Heidi has another passion besides quilting...she collects tractors. This particular quilt, The Tractor Ride, tells the story of her travels around the state of Iowa at the frenetic pace of 12 miles per hour on her tractor.

Watch Heidi in Show 2408.

Original Photo: John Anderson

It's time for Easter with Jen at Shabby Fabrics and her Table Glitz Series. This month she's teaching you how to create Easter Egg shaped placemats and coasters.


Alex and Ricky are joined on the set by Christa Watson, who talks about her passion for machine quilting. In this show, she shares her tips for working with pre-cuts, and, not one to waste fabric, also shares a way to make improv blocks. Christa also demonstrates how easy it is to quilt some of her favorite free motion motifs. Then, Bill Volckening is back to share quilts that are antiques, but speak very much to Modernism.

Watch Christa and Bill in Show 2409 when it debuts Sunday, April 21, 2019.

Michelle Bencsko was inspired by Heather Grant's MQC lecture on alternate gridwork. She was excited about the principle of "breaking the grid" in her quilt design. She managed to do that quite well in her quilt Off the Grid, and we actually wondered how she pieced it. Take a look at the detail and try and figure it out.
Off the Grid was exhibited at QuiltCon 2016.


I had the pleasure last week of being a guest speaker at the Mountain Meadow Quilt Guild...the topic...My Quilting Life (you can check out Quilt Roadies for my quilts). But, here's the thing...I may have been the guest speaker, but I was wowed by the show 'n tell! Plus, I actually saw something I have never seen before! Doilies...yeah you heard me, doilies! But, not what you might remember from grandma's house.

Sue Schimke taught herself to make doilies by using this book...

And then, she incorporated the doily making with her quilting! Aren't they amazing! I continue to be amazed by quilters and their ability to up the bar. 

I was so impressed with the Mountain Meadow Quilt Guild...they have a large membership in a small community. They are supportive of each other and also are involved in philanthropic endeavors. Once a year they have a wonderful Quilt Show in August that I enjoy! I hope you enjoy a glimpse of their show 'n tell and consider visiting their quilt show in Sunriver, Oregon!

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Stay tuned and travel along with us on Quilt Roadies.

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Masami Yoshihara made this stunning appliqué quilt, Happy, to express the happiness she feels when Spring arrives. She pulled out all the stops by hand piecing, appliquéing, beading, embroidering and "trapunto-ing" (is that a word). It's a beautiful quilt and makes us Happy as well.

Happy was part of the Appliqué Large exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2018.



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As part of the Sacred Threads Experience Weekend, the Quilt Alliance is hosting the Not Fade Away Conference on Saturday, July 20th. On the agenda are:

Keynote speaker John M. Walsh III, a collector of art quilts, will share his lecture, “Layers of fabric, layers of meaning - a personal journey with art quilts.”


QA Projects Manager Emma Parker will present a compilation of short Go Tell It! video recordings of Sacred Threads Artists sharing the backstory of their works in the exhibition.


Natasha Donnelly, board member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention shares the Lifekeeper Memory Quilts Project.


Go Document That Quilt/That Collection/That Community! Tips and strategies for recording and preserving quilts, collections, groups, and projects.

Location: Floris United Methodist Church, Herndon, VA (Outside Washington D.C. - near Dulles Airport)




Ever wonder what to do with those empty thread spools? Don't want to take up more space in the landfill? Aurifil designer and award-winning textile artist Sheena Norquay has some excellent suggestions on how to repurpose both your empty wooden and plastic spools.

(photo: Aurifil)


It's time for Spring, and this bunny snack bag is perfect for the season! Minki from MinkiKim.com (and WeAllSew.com) has created an adorable, reversible bag that you can make in two flicks of a bunny's tail.



Finished size: 6” x 4 3/4”  x 8” (without bunny ears)

Materials to Make a Bunny Snack Bag

  • 20 3/4” x 11”, Two (2) 10” x 2 1/2” yellow bunny print
  • 20 3/4” x 11”, Two (2) 10” x 2 1/2” pink bunny print
  • 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” white solid
  • 2 1/8 x 1 1/8” pink felt

*fabric used: Bunnies and Blossoms by Lauren Nash for Riley Blake Designs

*no interfacing used in the bag





This block is a bit unusual. Depending on how you look at it and how you change the values, it takes on a completely different look. What do you think it's called? Play the game and find out.


TQS BOM 2019 "SIZZLE" by Becky Goldsmith

SIZZLE Quilt - Warm

SIZZLE Quilt - Cool


Learn about Apliquick appliqué tools!
Watch Show 1912
with Rosa Rojas (free!)

Apliquick Rods

Apliquick - 3 Holes Microserrated Scissors

 Apliquick Ergonomic Tweezers