Here are the quilts for the thirteenth team from the over 320 teams that participated in the International Miniature Quilt Exchange (IMQE). 201 teams submitted their quilts to be a part of the Exhibition in Houston 2018 and we are featuring the 24 teams selected for the first IMQE Exhibition.

Click here to learn more about the International Miniature Quilt Exchange (IMQE).

Enjoy the quilts from Team 256 created by Ljilja Stojanovich and Cindi Jo Willey.

Title of Quilt: Love moves the World

Quilter's Name: Ljilja Stojanovich

Location: Kragujevac, Serbia

In my country there is no tradition of making quilts. We are doing other interesting works. So, I like to make a quilt. When there is love then other shortcomings, tools, materials, fabrics, can be overcome. The cooperation with my partner has been very correct. I was trying to figure out as much as I could what she was saying. I was looking forward to every mail from her. I am glad to be participating in this project. My slogan is: Love moves the world.


Title of Quilt: Disappearing 4-Patch for Ljilja

Quilter's Name: Cindi Jo Willey

Location: Mendocino, California, USA

I was excited to sign up for the IMQE as soon as I read about it. My first partner never responded, and my second partner dropped out, so I was a bit worried, but hopeful I’d get one that would follow through. I was finally lucky to be partnered with Ljilja in Serbia. Ljilja and I have corresponded a number of times. I learned that she has no local quilt store, so when she visits her son in Austria, she shops for fabric there. She also likes to make things for her young granddaughter. We decided to make whatever we wanted. I selected modern looking fabrics I’d been eye-balling at my local quilt store and added 2 fabrics from my stash. I chose Disappearing 4-patch because I wanted to try the pattern. One fabric looks like lined binder paper. I’m not sure if they use that in Serbia, but I’m pretty sure they have paperclips like the ones printed on one of the other fabrics. I counted how many blocks would make it look like a full-size quilt, divided that number into the size I wanted and added in border measurements. That determined the block size I needed to make. I used 100 wt. thread for the quilting, and a 5/8” strip for the teeny binding. I love how it turned out, and I hope that Ljilja will love it too. Also, I made extra blocks so I could have a smaller sample of the quilt I made for her. It’s still an exciting adventure!



Kraft-tex Paper Fabric looks, feels, and wears like leather, but sews, cuts, and washes like fabric! 

The sumptuous suede-like surface of this washable paper fabric is pre-washed, pre-shrunk, eco-friendly, color-fast, and tear-resistant. 

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Jenny K. Lyon shows how she made a stylish cutwork denim jacket with it in Show 2404.

Not member? Purchase a roll of Kraft-tex and we will include a one-month trial membership card in with your order so that you can watch the show!

Kraft-tex Paper Fabric

The Kraft-tex Paper Fabric backing makes the design pop!

Kraft-tex Paper Fabric

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Available in 7 luscious colors, and all but the natural are hand-dyed!

Kraft-tex Paper Fabric

Also seen on the show- the Halo 8D Portable Magnifying Lamp by Daylight makes it EASY to see those
tiny stitches!

The Halo 8D Magnifying Lamp makes handwork much easier, even if you don't require it. You get smaller, neater stitches with a magnifier, and seam ripping becomes a snap with one. No more accidental holes where we cut the fabric thread instead of the sewing thread.

This clever lamp is also portable! It folds up to be small and flat (about 12.5" x 6" x 2"). You can go to a class, friend's house, or retreat, just unfold it and plug it in wherever you are!

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Halo Portable Magnifying Lamp


Ready to Dance? by Mikyung Jang is inspired by ancient tomb murals and traditional Korean good luck symbols. We are inspired by the beauty of the image, the incredible thread painting, and the design of Mikyung's quilt.

Ready to Dance? was on display as part of the Merit Quilting Stationary exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2018.






Suzy writes, "Even though the Fly Away quilt pattern originally made its debut in Modern Patchwork Magazine in 2016, and then continued its journey across America to be a part of QuiltCon East in 2017, that is not where the life of this quilt truly began."

Click here to read the whole story behind the quilt.

Watch Suzy Williams in Show 2403.

FlyAwaybySuzyWilliams - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

FlyAwaybySuzyWilliams - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

FlyAwaybySuzyWilliams - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

FlyAwaybySuzyWilliams - 36 Pieces Rotating

FlyAwaybySuzyWilliams - 100 Pieces Rotating

FlyAwaybySuzyWilliams - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Suzy Williams



Suzy writes, "Even though the Fly Away quilt pattern originally made its debut in Modern Patchwork Magazine in 2016, and then continued its journey across America to be a part of QuiltCon East in 2017, that is not where the life of this quilt truly began."

Click here to read the whole story behind the quilt.

Watch Suzy Williams in Show 2403.

Original Photo: Suzy Williams



Birthstone Blocks by MJ Kinman are stunning... and fun to make! 

February's birthstone quilt block pattern and 8 piece fabric bundle is the gorgeous purple Amethyst.

MJ Kinman Birthstone Quilt February Amethyst

Amethysts have long been prized for their luscious purple color. 

The ancient Greeks associated them with the wine god Bacchus, and believed that wearing an amethyst could prevent drunkennessArtist Leonardo da Vinci believed that the amethyst enhanced intelligence and protected against evil thoughts. Medieval European soldiers wore protective amulets of amethyst in battle in the belief that amethysts heal people and keep them cool-headed.

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Paintbrush Studio Amethyst Fat Quarter Bundle


Also Available - Complete Pattern Sets!

Each pattern set includes all 12 Birthstone Block Patterns with pre-printed and ready-to-cut and use freezer paper templates for the block pieces, life-size paper block layout keys, detailed assembly instructions, and detailed fabric requirements including recommendations (with fabric color codes) from Paintbrush Studio's Painter's Palette fabric line for every block.

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MJ Kinman Birthstone Series

We made the Diamond block (April's Birthstone) and found that piecing it was very straightforward. It went together quickly, and most importantly, it was FUN to make!

We recommend an Add-A-Quarter Ruler to make this project a cinch!

To make the quilt, you cut apart the freezer paper template that is provided with the pattern and iron the pieces to the fabric before cutting around them with an additional quarter-inch seam allowance. The Add-A-Quarter makes this super easy! 


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Need a handmade heirloom gift for a bride and groom (that costs less than $20)? Alex has the answer.


Jenny K. Lyon is an excellent Free-Motion Quilting teacher. She has a way to "plactice" and end up with a wonderful project. Plus, you will learn to "stretch and puddle"



Okay, you need to see this denim jacket. How did she do it? 


Watch Jenny in Show 2404 starting this Sunday.





Barbara shares some great tips about fabric selection for Sizzle Block 2. She also walks you through the creation of the wedges and diamonds.

Click here to go to Barbara's Blog for tips.

Be sure to post photos on the FORUM to share your progress.

Click here to go to the Show and Tell Area.

We also encourage you to check the FORUM frequently--that is the first place new tips are posted. And you can ask questions there--you might get several good answers. We want you to be successful and happy with this quilt.

And, when you post your photos to Social Media, like Instagram, Facebook, etc., use either of these hashtags so everyone there will be able to find your wonderful work:



Marika Andersson was challenged to create a quilt with six colorful fabrics. She wanted to make a fun quilt and choose to represent three very popular musical acts. Can you name all three?

Tell it in Tones was on display at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2018 as part of the People, Portraits and Figures exhibit.





Alison at Cluck Cluck Sew has updated her Simple Hearts pattern just in time for Valentine's Day. It contains easy-to-make 6" blocks and finishes at 42" x 44". This would be a great way to use up those scraps and create a great gift for your sweetie.

Too close to Valentine's Day? You could make just one block and put it in a frame or put together four blocks to create a pillow top. The possibilities are endless.



Watch Bernina Videos


Introducing the TQS BOM 2019
SIZZLE by Becky Goldsmith

SIZZLE Quilt - Warm

SIZZLE Quilt - Cool


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

Apliquick Rods


Apliquick - 3 Holes Microserrated Scissors


 Apliquick Ergonomic Tweezers