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.
Mixed Media (#1208) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Contemporary quilting is hard to define - it's as varied as the artist and their choice of medium. First, Judy Coates Perez has a stitched metal project with alcohol based inks. Then, Heather Jones shares a totally different approach as chunky hand stitching takes center stage on her pillow. Finally, Debbie Grifka demonstrates her style for functional quilting. Make sure your sunglasses survive the summer with a protective cover!
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 22, 2014 -- 2:30pm
Functional Quilting (#1209) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
We all love to quilt - but not every piece belongs on the wall. It's fun to include quilting in the items we use every day. Debbie Grifka start out with a triangular shaped carry all pouch - perfect for carrying makeup and it features piping. Then, see what Iliana McGrath does with die cut fabric in a segment taped on location. Decorate your baby's room with a total ensemble created in a very short time. Last is Linda McLaughlin with an exercise in daily hand stitching. Learn why she has this routine and how she sets herself up to succeed.
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 29, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Quilting on the Go (#1210) Duration: 28:01 STEREO TVG
First is Vanessa Christenson creating fast fabric flowers to embellish pillows or baby quilts. Then, Heather Jones is featured in a segment on the scrappy quilting movement - learn more about it and its premise of moving quickly. Finally, we feature the concept "on the go" literally - with functional quilter Debbie Grifka and a car trash bag.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jan 5, 2015 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Quilting In 3d (#1211) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
By nature the quilt sandwich of batting, fabric and thread creates dimension. Part of the allure of contemporary quilting is that we take dimension one step further with surface design. Barbara Schneider starts out with 3D leaf quilts. This is true three dimensional fiber art - a lesson in shape, texture, light and shadow. Then, Lynn Krawczyk has a 3D project and fabric covered pins. Finally, Vanessa Christenson has a demonstration of ruffles. Learn the different types of ruffles based on number.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jan 12, 2015 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Viewpoint (#1212) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
What does an artist see and what is their viewpoint in developing a quilt or quilted project? First, Dianne Springer shares her perspective regarding functionality. She endeavors to cover everything around her with quilts and looks for easy ideas that meet the functionality of the item. Her project is an interchangeable mailbox cover she titled "Manic mailbox". Then, Barbara Schneider has a lesson on creating water quilts and the progression from photo to quilted interpretation. Last, Sophie Rubin shares her viewpoint from the eye of a child as she discusses quilts from around the world with host Pokey Bolton.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jan 19, 2015 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Mixed Bag (#1213) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Quilting has many variations, themes and ideas - it's hard to define it just one way. First, Barbara Schneider has a lesson on digital cloth printing. Begin with a photograph and software and end up with custom cloth. Then, it's literally a "bag" with Vanessa Christenson. This little girl's tote features twisted flowers. Last, Ana Buzzalino shares a technique for applying facing to an art quilt instead of using traditional binding.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jan 26, 2015 -- 2:30pm email reminder