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Show 403 - It's All About Kaleidoscopes

Featuring: Ricky Tims

Posts On: February 2, 2009

You wanted to know how Ricky Tims got his start, so join Ricky as he charts the journey from his quilting roots to his current artistry. See his special "bargain basement sale fabrics" quilt. In this show you will peek over his shoulder as he designs a Kaleidoscope quilt. What does Ricky do with a printer that is bigger than an ironing board? He creates stunning art prints. Finally, enjoy a special Kaleidoscope video showcasing quilts from Ricky's students.

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From Chapter One:

Alex and Ricky take a look at Ricky's quilts from earlier in his career.

From Chapter Two:

Ricky demonstrates how to draw, cut, sew, and press in preparing for a Kool Kaleidoscope quilt. Then Ricky cuts out the shapes and builds the Kool Kaleidoscope on the design wall.

From Chapter Three:

Ricky answers questions from the audience, such as explaining the sew order of the Kool Kaleidsocope quilt, and then shares a Kaleidsocope video surprise for our TQS family. Afterward, Alex and Ricky discuss his Kaleidsocope video.


Ricky talks about his love of photography and how Beth Wheeler, featured in Show 211: Altered Photo Artistry, inspired him to create his own photo montage Giclee fine art prints.

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#5 rural01 2018-12-04 20:57
Wow Ricky. I'm just completely blown away.
#4 sirkku2 2017-04-06 13:40
Stunning and really exciting Kool Kaleidoscope quilts. RickyTims shows his process so great way that I will try to do my version too.
#3 2007pams 2017-02-28 22:40
Amazing show. Thanks to both of you for all of your efforts and creativity and heart.
#2 gsveet 2016-03-21 18:04
Absolutely awesome from beginning to end!! Thank you!
#1 Tracine 2016-03-20 18:25
How exciting. Wonderful process
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