I dont' want this line of text to start at the bottom of the light bulb. I want it to start on the left at the top of the light bulb.

Then once it reached the bottom of the lightbul, it wraps to the left edge of the table cell.





Ricky's Miracle Fabric Challenge - 2014


Challenge Rules

  1. Your design must be totally original, or an original setting of a traditional, non-copyrighted quilt pattern. All entries must be completely finished when submitted. The quilt must be three layers, front, batting, and a back layer.
  2. Fabrics
    1. Caveman Pastel - the Miracle Fabric must be the dominantly featured light fabric in your quilt top. Other light fabrics are acceptable as long as the Miracle Fabric is dominant.
    2. Additional Ricky Tims' hand-dyed fabrics, your own hand-dyes, or commercial fabrics may be used.
    3. Quilt must be no smaller than 24 inches on any side.
  3. No alteration to the color of the Miracle Fabric is permitted such as over-dying, bleaching, painting, tea-dyeing etc., or any other means of altering the original color of the fabric is not allowed.
  4. Embellishments in the way of beads, attachments, sequins, etc. are permitted.
  5. Designs based on traditional blocks as well as contemporary art quilt designs are all eligible.
  6. Construction techniques should be patchwork, applique,  a combination of both or whole cloth.
  7. Dimensions: No smaller than 24" on any side.
  8. Quilt must be made entirely by one person - from start to finish.
  9. Quilts can be made by hand or machine or a combination of both.

Challenge Prize
One winner will receive ten pieces (one yard each) of Ricky Tims' hand dyed fabrics of their choice, a $200 value

Purchasing Your Fabrics
Caveman Pastel - the Miracle Fabric- must be featured predominantly as the light fabric in your quilt. To purchase fabric click here.

Submission Information

  • You will find this information listed at www.rickytims.com under the EVENTS menu.
  • Cost for submitting is free.
  • Entries must be submitted online before midnight MST March 28,2014.
  • You may enter as many times as you like, but each online submission is for one entry.
  • Entry requires mid-to-high quality digital photo images.
  • The entries will be judged by photo submission.
  • A well-photographed submission enables your quilt to receive the best evaluation.
  • Two images are required per submission: one flat full shot including borders and binding (or other edge finish treatment) and one flat detail shot.
  • Images must be standard .jpg no larger than 8mb.
  • The submission button will become inactive at midnight, MST, on March 28, 2014. Once the link is inactive, the submission deadline has passed.



A Photography Workshop
with André Gallant

A five-day workshop based on André Gallant’s most recent books; Expressionism and Inspiration.

June 16-21, 2014
La Veta, Colorado

Price - $950 USD*

Hosted by Ricky Tims and Justin Shults at
Tims Art Quilt Retreat Center
105 W. Ryus Ave, La Veta, CO 81055




Who should attend:

Photographers who know their camera equipment well, and have a good understanding of image processing. Using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements is a bonus as we will be working with Layers. The content of this workshop is mainly expressive photography techniques such as Dreamscapes, montages, multiple exposures and panning. We will also dabble with minimalism in photography. 



Summary of the workshop:

There will be a meet and greet dinner on the June 16 (Monday evening) with a briefing from André on what the week/workshop will be like. The workshop runs from June 17-21 (Tuesday through Saturday). Each day will begin with a lecture, followed by a morning shoot (3 hours or so). Students are expected to attend all sessions and stay through our final dinner on Saturday evening.

After lunch participants will have time to process and pick some images for discussion and evaluation. On Friday, each participant will be assigned a project to photograph for our final presentation Friday evening.


Everyone should bring:

• Digital SLR Camera gear
• Sturdy tripod, with ball-and-socket head
• Laptop (with Photoshop or Elements if possible, recommended)
• Hiking shoes recommended
• Knee pads suggested but not required
• Creative energy

Lenses: bring whichever lenses you have but there is no need to purchase any for the workshop. Lenses in the 24-300 range are great and a polarizing filter will be helpful.

About Andre' Gallant

André Gallant is a Canadian freelance photographer who travels the world taking expressive photographs. He is the author of several books including Expressionism: Digital Dreamscapes and other Techniques and Inspiration: Creative Photography Projects. André teaches photography workshops with well-known Canadian photographer, Freeman Patterson, with whom he co-wrote Photo Impressionism and the Subjective Image, as well as the revised edition of Photography for the Joy of It. He lectures throughout Canada, the US, as well as internationally.

A regular contributor to Photo Life, Antré's work has appeared in numerous magazines such as Outdoor Photographer, Canadian Camera, Candaian Gardening, Canadian Living, Gardening Life, En Route, etc. André is the recipient of two National Magazine Awards for his photography. He resides in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Price - $950*

*Price includes workshop fee and dinner on six evenings. Lunches will be on your own. Various lodging options are available in La Veta. See Lodging Options below.

Lodging Options

La Veta offers a variety of lodging options. Each are a only a few blocks (some easy walking distance) from the workshop. For a full list of accommodations in the La Veta area visit The La Veta/Cuchara Chamber website


Private Accommodation:

The Adagio House is a charming, turn of the century classic house located on the Highway of Legends with views of the Spanish Peaks, near Grandote Peaks Golf Course. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.

The Warehouse Suite is a second floor luxury private apartment (accessible only by stairs) with four bedrooms, two baths, kitchen, living room, and laundry. It's perfect for a group of four who are interested in sharing accommodation. It is less than 50 yards from the workshop.

Bed and Breakfasts:

1899 Inn has been in the National Register of Historic Places for over twenty years and is one of La Veta's original quarried sandstone structures. Private and shared baths available.

Harding's Corner Bed and Breakfast is located in La Veta 5 blocks from downtown. There are 5 bedrooms all with private baths.

Inn at the Spanish Peaks is a deluxe bed & breakfast with 3 Suites. Private Baths and Decks. Full gourmet breakfast.


Two Fox Cabins is a complex of charming, small private cabins located on the small Cuchara River, two blocks from the workshop are recently remodeled.



To get the most from the workshop, please make a serious effort before you arrive to learn basic camera operation: how shutter speeds relate to lens openings, what depth of field means, and what each dial or button on your camera does. Study your camera manual carefully and bring it with you.

Please do not register for a workshop unless you are able to stay for the entire period, including our final dinner, as an early departure seriously disrupts the spirit and fellowship of the workshop.



The workshop is limited to 10 students. Of the $950 workshop fee, a $500 deposit is required to reserve your place in the workshop. The balance is due on or before May 1, 2014. We will contact you to remind you when it is time for your final payment.

Cancellations: For cancellations up to May 1, 2014, we will refund your deposit less 50% for administrative fees. We will not refund for cancellations received after May 1, 2014.

TO REGISTER - email your request for a registration form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Places are only confirmed when registration forms and workshop deposit has been received. A waiting list will be maintained after 10 registrations are received.

Spouses/Friends who wish to join us for dinner must be part of the group for all six evenings. The Guest Fee is $200. Please let us know in advance if you are bringing a guest. The Guest Fee will be assessed with the final payment which is due on or before May 1, 2014.




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