Upcoming Broadcasts:

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • 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".

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 31, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me

On The Surface #2 (#1506) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG

What happens when stencils fall into the hands of a rebel? In the hands of Jamie Fingal, new colors and patterns result to create depth and texture. Learn the Japanese art of marbled dyeing, Suminigashi, with Cheryl Sleboda. Then, break loose with Rebekah Meier as she sprays, paints and pours dyes to create her own fabrics.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 7, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me

Memory-Keeping (#1507) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG

Live alongside your memories everyday with memory quilts. Tammie Bowser translates a child's drawing into a beautiful art quilt. Using principles of color, scale and design, Leslie Riley selects and customizes a historic family photo and handwritten letter to create a stunning, quilted portrait.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 14, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me

Fabric Fun (#1508) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG

Create your own fabric and reach beyond cotton for your next project. Artist Rebekah Meier shows fun and easy ways to stitch complex surface design fabrics. Fiber portrait artist Tammie Bowser shows her process for creating photo art by selecting color values. Stretch beyond cotton and learn to sculpture with silk using techniques shared by Roxane Lessa.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 21, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me

Fast and Fun Gifts (#1509) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG

The gift you make is always the most appreciated. Using feathers, fibers and jewels, Pearl Krush makes a charming owl quilt. Julie Creus shows how to create a personalized scissor fob to keep track of your favorite scissors or make as a great gift for quilting friends. Then, it is off to the grocery store with a stylish, reusable grocery tote from Kristine Lundblad.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • Comcast/Xfinity Ch10 audio, Monday 7/20 evening

      UPDATE: Comcast was able to resolve their technical glitch apx 10:45pm * * * * * We are aware that at least during the early part of the evening of Monday 7/20, the audio is out of sync on Comcast/Xfinity channel 10, their basic cable service. This problem still exists as of 8:10pm. We have […]

    • KQED DT9s OTA: very brief outages Thurs 6/11/15

      (DT9.1, 9.2 and 9.3) There will be 3 very brief outages (apx. 10 seconds each) of KQED’s Over The Air (OTA) DT9 signal Thurs 6/15, between 10am and 3pm. This is to accommodate preventative maintenance and inspections at Sutro Tower. Most TVs will recover easily each time the signal is restored, but a few viewers […]

    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Friday 3/13

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform more maintenance work overnight, requiring other TV stations to shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Thurs/early Friday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 6am Friday morning. Many receivers will be able to […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

KQED DTV Channels



Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave 9 and HD 164
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code

All HD programs



Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: IF this channel provided to customer, channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH



Channel 54.3
Wave 157

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature



Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network



Channel 54.4
Wave 155

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