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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 #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

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 #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 #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 #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 #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


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

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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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


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