Quilting Arts Previous Broadcasts

On The Surface #1 (Episode #1504)

KQED Life: Mon, Feb 20, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

The options for design on the surface are endless. Using thermal print screens, Lyric Montgomery Kinard layers texture onto fabric. Susan Brubaker Knapp grabs her calligraphy pens and brushes to add her favorite quotes to make small art quilts with a message. Roxane Lessa pushes her work to the next dimension with 3-D textile painting.

Collage with Fabric and Paper (Episode #1503)

KQED Life: Mon, Feb 13, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

Art quilters embellish and manipulate fabric, but the focus today is on the surface itself. Using the art of collage, Jamie Fingal shows how to cut visual elements from fabric to create a whimsical art quilt. Leslie Tucker Jenison adds paper to the fabric mix and stitches up visual gems called "Sweet Little Somethings".

Back to Basics (Episode #1502)

KQED Life: Mon, Feb 6, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

The right fabrics, fibers and basic techniques make all the difference. Amy Ellis shows how to create a perfectly mitered corner to make modern table fashions. It's easy to make a t-shirt quilt that will be treasured with Martha DeLeonardis' innovative designing and piecing methods.

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