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.
Focus On Stitch (#1108) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
This episode focuses on stitching. It's a recurring theme this season and is an important part to just about every quilting project. Frieda Anderson starts out with a primer on free motion quilting - learn the basics to get started. Then, Wendy Butler Berns is back to show us the wonders of the walking foot and how it's used in your projects. We finish up with Jane LaFazio and project "paisley fever" using painters tape and taking your project from sketchbook to cloth.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 22, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Nift-Y, Quilt-Y Techniques (#1109) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 29, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Stitch Meets Art (#1110) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Oct 6, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Adding Texture (#1111) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Oct 13, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Stitch Designs In Quilting (#1112) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Oct 20, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder
Quilter's Mishmash (#1113) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Mon, Oct 27, 2014 -- 2:30pm email reminder