Here is a bit of whimsy right before Valentine's Day. It's a dream kitchen featuring a wonderful Rube Goldberg* device...we particularly love the Easy Bake oven reference.

Enjoy Rube Goes Quilting by Linda Beachy-Hughes. It was featured in the Fantasy & Whimsy category at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2018.

*Goldberg is best known for his popular cartoons depicting complicated gadgets performing simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways. - Wikipedia






Hoping to spread a little love, Ricky created a fun project in February for Valentine's Day which he named Heart BlossomsHe asked members to spead their love by sharing their finished projects. We thought we'd spread the love by showing them to you here.

The pattern is available on the Projects page. Download the pattern here. Once you are at the Heart Blossoms page, click on the VIEW THIS PROJECT button to see the PDF.

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We are thinking this block looks like a tree, perhaps combined with others, a forest? Find out what it's called when you play the game.


Julie Cefalu, The Crafty Quilter, has "8 Tips to Create A Perfect Quilt Block." She writes, "I can happily say that my quilt blocks turn out just right (most of the time). I pay attention to what works and what doesn’t, and fix the parts that don’t work. I also take lots of classes and watch for new products and trends. I love being able to produce quilt blocks that are accurate and quilts that are easy to put together because all of the puzzle pieces fit!"

Click on learn more to get Julie's tips.

Want more tips from Julie? Visit her classroom here at TQS.



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Barbara Black was "gifted" with an imperfect quilt. When asked why she accepted it, she had a wonderful answer and 6 great life lessons learned from the quilt.

Click here to discover the imperfection and find out what Barbara learned.




Jenny K. Lyon writes:

"Prairie Conversation was inspired by a quick photo I took while visiting my hometown in north central Illinois, in farm country. The wind is eternal there and I love the way it tostles the crops and roadside weeds. After I took the photo, it just seemed to me that they were in conversation, hence the title."

There is more to the story of this quilt that was juried into Houston...click here to find out everything and see more photos of the quilt.
Prairie Conversation was on display as part of the Merit Quilting Stationary exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2018.


Ricky is spreading a little love and hopes you will join the fun! Enjoy this quick and easy project just in time for Valentine's Day. Get your creative juices flowing and see what you can do with Ricky's design!

Download the pattern here.

Once you download the pattern, there are no directions for this design as Ricky wanted you to select a method that speaks to you personally. A few ideas include: Needleturn/mach ine/fused appliqué, felting, make a freezer paper stencil and hand paint or color in the open areas using Paintstiks.



Suzy's quilt, Bohemian Garden, was made completely from knit fabrics. Yes, you read that correctly, knit fabrics. She wanted to challenge herself to do something new. Inspired by Henri Matisse, it's a lovely quilt.

Watch Suzy Williams in Show 2403.

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Original Photo: Suzy Williams


Suzy's quilt, Bohemian Garden, was made completely from knit fabrics. Yes, you read that correctly, knit fabrics. She wanted to challenge herself to do something new. Inspired by Henri Matisse, it's a lovely quilt.

Watch Suzy Williams in Show 2403.

Original Photo: Suzy Williams

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