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.
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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me