Blue Tulips on Pink Skies was machine quilted in a traditional style with feathers, stipple quilting, and curvy lines. Sue Nickels' quilting designs were inspired by Amish Bars quilts. Cotton fabric, thread, and cotton-blend batting were used to create this lovely quilt, which also appears on the cover of her book, Machine Quilting: A Primer of Techniques.

Learn how to do feather quilt design in our new Masterclass, Show 2802: Quilting Design Masterclass.

See more of Sue quilts, and some of her daughter Ashley's, in Show 1808: A Quilting Family From Vintage to Modern.

BlueTulipsonPinkSkiesbySueNickels - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

BlueTulipsonPinkSkiesbySueNickels - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

BlueTulipsonPinkSkiesbySueNickels - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

BlueTulipsonPinkSkiesbySueNickels - 36 Pieces Rotating

BlueTulipsonPinkSkiesbySueNickels - 100 Pieces Rotating

BlueTulipsonPinkSkiesbySueNickels - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Gregory Case


In Kaleidoscopic XXXIX - Right and Wrong Sides Together, the left kaleidoscope was pieced traditionally by sewing the right sides of the fabric together. The segments of the right kaleidoscope are identical to the left, but are pieced with the wrong sides of the segments together. A single layer of black tulle covers the right kaleidoscope. The quilt measures 45" x 85" and all of the fabric was designed by Paula with the exception of the batiks and tulle. It is machine pieced and machine quilted.

Star Members can watch Paula at work in Show 2010: Easy Piecing with Complex Fabrics Makes Stunning Quilts.

KaleidoscopicXXXIXRightandWrongSidesTogetherbyPaulaNadelstern - 32 Pieces Non-Rotating

KaleidoscopicXXXIXRightandWrongSidesTogetherbyPaulaNadelstern - 98 Pieces Non-Rotating

KaleidoscopicXXXIXRightandWrongSidesTogetherbyPaulaNadelstern - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

KaleidoscopicXXXIXRightandWrongSidesTogetherbyPaulaNadelstern - 32 Pieces Rotating

KaleidoscopicXXXIXRightandWrongSidesTogetherbyPaulaNadelstern - 98 Pieces Rotating

KaleidoscopicXXXIXRightandWrongSidesTogetherbyPaulaNadelstern - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


Tula Pink wanted to make the butterfly quilt to end all butterfly quilts. That's why she named her quilt The Butterfly Quilt, which measures 88" x 94". Using her illustration background, she used traditional blocks to craft the quilt's central butterfly image.

See Full Quilt Here.

Lean from Tula in Show 1406: Modernize Your "Toolbelt" with Terrifc Techniques.

The Butterfly Quilt - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

The Butterfly Quilt - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

The Butterfly Quilt - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

The Butterfly Quilt - 100 Pieces Rotating

The Butterfly Quilt - 289 Pieces Rotating


Original Photo: Gregory Case


Cindy Needham created Wish Upon a Star using a star linen she fell in love with, plus she just loves stars. Each quilt presents its own challenges though, and this one was a struggle for Cindy to complete. Taking over six months to finish, the end result is something that Cindy loves and is very proud of.

Learn all about quilting design from Cindy in our new Masterclass, Show 2802: Quilting Design Masterclass.

Learn even more from Cindy in Show 1606: Stencil Magic, from Heirloom to Today's Quilts and Show 202: Antique Linens and Textile Revival. Plus, Cindy will be back with a brand new show of her own very soon!

WishUponAStarbyCindyNeedham - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

WishUponAStarbyCindyNeedham - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

WishUponAStarbyCindyNeedham - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

WishUponAStarbyCindyNeedham - 100 Pieces Rotating

WishUponAStarbyCindyNeedham - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Gregory Case


Timeless Tales showcases Cathy Franks' love for nursery rhymes and fairy tales. The quilt is all pieced using a freezer paper technique. You will be amazed.

You can see Cathy in our brand new Masterclass, Show 2802: Quilting Design Masterclass, when it debuts this Sunday, January 17, 2021.

Watch Cathy Franks in Show 2302: Creative Embellishments and Quilt Stencil Versatility.

TimelessTalesbyCathyFranks - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

TimelessTalesbyCathyFranks - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

TimelessTalesbyCathyFranks - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

TimelessTalesbyCathyFranks - 36 Pieces Rotating

TimelessTalesbyCathyFranks - 100 Pieces Rotating

TimelessTalesbyCathyFranks - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


We loved looking at all the wonderful quilts that came from Alex's Faces class, and we wanted to spotlight one of them. Take a look a ljsj's Faces quilt, and then see even more in The Quilt Show Forum. Read below to see what ljsj had to say about her quilt.

Artist Statement: "Making my face has been a great exercise in self reflection. As with so many this year, there has been sunshine and shadow. But, I am going into 2021 with my eyes wide open! I look forward in hope to sharing a cup of tea - connecting - with friends and loved ones, singing together, and being with my beloved grandchildren again. I am thankful to have had the beauties of nature - birds, garden - and my faith to sustain me."

FacebyTheQuiltShowMember-ljsj - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

FacebyTheQuiltShowMember-ljsj - 99 Pieces Non-Rotating

FacebyTheQuiltShowMember-ljsj - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

FacebyTheQuiltShowMember-ljsj - 35 Pieces Rotating

FacebyTheQuiltShowMember-ljsj - 99 Pieces Rotating

FacebyTheQuiltShowMember-ljsj - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: The Quilt Show Member ljsj