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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 #1404
Inspired By Nature
There are so many plants and animals giving us patterns, colors and simply inspiring us to create. Fiber artist Sue Reno talks about finding creative inspiration in her environment; her work features native plants, as well as images of animal skeletons. Close inspection of nature is also evident in the work of Jane Sassaman's quilts. She shows how to abstract plant images and use them in your quilts.
28 minutes long
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Thu Sep 25th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1405
Focus On Feet
Sewing machine feet can make all the difference when you quilt. Catherine Redford uses a walking foot to quilt a beautiful contemporary table runner and placemats. Sarah Ann Smith explains how to get started with free-motion quilting, and explains all the basics, including feet.
28 minutes long
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Thu Oct 2nd @ 8:00 am

Episode #1406
Designing Women
Learn the secrets of designing your own fabric on today's show. Jane Sassaman explains the complex process of creating designs for a major fabric company. Rebekah Meier demonstrates several surface design techniques using stencils, found items, and painting techniques to help create your own unique fabrics. And Luana Rubin talks about curating a new line of fabrics by members of SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates - called "Urban Textures."
28 minutes long
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Thu Oct 9th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1407
Everything Old Is New Again
Today we look back in time for inspiration. Karen Gloeggler's obsession with writer Jane Austen got even stronger when she discovered that Jane was a quilter, too! Learn how to make a beautiful pin-tucked fabric piece for Karen's "Persuasion" quilt. Catherine Redford teaches how to make the clamshell pattern, an old-fashioned English paper piecing favorite, and embellish it with big stitching. Cheryl Sleboda's tie-dyeing method, which uses ink pens, will take you back to the groovy 1960s.
28 minutes long
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Thu Oct 16th @ 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

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 #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 #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


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

Episode #1403
Ribbon and Floss
Have you noticed the beautiful designer ribbons available these days? Jane Sassaman demonstrates how to make lovely ribbon rosettes to wear as a pin, or use as an embellishment. Susan Brubaker Knapp's technique of using simple embroidery and then free-motion machine work brings out the personality of special fabrics. Carrie Bloomston's pillows feature inspirational words and motifs make with silk sari ribbon.
28 minutes long
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Thu Sep 18th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1402
Groovy Gifts
Looking for a great handmade gift? Sarah Ann Smith's Inside-Out Bag features an easy zipper and machine applique technique. Lyric Montgomery Kinard's Sketchpad Slipcover makes a thoughtful gift. Susan Brubaker Knapp shows how to make a simple cuff that can be hand or machine embellished to suit the personality of its recipient.
28 minutes long
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Thu Sep 11th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1401
Find Your Inner Artist
Searching for ways to harness your creativity? Susan Brubaker Knapp talks about using photography to jumpstart your creative process. Vivika DeNegre shares some creative entries in Quilting Arts' "How Does Your Garden Grow" Challenge. And "creativity enabler" Carrie Bloomston shows ways to use an idea or prompt, such as a saying, to get started on a project.
28 minutes long
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Thu Sep 4th @ 8:00 am

Episode #813
Outlandish Quilts
A touch of whimsy, personal causes, writing, and just over the top ideas characterize this show. Susan Shie is first on location with Pokey. They travel all over the exhibit floor viewing some imaginative quilts with lots of personality just like the artists that created them. Then, Pokey demonstrates how to create whimsical stitched brooches. Last, meet the experts from the International Quilt Association on location.
28 minutes long
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Thu Aug 28th @ 8:00 am

Episode #812
Landscape Quilting
This show explores landscape quilting. First, Judith Trager shares her tips and techniques for collaged and fused landscape quilts. Next, Ana Buzzalino uses resist paint techniques with discharge paste and dyes to create still life projects. Award winning quilter Noriko Endo is on location with her landscape quilts in the last segment.
28 minutes long
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Thu Aug 21st @ 8:00 am

Episode #811
Quilts Gone Wild
Three designers who think outside the box, using interesting materials for their art quilt designs are featured on this show. In the first segment, Mary Pal creates stitched portraits using cheese cloth. Then, Pokey paints designs on leather. Last, on location Cheryl Sleboda has a lesson incorporating led lights into a quilt design.
28 minutes long
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Thu Aug 14th @ 8:00 am

Episode #810
Design
This show features three artists discussing the ways they find inspiration for their design ideas. First, Diane Rusin Doran demonstrates a practical approach to quilting that includes using the computer. She creates a clutch purse featuring a digital design for appliqued imager. Then, Mary Pal shares her unique painting method for creating landscape quilts. Maria Elkins is featured in the last segment on location. She discusses color theory.
28 minutes long
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Thu Aug 7th @ 8:00 am

Episode #809
Mixed-media Quilting
Mixed-media opens up so many possibilities for creating unique art quilt designs. In the first segment, Jennifer Solon demonstrates her mixed media collages using hand dyed textiles, papers, stitching, and paint. Next, Jane LaFazio teaches how to machine needle felting for stitched works of art. Last, Lisa Kerpoe uses everyday objects and a brayer to create textured silk fabric using everyday objects and a brayer on silk.
28 minutes long
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Thu Jul 31st @ 8:00 am

Episode #808
Plethora of Patchwork
Contemporary colors and fabrics are giving a whole new look to patchwork. First, Nancy Odom demonstrates piecing with your iron to create your own patchwork fabric. Then, Vivika Hansen DeNegre shows how to create a table runner using a top stitch method and innovative linear design. Last, the show is on location with Maria Elkins. She demonstrates silhouette portraits.
28 minutes long
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Thu Jul 24th @ 8:00 am


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