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.
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
The Quilting Lifestyle (#1205) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Quilting can become an everyday activity. Surround yourself with quilting, including your studio. Up first is Lynn Krawcyk. Dress up your studio with fabric bunting. Then, meet color expert Luana Rubin. She's made quilting more than just a business - it's a passion. Learn about quilters donating to those in need and different fundraising projects. Last, Ana Buzzalino has a nifty dye technique to be done after the project is quilted - not before. We'll take a look at her thread book and samples of what each fiber looks like after it's dyed.
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 1, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Pets (#1206) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
We love our pets almost as much as our quilting. Pauline Salzman starts out with a postcard necklace featuring her favorite pooch. Then, Sue Bleiweiss has a pet postcard that can be personalized to your favorite breed. Last, host Pokey Bolton shares a charity project featuring pet postcards.
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 8, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
On Display (#1207) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Every artist approaches their art quilting in a different way - whether it's the medium or the technique. What they have in common is the desire to share their quilts. Color and dyes is Judy Coates Perez's favorite medium. She demonstrates dye pouring techniques to create beautiful fabrics. Then, designer Pauline Salzman has an art quilt show and tell. Finally, Ana Buzzalino shares a technique for mounting an art quilt on pre stretched canvas.
- KQED Life: Mon, Dec 15, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
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 email reminder
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