Erika Mulvenna at WeAllSew.com has a fun tutorial for creating this sewing machine mat that can hold all your necessary tools for creating your quilt. Learn about triangular patchwork and use up your scraps all at the same time.

Don't have time to make your own? Check out the Yazzii Sewing Machine Mats in our store!


We are pretty certain this is a log cabin block. Play the game and find out if we are correct.



We love the "vision" behind this quilt and we might have to keep our "eyes" on this group of quilters from the beautiful beach city of Capitola in California. Take a look at all the different quilting designs, they are quite "eyelightening". (groan).

Eyes by Karen S. Foster and others (see sign below), of the South Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild, was featured in the Group & Bee Quilts category at QuiltCon 2020.

Photos by Mary Kay Davis


Alex is going to show you how she does finished appliqué now.


A Pink Neon Angel hovers above Alex Anderson as she quilts. But that is not what she wanted. Here's the story told by Captain John and Alex during one of her LIVE videos. Bottom line, Capt'n John needs to up his giving game.


Kim Lacy's quilt, Ammonite Celebration, does not fit into a "traditional" shape for a quilt. It does, however, fit the requirements of nature in that it is inspirational and quite beautiful.

She writes, "I am inspired by the shapes and forms of nature. My access to the professional and amateur photography of my friends is a constant source of inspiration. Their images of wildlife, natural wonders, and fractals have been the focus of many of my quilts. Geology and paleontology have also influenced much of my recent work, especially the fractal nature of the ammonite."

Ammonite Celebration won 2nd Place Wall Stationary Machine, AQS, Spring Paducah, KY 2017.

Watch Kim in Show 2606.

AmmoniteCelebrationbyKimLacy - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

AmmoniteCelebrationbyKimLacy - 99 Pieces Non-Rotating

AmmoniteCelebrationbyKimLacy - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

AmmoniteCelebrationbyKimLacy - 35 Pieces Rotating

AmmoniteCelebrationbyKimLacy - 99 Pieces Rotating

AmmoniteCelebrationbyKimLacy - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


Beginning today, TQS will be featuring quilts from the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) exhibit, Layered & Stitched: Fifty Years of Innovation, as featured at the Texas Quilt Museum. The exhibit is described as:

Studio Art Quilt Associates presents Layered & Stitched: Fifty Years of Innovation at the Texas Quilt Museum in Galleries I and III. These studio art quilts, dating from 1968 to 2016, represent the extraordinary range of talented artists working in contemporary quilt art. Featuring a balance of abstract and representational styles, Layered & Stitched includes several foreign artists, with a wide geographic distribution of makers in general. The curatorial vision of this exhibition embraces diversity and excellence, including three-dimensional works. Juried by Nancy Bavor, Director of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles; Martha Sielman, Executive Director of SAQA; and Dr. Sandra Sider, Curator of the Texas Quilt Museum, who says, "Jurying this spectacular exhibition was one of the highlights of my career! It is an amazing show of historic significance."

The exhibit has also been collected in a companion book as well, titled Art Quilts Unfolding: 50 Years of Innovation by Nancy Bavor, Lisa Ellis, Martha Sielman, and edited by Sandra Sider. The book is described as:

Published by Schiffer Books, Art Quilts Unfolding offers full-color images of 400 masterpieces along with engaging interviews and profiles of 58 influential artists, key leaders, important events, and significant collections. Organized by decade, an additional 182 international artists' works are featured.
An introduction by Janet Koplos, former senior editor of Art in America, and a conclusion by Ulysses Grant Dietz, emeritus chief curator of the Newark Museum, help us to understand the impact and the future of the art.
The exhibit will be on display at:
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: April 19, 2020 - July 12, 2020
Ross Art Museum, Delaware, Ohio: May 14, 2021 - July 2, 2021

Please enjoy the first quilt from the exhibition by Arturo Alonzo Sandoval.

Title of Quilt: Pattern Fusion No.14-Motherboard No.5

Quilter's Name: Arturo Alonzo Sandoval

Photos by Mary Kay Davis


When you think of Karen K. Stone, you think of bright New York Beauty quilts with lots of points and intricate piecing. Karen's quilt, Away, has a completely different feel. Inspired by a trip to the Tokyo Quilt Festival, this quilt contains vintage woven silks and cottons in muted tones. Not a New York Beauty in sight, Away is filled with a wonderful mix of traditional blocks and appliqué.

Away by Karen K. Stone of Dallas, Texas won Second PlaceBalanced Piecing and Appliqué, sponsored by Quilters Select, at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019.


International Quilting Weekend 2020 - Prizes Galore!

Click on the button below to enter the contest.

Prizes you can use at home right now are just an entry away (with a little bit of luck). Enter your email and you are entered. Like or subscribe to our other sites and you get extra entries for the visit. If you don't receive it already, you will be sent our popular newsletter with a fantastic quilt featured in each one. You can unsubscribe at any time. It's our job to make you not want to. One submission per household. Here are the prizes:

  • A $500 shopping spree in TheQuiltShow.com store.
  • 3 Winners get $200 of Ricky's hand-dyed fabrics.
  • 4 copies of Art Quilts Unfolding which offers full-color images of 400 masterpieces along with engaging interviews and profiles of 58 influential artists, key leaders, important events, and significant collections. 
  • Alex Anderson's Quilters Select New Huge cutting mat (36" x 60") or three smaller sizes if the table size mat is too big. Plus a rotary cutter and 6" x 12" ruler to work with on your new mat. Be one of the 1st to have this "Mongo" mat when they arrive at the warehouse.
  • 10 winners will get a 1st Edition autographed copy of Ricky and Kat Bowser's novel, Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window, when they roll off the presses.
  • 10 winners will get an Amazon Fire TV Stick to binge watch your favorite programs including The Quilt Show on your big TV.



Learn how a quilt (and Alex Anderson) changed my life. Happy International Quilting Weekend!

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