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.
Fabric and Fabrications (#1606) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Gain insight and practical tips to improve your art quilts through the use of color, pattern, shape, proportion and balance. Lesley Riley infuses her personality into fragment fabric collages. Improvisational quilter Pat Pauly shares ways to design compositions for fiber art, including small-scale sketches, drawings, collage, and montage.
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 7, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Make It Special (#1607) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Personal expression can leave a lasting impression. Mark Lipinski shares a variety of legacy quilts, along with his own, to show how to leave a bit of yourself behind. Artist Tammie Bowser makes fusible applique "Jazz Quilts" from photos from her uncle. Susan Brubaker Knapp offers tips for machine stitching teeny, tiny motifs to take quilts beyond the ordinary.
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 14, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Paint It! (#1608) Duration: 27:52 STEREO TVG
Paint is a great way to alter the surface of art quilts. Cecile Whatman explains the ins and outs of building a painted surface with depth and movement. Desiree Habicht shows how versatile acrylic paint on fiber can be by improving and accentuating details with paint.
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 21, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Grab Bag (#1609) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Enjoy a grab bag of innovative techniques. Enid Gjelten Weichselbaum shows how to use stickers and textile paint to add text to her quilts. Rebekah Meier's Confetti Zipper Bag is a great way to use up special threads, yarns and fabric bits. Jane LaFazio makes hand-felted soaps for lovely and useful gifts.
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 28, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Hot Stuff (#1610) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
It's all about hot stuff with fusing, shrinking and foiling. Joan Shay shows how to make a gorgeous 3-D butterfly using fusible applique. Liz Kettle uses heat shrinking thread for fabulous textural effects. Susan Brubaker Knapp creates bold metallic designs on fabric with iron-on foils.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jan 4, 2016 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Applique Three Ways (#1611) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
The term "applique" refers to adding shapes on the surface of a quilt. Explore three different ways to applique. Sue Spargo appliques wool and embroiders it to make a beautiful needle case. Becky Campbell demonstrates an innovative method for fusible applique. Susan Brubaker Knapp gives tips for making bias strips for stems and vines.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jan 11, 2016 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Repurposing (#1612) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Repurposing makes beautiful new things out of the old. Lynn Krawczyk shows how to recycle old quilt blocks using surface design techniques. Trish Bowman creates a beautiful memory quilt with vintage silk neckties. Nysha Oren Nelson alters a wooden box and uses it to beautifully display intricately quilted pieces.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jan 18, 2016 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Inspired by a Photo (#1613) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
While on a trip to the East coast, California quilt artist Jane LaFazio was inspired by a plant she had never seen before. She photographed it and then used the photo to inspire an artful quilt. Artist Pat Pauly shares ways to use photos to help jumpstart her abstract designs.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jan 25, 2016 -- 2:30pm Remind me