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Order online or by phone. If you choose to place a phone order on Monday, December 5th from 9am-2pm Mountain Time, I'll be answering the phone!

     
 

MUSIC CDs

Save 41% on Ricky's Christmas CDs

$10.00 (regularly $17.99)

Great stocking stuffer!

Christmastime and Christmas in a Small Town are both heartwarming. Ricky's Christmas CDs are professional recordings that feature original arrangements of timeless Christmas classics. Both CDs are extremely popular! If you already love these - spread that love with friends and family! Click through to see song titles.

     
     

Create Your Own Fabric Bundle (five yards)

Save 32% on Hand-dyed Fabric

It's an additional 15% savings on the regular Five Fabric Bundle (FIVE YARDS).

$85.00 (regularly $100.00)

Choose from one of the popular bundles shown below, or use this option to pick and choose your own five fabrics. This is the lowest price I've ever offered on the Five Fabric Bundle. 

     
     

Chocolate Caramel Bundle (five yards)

Save 32% on Hand-dyed Fabric

It's an additional 15% savings on the regular Five Fabric Bundle (FIVE YARDS).

$85.00 (regularly $100.00)

Includes: One yard each of Cinnamon Toast, Sedona Daze, Tangerine Dream, Desert Wind, and Rivendell 

     
     

Emerald Isle Bundle (five yards)

Save 32% on Hand-dyed Fabric

It's an additional 15% savings on the regular Five Fabric Bundle (FIVE YARDS).

$85.00 (regularly $100.00)

Includes: One yard each of Roasted Bell Pepper, Spanish Moss, Ode to Kermit. Cool Cucumber,  and Key Lime Pie

     
     

Feel the Heat Bundle (five yards)

Save 32% on Hand-dyed Fabric

It's an additional 15% savings on the regular Five Fabric Bundle (FIVE YARDS).

$85.00 (regularly $100.00)

Includes: One yard each of Red Hot Mama, Holly Berry, Pink Passion, Musk Melon, and Sunflower Power

     
     

It's Electric Bundle (five yards)

Save 32% on Hand-dyed Fabric

It's an additional 15% savings on the regular Five Fabric Bundle (FIVE YARDS).

$85.00 (regularly $100.00)

Includes: Two yards Caveman Multi-brite and one yard each of Coconut Snow Cone, Bubble Gum, and Dragons Breath.

     
     

Powder Puff Bundle (five yards)

Save 32% on Hand-dyed Fabric

It's an additional 15% savings on the regular Five Fabric Bundle (FIVE YARDS).

$85.00 (regularly $100.00)

Includes: One yard each of Cotton Candy, Musk Melon, Wisteria Blossom, Lemon Tart, and Caveman Multi-Tweeny

     
     

Seaside Serenade Bundle (five yards)

Save 32% on Hand-dyed Fabric

It's an additional 15% savings on the regular Five Fabric Bundle (FIVE YARDS).

$85.00 (regularly $100.00)

Includes: One yard each of Cool Cucumber, Caribbean Queen, Blue Suede, Shoes, Coconut Snow Cone, and Sea Maiden

   
     

Spell Bound Bundle (five yards)

Save 32% on Hand-dyed Fabric

It's an additional 15% savings on the regular Five Fabric Bundle (FIVE YARDS).

$85.00 (regularly $100.00)

Includes: One yard each of Blackberry Cobbler, Red Currant, Wisteria Blossom, Periwinkiedink, and Fire Dragon

   
   

Sugar and Spice Bundle (five yards)

Save 32% on Hand-dyed Fabric

It's an additional 15% savings on the regular Five Fabric Bundle (FIVE YARDS).

$85.00 (regularly $100.00)

Includes: One yard each of Bordeaux, Mocha Magic, Mocha Mouse, Mocha Chiffon, and Vanilla Bean

   
   

The Great Hall Bundle (five yards)

Save 32% on Hand-dyed Fabric

It's an additional 15% savings on the regular Five Fabric Bundle (FIVE YARDS).

$85.00 (regularly $100.00)

Includes: One yard each of Anchors Away, Turkey Barn, Desert Wind, Cool Cucumber, and Mystic Morning

   
     

Wisdom and Courage Bundle (five yards)

Save 32% on Hand-dyed Fabric

It's an additional 15% savings on the regular Five Fabric Bundle (FIVE YARDS).

$85.00 (regularly $100.00)

Includes: One yard each of Good Gray-cious, Lichen It a Lot, Bronze Age, Spanish Moss, and Mocha Chiffon

     
     

Complete Fat Quarter Collection
(11.75 yards)

Save 32% off regular Hand-dyed Fabric price.

$199.00 (regularly $249.00) The regular price is already an 18% savings. This offer saves you even more!

The complete Fat Quarter Collection is an overdose of beautiful color. It represents all of our current colors. It's a great library reference, and also perfect for those hand-dyed scrap quilt projects. 

     

Synthrapol (4 0z. bottle)

Synthrapol is recommended for washing hand dyed fabrics.

$4.99 Don't forget to add this to your fabric order. 

Synthrapol is a special detergent used in pre-scouring fibers before dyeing, and in washing out fiber reactive dyes after dyeing. It removes dye molecules that did not bond and helps prevent bleeding. We have washed all our fabric in Synthrapol, but it is always recommended to wash them again in your water — the hottest wash possible.

     
     
     

 

 

Corey Ralph from Edmonton, AB, Canada has been chosen as the recipient of the 2016 Ponnie Brinkmann Retreat Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to a newbie quilter who has exhibited enthusiasm and great progress.

Nominees may not have been quilting for more than three years. Additionally, they must have completed a minimum of six quilts and should exhibit confidence, enthusiasm, and originality. Their style of quilting (traditional, contemporary, or art quilts) does not make a difference in the selection process.

All nominations for the scholarship are submitted by a quilt guild's board of directors and signed by the nominating board's representative.

   

About Corey Ralph
Corey is originally from Newfoundland, Canada. Being a family of all boys, his mother recently expressed her disappointment that she had no one to whom she could pass down her love of quiltmaking. Never one to pass up an opportunity, Corey told his mom...“show me… I’m interested!”.

As noted by the board of the Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild, Corey “has become much more than a hobby quilter, a student, or customer. He has jumped in to all aspects of the quilting world with vigor and passion. In less than two years he has completed 29 full sized quilts, including hand-guided longarm quilting on most of them.”

   

Corey volunteers in many organizations and has raised thousands of dollars for worthy causes. His passion and support for AIDS Lifecycle is remarkable. Not only has he ridden in this epic 500+ mile road-journey charity event, but he also designed and made three full-sized quilts for raffle in support of this great cause.

 

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He also produced an entertaining and successful fundraiser called Fight Song. Corey wrote, directed, played piano, and sang in this full-scale stage show production which included local entertainers and a beautiful backdrop of nearly 100 quilts.

Corey will receive full tuition and $500 toward his expenses to attend an upcoming Ricky Tims La Veta Quilt Retreat in La Veta, Colorado.

 

Corey's Bears Paw Quilt

 

 

The Fight Song Quilt, by Corey Ralph

Detail of Elizabeth quilt, by Corey Ralph

 

Kool Kaleidoscope Quilt, by Corey Ralph

The Ricky Tims 52-Week Photo Challenge Class

Enrollment is Open - Save 75%

Q: How do you eat an elephant?

A: One bite at a time!

Enrollment is now open for my 2017 52-Week Photo Challenge class. Learn to get better results from your camera and stop using your nice camera as a point and shoot. In addition, you'll learn Photoshop and Lightroom. You'll also learn the Elements of Art and Principles of Organization. The course progresses over 52 Weeks (a full year) but it's all done in bite size pieces.

 

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Though this is not a quilting class per se, I frequently meet quilters who want to design their own quilts and simply don't know where to start. Over 90% of quilters do not have a background in art or design. This photography class allows an individual to learn the design elements of art and the principles of organization in a friendly and manageable way. It's a lot easier to take hundreds of photographs than it is to make hundreds of quilts. Photography will accelerate the learning process.  
The 52-Week Photo Challenge is one of the most comprehensive photo courses you'll find anywhere! It starts with the basics of photography - understanding how your camera works and learning to make it do what YOU want it to do.
 

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Enrollment for Part One

is now open!

 

SAVE 75%

through December 15, 2016

 

NOW ONLY $149

Sign up today!

 

 

 

 

TESTIMONY from 2016

"Ricky Tims is a great teacher and I've learned a great deal this year.  I got my first ever camera that isn't strictly a point and shoot, so the class pushed me to learn the camera in addition to the techniques that Ricky assigned.

He also teaches some Lightroom and Photoshop techniques.They are both very powerful software packages and I've only touched the tip of the iceberg. It's been great fun with a great group of students. It's well worth the time and expense. This will be a lifelong endeavor. (Kind of like quilting and sewing and collecting books.)" — Arlene Abernathy

 
     

 

History was made in 2016 when Hilary Rodham Clinton became the first woman nominated by a major party for U.S president. Historically, quilters have often incorporated political themes into their quilts. Additionally, quilts with political symbols or design elements are sought after by collectors because they are documents the times.

For those would would like to commemorate this historic achievement, I have create a FREE, easy-to-make quilt block based on the HRC campaign logo.

Scroll down to download the FREE pattern.

 

U.S. Patriot Fabric Bundle

NEW! Get a three-fabric, fat-quarter bundle to add to your Red, White, and Blue collection!

It's only $15.99!

Featuring: 
Blue Suede Shoes
Holly Berry
Vanilla Bean

 

Download for FREE!

     
     
     

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