About Quilt Luminarium by Ricky Tims

A comprehensive quilt symposium that demystifies seemingly complex concepts, teaches mastery of unique techniques, and harnesses the power of the ever-elusive muse of creativity.

Come as a group! ROAD TRIP!

 

GET ILLUMIFIED and be part of the 

QUILT ILUMIN NATION!

Upcoming Quilt Luminariums

 

Tulsa, OK click for Tulsa details
September 15-16, 2017 (registration open)
Glenpool Conference Center
Early bird deadline: July 28, 2017 
Registration deadline: September 1, 2017

La Veta, CO click for La Veta details
October 13-14, 2017
Francisco Center for the Performing Arts (limit 70)
Early bird deadline: August 25, 2017 
Registration deadline: September 29, 2017

Henderson, Nevada click for La Veta details
December 1-2, 2017
Henderson Convention Center
Early bird deadline: September 16, 2017 
Registration deadline: November 17, 2017

In 2018

South Padre Island, TX click for details
January 28-29, 2018
South Padre Island Convention Center
Early bird deadline: November 27 , 2017 
Registration deadline: December 28 , 2017

 

Kansas City (Overland Park), KS click for details
March 30-31, 2018
Overland Park Convention Center
Early bird deadline: February 1 , 2018 
Registration deadline: March 17 , 2018

 

TUITION

$164* Earlybird Registration price - save $35

$199* After Earlybird deadline

*Tuition includes access to both days, all sessions, and the exclusive full-color syllabus. The syllabus is not for sale and is only given to Quilt Luminarium registrants.

Quilt Luminarium is a $1025 educational value and equal to a semester of hands-on classes. Save over $800!

How Does Quilt Luminarium Differ From Ricky’s Previous Super Quilt Seminars?
Quilt Luminarium has some cross-over curriculum from the Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar, but this event offers a wealth of new and insightful information never presented before. 

• It's for ALL Quilters!
• Learn, laugh, and be inspired!
• Everyone attends all sessions!
• No Supply List
• No Sit-n-sew
• No UFOs!
• You will love it! Money Back Guaranteed!

  

QUILT LUMINARIUM TOPICS (all this and more!)

IMPROVISATIONAL PATCHWORK   AMAZING APPLIQUÉ

Learn to quilt "caveman style" without templates, measuring, math, patterns, or quarter-inch seams! Entire quilts or portions of quilts can be made improvisationally. 

 

Learn freeform appliqué, outline appliqué with blanket stitches, and bobbin outline appliqué. Includes thread weight, fiber content, and needles.

       
PRECISION PATCHWORK   COLOR THEORY FOR QUILTERS  

Discover innovative piecing techniques, and no-pins curved piecing methods that are actually easier and more accurate than using traditional 1/4" seams!

 

Learn to choose color with confidence. Color is both wonderful, mysterious, and often confusing. The lessons on color will teach you easy color concepts and theories.

 
       
DESIGN AND COMPOSITION   SPECIALTY TECHNIQUES

 

The lessons on design and composition are practical and shown in relationship to quilts. This is presented in a fun way using live musical performance to show the similarities of music and art.

 

 

Learn a variety of specialty techniques including perfect decorative stitch circles, couching techniques and more.

 
       
RHAPSODY QUILTS   QUILTING THE QUILT  

Learn how to design your own, original Rhapsody quilt. It's a lot easier than you might think!

 

Quilt Luminarium covers: Basting, marking, threads, tension, trapunto, bobbin quilting and a variety of finishing techniques including birthing, facing, piped bindings, and decorative bindings.

     
CONVERGENCE QUILTS   EMBROIDERED ELEGANCE

From Ricky's best selling book, these quilts are unbelievably quick, easy, and fun. Ricky shows you the magic behind these addictive innovative pieces.

 

There are a variety of ways to use both hand and machine embroidery to embellish and enhance your quilt. Most are easy, and oh so effective!

     
DIGITAL PHOTO QUILTS
  HAND-DYING FABRIC BASICS

Learn the tools and methods Ricky uses to transfer photos to fabric. There are many wonderful options for creating beautiful digital photo quilts.

 

The most requested topic is here! Ricky covers the basics of hand-dying fabric using Procyon MX fiber-reactive dyes. Included are care instructions, resources, and safety.

 

  

QUILT LUMINARIUM COMPONENTS       

Educational
Quilt Luminarium will expand your quilting toolbox. The methods and techniques that are presented are diverse. Not only do you learn a variety of uncommon and sometimes unorthodox techniques, you will also learn which technique is the most appropriate to use in any given situation. Ricky covers a variety of piecing, appliqué, design, quilting, and finishing techniques. You’ll learn about color, fabric selection, and design. You’ll learn how to take traditional patterns and make them uniquely yours and you’ll discover how a pattern can work for any quilting genre.
  Entertaining
Ricky is a longtime entertainer, encourager, comedian, and motivational speaker. This is the x-factor that makes Quilt Lumimarium so successful. Ricky understands that entertainment is the key to keeping an audience engaged. You can expect plenty of laughter and you can expect the unexpected.
     
Creative
Ricky has a unique and pragmatic way to help you realize your full creative potential. He unmasks the creative psyche and reveals common attributes (both good and bad) that creative individuals share. He also reinforces the fundamental elements of design and composition in such a way that anyone can absorb them. The Elements of Art and Principles of Design are presented in tandem with live music to demonstrate how different artistic mediums are created using the same attributes.
  All-Inclusive
Because of the extreme diversity of topics, Quilt Luminarium is truly for all quilters from beginner to advanced, from traditional to contemporary, and from modern to art. We are so confident that you feel it was a worthwhile experience that we offer a full money back guarantee!
     
Inspirational
The uplifting and encoraging atmosphere will inspire you. Quilters know that quilting is more than just making a quilt. You will find a wealth of inspiration in the anecdotes that accompany the lessons.
  Enlightening
Hey, it’s not called Quilt Lumiarium for nothing! We explore the mind of the creative individual to help each person understand their own artistic profile. We examine various quilting myths that have been absorbed into the quilting community. The Quilt Luminarium frees quilters to enjoy quilting for their own personal reasons and teaches individuals to escape from their own creative barriers and the expectations of others.
     
Emotional
Expect to leave the seminar with more than just quilting knowledge. Ricky infuses into each lesson a healthy dose of value, worth, purpose, and self-confidence for each person attending. Not only will you leave feeling like a new quilter—you’ll most likely leave feeling like a new person!
  Pacing
This lecture-style event presents information that is relevant for all quilters. The unique format and pacing of the sessions cause the time to fly by. For those who think a two-day symposium might somehow be slow, boring, and tiresome, rest assured. Ricky is known for his ability to connect with the audience. His ability to educate, entertain, and inspire have been witnessed by thousands around the world.
     
No Secrets
Ricky never keeps any part of a method or technique hidden. His secrets are about simplicity, saving time, quality of workmanship, and effectiveness.
  The Luminarium Shopitarium
Seriously, what quilting event would be complete without the opportunity to fabric shop? Ricky's hand-dyed fabrics, kits, books, CDs, DVD, notions, and more will be available for purchase.
     

SEE THESE QUILTS (and more) AND LEARN THE SIMPLE SECRETS BEHIND EACH OF THEM

 
SIMPLE GIFTS 88" x 88"   BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY 86' x 86"
     
 
NORTHERN LIGHTS 88" x 90"   ON THE ROAD AGAIN 68" x 68"
     
 
SIR LANCELOT 83.5" x 83.5"   LIFELINES III 58" x 62"
     
     
GAELIC BLESSING 63" x 63"   DAD'S LONE STAR 93" x 93"
     
   
KOOL KALEIDOSCOPE 58" x 58"   LADY OF SHALOTT 42" x 42"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilt Luminarium

The Quilt Show

One Nation Walking Together

 

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