Could You Make a Quilt with 11 Friends?
Aiko Saito did just that. Using textured fabrics and help from 11 friends, Aiko created The Beautiful Tiles of Park Güell. They used the fabrics to imitate the tiles in the park. Aiko suggests that you observe the quilt close up and then take a look back from afar to enjoy its beauty. The Park is in Barcelona, Spain and a picture of it is below the quilt pictures. It should now be on your bucket list to see the quilt and the park in person.
The Beautiful Tiles of Park Güell was on exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2018.



Did you guess who it was? Yes, it's TQS Legend 2016 Katie Pasquini Masopust who won Best of Show in 1982 at the Houston International Quilt Festival, with Threshold of a Dream.

Want to see Katie's latest work? Click here to go to her website.

Watch Katie in Show 906: From Music to Masterpiece - A New Perspective on Design, Show 1913: TQS Quilting Legend 2016, and Show 2210: Reimagining The Log Cabin Block.

Original Photo: Katie Pasquini Maspoust



Suzy's background is as a traditional quilter. In Campfire, she took a simple log cabin block and exploded it to a larger size using negative space.

Watch Suzy Williams in Show 2403.

You can order the pattern for this quilt here.

CampfirebySuzyWilliams - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

CampfirebySuzyWilliams - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

CampfirebySuzyWilliams - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

CampfirebySuzyWilliams - 36 Pieces Rotating

CampfirebySuzyWilliams - 100 Pieces Rotating

CampfirebySuzyWilliams - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Suzy Williams


Suzy's background is as a traditional quilter. In Campfire, she took a simple log cabin block and exploded it to a larger size using negative space.

Watch Suzy Williams in Show 2403.

You can order the pattern for this quilt here.

Original Photo: Suzy Williams


I am a curious person...always wanting to understand and know the people around me. And, because I am a stitcher, I am especially fascinated by other stitchers. So here is the poll I am putting out there...Are you a Smorgasbord Stitcher:..stitching several projects at the same time? Or are you a Entrée Stitcher... working on one project at a time??? Curious minds want to know. I would also like to know why? As you may know, if you have been reading my musings for a while, I am a Smorgasbord Stitcher. I am trying to figure out if it is a stressful way to stitch, and if it is even possible to change who you are?

When I am in The Bee Hive, I easily have a dozen different projects going, but on the road that number is decreased and yet I have a variety. I find having a variety keeps me from getting bored...but, I wonder what drives a Entrée Stitcher?

Currently the three projects I am working on are a personal design started in a Sue Spargo workshop, a Buttermilk Basin BOM designed by Stacy West,  and a free download cross stitch by Jacob of Modern Folk Embroidery.


So let me know...Smorgasbord or Entrée Stitcher?

Stay tuned and travel along with us on Quilt Roadies...where we are connecting one quilter and one shop at a time!!



As seen in Show 2403.

We offered this quilt as a kit in the fall and it sold out instantly. A second batch of kits were offered to TQS Star Members and they sold out instantly as well, so we decided to make the pattern available!

Alex designed the Sequoia Sampler quilt using Edyta Sitar's Sequoia collection from Andover Fabrics, but it is so versatile that it will show off any fabric- batiks, modern fabrics, 1930s, traditional fabrics, or your favorite scraps!

The Sequoia Sampler REMIX pattern offers a basic layout for the quilt top but leaves the choice of patterns and placement for the 18 six-inch blocks and the appliqué pieces to the maker, so that every quilt will be uniquely meaningful to its creator. 


quick and easy block tool bookThe New Quick & Easy Block Tool Book - everyone should own this!

This handy quilt block reference is perfect to keep in your quilting toolkit. It offers cutting and assembly instructions for more than 100 traditional quilt blocks in five sizes each, so you will never be at a loss for what block to make next!

Chris S. Says-

"The New Quilt Block book is great. I liked it so much I ordered a second one to give as a Christmas gift for a beginner quilter!"



It's not all about football this weekend. From Friday through Sunday, we will be offering the documentary Stitched, the Film for all of our members to watch for free.
Stitched, the Film by Jena Moreno,is a fun-filled documentary following three quilters racing to complete their entries for the International Quilt Festival, the largest and most competitive quilt show in the nation. 

Click here to watch "Stitched, the Film."



Have you ever wanted to design your own fabric but thought only the “experts” could do it? Suzy Williams, Show 2403, is debunking this myth and proving that anyone (yes, even YOU!) can design their own fabric with just a few art supplies. Click on Go to Tutorial for Suzy's easy, step-by-step process.

And to help you along, Spoonflower is offering a 10% discount to TQS subscribers now through March 31, 2019 with code TQS2019.






It took Lisa H. Calle five years to complete this quilt. It was her first try at hand appliqué, which she loved, but she said the paper-piecing almost killed her. She also had a bit of a problem with the colors bleeding. Whatever the issue, Lisa solved it and ended up with quite a spectacular quilt.

Enjoy Oh, My Bleeding Heart, which won 3rd Place Merit Quilting, Machine--Frame at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2018

Star Members can watch Lisa in Show 1703: Quilting the Bones & Beyond.











This is a great 3-D block. Just imagine the possibilities depending on the color and values you use.  

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