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.
Find Your Inner Artist (#1401) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Searching for ways to harness your creativity? Susan Brubaker Knapp talks about using photography to jumpstart your creative process. Vivika DeNegre shares some creative entries in Quilting Arts' "How Does Your Garden Grow" Challenge. And "creativity enabler" Carrie Bloomston shows ways to use an idea or prompt, such as a saying, to get started on a project.
- KQED Life: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Groovy Gifts (#1402) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Looking for a great handmade gift? Sarah Ann Smith's Inside-Out Bag features an easy zipper and machine applique technique. Lyric Montgomery Kinard's Sketchpad Slipcover makes a thoughtful gift. Susan Brubaker Knapp shows how to make a simple cuff that can be hand or machine embellished to suit the personality of its recipient.
- KQED Life: Mon, Nov 7, 2016 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Ribbon and Floss (#1403) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Have you noticed the beautiful designer ribbons available these days? Jane Sassaman demonstrates how to make lovely ribbon rosettes to wear as a pin, or use as an embellishment. Susan Brubaker Knapp's technique of using simple embroidery and then free-motion machine work brings out the personality of special fabrics. Carrie Bloomston's pillows feature inspirational words and motifs make with silk sari ribbon.
- KQED Life: Mon, Nov 14, 2016 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Inspired By Nature (#1404) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
There are so many plants and animals giving us patterns, colors and simply inspiring us to create. Fiber artist Sue Reno talks about finding creative inspiration in her environment; her work features native plants, as well as images of animal skeletons. Close inspection of nature is also evident in the work of Jane Sassaman's quilts. She shows how to abstract plant images and use them in your quilts.
- KQED Life: Mon, Nov 21, 2016 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Focus On Feet (#1405) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Sewing machine feet can make all the difference when you quilt. Catherine Redford uses a walking foot to quilt a beautiful contemporary table runner and placemats. Sarah Ann Smith explains how to get started with free-motion quilting, and explains all the basics, including feet.
- KQED Life: Mon, Nov 28, 2016 -- 2:30pm Remind me