Circle Crop was inspired by Cherry Wood hand dyes and the 7 minute pieced circle technique was taught to me by Dale Flemming.
On www.thequiltshow.com we have an incredible variety of guests. We request that each guest bring two 6 1/2″ blocks which represent their style for both Ricky and myself. Here is the first quilt I made from these delicious beauties – this quilt graces the wall of my quilting room as is a source of constant inspiration.
Mud – The title of this quilt was inspired by a poem celebrating the virtues of the Yellow Rose. The upshot of the poem is, “No one but the yellow rose bush knows how good mud feels between the toes”.
Author: Polly Chase Boyden. Hand appliqued and hand quilted by Alex. Pattern available in Beautifully Quilted – to order go here
My paper piecing book has made it to second edition – yipee! This is the second edition basket quilt which was inspired by Kaffe Fassett fabric. To order the book go here
All Proceeds go to the Red Cross
In light of the tragedy that has devastated Japan, we felt moved to contribute with the work of Alex’s hands and the gift of learning from Ricky. Together we can make a difference for the people of Japan who have suffered so greatly. Let’s celebrate the ability to help those in need TQS style. Show your support to the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami by entering now to be eligible to win two great prizes for one lucky person.
Enter now to be eligible to win Bridge of Life, a quilt designed, pieced and appliqued by Alex Anderson, border by Gloria Smith and machine quilted by Paula Reid. This quilt has debuted in two books — Sew with the Stars (P&B Textiles) and Alex Anderson’s Machine and Hand Applique (C&T Publishing). This quilt will continue her journey by helping people in need.
Ricky has graciously offered one free tuition to a Ricky Tims Retreat in La Veta, CO, sometime in 2012. During this five day, ten-person retreat you will have the opportunity to study in an incredibly special environment with Ricky and foster your creative spirit.
TQS is sweetening the pot by throwing in $500.00 to help with transportation and lodging (to be reimbursed at the retreat).
It is really quite easy to contribute. Simply fill out the following form, then click continue. You will then be provided with a page to print and mail directly to Alex (mailing address on next page).
Please send this in with a check or money order made to the Red Cross Disaster Relief / memo: Japan (it is tax deductible). The amount is up to you and we encourage you to be generous. The donations will be delivered weekly to the Red Cross. Thank you so much for participating with this important effort.
Note: International donors can contribute in their local currency.
The drawing will be held late April and the winner will be contacted and announced thereafter. Alex and Ricky are very excited about letting go of one Alex’s favorite “babies” and are also super pleased that one of you will be joining Ricky in La Veta for this important effort in lending a helping hand and as an expression of support and deep concern for our brothers and sisters in need.