Upcoming Broadcasts:

Imagery (#2201H) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG

One of the icons of contemporary quilting, Susan Shie, offers a sneak peek into her sketchbook as she invites us to forget about the rules and draw with the innocence of a child. Then meet Jill Jensen, a master of free motion. Her stitching enhances the imagery and is used to emphasize parts of the printed image and create motion. Host Susan Brubaker Knapp ends the episode with a simplified batik process that uses a tjanting to trace the design with soy wax. She then adds color and finally removes the wax.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 20, 2019 -- 8:00am

Blow It Up (#2202H) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG

We're exploding with new ideas. Small things are enlarged for powerful designs. MJ Kinman starts us out with bite- sized gems. You'll be amazed at what she sees as she looks into the facets of gemstones. Then, Maria Shell explores the idea of taking one regular size quilt block and instead of repeating the block to make a quilt; she enlarges it filling the block components with improvisational pieced bits.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jun 27, 2019 -- 8:00am Remind me

Pop It Up (#2203H) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG

Quilt designs get popified by adding a clean-almost cartoon-quality to quilts with pop art. Laurie Ceesay is up first. She is influenced by pop art as she makes contemporary portrait quilts. The bold colors and piecing create an unforgettable portrait. Next, Mary McCauley shows us how to design and create a simple three-dimensional quilted pop-up; from patterns to fabric, and all of the steps in-between!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 4, 2019 -- 8:00am Remind me

Tech-Nique (#2204H) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG

Ignite your creativity with a combination of technology and unique for tech-nique. Heidi Proffetty starts out with an intro to digital cutting and how to design using small pieces. Then learn all about eco printing with Lesley Riley. Cook up some exciting leaf prints on fabric and paper. Finally Vivika Hansen DeNegre has tips for using up your improv blocks and turning them into framed art.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 11, 2019 -- 8:00am Remind me

Embellish (#2205H) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG

Embellishments take our quilts to the next level with a flash of creativity. We begin with Jane Davila and bohemian embellishments. Learn to make tassels two different ways and with a variety of materials. Tassels are a hot trend in home decor on globally inspired textiles. Then Laura Ceesay uses her bargain-hunting skills to visit discount stores as an innovative place to purchase quilt embellishments. Learn some unique aisles to visit!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 18, 2019 -- 8:00am Remind me

Globally Inspired (#2206H) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG

You could get out your suitcase and passport, but global inspiration comes to Quilting Arts! We begin with world traveler Luana Rubin and her insights into the Tokyo quilt scene. Handmade vs. hand sewn vs. machine quilting - what's the trend? Then it's a material matrix. Sandra Bruce gets her inspiration closer to home from American artist Chuck Close. She shares a new technique using grids on photos. Then finish up, literally, with some of Susan Brubaker Knapp's favorite tips for starting and stopping when you machine quilt.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 25, 2019 -- 8:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV – Transmitter Status
    • KQED Transmitter will be off (03/06/2019)

      KQED transmitter will off on March 6th at  3-6 at 3am-6am.  This will disrupt over-the-air reception and DirectTV viewers. Comcast and Monterey reception will not be impacted.

    • KQED FM on Comcast services

      KQED FM and other radio channels were recently dropped from Comcast’s local cable offerings. Affected users can still listen to KQED at 88.5 FM on their radios, or listen to the live stream at or by downloading the KQED app, or on smart speakers.

    • KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

      Engineers at Sutro Tower in San Francisco will be doing their annual maintenance work 9am-4pm Mon 8/20 through Fri 8/24.  All stations transmitting from Sutro Tower will be dropping to half-power each day, and perhaps moving from main antennas at the top of the tower to auxiliary antennas at the “waist” (middle) of the tower … Continue reading KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

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, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

All HD programs



Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.