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 Medley (#1410) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Today's program is a quilt medley - three very different techniques but all resulting in a beautiful project. Vivika DeNegre shows how to make a nest using scraps of fabric, paper, and ephemera. Author Linda Hahn's new book takes the New York Beauty block to new heights; she demonstrates an easy way to make this seemingly complicated block. Artist Sue Reno shares some of her work, which includes cyanotype, collagraph, and heliographic printing. She also demonstrates the amazing echo quilting that is a hallmark of her work.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jul 6, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Dye and Marble (#1411) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Don't be intimidated about dyeing fabric. Cheryl Sleboda shares a technique for marbling fabric using shaving cream and inks. Linda Friedman achieves the look of hand-dyed fabrics by applying inks with a pipette, and then setting the color in the microwave. Susie Krage discusses how to use Shibori techniques to dye cotton fabric creating amazing looks.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jul 13, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Back to Basics (#1412) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Today's episode features back to basic tips and more controlled, traditional techniques. Catherine Redford constructs a little quilt from traditional Square-in-a-Square blocks using a paper foundation for accuracy. Sarah Ann Smith takes the guesswork out of choosing the right needle for the thread you want to use.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jul 20, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Super Cute! (#1413) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Learn Julie Creus' clever way to turn fabric and interfacing into a folding gift box perfect for money, gift cards, or love notes! Carrie Bloomston builds a fabric collage that preserves a child's special piece of artwork. Margie Ullery teaches fusing basics while making a cute wall hanging.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Tradition with a Twist (#1501) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
Time-honored traditions spark inspiration for today's quilt artist. Sue Spargo connects dyers and spinners of yesteryear with today's fiber artists as she creates a pincushion from hand-dyed wool. Leslie Tucker Jenison cuts and pieces a quilt with giant hexagons using cutting and sewing innovations.
- KQED Life: Mon, Aug 3, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Back to Basics (#1502) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
The right fabrics, fibers and basic techniques make all the difference. Amy Ellis shows how to create a perfectly mitered corner to make modern table fashions. It's easy to make a t-shirt quilt that will be treasured with Martha DeLeonardis' innovative designing and piecing methods.
- KQED Life: Mon, Aug 10, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Collage with Fabric and Paper (#1503) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Art quilters embellish and manipulate fabric, but the focus today is on the surface itself. Using the art of collage, Jamie Fingal shows how to cut visual elements from fabric to create a whimsical art quilt. Leslie Tucker Jenison adds paper to the fabric mix and stitches up visual gems called "Sweet Little Somethings".
- KQED Life: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
On The Surface #1 (#1504) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
The options for design on the surface are endless. Using thermal print screens, Lyric Montgomery Kinard layers texture onto fabric. Susan Brubaker Knapp grabs her calligraphy pens and brushes to add her favorite quotes to make small art quilts with a message. Roxane Lessa pushes her work to the next dimension with 3-D textile painting.
- KQED Life: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Be Your Own Designer (#1505) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Fabric is a blank canvas waiting to be filled. Memory quilt designer Trish Bowman uses novel design concepts to create sensational memory quilts. Susan Brubaker Knapp opens her sketchbook and uses her original designs to add embroidery to a jacket or apron. Starting with a simple drawing, Liz Kettle shows how to add life and energy to it with machine thread sketching.
- KQED Life: Mon, Aug 31, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me