New classroom at TQS and more news

I’m really excited to share my latest quilting adventure with you guys.  I have a new classroom at The Quilt Show and it’s all about “Tips, Tricks & Techniques”.  I’ll be sharing just that, once a week starting TODAY, June 1st!

Tips, Tricks & Techniques with Julie Cefalu at The Quilt Show
Tips, Tricks & Techniques with Julie Cefalu at The Quilt Show

Each week you’ll find a new video that is approximately 3 to 7 minutes long.  I’ll be giving you tips to make your piecing more accurate, tricks to make your quilting more organized and techniques to enhance your overall quilting experience.

All of the video taping was done in the comfort of my favorite quilt shop, The Granary, in Sunnyvale, CA.  I had a fabulous “director”, Mary Kay Davis, guiding me along and working the camera.  You can see how sophisticated it all is below (insert wink):

Tips Taping


The great thing about this new adventure is that it’s free for everyone.  Many parts of the TQS website are for Star Members only, but there are some classrooms that are open for everyone.  If you decide to give the membership a try, you won’t be disappointed.  It gives you full access to some amazing classes, shows and patterns, including their yearly block-of-the-month.  (This is my own opinion and I’m not receiving any fees or compensation to promote TQS.)

The other project I’m working on is the Cozy Afternoon BOM that starts on June 15 at Jacquelynne Steves, the Art of Home.  This is a five-month long program and it’s FREE!



I’ll be one of the featured bloggers each month, and I’ll show you my block(s) and the fabric I’m using.  Of course, I can’t stand to wait that long, so here’s a little peak at my fabric pull:

cozy fabric


And here’s a look at the applique centers of my first two blocks as they sit on my design wall:

applique blocks 1 and 2


I’ll give you the full reveal on June 15.  I hope you sign up for this Cozy Afternoon BOM and join me each month!  You’ll have a cozy quilt to snuggle under when the weather turns cold.

I’m working on lots of other projects in my sewing room that are still in the design phase.  Plus something new for next year that I’ll be revealing towards the end of the year.  I know, such a tease!

Have a wonderful week!


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About Julie Cefalu

Hello! I'm Julie and I love to quilt, craft, read, garden, hike and spend time with my family.

18 thoughts on “New classroom at TQS and more news

  1. I love this BOM, they remind me my grandmother, I’m so happy and ready to start. Thanks for allowing us to follow you and learn with you.

  2. Hi Julie, Congratulations on your new venture. I too feel like I know a celebrity!!!! Looking forward to your Tips on TQS and I have already signed up for Cozy Afternoon. Keep up the good work.

  3. Hi Julie
    Great to see you on TQS again! I have seen your last blog posts, lots of lovely projects but a busy time in the garden here and the green house, so no time to sew:-( Have a great week!

  4. watched your first video, I must get organised like you and will then know where everuthing is hopefully! The 12.5″ box is ideal will see if I can find them here in the UK I have signed up for Jackie`s BOM but here previous one is still waiting to be done

  5. so looking forward to your weekly tutorials
    I learn so much each time I receive and email from you
    great work
    happy days

  6. I think that is wonderful to have weekly tutorials on tips and tricks for quilting! Looking forward to them! I also did sign up for the Cozy Afternoon BOM Program. I do not have fabric yet as I’m not sure what is needed at this time. One more thing, I have My Spring Petals Table Topper about complete. I found a small hole in my binding and I need to fix this before completing (grrrr- i was working on hand binding in the car on vacation when I came across this and could not fix). I need to complete and email a photo this week. Thank you!!

  7. Just watched your Tips video, Julie — great job! I JUST threw out a bag that a sheet set came in — ARGGHHH!! Wish I’d thought of using it for a quilt project as you suggested! Next time…thanks for the tips! I look forward to viewing your others 🙂

  8. Congratulations Julie. I have now registered with TQS and watched my first tips video. Looking forwards to the others. 🙂

  9. Congrats again, Julie! You never cease to amaze me. I am so looking forward to watching your tips and techniques and will be following the block of the month. Such a cute pattern!

  10. Julie- congratulations on the videos! Now I can say that I knew you way back before you were famous!! Love your fabrics and blocks for the Cozy Afternoon BOM- your quilt is going to be so cute!

  11. Thank you so much for the chance to learn and enjoy new ways of quilting. I am so looking forward to this. Love your blocks. We don’t have a quilt group in my area so having someone on my PC to teach will be great.

  12. Oh Julie … How WONDERFUL! …Congratulations, an auspicious position, so richly deserved. I’m thinking as well how many more lucky folk will now benefit from your expertise and your so ‘user-friendly’ style of imparting tips and tricks.
    Again, well done … this move forward is so exciting … and I’m looking forward to all that it brings.

  13. I was curious if the tea cup and teapot pattern you feature on this post were available somewhere. They are so cute. Thanks for your inspiration.

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