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When Alex saw how the products work, she was in love! But what did you say about them?
E. said, "I took a class from Shelley using these products and WOW! do they work! I highly recommend them." 
A. said, "I used the press pen on flannel...  ...SO good!"
C.N. said, "These 
products are wonderful. I use them all the time and they work very well and no damage to fabrics. (And no, I’m not on the payroll!)"

Watch the video below to see how great they are!               

   

Acorn Precision Piecing Starter Kit

 

 

The Acorn Easy Precision Piecing Starter Kit

Acorn Precision Piecing Products give you ultimate control in assembling your quilt blocks and appliqué pieces, making everything go together more easily and precisely. 

 

 

 

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Don't you love how Jinny uses border prints in her blocks? Find out the name of this block when you play the game.

 
 

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The Month 18 Legacy Quilt Club block from Ricky is the Attic Window.
 

Shown here in the Enchantment colorway, Attic Window is the eighteenth block for the Legacy Quilt Club. The Legacy Quilt features twenty blocks. A new block pattern is available for FREE each month.

Participants always SAVE 15% -

Use Coupon Code:

ATTICWINDOW15

Good for all products at Ricky Tims Online Store.
Expires July 15, 2018

 

Click here to find previous blocks in the Legacy Quilt Club.


Attic Window

"Upstairs there was a large attic, pleasant to play in when the rain drummed on the roof…. Often the wind howled outside with a cold and lonesome sound. But in the attic Laura and Mary played house with the squashes and pumpkins, and everything was snug and cozy."  
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods, Ch. 1 "Little House in the Big Woods"     
                                                                                                                                        
"Softly Laura opened the middle door. She was surprised. Steeply up in front of her went a stair, just the width of the door. She looked up, and saw the underside of a slanting roof high overhead. She went up a few steps, and a big attic opened out on both sides of the stairs. It was twice as big as the large room downstairs. A window in each gable end lighted the whole empty place under the roof."  
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder, By the Shores of Silver Lake, Ch. 14 "Surveyors' House"
 
 

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While there might be a sailing ship or a flower or two, Beckey Prior's take on a Baltimore Album quilt is a bit unusual...how about an octopus, a corset, and a submarine? What's the most unusual thing you've seen on a Baltimore Album quilt?

Enjoy, "Extraneous Female: Escapement Mechanism" by Beckey Prior of Henderson, TX.

Winner: BED QUILTS: 1st Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest sponsored by Gammill Quilting Systems

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Barbara is sharing her monthly tips for the TQS BOM, The Patchwork Barn Quilt. She walks you through the blocks and gives you some helpful information regarding the basket handle and an alternative to appliqué for the basket block.
 

 

 

 

As always, you can ask Barbara questions about the BOM in the TQS Forum.

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The African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy will bring internationally renowned painter, author and quilt maker Faith Ringgold as keynote speaker at the Second Annual National African American Quilt Convention to be held July 11-14, 2018, in Lawrence, Kansas.  Ringgold will be featured at several events throughout the Convention, including giving the keynote address at the Spencer Museum of Art on the campus of the University of Kansas, as well as hosting a book signing, and workshop geared for children and youth at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas.

Faith Ringgold is a rock star in the art and quilting worlds, not only for her amazing 60-plus year body of work but for all that she has done as a female African American art activist in this country,” said Marla Jackson, founder of the African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy and coordinator for the National African American Quilt Convention.  “It is a tremendous honor to have her speak about her life and career as an artist.” 

Faith Ringgold began her career in the early 1960s as a painter, art activist, feminist and educator.  Her protests, events, and exhibitions of the 1960s and 1970s broke ground and opened (museum) doors for artists of color and women.  Today, she is best known for her painted story quilts and her illustrated children’s books.  Ringgold has received more than 75 awards, fellowships, citations, and honors, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Fellowship for painting, two National Endowment for the Arts Awards, and 23 honorary doctorates.  She is Professor Emeritus at the University of California in San Diego, California and is represented by ACA Galleries in New York City.

The African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy and Marla Quilts, Inc., a Lawrence non-profit organization, will host the National African American Quilt Convention, a city-wide event in celebration of the history and legacy of the African American quilting tradition.  As the second event of its kind anywhere in the United States, the Convention expects to draw a national audience of 1,000 attendees to the city.  The National African American Quilt Convention has as its vision to inform and educate the public about the legacy and significance of the textile arts and mixed media as a unique contribution by African-descended people to American life and culture.  This vision will be achieved through a dynamic Convention program featuring quilt exhibitions throughout Lawrence’s Cultural Arts District; workshops taught by world-renowned artists; an Art Market Place; lectures; storytelling and performances, and more. 

Faith Ringgold's: Ancestry Part II Quilt will be on display through August 30, 2018, at The African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy in Lawrence, Kansas. The quilt can be viewed Monday - Sunday, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM with a $15 donation.

Ringgold’s appearance is made possible by a generous grant from the Lawrence Transient Guest Tax Grant Program funded by the Lawrence City Art Commission.  The Transient Guest Tax Grant Program seeks to encourage, promote and strengthen events and programs that benefit the Lawrence community and/or enhance the visitor experience in Lawrence. Sponsors include Lawrence Arts Center, Spencer Museum of Art, Watkins Museum of History, Lawrence Sarah’s Fabrics, Stitch on Fabrics, Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Textile and Fiber Department Visual Art.

Click here for event schedule and addresses.

Here are some photos from last year's convention.

 

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These blankets take less than 90 minutes to make and are a beloved gift. Here is an actual user testimonial. View with Closed Captioning (CC) on.

 

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Ann writes about the flower in her quilt, "There are many unique flowering plants in the Pacific Northwest, among them is the Clackamas Iris (Iris tenuis). This rare iris has narrow petals and leaves, and can be found growing in small clearings one encounters in Douglas Fir forests. Also called a “grass iris” because their leaves grow in dense grass like clumps, these small, spring blooming flowers are easy to miss."

Watch Ann Shaw in Show 2213: Amish Remix and Quilting On The Road.

TheClackamasIrisbyAnnShaw - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

TheClackamasIrisbyAnnShaw - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

TheClackamasIrisbyAnnShaw - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

TheClackamasIrisbyAnnShaw - 36 Pieces Rotating

TheClackamasIrisbyAnnShaw - 100 Pieces Rotating

TheClackamasIrisbyAnnShaw - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Ann Shaw

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Ann writes about the flower in her quilt, "There are many unique flowering plants in the Pacific Northwest, among them is the Clackamas Iris (Iris tenuis). This rare iris has narrow petals and leaves, and can be found growing in small clearings one encounters in Douglas Fir forests. Also called a “grass iris” because their leaves grow in dense grass like clumps, these small, spring blooming flowers are easy to miss."

Watch Ann Shaw in Show 2213: Amish Remix and Quilting On The Road.

Original Photo: Ann Shaw

 

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Shannon Cuddle Kits are so fast and easy - they can be whipped together in just a few hours!

Even more important than how fast they are to make, is how much the people you give them to will love them. They are thick and soft and snuggly. These quilts are just the thing to warm yourself with while you read or watch TV. They are also perfect for chilly outdoor activities like football games, ice skating, and sledding.

Kits include everything you need to make a completed project with the exception of the adult kits, where you supply a backing of your choice. 

See how easy Shannon Cuddle Kits are to put together and learn a great tip on binding them!


These are just a few of the kits that we have in stock:

Emmett Bambino Cuddle Kit - a great gift for a boy or girl!

 English Garden Sensational Strips Cuddle Kit - adult sized!
 

Moby Ziggy Cuddle Kit - it's a blanket, a playmat, or a snuggly!