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Quilting Arts

Grade Levels: 13+
Website: http://www.quiltingartstv.com/
Next Airing: Thu, Aug 23rd, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV

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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.

Episodes:

  • Blow It Up

    We're exploding with new ideas. Small things are enlarged for powerful designs. MJ Kinman starts us out with bite- sized gems. You'll be amazed at what she sees as she looks into the facets of gemstones. Then, Maria Shell explores the idea of taking one regular size quilt block and instead of repeating the block to make a quilt; she enlarges it filling the block components with improvisational pieced bits.

    Next Airing: Thu, Aug 23rd, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 7/19/2018 to 7/18/2021
  • Pop It Up

    Quilt designs get popified by adding a clean-almost cartoon-quality to quilts with pop art. Laurie Ceesay is up first. She is influenced by pop art as she makes contemporary portrait quilts. The bold colors and piecing create an unforgettable portrait. Next, Mary McCauley shows us how to design and create a simple three-dimensional quilted pop-up; from patterns to fabric, and all of the steps in-between!

    Next Airing: Thu, Aug 30th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 7/19/2018 to 7/18/2021
  • Tech-Nique

    Ignite your creativity with a combination of technology and unique for tech-nique. Heidi Proffetty starts out with an intro to digital cutting and how to design using small pieces. Then learn all about eco printing with Lesley Riley. Cook up some exciting leaf prints on fabric and paper. Finally Vivika Hansen DeNegre has tips for using up your improv blocks and turning them into framed art.

    Next Airing: Thu, Sep 6th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 7/19/2018 to 7/18/2021
  • Embellish

    Embellishments take our quilts to the next level with a flash of creativity. We begin with Jane Davila and bohemian embellishments. Learn to make tassels two different ways and with a variety of materials. Tassels are a hot trend in home decor on globally inspired textiles. Then Laura Ceesay uses her bargain-hunting skills to visit discount stores as an innovative place to purchase quilt embellishments. Learn some unique aisles to visit!

    Next Airing: Thu, Sep 13th, 2018 at 4:01 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 7/19/2018 to 7/18/2021
  • Globally Inspired

    You could get out your suitcase and passport, but global inspiration comes to Quilting Arts! We begin with world traveler Luana Rubin and her insights into the Tokyo quilt scene. Handmade vs. hand sewn vs. machine quilting - what's the trend? Then it's a material matrix. Sandra Bruce gets her inspiration closer to home from American artist Chuck Close. She shares a new technique using grids on photos. Then finish up, literally, with some of Susan Brubaker Knapp's favorite tips for starting and stopping when you machine quilt.

    Next Airing: Thu, Sep 20th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 7/19/2018 to 7/18/2021
  • The Art of Being An Artist

    What makes a person an artist? Where does that spark first burn? There is an art to nurturing and fanning the embers of creativity. Susan Shie is back to inspire us by sharing her life's journey to becoming an artist. Then Jill Jensen takes a different type of journey as she describes her process of making a weekly quilt for 18 years! These small quilts include journaling on the back and illustrate a disciplined approach to being an artist. We finish with a return visit from Laurie Ceesay and a lesson on how to portray artists by stitching realistic hair in a portrait quilt.

    Next Airing: Thu, Sep 27th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 7/19/2018 to 7/18/2021
  • On The Edge

    Learn to live on the edge by seeing how important the edges are to your finished quilt and various edge finishes. Jane Davila starts us out with bespoke edges. They involve hand stitching, embroidery, and beading - along and over the finished edges. Next, it's a return visit from Sandra Bruce. She'll show how to match binding to the inside of a quilt.

    Next Airing: Thu, Oct 4th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 7/19/2018 to 7/18/2021
  • Great Gifts

    Often, quilting is for enjoyment or as an artistic endeavor, but it can also be the perfect gift! Plus the instant gratification of a small project is sometimes just what is needed to spark creativity! First is a return visit from Mary McCauley. Not only is she making a gift, but it just so happens to be a box. Learn how to make the pattern, and complete beautiful gift boxes. Then Susan Brubaker Knapp has a favorite small project - wooly felted pin cushions with embroidered flowers and succulents.

    Next Airing: Thu, Oct 11th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 7/19/2018 to 7/18/2021
  • Making Your Mark

    Make your mark with surface embellishments: use paints, stamps and other embellishments as surface design on your quilts. Maggie Vanderweit is first with simple stamps - that allow you to make a unique mark on the surface of your quilts. Then it's time for Lesley Riley and a lesson on wet cyan printing. Create magical works of art with leaves, the sun, and a splash of water. Vivika Hansen DeNegre rounds out the show with unique ways to attach embellishments with embroidery. Sometimes you want the thread to show and sometimes you don't!

    Next Airing: Thu, Oct 18th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 7/19/2018 to 7/18/2021
  • When Quilts Speak

    Quilts can convey a personal message. They can be as subtle or bold as the maker chooses. We begin with Luana Rubin and some special quilts that highlight wildlife with a breathtaking point of view. Artist Sandra Bruce shares a lesson on stitching words on your quilts. She has tips for choosing fonts, placement, and more. Then Vivika Hansen DeNegre is back with simple quilts and prayer flags that contain beautiful sentiments. They can have a powerful message for the maker and receiver.

    Next Airing: Thu, Oct 25th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 7/19/2018 to 7/18/2021
  • Prints

    Learn three methods for printing on quilts. First, Jane Davila pulls out all of the stops with a myriad of paints, sprays and stencils and just as many surfaces, from fabric to canvas. It's a virtual color explosion. Then Vivika Hansen DeNegre is back for an overprinting tutorial. Gel printing on white fabric is the norm, but why not add interest by adding layers of texture and color to enliven a dull or muted print? Up last is Jill Jensen and linoleum block printing. Learn the steps, from drawing the design to transferring the image to a plate, then carving, inking and printing!

    Next Airing: Thu, Nov 1st, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 7/19/2018 to 7/18/2021
  • The Inside Scoop

    Learn the inside scoop on all things quilting. Up first, Cindy Grisdela shares the secrets of the art show circuit and how to get your quilts noticed. Next, Maria Shell has insider tips for using a sewing machine, a girl's best friend. Be the best piecer and quilter you can by learning about common sewing machine features and how to use them. Finally, Susan Brubaker Knapp shares one of her favorite tips for improving your free-motion quilting; it all begins with preprinted panels!

    Next Airing: Thu, Nov 8th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 7/19/2018 to 7/18/2021
  • Applique Three Ways

    Applique adds color, texture and dimension. Adventurous quilter Ellen Linder appliques by machine using double - reverse applique. Surface designer Heidi Lund transfers, presses and fuses raw edge images to create an applique wall hanging. Host Susan Brubaker Knapp shares her favorite needle-turn applique tips.

    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 3/9/2017 to 3/7/2020
  • Borders and Finishing

    Roll it, trim it, fold it, frame it and sew. Leni Weiner, fabric collage artist, shows how to finish quilts with rolled and stitched edges. She also uses stretcher bars to turn art quilts into wall hangings. By varying scale and adding random surprises, artist and teacher Wendy Butler Berns pieces a colorful quilt border.

    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 3/23/2017 to 3/21/2020
  • Color It Beautiful

    Color speaks its own language. Art maker Joanne Sharpe takes the coloring book craze into the quilt world with brightly-colored letters and shapes. Author and artist Melissa Averinos creates watercolor fabrics using colored ink blocks. Vintage art lover Teresa Shippy creates original fabric designs with embossed tin tiles and acrylic paints.

    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 4/6/2017 to 4/4/2020
  • Enhancing The Surface

    For the artist, a blank surface is an invitation to create. Author and teacher Mary Lou-Donahue Weidman embellishes quilts with beads, buttons, jewelry and found objects. Quilt artist Ana Buzzalino adds glitter and shine to her quilts using metal leaf.

    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 3/16/2017 to 3/14/2020
  • Fiber Frolic

    It's fun to play with fabric and fiber. Surface embellishment artist Heidi Lund crinkles, embroiders and stitches an underwater landscape inspired by a seashore frolic. Mixed media artist Susan Lenz molds yarn and fabric into fiber vessels and fills them with conceptual objects. She creates small fabric sculptures, too.

    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 3/30/2017 to 3/28/2020
  • Imagery

    One of the icons of contemporary quilting, Susan Shie, offers a sneak peek into her sketchbook as she invites us to forget about the rules and draw with the innocence of a child. Then meet Jill Jensen, a master of free motion. Her stitching enhances the imagery and is used to emphasize parts of the printed image and create motion. Host Susan Brubaker Knapp ends the episode with a simplified batik process that uses a tjanting to trace the design with soy wax. She then adds color and finally removes the wax.

    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 7/19/2018 to 7/18/2021
  • Quilts from Start to Finish

    Start and finish every quilt with artistic flair. Working with collage, artist Ellen Lindner shows how she considers focal points balance and composition when designing quilts. Mixed media artist Susan Lenz uses buttons and blanket stitches instead of traditional binding to finish her quilts artistically.

    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 4/13/2017 to 4/11/2020

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