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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 #1204
It's All in The Technique
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.
28 minutes long
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Thu Dec 25th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1205
The Quilting Lifestyle
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.
28 minutes long
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Thu Jan 1st @ 8:00 am

Episode #1206
Pets
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.
28 minutes long
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Thu Jan 8th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1207
On Display
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.
28 minutes long
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Thu Jan 15th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1208
Mixed Media
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!
28 minutes long
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Thu Jan 22nd @ 8:00 am

Episode #1209
Functional Quilting
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.
28 minutes long
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Thu Jan 29th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1210
Quilting On The Go
First is Vanessa Christenson creating fast fabric flowers to embellish pillows or baby quilts. Then, Heather Jones is featured in a segment on the scrappy quilting movement - learn more about it and its premise of moving quickly. Finally, we feature the concept "on the go" literally - with functional quilter Debbie Grifka and a car trash bag.
28 minutes long
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Thu Feb 5th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1211
Quilting in 3d
By nature the quilt sandwich of batting, fabric and thread creates dimension. Part of the allure of contemporary quilting is that we take dimension one step further with surface design. Barbara Schneider starts out with 3D leaf quilts. This is true three dimensional fiber art - a lesson in shape, texture, light and shadow. Then, Lynn Krawczyk has a 3D project and fabric covered pins. Finally, Vanessa Christenson has a demonstration of ruffles. Learn the different types of ruffles based on number.
28 minutes long
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Thu Feb 12th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1212
Viewpoint
What does an artist see and what is their viewpoint in developing a quilt or quilted project? First, Dianne Springer shares her perspective regarding functionality. She endeavors to cover everything around her with quilts and looks for easy ideas that meet the functionality of the item. Her project is an interchangeable mailbox cover she titled "Manic mailbox". Then, Barbara Schneider has a lesson on creating water quilts and the progression from photo to quilted interpretation. Last, Sophie Rubin shares her viewpoint from the eye of a child as she discusses quilts from around the world with host Pokey Bolton.
28 minutes long
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Thu Feb 19th @ 8:00 am


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

Episode #1203
Daily Quilt Routine
Our motto is make time for contemporary quilting every day. First is artist Marlene Glickman. She shows how to create a daily record in fabric, by making a small collage made from scrappy bits and pieces mounted on fusible fleece and free motion quilted. Next, artist Ana Buzzalino demonstrates a hand embroidery technique using an electric needle. Then, Cheryl Sleboda shares a concept called the weekly quilts showcase. Learn how Cheryl uses her small weekly quilt series to stay inspired and keep creating every day.
28 minutes long
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Thu Dec 18th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1202
Quilting Around The House
Art quilts are not just for hanging on the wall. Contemporary quilting can be found all around the house. We begin with guest artist Sue Bleiweiss as she adds a touch of whimsy to your table with a house themed table runner. Then, meet Cheryl Sleboda and a scrap buster project. Since quilters can make a cover for just about anything - why not an artful air freshener cozy? Last is designer Debbie Grifka and a quick project. We're making contemporary coasters.
28 minutes long
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Thu Dec 11th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1201
Paint a Picture
We combine artist and quilter with amazing results. Appearing first is Ana Buzzalino. She starts out with simple landscapes created with stitch and paint. You'll learn how to cut and sew shallow curves without marking or pinning and then move on to the design, quilting and finally, painting of your landscape. Next is Cheryl Sleboda and simple cartooning for quilters. This is a demonstration on how to draw a cartoon face - even if you have no drawing skills, and then how to turn the fusible pieces into a quilt. We close with Judy Coates Perez and how to paint gradations on fabric with textile paints.
28 minutes long
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Thu Dec 4th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1413
Super Cute!
Learn Julie Creus' clever way to turn fabric and interfacing into a folding gift box perfect for money, gift cards, or love notes! Carrie Bloomston builds a fabric collage that preserves a child's special piece of artwork. Margie Ullery teaches fusing basics while making a cute wall hanging.
28 minutes long
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Thu Nov 27th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1412
Back To Basics
Today's episode features back to basic tips and more controlled, traditional techniques. Catherine Redford constructs a little quilt from traditional Square-in-a-Square blocks using a paper foundation for accuracy. Sarah Ann Smith takes the guesswork out of choosing the right needle for the thread you want to use.
28 minutes long
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Thu Nov 20th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1411
Dye and Marble
Don't be intimidated about dyeing fabric. Cheryl Sleboda shares a technique for marbling fabric using shaving cream and inks. Linda Friedman achieves the look of hand-dyed fabrics by applying inks with a pipette, and then setting the color in the microwave. Susie Krage discusses how to use Shibori techniques to dye cotton fabric creating amazing looks.
28 minutes long
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Thu Nov 13th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1410
Quilting Medley
Today's program is a quilt medley - three very different techniques but all resulting in a beautiful project. Vivika DeNegre shows how to make a nest using scraps of fabric, paper, and ephemera. Author Linda Hahn's new book takes the New York Beauty block to new heights; she demonstrates an easy way to make this seemingly complicated block. Artist Sue Reno shares some of her work, which includes cyanotype, collagraph, and heliographic printing. She also demonstrates the amazing echo quilting that is a hallmark of her work.
28 minutes long
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Thu Nov 6th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1409
Fun and Easy
Just because a project is small doesn't mean you can't learn a new technique. Learn several fabric manipulation techniques while crafting Julie Creus' colorful Buttercup Brooch. Lyric Montgomery Kinard shows how much fun it is to stack beads to make fringe or loops, or in a beaded bezel that can be used to attach an embellishment onto your quilt. Vivika DeNegre demonstrates a fast and easy mug rug.
28 minutes long
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Thu Oct 30th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1408
Felt It!
Curious about felting? Two guests share different approaches to this fun surface design process. Sue Reno's river-themed quilts feature felted layers using fabric, silk scraps and roving to add movement to her work. Rebekah Meier calls her felting technique "Mixed Media Freestyle Needle-Felting." She makes a sandwich of a felt base; paper towels (or napkins) trapped between silk, then needle-felts, and does free-motion stitching and handwork.
28 minutes long
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Thu Oct 23rd @ 8:00 am


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