Hey everyone! You may have heard me mention (many times) my classroom at The Quilt Show (TQS), and some of you may not know what it’s all about. Today, I’d like to give you a little more information about TQS and hopefully you’ll find it to be a great resource to keep at your fingertips.
The great news is the folks at TQS have generously offered all of my readers a FREE one month membership with the coupon code: CRAFTYT082015 All you need to do is go to their website and under the SHOP tab, click on “Redeem 1 Month Coupon“. Enter the coupon code above and you will have access to EVERYTHING The Quilt Show has to offer. I’m sure you’re going to love it!
Just so you know, I am NOT being compensated for promoting TQS in any way. I’m just a big fan, and I want to make it easy for you to get to know them, too. Plus, I have some great video tips on binding coming up in the next few weeks that I think you’re going to love.
A little bit about The Quilt Show (TQS). Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims are the hosts of the TQS shows. So far, they’ve produced over 200 TV quality shows which include many quilting celebrities as their guests. It’s a lot like watching an HGTV program on your computer. Plus, they have something for every style of quilter: modern, art, and traditional, newbie and seasoned.
There are three levels of membership.
- You can roam around the website and get a feel for things without signing up for anything. Check out the quilts in the member’s quilt gallery, see what Alex and Ricky are up to and visit the daily blog. Plus you can watch Bernina teaching videos for free.
- You can become a free member which allows you access to certain classrooms and videos (such as mine), free patterns, view 4 free shows, and you can connect with other members in forums and groups. Plus you’ll get Ricky’s flying geese video and Alex’s $40,000 pattern when you sign up.
- You can purchase a premium star membership for one year at $42.95. This gives you access to ALL past and current shows, all classrooms, 2015 block of the month pattern and videos, and guest online DVD’s.
Some of my favorite guests that I’ve seen on The Quilt Show are Sally Collins, Tula Pink, Bonnie Hunter, Camille Roskelly, and David Taylor. The list is longer than that, but that’s a good representation of the variety and talent that you’ll see on the shows.
The TQS videos that I’m doing are free for everyone. A few weeks ago, they released my video on pressing tips . Much of that same information can be found on my “Let’s Talk” blog post, Pressing Seams Open vs. to the Side. I still enjoy reading all of the comments from my readers about their own pressing preferences and experiences.
This past Monday, TQS released the first video in a series of binding tips and techniques that I did. You will definitely want to watch those. I have gotten a few requests for binding videos, so I’m really excited about this series! The first video shows you how to prepare your quilt for binding, how to join your binding strips, an easy way to join your binding tails and it has a great trick for getting a perfect mitered corner!
If you have a suggestion (or request) for future video tips, please leave a comment for me here. I’m going to run out of ideas sooner or later!
Remember to take advantage of the special coupon code, CRAFTYT082015 and get your free one-month membership. This coupon code will be available for the next six months, so if you’re going on vacation this month, wait until you get back to activate it. You’ll want to be able to watch as many shows as you can. Make sure to visit me in my classroom, too!