"Quilting Arts TV," hosted by Patricia Bolton with some of your favorite fiber and mixed-media artists as guests.
All episodes from Series 200! Featured artists include Katie Pasquini Masopust, Laura and Linda Kemshall, Heidi Lund, Joyce Drexler, Tina Givens, Ruth Rae, Jane Davila, Rayna Gillman, Claire Fenton, Leslie Rego, Wen Redmond, Judy Coates Perez, and many more.
201 Every Picture Tells a Story:
Every quilt project has a little bit of you stitched into it and we all have a story to tell. First up is Katie Pasquini-Masopust and a lesson on how to take your design from a picture to a quilt. Then Laura and Linda Kemshall join us as recurring guests this season, and reveal the stories behind their narrative quilts. Last up Sue Hausmann has a weekly machine quilting lesson. Today is choosing threads and fabrics.
Color is the spirit within our designs; it evokes emotion, creates movement and reinforces our design and pattern. First, fabric designer, Tina Givens demonstrates a simple but striking appliqué technique using free motion stitching. Next Beth Wheeler uses her computer to make a journal cover from a recycled book. Then host, Pokey Bolton plays with color and design to make whimsical Pop Art pet portraits. Last up it’s stitch in the ditch quilting with Sue Hausmann.
This program explores different ways of achieving textural interest on our quilts. First, paint fusible web to create lustrous, one-of a-kind fabrics. Then the Kemshalls show how quilted fabrics provide surface textures that can be enhanced with rolled-on paint color. Next Carol Ingram creates wall décor using felted fibers and mixed media. Last up Sue Hausmann moves on to our next machine technique; echo quilting.
Contemporary quilts often include some form of surface embellishment such as charms or fiber, or maybe the addition of paint or another surface design. First is a lesson on using puff paints to create dimension on your quilts. Then Ruth Rae shows how to create fabric pillow charms that can be used as jewelry or to enhance your quilts. Next Jamie Fingal demonstrates the fun of embellishing with uncommon metal elements including zippers. Last up Sue Hausmann is back with a lesson on another quilt basic; free motion machine stippling.
205 Thread Painting:
A hallmark of contemporary quilting is the use of thread in a new way. Instead of being content to only use thread as a way to connect pieces of fabric or stitch on an appliqué; today’s quilter uses thread as an embellishment. Heidi Lund demonstrates free-motion dimensional leaves using thread, fabric and water-soluble stabilizer. Then it’s an easy trick for thread painting by first printing images on organza. Then join Joyce Drexler for a thread painting featuring script and a nature scene. Last up, Sue Hausmann uses software to add stippling to her quilt.
206 Fabric and Design:
The use of fabric and design is at the heart of your quilting projects. First, Claire Fenton uses images to create a unique background or as she says: “one mans rust is another’s dyeing material.” Then Andrea Bishop gives us a lesson importing scanned fabrics. Next Tina Givens demonstrates a formula for color selection in your projects from appliqué to patchwork. And finally Sue Hausmann shows us how to quilt a finished quilt with embroidery.
Learn what’s new in quilting on today’s show. First, learn how to combine needle felting with quilting for unique results. Next Rayna Gillman shows us how to turn outdated, or “ugly” fabric into an original design by screen printing with masking tape resist. Then Laura and Linda Kemshall return to explore how the world of digital stitching can be combined with traditional techniques for innovative quilt making. Last up is Sue Hausmann; today’s machine technique is quilting with decorative stitches from the quilting menu.
Quilting’s origin, in the use of scraps from clothing is the “original” green concept. In quilting today, this trend also manifests itself in different ways from recycling, to green products like bamboo batting, and even quilts with a green message. First is a delicious way to recycle by using the foil wrappers from chocolates to embellish cloths. Then Leslie Rego takes us on a fun, “flower power” journey through the sixties while we learn to fuse a large and striking floral design. Next, Susan Lucky Shie has a tutorial on air brushing with an emphasis on writing. Last up is tying a quilt using bar tacking over bows and yarn with Sue Hausmann.
209 Photo Images:
On today’s show we’ve harnessed the energy of technology and applied it to our quilts. First we learn to take, alter and print one-of-a-kind images to create a fabric book. Then special guest Wen Redmond shows how to use a printer and your imagination to create 3D holographic pictures in fabric. To finish up, Sue Hausmann uses computer technology right in her sewing machine to free motion quilt.
210 Graphic Elements:
Just about any design can be considered a graphic element. In particular the collage trend has its roots in graphic design where words are used for both their meaning and their appearance. First up, Laura and Linda Kemshall are back to describe how they work their creative ideas out in sketchbooks long before they turn to cloth. Next Beth Wheeler creates an artists canvas with a kaleidoscope image. Then meet Marinda Stewart for a demonstration of fusing on paper with liquid thread and crystals. Finally on our machine quilting segment, Sue Hausmann explores channel quilting and decorative stitches.
211 Paints and Dyes:
Perhaps one of the most exciting additions to the quilting market has been paints and dyes. We’ve opened the door to dyeing our own fabrics; creating one of a kind hand painted looks and added a whole new dimension of surface embellishment. First, learn how to over-dye fabric to make original designs. Then join Shelly Stokes for a demonstration on how to blend colors when stenciling images on your fabric. Then Jane Davila demonstrates a traditional Japanese printing technique called “gyotaku” using rubber replica fish and also discusses various methods of printing from nature. Last, on our machine basics lesson, Sue Hausmann shows us quilting with yarn.
KIS has become one of those popular catch phrases – keep it simple! There’s a time and place for intricate designs but it’s also important to keep it simple so that quilting will be something you can do every day. With the number and variety of quilting techniques available today, its easy to be overwhelmed, so today we’ll learn how to keep it simple for better results. Then Andrea Bishop returns to demonstrate the symmetry tool; software and your computer can be a real time saver. Then we’ve invited Shelly Stokes back. She’ll teach us to “see’ the design elements in your fabric or quilt so that they can be easily repeated with freezer paper stencils and paint sticks. Then Sue Hausmann's lesson is all about frame quilting.
Whether you’re a beginner quilter or a seasoned pro; it’s always a good lesson to start with the basics. First, we’re creating and organizing a recipe box to keep your favorite methods at hand, plus we’ll review the “Top Ten” notions, no quilter should be without. Then its basics with Linda Kemshall. She explains color and contrast by showing how the right color of thread can completely change the appearance of your quilt. Then it’s a quick fabric and paper printing tip. Next Judy Coates Perez takes the inside out with a nine patch quilt made from painted batting. Last up is Sue Hausmann and taking your quilting to the next level with a quilting frame and time saving tools.
Running Time: 5 hr 48 min
Region: Region 1 (US and Canada Only)