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.
Be Your Own Designer (#1505) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Fabric is a blank canvas waiting to be filled. Memory quilt designer Trish Bowman uses novel design concepts to create sensational memory quilts. Susan Brubaker Knapp opens her sketchbook and uses her original designs to add embroidery to a jacket or apron. Starting with a simple drawing, Liz Kettle shows how to add life and energy to it with machine thread sketching.
- KQED Life: Mon, Aug 31, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
On The Surface #2 (#1506) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
What happens when stencils fall into the hands of a rebel? In the hands of Jamie Fingal, new colors and patterns result to create depth and texture. Learn the Japanese art of marbled dyeing, Suminigashi, with Cheryl Sleboda. Then, break loose with Rebekah Meier as she sprays, paints and pours dyes to create her own fabrics.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 7, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Memory-Keeping (#1507) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Live alongside your memories everyday with memory quilts. Tammie Bowser translates a child's drawing into a beautiful art quilt. Using principles of color, scale and design, Leslie Riley selects and customizes a historic family photo and handwritten letter to create a stunning, quilted portrait.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 14, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Fabric Fun (#1508) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Create your own fabric and reach beyond cotton for your next project. Artist Rebekah Meier shows fun and easy ways to stitch complex surface design fabrics. Fiber portrait artist Tammie Bowser shows her process for creating photo art by selecting color values. Stretch beyond cotton and learn to sculpture with silk using techniques shared by Roxane Lessa.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 21, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Fast and Fun Gifts (#1509) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
The gift you make is always the most appreciated. Using feathers, fibers and jewels, Pearl Krush makes a charming owl quilt. Julie Creus shows how to create a personalized scissor fob to keep track of your favorite scissors or make as a great gift for quilting friends. Then, it is off to the grocery store with a stylish, reusable grocery tote from Kristine Lundblad.
- KQED Life: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Shows and Exhibitions (#1510) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Quilt shows and exhibitions are like wonderlands for quilters. From the Tokyo Quilt Festival, Luana Rubin shows some amazing miniature quilts and intricate quilted handbags. Quilting friends Leslie Tucker Jenison and Jamie Fingal share insights on entering and curating quilt exhibitions. For those just starting their quilt journey, Kristine Lundblad has a perfect cross quilt project.
- KQED Life: Mon, Oct 5, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Pins and Pinning (#1511) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
There is more to pins and pinning than you think. Amy Ellis covers the facts about all different kinds of pins and tells how and when to use them. Then, Angela Pingel pieces Drunkard's Path blocks using a single pin and makes seams disappear. Really!
- KQED Life: Mon, Oct 12, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
Let's Try It! (#1512) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Dive below the surface and explore something new. With fabric fragments, transferred images and text, Lesley Riley creates a charming fabric book. Contemporary quilter Angela Pingel shares a quick technique for making quilts and pillows with scrappy backgrounds and raw edge applique. Susan Brubaker Knapp adds shimmer and a little bling to her colorful art quilts with sparkly film and fibers.
- KQED Life: Mon, Oct 19, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
A Little of This, A Little of That (#1513) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG
Through a wide variety of projects, explore the latest trends in contemporary quilting. Sue Spargo shares some basic handwork techniques for wool applique, which is all the rage. Teri Tope creates a large-size insulated bottle tote for the quilter on the go or to give as a gift. Then, step out for the evening in a luscious, sculptured velvet beaded cuff Liz Kettle creates with just a few stitches.
- KQED Life: Mon, Oct 26, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me