are negotiable.


My guess is that "panoramic views" means that there is nothing to block your view--absolutely nothing.


We will end our tour tomorrow with a sign that tells a city kid that he isn't in Los Angeles any more.



The TQS set is changed, but the friendships that we share with our crew have only gotten richer. Are these faces becoming familiar to you too? We couldn't do what we do without them.



        April Block "Wild Star Roses" by Sue Garman

Sue Garman, the creator of the exclusive TQS Block of the month, has brought you a basket of Wild Star Roses.  What a wonderful present for the beginning of spring.  This month you will learn how to add an additional element to your block using the stem stitch.  

If you have not begun this project, check out the Member Blogs to see the amazing variety of blocks posted by our members.  These photos should definitely inspire you.  To see the Member Blogs click here.  To join in the fun of creating the Block of the Month quilt, click here.


I got a little time to keep my hands busy during the tapings and I finished my first quilt block.  It's fun, I'm hooked.




Series Two is "in the can". Series Three will have a new dress. Here's a sneak peek at the changes. What do you think? Any guesses as to what the rest will look like? Oh yes, the previous Production File showed two guests - did you identify them?




                                                         Photo by Gregory Case

Episode 207 with Sue Patten
Many of our featured artists are using thread to make their quilts come alive with movement and texture. Canadian quilt artist, Sue Patten, shows us how to thread paint using a long-arm quilting machine. See the ShowSubscribe Now.

Sue will also be our "Featured Guest" in the chat room on April 9, 2008, at 5:00pm Pacific/8:00pm Eastern. Join us for an hour of tips and tricks to make quilts that really sing.


There is an assortment of businesses joining the museum and the churches on Main Street.

Of course there is a Quilt shop!  Run by Debbie Donnelly, the Mountain Valley Quilt Shop has a large inventory and friendly service.


A great bakery and lunch place.


The taping always needs quick items and the grocery is our first trip.


I didn't get to the Casa de Pajaros when it was open. I'm sad because it looked very interesting.


A Candy and toy store you will enjoy.


Some will like "this" and others "that".


It's just not shopping until you go to the Antique store, is it?


This is our bank.  It is a very small office.  We need to all join together to get them a bigger building.

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Tomorrow we will see an old Real Estate office building and I will show you a couple of Real Estate ads. Not cheap, but expect a lot of property.


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