Celtic Treasures of the Emerald Isle

I have a special fondness for Ireland and am looking forward to sharing my love of all things Irish with quilters and their spouses/friends from around the globe on this 12-day journey, June 3-14, 2015. The tour is a sight-seeing tour with a focus on creativity and learning to see your world with an artist's eye. Ireland seems to be on everyone's bucket list so this is your chance to make your dream come true. 

While this tour with me is certainly targeted to quilters, it's not a quilting tour, so non-quilters will enjoy all of the activities. This tour does include a two-day master-class, but other activities will be available for the non-quilting attendees.

One particular highlight will be sharing my passion for the Titanic. The world's largest permanent exhibition for the Titanic is in Belfast, Northern Ireland (where the Titanic was built). I am a Titanic buff, so expect to learn things you never knew about the historic tragedy.

From Belfast to Donegal and Galway, you will experience Ireland in a unique and special way. Visit SewManyPlaces to register today! If you've ever wanted a magical tour to Ireland - this is your chance! Payment plans available.

Ricky will be presenting his 2.5 day seminar in San Antonio, Texas with special guest, Alex Anderson January 8-10, 2015. There are only four days left to register!!! We urge all quilters living within the green zone (see map below) to attend. Ricky shares information for quilters of all types: Traditional to contemporary, beginning to advanced. The seminar requires no supply list and there is no sewing! How can this be productive? How does a quilter learn in a seminar environment? Ricky just has the knack for teaching that will keep you riveted to the lessons and inspired when you leave!


San Antonio looks nothing like the stereotypical image of Texas – despite being pivotal in the state's history. It encapsulates the complex social and ethnic mixes of all Texas. It is most famous for the legendary Battle of the Alamo in 1836, when General Santa Anna wiped out a band of Texas volunteers seeking independence from Mexico.


Ricky is teaching an extensive, online 52 Week Photo Challenge Class that begins January 4, 2015. The early bird deadline is tomorrow, December 20th so hurry and sign up now! Early bird registration is $59.95. Save $40! This class will include camera techniques, Photoshop, and design and composition. 

For all the details about this class, what type of camera gear is required, and what software you will need in order to participate, go to www.letsquilttogether.com.

Ricky has just announced a new website where he can teach online classes. While the current class list is small, it will grow in time. It's the perfect opportunity for you to take a class from Ricky if you can't make it to one when he's out and about teaching. The current projects are simple and straight forward. Try one and see for yourself how easy the site is to use.

Visit letsquilttogether.com today and see what it's all about! 


My new Lady of Shalott quilt is a three-month Block of the Month quilt. The design is reminiscent of Arhurian legend during the time of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. The poem, The Lady of Shalott, by Alfred Lord Tennyson, is the basis for the first in a series of Arthurian quilts. 

Join me on the journey that begins September 1, 2014. The kits an patterns are available at the Ricky Tims Online Store.

The kit is available in two color ways.


And moving through a mirror clear

That hangs before her all the year,

Shadows of the world appear.

There she sees the highway near

Winding down to Camelot.

There she weaves by night and day

A magic web with colours gay.

She has heard a whisper say,

A curse is on her if she stay

To look down to Camelot.


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