This series presents the best of contemporary art quilting together with talented designers and lots of inspiration. Programs feature: stitching with mixed media, surface design, digital tips for quilting, how to ship and hang art quilts properly, and special patchwork techniques.
Quilting Arts Previous Broadcasts
Contemporary Approaches to Traditional Technique (Episode #1305)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 29, 2016 -- 2:30 PM
There is always a lot of discussion on what makes a traditional technique have a contemporary feel. It could be the colors, it might be the simplicity of the design, and sometimes it's even negative space. Today's show features current artists sharing their interpretation of some traditional techniques. Cheryl Sleboda demonstrates dimensional fabric manipulation of circles. Then, Michelle May has an introduction to folk art fusion. The fun and whimsy of folk art is fused together with the freedom of art quilting. Finally, Max Hamrick, a dye expert from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, has a lesson on organic dyes passed down thru the years.
Perceptions and Approaches to Quilting Today (Episode #1304)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 22, 2016 -- 2:30 PM
We all take different steps to get us to the same end result, which is a project and technique we love. Susan Brubaker Knapp begins with an image first and then transforms it into a quilt. Next, designer Ebony Love utilizes a fabric die cutter as her key element to accomplish fusible, needle turn and mock needle turn applique. Last is Sophie Rubin a young quilter with a grown up perspective on seeing trends.
Make It Your Own (Episode #1303)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 15, 2016 -- 2:30 PM
Each week the show features some of the most innovative designers in the industry. They hope to inspire you to try out some of their techniques and also see how you can incorporate their lessons into your style and make it your own. Laurie Ceesay returns to add on to her lesson on portrait quilts. She expands on the process with line drawings. Then, Judy Coates Perez is featured in a segment we taped earlier demonstrating the process of dyeing wool. Finally it's more dyeing with Candy Glendening. Dyers who live in cold climates have fun using snow as a resist to dye; Candy's technique uses ice when there is no snow around.
Innovative Approaches to Quilting (Episode #1302)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 8, 2016 -- 2:30 PM
There are as many different approaches to quilting as there are designers. The individual creative process is what defines art quilting. Today's designers each have taken a different path. Laurie Ceesay's specialty is portrait quilts using a raw edged fused applique method. Then, Sara Hochhauser shares a very functional approach to quilting and a casserole cover that lets your artistic side shine. Finally, Cheryl Sleboda introduces e-textile technology.
Warm Up Projects (Episode #1301)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 1, 2016 -- 2:30 PM
We begin with easy projects to get you started. Candy Glendening is the first expert with a functional quilt project-hanging organizer baskets designed to sort and contain the clutter in your entryway and add a splash of color at the same time. Then, Susan Brubaker Knapp has a simple passport cover featuring stenciling and free motion quilting. Last is Vivika DeNegre and simple prayer flags to express your thoughts, dreams and hopes and make your quilting a spiritual center.