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Quilting Arts

Grade Levels: 13+
Next Airing: Thu, Dec 8th, 2022 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.


  • Layers

    Today's guests add depth and dimension to their artwork by building their quilted compositions one layer at a time. Lea McComas creates her complex quilts by adding elements from background to foreground, stitching each layer before adding the next. Heidi Zielinski creates pieced strata from short strips, paying attention to basic design principles as she makes her work.

    Next Airing: Thu, Dec 8th, 2022 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 11/7/2022 to 11/6/2025
  • Slicing and Dicing

    Technology plays a role in this episode as Valerie Goodwin works with a laser cutter to precisely cut fabric for her intricate map quilts. Next, Margaret Abramshe reinvents her less-than-favorite quilts by isolating focal images, cutting them apart, and assembling the pieces into entirely new works.

    Next Airing: Thu, Dec 15th, 2022 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 11/14/2022 to 11/13/2025
  • Creating Transparency

    Artistry is enhanced by the depth and complexity achieved through transparency. Helen Parsons mixes translucent layers of fabric paint using acrylic craft paint and textile medium for her work. Valerie Goodwin creates collages by layering sheer and opaque fabrics and adding hand stitching.

    Next Airing: Thu, Dec 22nd, 2022 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 11/21/2022 to 11/20/2025
  • Exploring The Quilted Stitch

    Artistry abounds when art quilters stitch and sew by machine! Margaret Abramshe uses her knowledge of the human facial structure to guide her quilting and create contour lines. Next, using a longarm machine, Carolina Asmussen introduces couching work into free-motion quilting.

    Next Airing: Thu, Dec 29th, 2022 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:59
    Usage rights: 11/28/2022 to 11/27/2025
  • Back to Art School

    It's back to school-art school, that is!-for refreshers in creativity that every artist can use. Lea McComas demonstrates how using a single point of perspective creates depth in her compositions. Next, Barbara Yates Beasley focuses on creating realistic eyes.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jan 5th, 2023 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 12/5/2022 to 12/4/2025
  • The Art of Being An Artist

    Meaningful artwork comes from thoughtful expression. Launa Rubin discusses the importance of creating quilts with powerful messages. Next, host Susan Brubaker Knapp demonstrates how she creates quick, custom artwork that enables her to reach a wider audience.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jan 12th, 2023 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 12/12/2022 to 12/11/2025
  • Picture This!

    Taking great photos is the first step for these quilters. Barbara Yates Beasley shows how she creates patterns from photographs for pet portrait quilts. Helen Parsons explains how she photographs her subjects for her art quilts, with tips on layout, lighting, and composition.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jan 19th, 2023 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 12/19/2022 to 12/18/2025
  • Let's Go!

    Travel can have an enormous influence on the work of any artist. Luana Rubin shares some of the great quilts she saw at Quilt Canada 2022. Valerie Goodwin uses the map as a jumping off place for her art and explains how she creates map-themed art with a sense of place.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jan 26th, 2023 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 12/26/2022 to 12/25/2025
  • Contemporary Applique

    Mastering new techniques takes time and practice. This episode features Carolina Asmussen's machine quilting, which pairs raw-edge applique with floral free-motion for a contemporary look. In addition, learn from Denise Labadie how mixing applique styles can create realistic stone textures.

    Next Airing: Thu, Feb 2nd, 2023 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 1/2/2023 to 1/1/2026
  • Paint and Dye

    Art quilters explore many ways of applying color to fabric. Helen Parson's "paints" are actually finely cut strips of fabric that she stitches with thread. Artist Valerie White showcases basic techniques for transferring images using disperse dyes.

    Next Airing: Thu, Feb 9th, 2023 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 1/9/2023 to 1/8/2026
  • Surface Design Sampler

    Pattern your own cloth with surface design! Valerie White creates texture with oil paints in a solid stick form to create texture and visual interest. Denise Labadie makes the stone fabrics in her work using paints and resists.

    Next Airing: Thu, Feb 16th, 2023 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 1/16/2023 to 1/15/2026
  • Artful Imagery

    There are many ways to apply imagery to a piece of quilted art. Lea McComas teaches her method for re-sizing human figures within a composition, so each appears in correct proportion. Heidi Zielinski uses paint to stamp imagery onto fabric or directly onto quilt tops to incorporate motifs without drawing.

    Next Airing: Thu, Feb 23rd, 2023 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 1/23/2023 to 1/22/2026
  • Exploring Color

    Color is a big part of every artist's work. Denise Labadie's landscapes and skies are made with free-form strip piecing that create what she calls "color complexity." Heidi Zielinski makes small collages that revolve around one color on the color wheel, and adds blending or contrasting stitching and beadwork.

    Next Airing: Thu, Mar 2nd, 2023 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 1/30/2023 to 1/29/2026
  • Bits and Pieces

    The last episode of Quilting Arts features marbling and dyeing. First is Melissa DeLisio showing creative ways to use marbled fabric. Then, Beth Schillig demonstrates dyeing quilt labels and bamboo socks.

    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 3/4/2021 to 3/2/2024
  • Imagery

    The first episode of the new season is about imagery. First, Karol Kusmaul creates collage compositions. Then, Sue King shows how to make enhanced cyanotypes. Learn the difference between wet and dry cyanotypes and how to enhance them with free motion.

    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 7/15/2021 to 7/14/2024
  • Layers

    Learn some new layering techniques on this episode. Beth Schillig demonstrates how to add couched fibers while you quilt. Then, Ann Rebele introduces painting on cotton with a wet-on-wet technique.

    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 7/29/2021 to 7/28/2024
  • Printing

    Learn about new and traditional printing techniques. First, Sue King uses serigraphy or screen printing. She shows how to create depth using surface design to build up layers of screen printing with both dyes and paints. Then, Sharon Wall has captured the illusive trout, using breakdown printing with thickened dye paste highlighted by free-motion stitching.

    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 2/25/2021 to 2/24/2024
  • Tried and True

    Our creative adventure includes revisiting some traditional techniques. First, Melissa DeLisio demonstrates traditional marbling. Then join Susan Brubaker Knapp for the best of free-motion motifs. Follow along with some of her favorite designs from past seasons.

    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 7/22/2021 to 7/21/2024