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Quilting Arts Previous Broadcasts

Quilter's Mishmash (Episode #1113)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 2:30 PM

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.

Stitch Designs In Quilting (Episode #1112)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 2:30 PM

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.

Adding Texture (Episode #1111)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 2:30 PM

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.

Stitch Meets Art (Episode #1110)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 2:30 PM

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.

Nift-Y, Quilt-Y Techniques (Episode #1109)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 -- 2:30 PM

We couldn't' think of a better word than nifty to describe today's projects; they're surprising, innovative, and different! Ellen Anne Eddy is up first with corded button hole binding; it's a unique and nifty design element. Then, meet designer Debra Quartermain for quick and easy dying techniques for wool, plus a pattern for some very adorable owls. Finally, Elizabeth Hartman shows us simple paper foundation piecing. She uses copy paper to neatly piece skinny strips of fabric.

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