Category: Ricky Tims

Day 5 of 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways – The Quilt Show


Welcome to day 5 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways.    Each day QuiltShopGal will showcase a different sponsor and unwrap (reveal) their gift to one lucky winner.  To enter to win, you need to claim at least one option in the Rafflecopter form, but for those that like to increase their odds, there are a variety of options and you can claim as many as you wish.  

Note:  I was late getting this post out so in stead of one day to enter, everyone has 48 hours.

I’m thrilled to have The Quilt Show as a sponsor today.  I absolutely love, love, love TQS and I’m thrilled to be able to showcase them today.  Who wouldn’t love a TQS Star membership for Christmas, as it would certainly make for a fun and creative New Year.  TQS also has many freebies for everyone, but more for those that are Free Members.  Here are a few highlights


The Quilt Show was born Jan 2007, when Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson teamed up to create true TV quality shows focused around top quilters in the world.  They do this by providing two forms of membership:

Star Membership offers access to  all Shows, Classrooms, Online DVDs, and Exclusive Patterns on all your devices. It’s like Netflix for Quilters.  I also love their index of all shows, sorted by Artist and Technique.

Show #1912 with Rosa Roja, is one example where I was introduced to a quilter whom I wasn’t aware of, as well as learned some new innovative tips for applique, as she shares her love of Hawaiian applique’ with Star members.  Here is a preview of this episode:

Show #1802 with Kathy McNeil / Ann Harwell caught my attention when Kathy shared her technique for creating pictorial quilts.  As I’m also researching precision piecing techniques, I enjoyed Ann’s insights for precision cutting and piecing.


Here is the trailer for this episode:

All the TQS shows are inspirational, but I also love how you can watch current or prior shows anytime you wish, as often as you wish, during your Star Membership.


Free Membership: “Online Quilt Magazine”. Get quilting news, watch artist interviews, see member quilts, travel to quilt shows around the world, display your own quilts, learn from tutorials, and get free patterns.

While Star Members get access to all episodes of TQS, free-memberships also get a variety of freebies that are offered throughout the year.  Currently, free membership subscribers get access to:

The TQS STORE has some great notions that would make for perfect stocking stuffers.  The Karen Kay Buckley scissors, Quilter’s Select Fabric Prep, and free-motion quilting Rulers by Gina Perkes are on my wish list for Santa.  What are you wishing for?




TQS is giving away two Star Memberships, one for the lucky winner to keep and another for them to give to their best quilting buddy.

To enter, simply claim one or more options using the rafflecopter form below.  I’ll randomly select the lucky winner tomorrow in two days (as I was late releasing this post on day #5.  I’ll send them an email to let them know, as well as update this post.   This prize is open to WW followers.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Lastly, don’t forget, Day #6 of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways comes tomorrow.

You can find The Quilt Show at:

Here is a list of all of the posts for our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways:

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales For Quilting, Sewing & Embroidery Enthusiasts

Like many of us, I love a good sale.  And, some of the best sales we can find are those for Black Friday/Cyber Monday.  You may be a shopper that is willing to go out and fight the crowds, or one that wants to shop online.  Either way, today’s insights are focused on some super Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales for quilting, sewing & embroidery enthusiasts that you really should check out.  These opportunities do not happen very often and these businesses would appreciate your business too!

The Fat Quarter Shop

Black Friday Blowout:  Over 200 items 30-50% OFF for 3 days only!
Cyber Monday Sale:  25% off any order – 4 days only! Use coupon code: monday11. Offer expires at Midnight CST, Thursday, Dec 1st.     Terms: Coupon must be used online and can only be used once. Discount is not combinable with any other offer and is not applicable to clubs, programs or the purchase of gift certificates. Not applicable to previous orders.

Quilt in a Day has several products at amazing prices, including the best price I’ve ever seen for an AccuQuilt GO! Baby.  Plus, just about everything else in their store is 10% off.  Sale starts 2pm PST/5pm EST.

Day Style Designs Quilt Shop.
 all DIGITAL products are 50% off, starting Friday morning, November 25th

Martingale & Company, home of That Patchwork Place has an amazing Black Friday sale

Patsy Thompson Designs has a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale that starts 9am EST Friday and runs thru 11:59pm EST Monday. Everything in the store is 15% off retail price. For any retail purchase of $50, customer receives a free 6-pack of Sulky Solid Cotton Thread (retail value $34.14 – that means almost doubling the value of a purchase!)*** This is while supplies last, but we have a great supply of these thread packs! .For any retail purchase of $100 or more, customer receives the free thread above plus a $15 gift certificate toward merchandise in our online store.***
***a customer can receive the goods in #2 and #3 only once during this weekend celebration.

I Have A Notion

Free Shipping Sizzix Big Shot Pro and Sizzix Vagabond in the contigous US only.

Free Shipping (contigous US only) on Floriani Thread and Get Free Thread Too!
Buy 10 Spools Get 1 Spool Free
Buy 25 Spools Get 5 Spools Free
Buy 50 Spools Get 11 Spools Free
Buy 100 Spools Get 20 Spools Free AND a Free Sewing Machine Tote (shipping charged for the tote only) That is 249.00 in Free Sewing Notions!
Buy a Large, XL or XXL Tutto Machine on Wheels and Get a 50.00 Gift Certificate for a future purchase at IHAN.
Buy 4 Beam N Read 6 LED lights and get 1 free.
All other purchases over 100.00 get a free gift (value 15.00)

New Leaf Stitches

: The Clearly Perfect Angles and all patterns are 50% off. Anyone with a purchase of $50 or more will get their name in a drawing for a chance to win the new book, “Just around the Corner, Quilts with Easy Mitered Borders”. The sale will run from Friday thru Monday.

Just Around the Corner book cover

Quilted in Clay’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale is for 20% off their beautiful jewelry. Yes, everything in their store – for all orders $40 or more. They also have their once a year free shipping order for all orders placed thru November 30th. Don’t forget you can order any of their designs as earrings, brooch, necklace, or as a set too!

Quilters Paradise is having a Black Friday sale that they are calling a Fab Sale (Fabric sale & Fabulous Sale). All merchandise is 25% off.
1451 Montiel Road Suite 140
Escondido, CA 92026

Sarah Vedeler Designs has a 20% off sale Friday thru Monday.  Just enter the code “Thanks2011” at checkout.  This is good for all CD and digital downloads, including the new “Jazzilicious” designs.

Wonderous Woven Fabrics has fabrics on sale for $4.99 per yard, or more. Nearly everything in the store is on sale. Patterns are on sale with the discount code “fall20” through 12/20/11.

Tranquility Quilts 40% off all fabric online and 30% off in store with an extra 10% for cash in store discount. Giving you a total of 40% off. All notions in store and online will be 25% off. Discount/last call fabric will be 50%. Beginning Friday November 26, 2011 through Sunday November 27, 2011

Silhouette has 30% off everything, excluding Cameo, download and giftcards.  Use Promo Code: Black   All shapes in the online store are $.50 each.

Martelli has a pre-Black Friday sale on Thursday, November 17th only.  This sale is on everything in their store, excluding: workstations/cutting tables, Janome sewing machines, XL cutting mats*, 45mm and 60mm right-hand rotary cutters*    Use the code: RL1115 at check out.
Moores Sewing  Is having an  After Thanksgiving sale: Store wide savings 20%-50% off. Also special incentives over and above our Holiday savings, All fabric, notions and software at the best prices of the year. Koala sewing studios at better then direct pricing. Special interest free payment plans available O.A.C. Holiday Hours 10-6pm Friday, 10 am – 5:30 pm Saturday, 1 pm – 5 pm Sunday Monday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm.  Holiday Buyers Guide: Special savings store wide thru  December 24th. 20% off  only valid for in stock items by using coupon code TURKEY2011 upon checkout from November 25th to 27th has a 75% off sale valid 11/23 thru 11/30 using code “SUPER75” at checkout. is offering an exclusive Black Friday deal for registered members only. The entire Craftsy class catalog is available at their lowest prices ever – up to 66% off! If you are not registered with Craftsy yet, sign up today so you do not miss out!”.  

AccuQuilt is starting their Black Friday sale early this week and lasting thru Cyber Monday.

ASF Lightware Solutions, creators of the Beam N Read Light, also have several sales post on Amazon:

Beam N Read LED 3 Hands Free Travel Reading Light:
MSRP $19.95, Sale: $16.95, ASIN: B000KPJ1PA
3 LEDs, includes batteries and red filter
Beam N Read LED 6 w4F Hands Free Night Vision Light with 4 Clip-on Color Filters
MSRP: $22.95, Sale: $18.95, ASIN: B001IQ3XX6
6 LEDs, includes 4 color filters (red, amber, green, blue)
Beam N Read LED 6 Hands Free Pilots Night Vision Light with 6 Red LEDs
MSRP: $19.95, Sale: $16.95, ASIN: B004761MGE
6 Red LEDs and a red filter (also very useful for astronomers)
Beam N Read Classic Hands Free Reading light
MSRP: $12.95, Sale $4.95, ASIN: B000BHORNI
Original incandescent bulb model, predecessor to the 3 LED light
For those living in Southern California:




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