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
It's A Color Conundrum (Episode #1009)
KQED Life: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
Color has the ability to change the look and focus of a quilt, especially when it comes to fabric choices. Our guests on this episode change or modify their initial fabric choice for a brand new look. We begin with Rayna Gillman and a fabric makeover. She shows us how to print on cloth that needs a little help, with the express purpose of slicing it up and using in a free-form quilt. Then, meet color expert Judy Coates Perez for an overview of 500 color recipes. She's creating custom recipes for dyeing fabric based on the weight of the fabric and water to dye ratio. Finally Michele Muska creates felted placemats with Dresden and double wedding ring shapes in a traditional color palette.
Stitch, Quilt, and Finish (Episode #1008)
KQED Life: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
It's hard to define the common elements of an art quilt, but at the most basic level all have stitching, quilting, and finishing plus the added element of a contemporary attitude. This episode begins with a segment taped on location with Valori Wells: fabric designer, sewer, and quilter. She presents a modern quilt featuring paint, embroidery, machine stitching, and specialty fabric-for an integrated design. Then, Luana Rubin, trend expert and chair holder in the Color Marketing Group, returns to the show. Learn about two key trends in the industry today. We finish up-literally-with Jane Davila who shares edge-finishing techniques involving stitch, machine decorative stitching, and stitch and paint-all suitable for small quilts.
Paint and Dye (Episode #1007)
KQED Life: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
One key element of quilt design is fabric. Learn to create your own fabrics with paints and dyes for truly one-of-a-kind patterns. First, Marcia Derse begins with techniques for painting fabrics with silk screening paints. Hand painting fabric creates intimate marks and layers of color. Then, we move to unique postcards with Marlene Glickman. They feature dyed sheers, silks, and collaged fabrics. Finally, we move to another method of fabric manipulation with Michele Muska and machine needle felting. She creates felted trees of roving, yarn, and wool onto a premade red tree skirt.
Creative Quilting (Episode #1006)
KQED Life: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
Every once in a while we need to jump-start our creativity. Maybe it's finding a new source of inspiration or a new supply, and sometimes it's as simple as learning a new technique. This episode does all three. First it's simple shibori with Jeannie Palmer Moore: learn the art of resist painting. Then, meet Jane Davila. She creates watercolor-like quilts with free-motion stitching. We end today with the first of our UFOs-those unfinished projects in need of a little inspiration.
Quilts at Play (Episode #1005)
KQED Life: Mon, Sep 2, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
Quilting is all about having fun-don't take yourself or your quilting too seriously. We begin with Heather Jones as she stretches her improvisational piecing skills with an easy wall hanging. Then, Deborah Boschert is back to create a sheer silhouette over a dramatic fabric background with free-motion stitching and clever layering of materials. We finish up with Sophie and Luana Rubin for a youthful perspective on the process of learning to quilt.