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.
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, Jun 1, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Designing Women (#1406) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Learn the secrets of designing your own fabric on today's show. Jane Sassaman explains the complex process of creating designs for a major fabric company. Rebekah Meier demonstrates several surface design techniques using stencils, found items, and painting techniques to help create your own unique fabrics. And Luana Rubin talks about curating a new line of fabrics by members of SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates - called "Urban Textures."
- KQED Life: Mon, Jun 8, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Everything Old Is New Again (#1407) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Today we look back in time for inspiration. Karen Gloeggler's obsession with writer Jane Austen got even stronger when she discovered that Jane was a quilter, too! Learn how to make a beautiful pin-tucked fabric piece for Karen's "Persuasion" quilt. Catherine Redford teaches how to make the clamshell pattern, an old-fashioned English paper piecing favorite, and embellish it with big stitching. Cheryl Sleboda's tie-dyeing method, which uses ink pens, will take you back to the groovy 1960s.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jun 15, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Felt It! (#1408) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Curious about felting? Two guests share different approaches to this fun surface design process. Sue Reno's river-themed quilts feature felted layers using fabric, silk scraps and roving to add movement to her work. Rebekah Meier calls her felting technique "Mixed Media Freestyle Needle-Felting." She makes a sandwich of a felt base; paper towels (or napkins) trapped between silk, then needle-felts, and does free-motion stitching and handwork.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jun 22, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Fun and Easy (#1409) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Just because a project is small doesn't mean you can't learn a new technique. Learn several fabric manipulation techniques while crafting Julie Creus' colorful Buttercup Brooch. Lyric Montgomery Kinard shows how much fun it is to stack beads to make fringe or loops, or in a beaded bezel that can be used to attach an embellishment onto your quilt. Vivika DeNegre demonstrates a fast and easy mug rug.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jun 29, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
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