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.
Exploring Modern Quilting (#1101) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Quilting Arts has always taken a contemporary approach to quilting, but did you know there is an entire movement known as modern quilting? It's a new aesthetic with clean lines and a graphic style all its own. First up is Elizabeth Hartman with some unique quilt sandwiches and tips for quilt block math. Then, meet Heather Jones with a lesson on thread choices for modern quilting. We finish up with tips from Frieda Anderson. Learn constructing on the point and color wheel theory, on a sofa quilt.
- KQED Life: Mon, Aug 4, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Studio Play! (#1102) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
The creative process is not always a straight line from point "a" to point "b". A big part of design is learning how to play! Ginny Eckley starts us out with a way to combine several surface designs, a twist on pleating, and tie dye with soy wax. Then, meet Jane LaFazio for working and playing with stencils. We finish up with Carol Ann Waugh and discovering the hidden stitches in your sewing machine. Learn how to adjust or play with stitch width and length to create new decorative stitches.
- KQED Life: Mon, Aug 11, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Innovative Stitch Techniques (#1103) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Whether you're embellishing, joining or quilting - stitching is one of the most important parts of any quilt project. On today's show we begin with Libby Lehman and bobbin drawing. Learn how to adjust any bobbin for sewing with thicker decorative threads. Then, meet Wendy Butler Berns for a lesson on "taming your tension". It can make all the difference in sewing thru multiple layers and using different fabrics. Finally, Jane Novinsky joins us for a design lesson on designing modern quilts using soft ware.
- KQED Life: Mon, Aug 18, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Art Meets Tradition (#1104) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
The lines keep blurring between various types of design. Design trends evolve and elements of traditional quilting find their place in modern design, and art quilting influences some very traditional looks. On today's show the two styles meet with great results. We begin with Ginny Eckley for a lesson on frameless screen printing, an easy way to try out printing. Then, Sherry Rogers Harrison joins us with a trapunto project with great dimension. Finally Angela Walters shows us dot to dot quilting; a technique that uses the block itself as a guide for quilting.
- KQED Life: Mon, Aug 25, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Diy Quilt Studio and Organization Ideas (#1105) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Organizing and cleaning up your work space is a great way to jump start your creativity. We begin with a return visit from Libby Lehman and must- have sewing essentials for your sewing studio: your own quilting survival kit! Then, Pokey Bolton creates fabric covered cans for storing your studio goodies and using up some of your fabric stash. We finish up with Elizabeth Hartman and how to make a design wall and pressing board that are unique to your space.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 1, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Creative Approaches to Quilting (#1106) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
We all approach projects in our own way sometimes we start with a color, sometimes it's a technique, and sometimes we unearth a forgotten supply to get us motivated. Libby Lehman is back with her favorite presser feet. Then, meet Luana Rubin for a discussion of quilting styles from around the world. Finally, Carol Ann Waugh introduces us to easy and fun hand embroidery techniques for surface embellishment.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 8, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Modern Quilting and Modern Stitching Explored (#1107) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
The modern quilt aesthetic has many elements that identify its style and we'll take a look at a few of them today. We begin with Penny McMorris and AnneMarie Chaney, and a project that interprets modern quilts and offers a design challenge. Then Angela Walters demonstrates traditional quilting designs with a modern twist. Finally, Libby Lehman returns with sewing in circles and using your circular sewing attachment.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 15, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Focus On Stitch (#1108) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
This episode focuses on stitching. It's a recurring theme this season and is an important part to just about every quilting project. Frieda Anderson starts out with a primer on free motion quilting - learn the basics to get started. Then, Wendy Butler Berns is back to show us the wonders of the walking foot and how it's used in your projects. We finish up with Jane LaFazio and project "paisley fever" using painters tape and taking your project from sketchbook to cloth.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 22, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Nift-Y, Quilt-Y Techniques (#1109) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
We couldn't' think of a better word than nifty to describe today's projects; they're surprising, innovative, and different! Ellen Anne Eddy is up first with corded button hole binding; it's a unique and nifty design element. Then, meet designer Debra Quartermain for quick and easy dying techniques for wool, plus a pattern for some very adorable owls. Finally, Elizabeth Hartman shows us simple paper foundation piecing. She uses copy paper to neatly piece skinny strips of fabric.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 29, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder