Pretty Planet News


Pretty Planet #2 by Laura Wasilowski

Today the film crew from The Quilt Show arrives to shoot a “segment” in my classroom at Sisters OR. That’s film talk for my friend Shelly asking me questions. And expecting intelligent answers after I’ve taught all day.


Put your scrim to your Timtex Pretty Planet people.

One thing I plan to talk about is my Pretty Planet Quilts workshop. We’ll discuss the mystery of scrim on batting, hand embroidery on fused quilts, and how to make your quilt round……like our planet!

Stay tuned to see when it will air on TQS and if I sound intelligent.


Get your free pattern and DVD for Leaves in a Whirl  at Quiltfest Palm Springs

One more thing. If you’d like to make your own Pretty Planet quilt, please join my class at Quiltfest Palm Springs October 9. If you sign up for any of my classes at Quiltfest, you’ll get a free copy of my pattern and DVD Leaves in a Whirl. It’s like getting 2 classes for the price of one!

International Quilting Weekend Kick-off!

TQSLogoNewAre you fans of famous quilters, Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims? Then you know all about The Quilt Show, the web TV show that they host. This weekend, March 20 – 22,  they are celebrating International Quilting Weekend by opening all of their shows from the first nine series– shows 100-1513.

This means that, for three special days, everyone will have the chance to view over 200 episodes of The Quilt Show, featuring some of the quilting world’s leading artists, for FREE. (Sometimes I just watch cause I’m lonely in the studio.)


Ricky and Alex at their best.

And there are prizes!!!! This year’s sponsors are contributing over $5000 in prizes, including the Grand Prize, a BERNINA 550 QE. (Love my BERNINA!) Other prizes you have a chance to win are:

  • Innova – Have your quilt professionally quilted ($500 value)
  • Superior Threads – five $100 gift certificates
  • RJR Fabrics – a Delicious Selection of RJR Fabrics
  • AccuQuilt – GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter
  • Missouri Star Quilt Company –  $500 in Quilter’s Cash plus signed copies of Volume 1 of Block Magazine and Man Sewing Swag

And, as long as you’re looking for something fun to watch on The Quilt Show, check out my episodes #303 and #1009. Yes, I have episodes. They are free as are so many other terrific shows.

And TQS Winner Is……


On The Quilt Show set.

The winner of the 6 month membership to The Quilt Show is…. Sophie. I know you’ll love viewing all the different artists talking about their work and seeing all the great ideas people have on TQS. This recent membership gift is from Alex and Ricki who gave it to me during the BERNINA reunion this year. Thanks to them!

They also mentioned another special on membership that will happen next year. I’ll keep my ears on high alert about this special and keep you informed.