TQS wants to keep showing you non-quilting artists that can give you ideas, show you new perspectives and sometimes just blow your mind. The late Japanese graphic design artist Shigeo Fukuda is a perfect example. His posters and art are fun and amazing, but his shadow sculptures are in the "blow your mind" category. The shadow art is made with "junk" like welded scissors, forks or spoons. Shigeo once said, “I believe that in design, 30 percent dignity, 20 percent beauty and 50 percent absurdity are necessary." Here are some examples of his work:


What's the name of this interesting block? Do you know? Play Jinny's game and find out.

Congrats on finishing Mandala Unplugged! Here are a few ideas on how to finish it off and display your beautiful work. Also included is a quick recap on how this design came to be. Try and design your own. It's super fun!
Don't forget to send your completed Mandala picture to knittycat@comcast.net or post it to the Facebook group, Mandala Unplugged. Ann will add it to the online art show on a special page entitled Mandala Unplugged on her website at www.annmyhrequilts.com.
Join Ann in wrapping up her Mandala Unplugged hand stitching project.

Please join the Mandala Unplugged Facebook group for support and camaraderie.

(The version in the photo is a different colorway.)



The Here & Elsewhere Bee by Andrea Tsang Jackson and Sheri Lund, et al., won 1st Place in Group or Bee Quilts at QuiltCon 2018. We'll let the sign tell the story. It's right below the quilt.





This wonderful quilt by Diane Kirkhart was quilted by Karen Marchetti and put together by machine with a zigzag stitch.

Star Members can watch Diane in Show 2205: Magnificent Millefiori Quilts.

ResiliencebyDianeKirkhart - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

ResiliencebyDianeKirkhart - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

ResiliencebyDianeKirkhart - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

ResiliencebyDianeKirkhart - 36 Pieces Rotating

ResiliencebyDianeKirkhart - 100 Pieces Rotating

ResiliencebyDianeKirkhart - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


This wonderful quilt by Diane Kirkhart was quilted by Karen Marchetti and put together by machine with a zigzag stitch.

Star Members can watch Diane in Show 2205: Magnificent Millefiori Quilts.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


"Asleep in the Cyclone" is an art installation in a hotel room. The hotel is the 21c Museum hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. We were caught by the use of triangles but were worried that quilters would lose sleep wondering if the ceiling was a design wall and whether they could change the colors and placement. Here are a few pictures. Click on LEARN MORE to get more information about the artists including a 2 minute video about the whole installation. (We checked and the price for next weekend would be $409/night.)




Canadian quilter Susan Kyle's quilt, All the Best Parties, won Best Machine Quilting - Framed, Needle Moves at QuiltCon 2018. She writes that her post-party tablecloth inspired the design of this free-motion, whole-cloth quilt.  It must have been a great party!


Laura at SewVeryEasy shows you a way to make bias binding that requires no special rulers and no fancy folding technique. It's just simple cutting and sewing.



Alex has created two new patterns from her quilts. The Circle Play "Movie" pattern is from a quilt created for a movie that never got made. But you can work your scraps, use the ric rac, and sew the fun border yourself and reap the awards from your family and friends. Yes, it's Spring and you can create a garden that never needs tending and stays lush with happy birds all year 'round with Alex's Triangle Garden pattern.

Both patterns have been discounted from $19.95 to $14.95 and can be purchased on Alex's site, BUT if it is time to Join or Renew your 1-Year Membership at TQS you will be able to choose either pattern for FREE. After your purchase, an email will come with your choices (and a 30% off coupon in the shop).



Circle Play "Movie" Pattern


Triangle Garden Pattern

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TQS BOM 2018 - The Patchwork Barn Quilt Kit by Edyta Sitar


TQS BOM 2017 Halo Medallion Kit by Sue Garman in Batiks
Order yours now as we have a limited quantity!

halo batik


Watch Show 1912:
(Free) with Rosa Rojas

Apliquick Rods


Apliquick - 3 Holes Microserrated Scissors


 Apliquick Ergonomic Tweezers