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.
Let's Try It! (#1512) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Dive below the surface and explore something new. With fabric fragments, transferred images and text, Lesley Riley creates a charming fabric book. Contemporary quilter Angela Pingel shares a quick technique for making quilts and pillows with scrappy backgrounds and raw edge applique. Susan Brubaker Knapp adds shimmer and a little bling to her colorful art quilts with sparkly film and fibers.
- KQED Life: Mon, Oct 19, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
A Little of This, A Little of That (#1513) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Through a wide variety of projects, explore the latest trends in contemporary quilting. Sue Spargo shares some basic handwork techniques for wool applique, which is all the rage. Teri Tope creates a large-size insulated bottle tote for the quilter on the go or to give as a gift. Then, step out for the evening in a luscious, sculptured velvet beaded cuff Liz Kettle creates with just a few stitches.
- KQED Life: Mon, Oct 26, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Design and Stitch (#1601) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Tiny lines add depth and character. Improvisational quilt artist Pat Pauly shows how to add a linear quality to quilt designs by including beautifully pieced thin lines. Art quilter Nysha Oren Nelson designs a double-sided quilt with two different points of view, as he creates one on each side.
- KQED Life: Mon, Nov 2, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Let's Take It Slow (#1602) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Let's take it slow. Lynn Krawczyk explores artful wool felt color studies with hand stitching. Mark Lipinski, who is at the forefront of the "Slow Stitching Movement", explains the philosophy of the movement, and why it is important to slow down when quilting.
- KQED Life: Mon, Nov 9, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Beads and Sequins (#1603) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Beads add color, dimension and sparkle to handwork and quilts. Catherine Redford demonstrates how to make fancy beaded edges on a pin cushion. Jane LaFazio shows how to make small hand-stitched works of art with lots of beads and sequins. Learn from Susan Brubaker Knapp about how to machine stitch strings of beads on to quilts.
- KQED Life: Mon, Nov 16, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Color It Beautifully (#1604) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
The colors chosen reflect the inner artist. Nysha Oren Nelson shows how applying color after stitching highlights the quilting and the dimension of designs. Artist Desiree Habicht demonstrates techniques for blending and layering colors with colored pencils. Julia Wood prepares hexagon motifs for hand and machine applique.
- KQED Life: Mon, Nov 23, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
The Artistic Touch (#1605) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Artists love to experiment with various mediums. Enid Gjelten Weichselbaum creates reusable silkscreens with organza and iron-on vinyl. Textile artist Cecile Whatman demonstrates a multitude of techniques while making background fabric for an art quilt with non-traditional media.
- KQED Life: Mon, Nov 30, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me