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Quilting Arts

Grade Levels: 13+
Next Airing: Thu, Dec 14th, 2017 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.


  • Portrait Quilts

    Today's quilt artists use applique to create compelling portraits. Textile artist Esterita Austin designs beautiful portraits with fabric and paints. Art quilter Vivika DeNegre incorporates her love of friends and family into her portrait quilts. Susan Brubaker Knapp has some tips for adjusting tension on your machine.

    Next Airing: Thu, Dec 14th, 2017 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 8/18/2016 to 8/17/2019
  • Scraps

    Inspiration often leaps out of the scrap pile and leads to beautiful designs. Improv quilt artist Victoria Findlay Wolfe creates with die cut shapes using her ample fabric collection. Leather quilt designer Cathy Wiggins uses scraps of leather to make amazing wall art. Esterita Austin creates colorful still-life designs with sheer fabrics.

    Next Airing: Thu, Dec 21st, 2017 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 8/25/2016 to 8/24/2019
  • Every Picture Tells A Story

    Every picture tells a story. Quilt artist Wendy Butler Berns captures the world in photographs and transforms them into brilliant quilts. Using a simple spiral shape, collage artist Susan Carlson combines solids, sheers and sparkles to create a bright, dynamic design.

    Next Airing: Thu, Dec 28th, 2017 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 9/1/2016 to 8/31/2019
  • Paint, Dye, Print

    Make it brighter, bolder and more colorful with paint, dye and printing. Whimsical art maker Joanne Sharpe embellishes whole cloth quilts with vivid, free-form painting and colorful stitching. Esterita Austin uses still-life artistry to create with sheer organza transfers. Mixed media artist Jane Davila prints with dye using sunlight.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jan 4th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 9/8/2016 to 9/7/2019
  • On The Edge

    Move out to the very edge of motifs and quilts. Contemporary realist Grace Errea shares a new technique for raw edge applique that doesn't fray. Author and innovator Renae Haddadin adds binding to quilts on the long arm. Artist Melissa Averinos creates a bold abstract design with raw edges.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jan 11th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 9/15/2016 to 9/14/2019
  • Design

    Each artist designs in a special way. Quilt innovator Grace Errea shares her technique for randomly piecing backgrounds. Free-style designer Frieda Anderson shows how to plot each step in the design process. Vivika DeNegre shares tips for successfully blocking a quilt.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jan 18th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 9/22/2016 to 9/21/2019
  • Birds of a Feather

    Nature explodes with inspiration for any artist. Unconventional quilter Wendy Butler Berns builds a textured bird's nest with fibers and threads. Combining vintage techniques with her love of nature, contemporary artist Susan Edmonson makes a charming nest full of little felted eggs.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jan 25th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 9/29/2016 to 9/28/2019
  • A Little Different

    Today's artists add texture and dimension with all sorts of materials. Spirited quilter Cathy Wiggins uses leather panels to create richly-textured garments and accessories. Textile artist Nancy Wick thread-paints and embellishes fabric on the long-arm machine to create a 3-D sculptured bowl.

    Next Airing: Thu, Feb 1st, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 10/6/2016 to 10/5/2019
  • Start with White

    Plain white fabric challenges even the most creative artist. Art maker Joanne Sharpe paints bold colors onto plain white fabric to create art textiles. Surface artist Lisa Chin captures the bright sunlight to create lush prints. Susan Brubaker Knapp shows how to select paints to create colors and effects.

    Next Airing: Thu, Feb 8th, 2018 at 4:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 10/13/2016 to 10/12/2019
  • Accessorize

    Artful accessories make a bold fashion statement. Long-arm quilter Renae Haddadin makes her statement with a trendy quilted bag. Surface designer Melissa Averinos works in 3-D to create a charming yo-yo brooch and other accessories.

    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 7/28/2016 to 7/27/2019
  • Freedom to Stitch

    Break loose. Celebrate artistic freedom with stitches. Artist and quilter Enid Gjelten Weichselbaum finds inspiration in architecture and floral images as she creates little works of art. Jenny Lyon starts out in free motion to create quilted bubbles, then breaks loose with lots more ways to sew circles.

    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 7/20/2017 to 7/19/2020
  • Go Big Or Go Home

    Enlarge a design to express its importance. Quilt artist Cathy Wiggins creates whole cloth quilts with leather. Susan Carlson tells how she made a large and ferocious collage in the life-size image of a 20-foot crocodile. Mixed media artist Jane Davila creates printing blocks and shares tips for planning motif repeats.

    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 7/21/2016 to 7/20/2019
  • The Embellished Stitch

    In the hands of the artist, the simple stitch creates bold designs. Long arm quilter Nancy Wick combines fabrics and fibers with a straight stitch to make wearable textiles. Art quilter Laura Wasilowski turns a simple sketch into colorful, textured embroidery. Susan Brubaker Knapp shows how to create even machine stitches.

    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 8/11/2016 to 8/10/2019
  • Transformations with Paint

    Transform the simple surface with paint. Fiber artist Sherry Kleinman brushes vibrant hues onto simple canvas and stitches it into an artistic wall hanging. World traveler and quilter Sarah Ann Smith uses paints and thermofax screens to enhance her fused and collaged art quilts.

    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 7/20/2017 to 7/19/2020
  • What Color Is Your Garden?

    Bright colors create excitement and make an impression that lingers. Improvisational quilter Victoria Findlay Wolfe creates dynamic floral designs as she shows how to piece Y-Seams. Fiber artist Lea McComas evaluates and chooses colors based on value.

    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 8/4/2016 to 8/3/2019



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