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Ricky Tims Quilt Seminar

Portland Community College -- Sylvania Campus
Friday-Saturday, February 3-4, 2006

Northwest Quilters is delighted that Ricky Tims, award winning pianist, composer, arranger, quilter, storyteller, and comedian, will be presenting a multi-media performance in Portland in February, 2006. The seminar, sponsored by Bernina, is two full days of seminar-style teaching for all levels of quilters, a trunk show of over forty quilts from Rickyís personal collection, and a special Friday-night concert. All sessions, including the concert, plus a binder with color photos and step-by-step instructions for each lesson, will be included in the price of the seminar.

I will be bringing registration brochures to each meeting and UFO. If you have access to the internet, the registration form is also available on Ricky Timsí website: (there is a link from the NWQ website: If you cannot get a registration form either of those two ways, please call me and I will send you one.

Once you have the registration form, you will save $40 if you register with a group of 10 or more, but the group of registrations MUST be sent together and must reach the seminar office no later than November 5, 2005. So, please fill it out and send it with your check for $134.00 (made out to RTQS) to me and I will send them together by registered mail. You will receive confirmations and seminar materials directly from the seminar office.

This is a wonderful show and an exciting opportunity for our area!

A Message from RICKY TIMS
To Northwest Quilters

Thank you so very much for hosting the Ricky Tims Quilt Seminar. It was right on target with our attendance goals and by far one of the most fun and energetic crowds yet. I continue to commend each participant for coming because the format is so new. However, we get lots of positive feedback, so I hope each of you had a great time and learned a lot.

Maureen was nothing less than awesome. Her organizational efforts, right down to the set-up dinner, were perfect. The guild has a jewel in her, so keep her happy (grin).

In case you havenít heard, the driverís side lock [on their truck] was punched the night before we left. The thieves took small stuff, as there was not much in the truck to take. They did take our gift of micro-brewery beer but left the chocolates. Fortunately, they could not manage the Club on the steering wheel so neither the truck nor the trailer were stolen. Weíre thankful it wasnít worse, having had such a big ordeal in Phoenix in December.

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I hope to come back to your area again. Portland and the surrounding area are beautiful. All in all, it was a great trip.

Many thanks,

Ricky Tims, P.O. Box 392, La Veta, CO 82055, 719-742-3755,

Thank YOU for the success of the Ricky Tims Quilt Seminar in February!

The Ricky Tims Seminar, sponsored by Northwest Quilters February 3-4 at the PCC-Sylvania Performing Arts Center, was a great success! The facility was ideal, the "students" were enthusiastic, and Ricky Tims was both an entertaining presenter and an excellent teacher. He was also generous, spontaneously gifting attendees with fabric, CDs, and DVDs several times during the seminar. Northwest Quilters received a generous check for $3,692.00 for sponsoring the event, which was immediately deposited in our guild account. We are of course grateful for this check and especially grateful that we were able to bring Ricky to Portland to teach. Very special thanks to the 23 hard-working volunteers who set up, took down, and worked in every way to make the seminar delightful!

If you were unable to be at this event, I hope you will take the opportunity to attend Rickyís seminar in the future. He also gives small quilt retreats at Glen Eyrie Castle outside of Colorado Springs and in La Veta, in southern Colorado. He has an on-line store ( and recently opened a quilt gallery in La Veta, open all year long. Information about the schedule for gallery shows is on his website, including submission information for those who might be interested in entering competitions and juried exhibitions there. (Remember Megan Peacockís presentation in January -- we hope to see NWQ membersí creations there!) And recent quilt magazines have an ad for an early September cruise to Alaska which includes his seminar. Very exciting propects, all!

Thanks to all of you who made this event possible! -- Maureen Orr Eldred

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