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Quilting Arts
Genre: How-to
Quilting Arts promises a new look for quilting television, with something for everyone who loves quilting. The show combines basic traditional quilt techniques every quilter needs to know with contemporary art designs and techniques. Host Patricia (Pokey) Bolton, invites quilt artists each week into her studio to share their expertise. She opens each show with a short feature relating to the show's theme. Tech savvy quilters will love the weekly digital segments. Also featured on each show is Sue Hausmann in a machine quilting segment.

Below is a list of broadcasts scheduled to air in the next 60 days on any of our three channels.

Episode #1601
Design and Stitch
Tiny lines add depth and character. Improvisational quilt artist Pat Pauly shows how to add a linear quality to quilt designs by including beautifully pieced thin lines. Art quilter Nysha Oren Nelson designs a double-sided quilt with two different points of view, as he creates one on each side.
28 minutes long
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Thu Sep 3rd @ 8:00 am

Episode #1602
Let's Take It Slow
Let's take it slow. Lynn Krawczyk explores artful wool felt color studies with hand stitching. Mark Lipinski, who is at the forefront of the "Slow Stitching Movement", explains the philosophy of the movement, and why it is important to slow down when quilting.
28 minutes long
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Thu Sep 10th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1603
Beads and Sequins
Beads add color, dimension and sparkle to handwork and quilts. Catherine Redford demonstrates how to make fancy beaded edges on a pin cushion. Jane LaFazio shows how to make small hand-stitched works of art with lots of beads and sequins. Learn from Susan Brubaker Knapp about how to machine stitch strings of beads on to quilts.
28 minutes long
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Thu Sep 17th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1604
Color It Beautifully
The colors chosen reflect the inner artist. Nysha Oren Nelson shows how applying color after stitching highlights the quilting and the dimension of designs. Artist Desiree Habicht demonstrates techniques for blending and layering colors with colored pencils. Julia Wood prepares hexagon motifs for hand and machine applique.
28 minutes long
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Thu Sep 24th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1605
The Artistic Touch
Artists love to experiment with various mediums. Enid Gjelten Weichselbaum creates reusable silkscreens with organza and iron-on vinyl. Textile artist Cecile Whatman demonstrates a multitude of techniques while making background fabric for an art quilt with non-traditional media.
28 minutes long
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Thu Oct 1st @ 8:00 am

Episode #1606
Fabric and Fabrications
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.
28 minutes long
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Thu Oct 8th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1607
Make It Special
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.
28 minutes long
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Thu Oct 15th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1608
Paint It!
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.
28 minutes long
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Thu Oct 22nd @ 8:00 am

Episode #1609
Grab Bag
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.
28 minutes long
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Thu Oct 29th @ 8:00 am


This list includes any broadcasts that aired in the past 2 months on any of our three channels.

Episode #1013
Colorful Illusions
We often explore different ways to create unique surface effects with paints or dyes, and this episode's designers share some very interesting ways to add and take away color. First, Jo Fitsell presents a fabric marbling technique using stencils. Next, Jeannie Palmer Moore is back with a lesson on preserving the white! She shows us how to do resists on fabric using screen printing ink and then she brushes on color using dyes. We end today's show with another "Save my UFO" segment, where Pokey offers some ideas on saving an unfinished quilt.
28 minutes long
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Thu Aug 27th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1012
Artfully Pieced
This episode looks at piecing and how we put together our fabric and color elements to create an artfully pieced quilt. It seems like such a simple concept but it's a new way of looking at your quilt. Kathleen Loomis starts us out with a lesson on piecing in art quilting. Follow her expert guidance for a new direction to take. Then, returning guest Ana Buzzalino takes us from sketch to stitch. She uses free-motion machine quilting to stitch vignettes from sketches and photographs. Finally, we have another edition of unfinished quilts and some ideas for finishing in our UFO segment.
28 minutes long
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Thu Aug 20th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1011
It's One-of-a-kind!
One of the trademark characteristics of art and artists is uniqueness. Artists pride themselves on taking a personal approach to the artistic process. This results in work that reflects their personality and is one-of-a-kind. Jo Fitsell is our first artist. She shares fabric marbling techniques to create layered and organic effects. Then, meet Jeannie Palmer Moore as she creates a unique canvas for the addition of color. Finally, Ana Buzzalino gives one final machine quilting lesson: using stencils as an aid for free-motion work.
28 minutes long
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Thu Aug 13th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1010
Art Meets Stitch
This episode looks at thread and stitch and their impact on projects. Rebecca Kemp Brent starts us out with a small drawstring bag. All sorts of stitching is prominent, from the machine-embroidered redwork designs to the enhancements with needle felting, punch needle work, ribbon embroidery, and beading. Then, Rayna Gillman is back for a return visit featuring her slicing techniques with hand-printed fabrics to create free-form strip sets. Finally we have another returning guest: Jane Davila gives a lesson on combining stitch, fabric, and paper.
28 minutes long
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Thu Aug 6th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1009
It's a Color Conundrum
Color has the ability to change the look and focus of a quilt, especially when it comes to fabric choices. Our guests on this episode change or modify their initial fabric choice for a brand new look. We begin with Rayna Gillman and a fabric makeover. She shows us how to print on cloth that needs a little help, with the express purpose of slicing it up and using in a free-form quilt. Then, meet color expert Judy Coates Perez for an overview of 500 color recipes. She's creating custom recipes for dyeing fabric based on the weight of the fabric and water to dye ratio. Finally Michele Muska creates felted placemats with Dresden and double wedding ring shapes in a traditional color palette.
28 minutes long
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Thu Jul 30th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1008
Stitch, Quilt, and Finish
It's hard to define the common elements of an art quilt, but at the most basic level all have stitching, quilting, and finishing plus the added element of a contemporary attitude. This episode begins with a segment taped on location with Valori Wells: fabric designer, sewer, and quilter. She presents a modern quilt featuring paint, embroidery, machine stitching, and specialty fabric-for an integrated design. Then, Luana Rubin, trend expert and chair holder in the Color Marketing Group, returns to the show. Learn about two key trends in the industry today. We finish up-literally-with Jane Davila who shares edge-finishing techniques involving stitch, machine decorative stitching, and stitch and paint-all suitable for small quilts.
28 minutes long
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Thu Jul 23rd @ 8:00 am

Episode #1007
Paint and Dye
One key element of quilt design is fabric. Learn to create your own fabrics with paints and dyes for truly one-of-a-kind patterns. First, Marcia Derse begins with techniques for painting fabrics with silk screening paints. Hand painting fabric creates intimate marks and layers of color. Then, we move to unique postcards with Marlene Glickman. They feature dyed sheers, silks, and collaged fabrics. Finally, we move to another method of fabric manipulation with Michele Muska and machine needle felting. She creates felted trees of roving, yarn, and wool onto a premade red tree skirt.
28 minutes long
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Thu Jul 16th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1006
Creative Quilting
Every once in a while we need to jump-start our creativity. Maybe it's finding a new source of inspiration or a new supply, and sometimes it's as simple as learning a new technique. This episode does all three. First it's simple shibori with Jeannie Palmer Moore: learn the art of resist painting. Then, meet Jane Davila. She creates watercolor-like quilts with free-motion stitching. We end today with the first of our UFOs-those unfinished projects in need of a little inspiration.
28 minutes long
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Thu Jul 9th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1005
Quilts at Play
Quilting is all about having fun-don't take yourself or your quilting too seriously. We begin with Heather Jones as she stretches her improvisational piecing skills with an easy wall hanging. Then, Deborah Boschert is back to create a sheer silhouette over a dramatic fabric background with free-motion stitching and clever layering of materials. We finish up with Sophie and Luana Rubin for a youthful perspective on the process of learning to quilt.
28 minutes long
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Thu Jul 2nd @ 8:00 am


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