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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 #1001
Modern Day Quilting
Contemporary quilters are redefining just what modern means. First, Heather Jones presents a scrappy contemporary log cabin pillow with a modern quilt aesthetic. Then, meet Deborah Boschert for illuminated letters-using text as a design element for one-of-a-kind quilts. She presents a technique for creating monograms and initial letters out of foil paper. We finish up with expert Ana Buzzalino for the first of her machine quilting tutorials. Today she reviews accessories that make machine quilting easier.
28 minutes long
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Thu Jun 4th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1002
Experimental Quilting and Surface Design
This episode introduces some experimental concepts using both thread and paint. Ellen Anne Eddy starts out with a demonstration of free-motion bobbin work with hand-dyed and metallic threads. Then, meet Marcia Derse as she shows us resist dyeing techniques for creating unique fabric designs with infinite color combinations: first is monoprinting, and then she shows over-dyeing with thickened dyes. Finally, it's lesson 2 with Ana Buzzalino: tips and tricks to make free-motion machine quilting easier.
28 minutes long
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Thu Jun 11th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1003
Make It Work!
How do you make your quilting work? What determines if all of the elements come together in a harmonious way? This episode looks at some of the ways to have a finished project where all of the "pieces" come together! First, Helen Gregory shares a patchwork computer bag-it's the choice of fabric that makes this project work. Next, Deborah Boschert offers a lesson on combining a linear background composition with organic shapes in stitch or paint-two very different elements that "work". Finally, Ana Buzzalino provides another machine stitching lesson: how to make perfect free-motion feathers.
28 minutes long
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Thu Jun 18th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1004
Free-motion Work
Free-motion stitching is a favorite topic for art quilters; unique thread patterns are an all-important layer in contemporary quilting. We begin with Ellen Anne Eddy and her free-motion techniques for making flower motifs. She's making pattern-free embellished flowers with free-motion applique stitching. Then, meet Lindsey Murray for some of the best quilt storage and organization tips for both your machine and your studio. Finally, Ana Buzzalino presents lesson 4 of our free-motion stitching tutorials: using a basic free-motion machine quilting design in different configurations for interesting effects.
28 minutes long
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Thu Jun 25th @ 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

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 #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 #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


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

Episode #1513
A Little of This, a Little of That
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.
28 minutes long
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Thu May 28th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1512
Let's Try It!
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.
28 minutes long
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Thu May 21st @ 8:00 am

Episode #1511
Pins and Pinning
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!
28 minutes long
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Thu May 14th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1510
Shows and Exhibitions
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.
28 minutes long
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Thu May 7th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1509
Fast and Fun Gifts
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.
28 minutes long
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Thu Apr 30th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1508
Fabric Fun
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.
28 minutes long
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Thu Apr 23rd @ 8:00 am

Episode #1507
Memory-keeping
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.
28 minutes long
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Thu Apr 16th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1506
On The Surface #2
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.
28 minutes long
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Thu Apr 9th @ 8:00 am

Episode #1505
Be Your Own Designer
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.
28 minutes long
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Thu Apr 2nd @ 8:00 am


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