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QUILT LUMINIARUM IS COMING TO THE RIO GRAND VALLEY

It is being held in conjunction with the RIO GRANDE VALLEY QUILT GUILD (read about the guild).

The Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Quilt Guild is comprised of approximately 350 members. It is a very active guild whose members participate in the many opportunities offered by the guild.

Each November through March, members have the opportunity to take a Schoolhouse Class, that is taught by peer members and/or a class offered by National & International Quilting Teachers, who come to teach and then give a lecture at the general membership meeting.

Also, the guild has the following programs: Military Service Quilts, Community Service, and Youth Education.

Military Service Quilts
Volunteer members sew quilts that are presented to Veterans and/or Active-Duty Military in appreciation for their service, dedication & sacrifices. The quilts are presented to full-time Valley residents only. In 2017, over 200 quilts have been presented. Sew Days are scheduled per month, when possible, where volunteers bring their sewing machines and talent to create these quilted works of art.

Community Service
Our guild members are very active with Community Service. Our guild donates quilts to over 40 organizations in the Rio Grande Valley. As of the end of the third quarter in 2017, the guild has donated 4,908 items, for a total 17,418 hours. The donated time and items are valued at $126,289. As our guild grows, so does the Community Service.

Youth Education
In an attempt to encourage the art of quilting, the guild has begun a Youth Education program. The youth, aged 6 to 15, have been making Christmas stockings, bags, wallhangings and quilts. The community and Texas Agri Life have been actively involved in this by donating sewing machines, volunteering to help the youths learn to sew, use sewing machines, hand sewing, and using patterns.

The RGV Quilt Guild's Quilt Show
The RGV Quilt Guild's Quit Show will be held Friday, January 26, 9am-5pm, and Saturday, January 27, 9am-4pm, at the South Padre Island Convention Centre, South Padre Island, Texas.

Scheduled events:

     Victoria Findlay Wolfe, International & National Teacher & Lecturer
     Double Wedding Ring Pillow Class Friday, January 26, 1-4pm
     Partial Seam Herringbone Pillow Class Saturday, January 27, 9am-12pm
     Lecture, “Creativity and Play”' Saturday, January 27, 1:30pm

     Ricky Tims, International & National Teacher, Musician, Photographer
     Lecture, “Design and Composition of Quilting & Photography, Friday, January 26, 10:30am-12pm
     Music Concert: “An Evening with Ricky Tims”, Friday, January 26, 7-8:30pm

Lisa Erlandson, Quilt Appraiser and Lecturer
Lecture: “The Old LadyWho Swallowed the Fly Was A Quilter”

There will be a sewing room at the Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild's Quilt Show on South Padre Island, Friday, January 26, and Saturday, January 27, where individuals will be able to sew quilt blocks to be made into a quilt for any of the above programs.

The Quilt Show will also have:

Over 300 quilted items on display
Opportunity Quilt
Youth Education
Vendors
Classes
Speakers
Fashion Show
Military Service Quilts Presentations
Military Opportunity Quilt
Community Service
Boutique
Door Prizes

Ricky Tims will be giving his 2-day Quilt Luminarium at South Padre Island Convention Centre Sunday, January 28, and Monday, January 29.

For further information: rgvqg.com and/or rickytims.com

      
     

Join me in 2018 for this

3-month BOM project.

 Let's quilt together starting in January and make the Lady of Shalott quilt. The kits are dyed-to-order and will ship by December 18. Gift idea?

The kit includes the pattern and free video tutorials. Select your best option and get ready for 2018!

   
OPTION 1 Best Value
Lady of Shalott 42” x 42”
KIT + TQS 1-Year Membership
Magenta / Rust / Gold
COMBO PRICE - $213.98  $139
SAVE 35%
A 3-month BOM
YOU GET:
• 5 Yards Hand-dyes ($125 value)
• Pattern ($19.98 value)
• Video Tutorials ($20 value)
     Automatically registered for three, monthly tutorials - starts January 1
• One-Year TQS Member ($49 value)
     Your TQS Membership coupon will ship with the kit.
 
 
   
OPTION 2 Best Value
Lady of Shalott 42” x 42”
KIT + TQS 1-Year Membership
Turquoise / Green / Purple
COMBO PRICE - $213.98  $139
SAVE 35%
A 3-month BOM
YOU GET:
• 5 Yards Hand-dyes ($125 value)
• Pattern ($19.98 value)
• Video Tutorials ($20 value)
     Automatically registered for three, monthly tutorials - starts January 1
• One-Year TQS Member ($49 value)
     Your TQS Membership coupon will ship with the kit.
 
 
   
Option 3
Lady of Shalott 42” x 42”
KIT + Tutorials
Magenta / Rust / Gold 
$164.98  $99.95
SAVE 35%
A 3-month BOM
YOU GET:
• 5 Yards Hand-dyes ($125 value)
• Pattern ($19.98 value)
• Video Tutorials ($20 value)
     Automatically registered for three, monthly tutorials - starts January 1

   

Option 4
Lady of Shalott 42” x 42”
KIT + Video Tutorials
Turquoise / Green / Purple
$164.98  $99.95
SAVE 35%
A 3-month BOM
YOU GET:
• 5 Yards Hand-dyes ($125 value)
• Pattern ($19.98 value)
• Video Tutorials ($20 value)
     Automatically registered for three, monthly tutorials - starts January 1

   
Lady of Shalott 42” x 42”
Pattern Only - Plus Video Tutorials
$39.98  $19.98
SAVE 50%
A 3-month BOM
YOU GET:
• Pattern ($19.98 value)
• Video Tutorials ($20 value)
     Automatically registered for three, monthly tutorials - starts January 1

 

   

This fun, NEW pattern will be
printed-on-demand, and will ship
in the order received.
ONLY $21.95 
PRE-ORDER YOURS TODAY!
 

Announcing

Baby It's Cold Outside

(pattern)

H 46” x W 40”

In the Fall of 1991 quilting was my new-found obsession. I was devouring everything I could possibly learn about it. Crazy patchwork was one of those things I had read about and tried. I had the idea to create a whimsical quilt where a cold and perplexed Santa was stuck outside looking in. 
 
The original quilt was improvised using nothing more than a sketch I drew as a guide. Over the years, I felt a pattern might be too complex. However, I came to realize that with some very small alterations to the original I could offer a manageable and do-able paper-pieced pattern. Here it is! Released just in time to finish before the holidays. This wall quilt has only seven paper-pieced sections and measures 40” x 46”.
 
The pattern includes the full-size paper pattern so there’s no enlarging. Easy-to-understand
 
 
     

P. S. One humorous note... if I could figure out how to piece this complexity after having quilted only a few months, why couldn’t I figure out how to give Rudolf hind legs? LOL

   

 

 

Hurricane

H 29” x W 29”

Statement: Created for a Broadway Musical Challenge for an episode of The Quilt Show. I chose Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton was essentially launched toward his destiny by writing about a devastating hurricane that destroyed the isle of St. Croix when he was only 15 years old. In the musical, Hamilton sings, “In the eye of the hurricane there is quiet for just a moment - a yellow sky.

Techniques:
Machine pieced, Free-motion machine quilting (domestic machine, no stitch regulation)

     
 

Cappricio

H 16.75” x W 16.75”

Statement: A capriccio (also Caprice) is a piece of music, usually fairly free in form and of a lively character. This free form composition seemed to follow that theme with movement and repetition. 

Techniques:
Machine pieced using both improvisational patchwork and templates. Free-motion machine quilting (domestic machine, no stitch regulation)

 

 
     
  Aurora Borealis

H 23.5” x W 22”

Statement: The piecing was created entirely improvisationally without the use of templates. The design was created using only one piece of multi-color hand-dyed fabric.  

Techniques:
Machine pieced, Free-motion machine quilting (domestic machine, no stitch regulation)

 

 

     

 

Sumter Rose
(sample block)

H 25.5” x W 25.5”

This timeless traditional quilt dates back to the American Civil War. The original (shown below left) is owned by Mary Bula Holman. About the quilt Mary says this:

My mom was born in 1917.  She told me that her grandmother gave her the quilt when she was a girl, and that it wasn’t in good condition then.  She didn’t know if her grandmother or great grandmother had made it. 

By researching family records and the probable date the quilt was made, it has been concluded that the quilt was most likely made by Mariah Harrel Measells (1833-1926).

A kit with beautiful, suede-like and antique-textured hand-dyed fabric is available in the Ricky Tims Online Store.

only $199

Includes over 10 yards of hand-dyed fabric

 
NEW! BOOM!
 
The Shock Wave Quilt
 
A study in color. 
Pre-orders underway - Ships April 24, 2017
 
Shock Wave is an eye-catching and colorful quilt. It is a large-scale replica of a miniature quilt that I made over two decades ago. It features intense, colorful, hand-dyed fabrics with suede-like textures. The colors are intertwined to create a modern take on the timeless and traditional “Kaleidoscope” quilt block. My Hand-Dyed Fabric Kits are made on demand. Pre-orders for the kit to make this stunning quilt are now underway. Pre-orders will ship on April 24, 2017. The quilt shown here is made with the hand-dyed kit fabrics. Quilt measures 50” x 70"
 
Included in the kit:
Seven yards of hand-dyed fabric to make quilt top and binding. Kit includes pattern and instructions.
 
ONLY $139.95
 
     
     
Celebrate International 
Quilt Weekend with 20% off 
of all purchases at the 
Ricky Tims Online Store
Offer ends March 19, 2017
 
use code: IQW2017
 
Order your Shock Wave kit this weekend and use the coupon code to receive an additional 20% off of the regular kit price.
 
 
 
Shock Wave shown in photos:
Designed by Ricky Tims 
Pieced by Cyndi McChesney and quilted by Frank Palmer. 
Shown here made with hand-dyed kit fabrics.
 

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