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.
Stitch Meets Art (#1110) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Stitching can be its own art form and transform your quilt design. Our first guest is Ellen Anne Eddy. She has a basic lesson on darning feet and also tips for choosing batting. Then, meet Laura Wasilowski as she "arts" up a traditional quilt block with fusible web. We finish up with Carol Ann Waugh and adding texture to quilted pieces with couching.
- KQED Life: Mon, Oct 6, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Adding Texture (#1111) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
There are many different materials and techniques for giving your quilts added texture. Ellen Anne Eddy is back with a continuation of last week's lesson. She has unique ideas on couching including a discussion of the feet to use. Then, Jane LaFazio returns with "text to textiles". From writing on fabric to a journal prompt, Jane will get you texting. Finally Wendy Butler Berns helps us overcome the fear of free motion quilting. It's really easy; but that first try is a little intimidating as you forget everything you've learned about stitching.
- KQED Life: Mon, Oct 13, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Stitch Designs In Quilting (#1112) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Whether by hand or machine, there is an endless array of patterns and designs to enhance your quilts. Laura Wasilowski starts out with tips for adding hand stitches to abstract quilt blocks for texture and style. Then, Angela Walters introduces the "tiles" quilt design in free motion. We finish up with special guest Sophie Rubin and a young perspective as she visits a quilt show and chooses some of her favorite designs.
- KQED Life: Mon, Oct 20, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Quilter's Mishmash (#1113) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
We finish up this season with a quilter's mish mash, our "technical term" for some very unusual and different techniques to round out this season. Favorite stitcher Libby Lehman is back with expert tips to change your satin stitching from mediocre to magnificent. Then, celebrate the season with some festive fabric flags. Elizabeth Hartman finishes up with wonky piecing tricks. Learn how to make a block with wonky seams on the inside but nice straight edges on the outside.
- KQED Life: Mon, Oct 27, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Paint A Picture (#1201) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
We combine artist and quilter with amazing results. Appearing first is Ana Buzzalino. She starts out with simple landscapes created with stitch and paint. You'll learn how to cut and sew shallow curves without marking or pinning and then move on to the design, quilting and finally, painting of your landscape. Next is Cheryl Sleboda and simple cartooning for quilters. This is a demonstration on how to draw a cartoon face - even if you have no drawing skills, and then how to turn the fusible pieces into a quilt. We close with Judy Coates Perez and how to paint gradations on fabric with textile paints.
- KQED Life: Mon, Nov 3, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Quilting Around The House (#1202) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Art quilts are not just for hanging on the wall. Contemporary quilting can be found all around the house. We begin with guest artist Sue Bleiweiss as she adds a touch of whimsy to your table with a house themed table runner. Then, meet Cheryl Sleboda and a scrap buster project. Since quilters can make a cover for just about anything - why not an artful air freshener cozy? Last is designer Debbie Grifka and a quick project. We're making contemporary coasters.
- KQED Life: Mon, Nov 10, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Daily Quilt Routine (#1203) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Our motto is make time for contemporary quilting every day. First is artist Marlene Glickman. She shows how to create a daily record in fabric, by making a small collage made from scrappy bits and pieces mounted on fusible fleece and free motion quilted. Next, artist Ana Buzzalino demonstrates a hand embroidery technique using an electric needle. Then, Cheryl Sleboda shares a concept called the weekly quilts showcase. Learn how Cheryl uses her small weekly quilt series to stay inspired and keep creating every day.
- KQED Life: Mon, Nov 17, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
It's All in the Technique (#1204) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
We all love adding new ideas and materials to our quilting repertoire. Sometimes older techniques are the source of new inspiration. First, Cheryl Sleboda demonstrates heirloom smocking. Learn how to transform a piece of fabric into one that looks like it's been woven. Then, meet artist Linda McLaughlin as she shares a technique for using masks to create custom screens for deconstructed screen printing. In the last segment, host Pokey Bolton shares some drug store finds to make quilting easier and inexpensive.
- KQED Life: Mon, Nov 24, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder