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
KQED Life: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
This show focuses on contemporary approaches to quilting. Ana Buzzalino opens by showing how to take personal expression one step further: she shows feather and spiral quilting motifs accented with crystals - you'll recognize her signature style. Then, Pokey shares a fabric-collaged nameplate to display on your office or studio door. Last, Heather Jones is on location in Cincinnati. Learn about the modern quilt guild and the signature look of contemporary quilts.
KQED Life: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
Witness a color explosion on today's show. First, Diane Rusin Doran shows how to toad borders that will enhance your central quilt design. She also machine quilts the borders to integrate the design. Then, Judy Coates Perez has a lesson working with one of her favorite mediums - acrylic ink - for vibrant color on fabric. The show closes with another set of UFOs - unfinished projects from quilters and the solutions to complete them.
KQED Life: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
This show explores stitching and thread in two very different ways. First is Helen Gregory demonstrating patchwork placemats - it's the free-motion threadwork that makes these placemats special. Next, Elin Waterson shows the ultimate in thread painting with an image created totally from thread. Last is another UFO - or unfinished object. Check out the before and after for a quilt makeover.
KQED Life: Mon, Jul 8, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
Today's show uses stitch and patchwork to create a personal touch. First, Diane Rusin Doran creates a strip-pieced patchwork water-bottle cover. Then, Elin Waterson demonstrates what she calls "free-style" free-motion quilting - quilting without a pattern or even a serious plan. Last, we are on location at the quilt show in Cincinnati for another exhibit with Rhianna White Griffin. This one features our neighbors to the north and the "O Canada" exhibit.
KQED Life: Mon, Jul 1, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
Today's show explores the art quilt process from start to finish. Ana Buzzalino is first, sharing methods for finding inspiration - beginning with magazines, and then playing with color combinations and working in a sketchbook. Then, Pokey has some tips for printing designs on fabric using wood blocks. Last, Rhianna White Griffin is on location in Cincinnati for the "Text on Textiles Words as Design in Quilts" exhibit. Adding words to your quilts opens up a whole new aspect for surface embellishment.