Meet Amy Milne, Executive Director of the Quilt Alliance, who shares the history and samples of quilts made by children. Amy also discusses the Kids Initiative and talks about the importance of documenting your quilts and the various ways to create a label.

Also in this show, Alex shares her experience with her parents' Alzheimer’s and the help she received to make an activity mat for her mother. She discusses how you can make your own activity mats geared toward individual needs.

Watch Amy in Show 2509, when it debuts Sunday, October 20, 2019.

Sarah Ann Smith, a TQS member from the very start, taught herself quilting while working in Bolivia using Quilter's Newsletter magazines.
In this show, Sarah Ann teaches us how we can achieve realistic results for recreating photographs using a variety of techniques. She also demonstrates using threadwork to enhance your quilt.
Also in this show, Ricky demonstrates two techniques for sewing a perfect mitered border corner. He follows this up by offering tips for avoiding puffy or tapered borders and how you can use this same process to create a multiple border mitered corner.

Watch Sarah in Show 2508, when it debuts Sunday, October 6, 2019.

Improv quilter extraordinaire Sherri Lynn Wood is on the set. Sherri Lynn brings a distinctive voice to her works and considers her quilts to be her sculptures. She works with Alex and a traditional block to explore pattern and create a "new" block. She also talks about the process of making bereavement quilts.
Also on the set, Ann Myhre offering a look at her collections of intended work and how she likes to store them, via vintage tea cups, baskets, small containers, and other various objects. Ann then presents a collaged work featuring a fox that includes a multitude of techniques.

Watch Sherri and Ann in Show 2507, when it debuts Sunday, September 22, 2019.

Sherri Lynn Wood - look here for more of her work.

Take an online workshop with Sherri Lynn Wood at Creativebug.
Check out Sherri's book, The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters.
Find out where Sherri is teaching, or host a workshop with Sherri.
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Alex and Ricky are introduced to Shelley Scott-Tobisch and Bernie Tobisch of Easy Precision Piecing, creators of the Acorn Easy Precision Piecing Seam Align Glue, Easy Press Solution, Easy Press Pen, and the Block Builder Base. Shelley has been quilting for twenty years, while Bernie has had a 43-year career as a sewing machine tech. Combined, they offer students a wealth of knowledge when it comes to achieving perfection in their piecing results. Having serviced over 50,000 machines, Bernie walks TQS through tips to help resolve issues that all quilters face, like tension, tilting stitches, and the proper needle for the job.

Then, Bernie and Shelley talk about the special features of the Block Builder Base, a portable patchwork block base developed to keep pieces in place and aid in assembly without shifting when it comes time to move from the cutting area to sewing. Bernie and Shelley cap off the show by talking about the many wonderful years they spent living on a boat.

Watch Shelley and Bernie in Show 2506, when it debuts Sunday, September 8, 2019.


Nina McVeigh, the 2018 Educator of the Year for BERNINA, stops by The Quilt Show for the first time as a guest after having been featured in BERNINA teaching videos with TQS since 2007. During the show, Nina shares tips and tricks for working with watercolor paper, leather, and even cork. Nina’s creative ideas will have you rethinking what your longarm can do. She also shares a fun wool tote that features perfect machine quilted circles.

Quilt historian, and current Editor of Quiltfolk Magazine, Mary Fons, shares her family history with quilting, Fons & Porter, learning to quilt on camera, and how she came into quilting at the age of 29. She talks about the magazine, its coverage of quilters around the US, and quilting culture.

Watch Nina and Mary in Show 2505, when it debuts Sunday, August 25, 2019.


Ruth Chandle is one of the founders of Textiles West and shares its focus and vision with Alex and Ricky. Ruth demonstrates how different tools, fabrics, and assorted types of fibers can be used for hand embroidery work. She shares how manipulation, layering, and a variety of simple stitches can add a new level of interest to your design.

Ruth follows this up by sharing the what, who, where and why of Boro, a Japanese repair work stitch form used to lengthen the life of garments for the poor in the Aomori prefecture.

Then, Wendy Grande comes back to The Quilt Show to share with us the techniques for creating several styles of silk ribbon roses. It’s then on to making a carnation that becomes a fascinator embellishment enhanced with the addition of a few pearls.

Watch Ruth and Wendy in Show 2504, when it debuts Sunday, August 11, 2019.

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