Here are the quilts for the nineteenth 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 394 created by Wai Kuen Hon and Mary Schwarzenberger.

Title of Quilt: Qi Pau

Quilter's Name: Wai Kuen Hon

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

When TQS announced the IMQE entry, I was intrigued but also partially hesitant to take part in the exchange. Knowing that I have a busy schedule, I still decided to give it a try, just to see how far I can go. During the time I corresponded with my quilt partner Mary Schwarzenberger via e-mail, we exchanged ideas on the fabric choices and colors to be used for the quilt. Mary even invited me to visit her web page and I was very impressed by her work. Through her work, I can see that Mary is a very dedicated fiber artist and that motivated me to push myself further. For this 20” x 20” batik quilt, I incorporated traditional costume Qi Pau as my design element, as this quilt not only showcase my culture but also my heritage as a Malaysian Chinese. The batik prints are acquired from local batik maker and also from overseas artisan. I quilted along the different prints design from each segment to made it look more interesting. The time consuming part of creating this quilt was my very first attempt at making the frog closure as I had to confined the frog closures within the 1/4” height, for this is the requirement from the organizer. I’m glad to take on this challenge, as I realized my abilities to create is limitless. Thanks to the organizer and the people behind the scenes who made this project possible.


Title of Quilt: Wavelength III

Quilter's Name: Mary Schwarzenberger

Location: Milford, New Jersey, USA

My piece is comprised of 3 layers of hand-dyed silk dupioni. The layers have been sewn and manipulated using a faux chenille technique. The inspiration for this comes from ripples and waves on the ocean, which is a recurring theme in my work. No other setting instills such a calming mood, yet at the same time it also exhilarates. Such seemingly paradoxical emotions occur when all the senses are engaged. As a child, I had to be dragged off the beach! It's very exciting to know that a piece of my work will travel across the globe to Kuala Lumpur in Malasia, an area of the world that I yearn to visit someday to explore culture, people, and local textiles. It would be wonderful if I could visit this country and meet my creative partner! In this exchange I was paired with a woman who shares many traits with me, although she is in another hemisphere. We are both busy people who take time to create art so that we can make our world a better place. I am grateful to have found my passion and since I retired, I am happy to pursue my creative endeavors full time. In 2015 I was diagnosed with cancer and happily it was discovered at an early stage. With fabulous treatment, I am happy to report that I am considered NED (no evidence of disease). With the "Life is Short" lesson driven home by that experience, I am so grateful to be alive! My art has been extremely therapeutic in healing!



Linzee Kull McCray's Red Rover collection was inspired by the age-old idea that at the end of a summer day, nothing is better than gathering outside with family and friends. 

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The grown-ups relax on the porch to talk about neighborhood news and swap recipes, while the children play games under the shade of the oak trees—Simon Says, Mother May I, Capture the Flag, and of course, Red Rover. 

Red Rover is based on actual feed sack prints, the very fabrics that children may have worn as they played under the trees. The bright, clear colors of Red Rover work well all together and in two- and three-color combinations, as well—blue and yellow; blue, green and yellow; and red and green. 

They are just the thing for a summer picnic quilt!

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Bold and Beautiful was made by the 2018 BERNINA Educator of the Year, Nina McVeigh! And, the best part? Nina came to the set because she is going to be on the show. She walks Alex through using the BERNINA longarm to create "quilts" out of watercolor paint and paper, shows examples of quilting on leather, and walks Ricky through attaching beads using the sit-down longarm.

You can watch Nina in our BERNINA Educational Videos Classroom.


There has got to be a better way to say it!

Watch Hollis Chatelain in Show 1207.


MJ writes, "Copper Queen was inspired by the magnificent column still that reigns over Angel's Envy Distillery (Louisville, KY). Glowing with colors of ochre, salmon, magenta, and fuchsia, the three-story-tall still is an honest-to-god 'thing of beauty'."

Watch MJ in Show 2407.

CopperQueenbyMJKinman - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

CopperQueenbyMJKinman - 96 Pieces Non-Rotating

CopperQueenbyMJKinman - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

CopperQueenbyMJKinman - 35 Pieces Rotating

CopperQueenbyMJKinman - 96 Pieces Rotating

CopperQueenbyMJKinman - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: John Anderson


MJ writes, "Copper Queen was inspired by the magnificent column still that reigns over Angel's Envy Distillery (Louisville, KY). Glowing with colors of ochre, salmon, magenta, and fuchsia, the three-story-tall still is an honest-to-god 'thing of beauty'."

Watch MJ in Show 2407.

Original Photo: John Anderson


Alex and Ricky greet Heidi Kaisand, a former editor of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine. Heidi loves working with wool and shares a fun and contemporary wool circles on flannel-covered canvas project. Heidi also demonstrates simple embroidery stitches.

Then, meet Linzee Kull McCray. Writer and photographer for craft, art, and textile publications, Linzee shares the fascinating history of feed sacks and examples of some of the fabrics, advertisements, and wonderful items made using feed sack fabrics. She also shares a fun string piece quilt and talks about how to keep the chaos of prints from becoming overwhelming.

Watch Heidi and Linzee in Show 2408.



This BOS winner is no stranger to blue ribbons. In fact, Starburst won Best of Show at AQS QuiltWeek Virginia Beach 2018. Now it has won Large Quilts, Stationary, Machine Quilted at AQS QuiltWeek Daytona Beach 2019. The quilting and embroidery work are absolutely mind-boggling and we are still trying to figure out how she did the border trim. Take a closer look at Starburst by Susan Stewart. (Photos by Ricky Tims)






Jen at Shabby Fabrics shows you how to make this cute zipper pouch using 5" Charm squares or 10" Layer Cakes. The pouch measures approximately 2½" x 2½” x 6½”, and is a great place to store toiletries for travel, school supplies, sewing/quilting notions, and more.

Click here to download the pattern.







Cherrywood Fabrics was created 32+ years ago with a commitment to high quality cotton fabrics. With multiple washings in the dyeing process, the fabric, although cotton, has the look of suede...and the colors are absolutely beautiful. In recent years they have sponsored the Cherrywood Challenge, where quilters can submit a 20" x 20" quilt reflecting the chosen subject matter. There are specific guidelines and it is truly amazing the detail and creativity that quilters from around the world create within. The themes have included Wicked, The Lion King, Van Gogh. The current traveling exhibit is Prince, and the 2019 challenge, which you can still enter, is Bob Ross!!!

The current traveling exhibit is Prince, in honor of the musical innovator, and it is amazing. I will be giving you a close up of the Home Tour when it reaches the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show this summer, but I had to share with you the "Prince Losers Lane."

The Prince show was displayed at Quiltfest, Northwest Clark County Quilters Regional Show which you can view on Quilt Roadies. What I loved is how this guild supports its members. Three of the members entered the Cherrywood Challenge, but their quilts were not chosen for the traveling exhibits...undaunted, the guild rallied around their brave and creative participants and created the Prince Losers Lane which hung along side the traveling exhibit, LOL. Being part of a supportive guild is such a wonderful experience. I apologize that the photos have distracting ribbons and info on them...everyone deserves their 15 minutes of fame!!!

A Song in My Heart by Dianne Kane

Stand Out from the Flock by Wilma Scott

Karan Brooks with her quilt.

May your week include challenges, support, and creativity!

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TQS BOM 2019 "SIZZLE" by Becky Goldsmith

SIZZLE Quilt - Warm

SIZZLE Quilt - Cool


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