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September 17, 2020
Jigsaw Puzzle: Autumn at Yellowstone Creek from Ricky Tims

Click the 9-patch grid to change number of pieces. Click the circle arrow to make the puzzle pieces rotating instead of stable orientation. Also, there are tips under the "?" on the upper right of the puzzle. Have fun!

Jigsaw Puzzle

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The Lizzy Albright Quilt Experience! from Ricky Tims

"I am 11 years old.  I usually take a chapter or two to get involved in a story.  I was on page 3 and couldn't stop.  I finished the book in one day.  Now I want to make the quilt with my grandma."  Josie ❤


A Story That Connects Generations

Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window is a story inspired by a 1930 Depression era sample quilt that was made by Lizzy’s grandmother. The quilt and fabrics are design by Ricky Tims for Benartex. We urge you to do this project with a bit of help from a youngster ...

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September 16, 2020
Jigsaw Puzzle - Autumn at Yellowstone Creek from Ricky Tims


Jigsaw Puzzle

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July 21, 2020
Lizzy Albright Update and Introduction of Quilt Kit and Pattern Book from Ricky Tims

Win a Personalized Autographed Copy. (no purchase required)
Explore the 
Lizzy Albright Scavenger Hunt. 
For all ages! Quick - Fun - Informative
Each week, one lucky person who found all the right answers will win a personalized autographed copy of Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window! 
Next drawing is July 27th. Each person is allowed only one entry per week.
Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window is at the printer now!
At last! While it may not seem that a pandemic should have slowed down the release of my first novel, that’s exactly what ...

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May 8, 2020
Stir Crazy Scrap Bag Challenge from Ricky Tims


May 2020 Scrap Bags have a special fabric swatch.

Pile of scraps have been bagged and are ready for you. Anyone who purchases a May 2020 scrap bag will receive inside the bag a "challenge swatch". This over-dyed print MUST be used (visibly, noticeably) in your challenge quilt. It's only a small swatch, and you don't have to use it all.


1. Purchase a May 2020 Scrap Bag which contains the challenge swatch. (Only 90 bags available)

2. Quilt size limitations. No smaller than 24" on any side, no larger than 60 ...

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March 28, 2020
Sheltering In Place from Ricky Tims

Colorado is on a shelter in place mandate and as a result, the two employees that work in the offices at Ricky Tims Inc, are staying home. Heather, who manages the Online Store, and receives most emails, has the office computer at home for communications only. She will not be back in the office/warehouse to fulfill orders until the mandate is lifted. 

The most important thing for everyone is to stay safe. Please do your part by washing your hands and abiding by directives that come your way.

In the meantime, here is a list that will keep us ...

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March 13, 2020
Tucson Quilt Luminarium POSTPONED from Ricky Tims


Friday, March 13 6:53AM - follow here for updates

UPDATE: New Dates are December 2-3, 2020

Due to the statement issued by Tucson mayor Regina Romero last evening, suggesting that events with over 50 persons be postponed, we are doing exactly that. 

Ricky Tims Quilt Luminarium is meeting with Casino Del Sol this morning to determine new dates. We will postpone this event to a later date. We will follow up with the new date and additional details ASAP. I wanted to get this notice out ASAP for anyone who might be traveling today.

At this time there is nothing ...

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February 8, 2020


Lizzy Albright and the
Attic Window

by Ricky Tims and Kat Bowser
Pre-order your autographed copy today!
This book is for you and the youngsters in your life. 
Be the first to discover the world of Lizzy Albright. 

It’s Christmas Eve 1964 which also happens to be the tenth birthday of Lizzy Abright, a red-headed, freckle-faced, over-imaginative child. The Beatles have made it big—and beehive hairdos are pretty big too. Station wagons have rear facing seats, and aluminum Christmas trees with rotating color wheels are the rage. Through ...

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February 6, 2020
2020 Desert Southwest Photography Tour from Ricky Tims

Desert Southwest Exposed
JUNE 24-30, 2020
TOUR IS LIMITED TO 12 Participants
The four nights in La Veta will be organized as single occupancy (unless a couple chooses to share a room - but the cost is same)
The three “away’ nights are organized as double occupancy. Single occupancy supplement for these three nights is an additional $350
A $1000 deposit is required to secure your place. Click the link above to request a registration form. The balance will be due on May 15th.
*Price includes:
Tuition to workshop sessions and photo field trips
Seven nights accommodation (double ...

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December 4, 2019
52-Week Photo Challenge 2020 from Ricky Tims

Join me for

52-Week Photo Challenge 2020


SAVE 72% through DECEMBER 10. Ricky Tims leads Part 1 (26 weeks) of an in-depth, three-part, 52-week digital photography class focusing on camera techniques, Lightroom, Photoshop, and composition.





The class is perfect for anyone interested in being a better artist by using photography as a medium for creative exploration and artistic discovery. Hobbyists and travelers will benefit too. You will learn to look at your world with an artistic eye. Proper camera gear and software is ...

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November 14, 2019
Scotland Tour - 2020 from Ricky Tims


The Scotland photo tour is near full, but if you act now you can secure one of the three spaces left.

The tour begins in Edinburgh. From there we will visit the rugged and wild Scottish Highlands. Take in the sights of Inverness and Loch Ness.

From there we travel to the Isle of Mull and will travel by boat to an uninhabited island to see the puffins.

There's so much more. Check out the full details below.



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December 1, 2018
Busy Executive Takes Time For Herself from Ricky Tims

Connie Fanders is the Director of Education and Training for BERNINA of America where she leads a team of talented educators to develop trainings on BERNINA products, inspirational projects sewn on a BERNINA and test products that are in development.

Connie took the 52-Week Photo Challenge in 2016 and decided to repeat it in 2018. Here is a short interview about her experience. 


Challenge: Flowers/Macro, by Connie Fanders

R: What prompted you to sign up for the photo challenge class?
C: I’m a very beginner at taking photos plus I knew nothing about Lightroom and Photoshop. This was ...

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