Gina Perkes’ Ruler Mastery Series is a 10-month program in which you will be creating a whole-cloth quilt sampler using a different ruler each month. You will develop ruler skills and learn new designs to add to your quilting arsenal. With Gina’s program you can use your longarm machine or your domestic sewing machine and master your ruler technique.
Rulers are available for purchase in The Quilt Show store. Click here.
Join Alex Anderson in making a bold statement this summer. This is a super easy pieced and fused appliqué quilt (60" x 66"). The Flower Power by Swirly Girls pattern pairs beautifully with Alex's new fabric line "Mirage" and brings this modern geometric design to life. A kit is available and your delicious pack of fabrics include solids to give you a perfect colorplay between the flowers.
Teacher: Ann Myhre
Tips for creating the TQS Summer Project - "Zoo Nouveau." This quilt stresses skill building based on over fifteen different techniques.
Ann will walk you through the different sections of the quilt focusing on different techniques. Each video will give you tips for completing a section of the quilt.
Teacher: Dee Christopher
Learn Quilting Basics
Dee Christopher will walk you through the basics of beginning quiltmaking, from fabric selection and pinning accuracy to borders and binding. She'll even throw in a couple of classic blocks along the way.
Do you find that the mathematics of quilting make you run screaming from the room? Fear no more! Designer, teacher and lecturer Lynn Wilder has found a way to make quilting math palatable for all of us in her TQS classroom, Easy Patchwork Math.
In each class you'll learn how to make a different quilt block component using her easy-to-follow formulas. These different components can then be put together to make an infinite number of blocks.
Teacher: Lynette Anderson
Tips and Tricks for BOM 2015
Join Lynette, your BOM 2015 Quilt Designer, as she gives you great tips and tricks for making My Country House, a success.
Visit Lynette's website at: https://www.lynetteandersondesigns.com.au
Teacher: Ricky Tims Ricky's 2014 Block of the Month Alfred Lord Tennyson’s famous poem, The Lady of Shalott, inspired Ricky's beautiful Rhapsody quilt. The design is a quilt you will treasure and Ricky helps you make it with these videos lessons. The instructions do not contain the pattern.
This is the story of Ernest Haight a quilting pioneer from Nebraska.
Here is a series featuring the life and work of pioneering quilter and engineer, Ernest Haight. You will be amazed at the quilts and techniques and what years they were being used. This series is by the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Teacher: Cheryl Lynch
Learn how to create embellished folding fiber books.
Fiber books are a great way to save memories of a vacation trip, a favorite pastime or a memorable occasion. They consist of mini quilts joined together. Cheryl shares how to create the pages using applique, photos, digital images and embellishments and then how to turn them into a free standing book. It makes a great special display.
Teacher: Julie Cefalu
Tips and Tricks for BOM 2014
Join Julie, your BOM 2014 specialist, as she gives you great tips and tricks for making A-Z for Ewe and Me, by Janet Stone, a success. Visit Julie's website at www.TheCraftyQuilter.com.
Teacher: Lyric Kinard
Learn how to make a lovely pieced silk scarf.
Welcome to a wonderful new experience of working with deliciously lovely silks and velvets. Just a few simple tricks can make working with these slippery fabrics a much simpler experience. Enjoy the lessons! Lyric's website is www.lyrickinard.com
Teacher: Lea McComas Learn how to create a fabric portrait. Join fiber artist Lea McComas as she help to expands your creative quilting journey with classes focusing on the use of different techniques and mediums. Known primarily as an art quilter, Lea has gained international recognition for her thread work portraits.
Teacher: Helen Gibb
Learn to create beautiful embellished postcards.
Embellishments for quilting and crazy quilting are plentiful but have you considered the addition of a lovely fabric image, ribbons, trims and small ribbon flowers? Helen Gibb, an internationally renowned master of ribbonwork, has designed this special 1920s style postcard project with small ribbon flowers, bows, and lace that will also work for many of your other sewing projects.
Teacher: Ricky Tims
Gaelic Blessing Quilt
Ricky's variation of the Double Irish Chain is sure to make you smile because the border is integrated right into the patchwork! The central Celtic cross is an inspirational Irish icon. Ricky's quilting friend from Belfast says, "Most Celtic patterns are for smaller items like cushions or wall hangings. How wonderful to have a blessing on your bed!" Ricky promises that this easy-to-make, pseudo traditional quilt will find the luck of the Irish rubbing off on you. These are companion videos which support the complete instructions found in the Gaelic Blessing pattern. Both the pattern and kit are available at www.rickytims.com.
Teacher: Christine Barnes
Christine Barnes demystifies color in your quilts.
Join author and designer Christine Barnes (The Quilter’s Color Club) as she demystifies color and shows you how to choose and combine fabrics—“magic fabrics”—to create special effects like luminosity, transparency, luster, and opalescence. Get acquainted with the basics (they are the building blocks of color) and put the concepts into practice with ten easy color studies. See how “the color makes the quilt” in a number of same-design, different-colorway examples. When it comes to color, there are rules and they work! Christine's website: https://www.christinebarnes.com
Teacher: Lauren Vlcek
A fabulous foundation for simple, successful quilt embellishments.
Join Lauren Vlcek as she guides you through a number of brilliant ways to embellish your quilt project, including raw edge appliqué, couching, basic hand stitching, and basic embroidery. NOTE TO STUDENTS***Companion Packs are now SOLD OUT!***
Teacher: Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson
Learn Fusing Basics
Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson from the Chicago School of Fusing teach you the basics of fusing. You'll learn how to transfer patterns to fabric, free cut fabric shapes, create woven collages, and much, much more. These techniques can be used to create two patterns, Birds and Flowers from Laura and Prairie Flowers from Frieda.
Teacher: Laura Nownes
Learn how to make a sampler quilt with Laura.
Learn how to make a sampler quilt with Laura Nownes. She will teach you everything you need to know to make a quilt top, from fabric selection to assembly. You will learn about nine-patches, pinwheels, sawtooth stars, log cabins, and quarter square triangles.
Teacher: Barbara Persing
Barb Persing's 4-Step Approach to Quilt Design
Barb Persing's series of classes based on her book "Listen to Your Quilt." Barb introduces four simple steps which will help you decide what type of quilting is best for your quilt.
Teacher: Michelle Jackson
The 2010 Niche Award-Winning Fiber Artist
Michelle Jackson – the 2010 Niche Award-Winning Fiber artist is going to teach you the basics of color. You'll learn about value, personality, pattern, texture, and scale in Color 101. 1. What is Color? 2. Value and Dominance 3. The Temperature of Color: Is it active or passive? 4. Fabulous Color Combinations 5. Pattern, Texture and Scale 6. The Personality of Color 7. The Color Shift 8. Adding Unique Color is as Easy as 1,2,3 Be sure to show us your progress by posting your classwork. Click the Submit entry button. For more information & to contact Michelle go to www.quiltfashions.com
Teacher: Sarah Vedeler
Monthly Lessons-BOM 2012
Join us on a new 12-month quilting journey as we bring you a fabulous quilt designed especially for TQS by Sarah Vedeler. Sedona Star is a spectacular medallion quilt that features a beautiful center star surrounded by a charming array of appliqué elements.
Teacher: Nancy Prince
Here is a technique you have wanted to learn and will start using right away.
Here is a technique you have wanted to learn and will start using right away. Top teacher Nancy Prince will walk you through the skills and thrills of thread painting. You are going to love the process and the projects you will create. For more great videos and to contact Nancy go to www.nancyprince.com
Teacher: Linda Taylor
Take the Steps to Longarm Success
You get the basics, the tips and techniques of long arm quilting from Quilting Star Linda V. Taylor. Linda is an award-winner, entrepreneur, and quilting legend and understands how to get you started with this amazing tool for quilting. Non-long arm quilters will also benefit from these lessons. Join the fun.
Teacher: Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero
From Camera to Quilt and a Fun Project at the End.
Start by taking the picture, then load it on the computer, print it on fabric and put it into your quilting project. Sound hard? Not with Jeanie's step by step instructions. Nothing fancy here, just a great introduction into a skill every quilter should know.
Teacher: Alex Anderson
Alex teaches Applique
Alex Anderson invites you into her sewing room for lessons on applique. Using the BOM quilt "Hugs & Kisses" she shows both machine and hand techniques for getting the look just right. If you have a BOM picture, put it in the BOM Show & Tell. If you want to show an applique picture for this class, click "Submit Entry" below.
Teacher: Jan Krentz
Piecing the Hunter's Star
Jan Krentz is an expert on the Hunter's Star. A block also known as _______? This beautiful and versatile block can be used in many ways and in many quilt designs. Show us your progress. Click the Submit Entry button to upload pictures and View Entries to see what others have done.
Teacher: Jinny Beyer
How does Jinny Beyer use border prints in her quilting design?
Make your quilts more interesting and alive with border prints. There's a trick to it, so watch as Jinny shows the way. This lesson will instantly add variety and fun to your quilts.
Teacher: Patsy Thompson
A Super Series on the basics of Free Motion Quilting
You will soon find a new true love. Free Motion Quilting is fun. It's even more fun when you have a good idea of what you are doing. Patsy Thompson is an expert and a great teacher. Jump in with both feet, Free Motion Quilting is going to super charge your creativity.
Teacher: Jinny Beyer
How Does Jinny Get Design Ideas?
Join Jinny Beyer as she shares insight into what captures her attention, and how her discoveries often find expression in a new fabric collection. Whether on vacation, teaching, or at an event taking place in her own neighborhood, Jinny is always on the lookout for inspiration.