Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting
|Next Airing:||Thu, Jun 30th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV|
Marianne Fons & daughter, Mary Fons, showcase their passion for quilting through in-depth demonstrations on a variety of quilting topics. Beginner or expert, viewers with a love of quilting will be inspired by their tips, designs and techniques.
Vintage quilts can be a great source of inspiration for a quilter. Marianne took on the challenge to re-create a 1940s Victory Quilt design using more modern methods of cutting and piecing.
Next Airing: Thu, Jun 30th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 9/8/2014 to 9/7/2017
There are dozens of "traditional" quilt block designs. This episode features a quilt that uses one of those blocks - the Fons & Porter Pickle Dish Template Set makes the cutting and piecing of this block more enjoyable. Mary and Marianne Fons will guide you through the construction of the block, with tips that make your patchwork trouble-free.
Next Airing: Thu, Jul 7th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 6/13/2016 to 6/12/2019
When you find a block pattern you love, does it also have a "sister" block? We will define the term and show you how to creatively design a quilt using that as your inspiration. Patrick and AnneMarie Chany discuss color choices, techniques and arrangement of patchwork-all decisions we address in this episode.
Next Airing: Thu, Jul 14th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 6/20/2016 to 6/19/2019
Dressed-Up Patchwork: Piecing with Alternative Fabrics
Creating an original quilt, sometimes takes in a different direction. As quilters we work with cotton fabrics a majority of the time. Have you been curious about all the other fabrics available, denim, velvet, taffeta, and knits just to name a few. Can they be used in quilts? If so, what type of quilts and how do we approach them successfully. Patrick is joined by Jerry Granata an award winning quilter who teaches us the methods for working with alternative fabrics.
Next Airing: Thu, Jul 21st, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 6/27/2016 to 6/26/2019
Striking designs are created through a variety of methods. In this episode Patrick and Nancy McNally will examine the fun of working with batiks, the steps taken in paper foundation piecing and the way to create a secondary design with sashing choices. Techniques and tips for quilters at all levels of experience.
Next Airing: Thu, Jul 28th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 7/4/2016 to 7/3/2019
Freshly Pieced Vegetables
Quilters love to find ways to surround themselves with art. The kitchen, being a place we spend a large portion of our time, is the perfect place to show off a "little" pieced project. Mary and Kelly Bowser will teach you techniques for paper foundation piecing that can be used for fanciful, garden-inspired kitchen accessories.
Next Airing: Thu, Aug 4th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 7/11/2016 to 7/10/2019
Picnic In Provence
Classics are always eye catching and Picnic in Provence is definitely a classic. Patrick and his guests Joanie Holton and Melanie Greseth will discuss the construction of this diagonal set quilt, demonstrate their applique method and provide tips for finishing your quilt like a pro.
Next Airing: Thu, Aug 11th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 7/18/2016 to 7/17/2019
New Hampshire Nights
Quilters collect fabrics that "speak" to them. Marianne loves to collect reproduction prints and tiny shirting prints. When combined they create a soothing, classic quilt. Inspired by a house quest from New Hampshire the quilt was sashed with stars from the night sky.
Next Airing: Thu, Aug 18th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 7/25/2016 to 7/24/2019
Our quilts reflect the experiences of our lives. The autumn season turns our attention quilting as the nights become cool and the leaves begin to take on the colors of fall. Autumn Starshine is a great example of capturing that fall palette. Patrick and Lynette Jensen will present techniques for making star blocks, piecing perfect borders and a beautiful binding.
Next Airing: Thu, Aug 25th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 8/1/2016 to 7/31/2019
Red, White and Gratitude
Appreciation can be shown in a variety of ways. A quilt is a heartfelt way to show your thanks to the service men and women who have and are serving in the armed forces. Mary and Marianne will take you through the construction of patchwork that can be used in variety of setting, to honor our American veterans.
Next Airing: Thu, Sep 1st, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 8/8/2016 to 8/7/2019
Quilting with An Accent: Embellishment Techniques
Quilt tops can be seen as a canvas. Our patchwork can be enhanced and accented, becoming a new creation. Mary and her guest Jerry discuss sewing machine needles, threads and techniques for generating a secondary layer - quilting that adds dimension and interest to our patchwork.
Next Airing: Thu, Sep 8th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 8/15/2016 to 8/14/2019
String Me Along
Quilter's always have leftover fabric. Here is the perfect way to use up everything. Patrick and his quest Dodi Poulsen will teach you how to get organized and build blocks that "jump" off the design wall. By selecting a strong focus fabric your foundation pieces your blocks come to life, one strip at a time. This relaxing method, frees you from the exacting math of traditional patchwork.
Next Airing: Thu, Sep 15th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 8/22/2016 to 8/21/2019
One of the most popular quilt designs of the 1920's and 30's-the Dresden Plate pattern takes on a modern flavor in this medallion-style quilt. Patrick is joined by Dodi Poulsen in this episode as they teach techniques for making the perfect Dresden block, the applique choices and design options for making this quilt.
Next Airing: Thu, Sep 22nd, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 8/29/2016 to 8/28/2019
Free Motion Designs with Patchwork Roots
Decisions for free motion quilting can be daunting. Mary and Angela Huffman help us find inspiration within our traditional pieced quilt top. Isolating a block, designing a quilting motif and then modifying it for a smooth quilt path-all information you don't want to miss. Embellish your next "simple" patchwork, creating a "simply" fabulous quilt.
Next Airing: Thu, Sep 29th, 2016 at 4:30 PM on UEN-TV Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 9/5/2016 to 9/4/2019
Deciding which thread is best for the job can be a bit daunting. Mary Fons and guest, Sara Gallegos, discuss the things to consider the next time you find yourself selecting just the right thread for your current project.
Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 8/4/2014 to 8/3/2017
Tackle cutting like a pro when you learn to cut 60-degree diamonds from simple strips. Learn tips for joining rows and adding borders with ease to create this stunning quilt.
Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 9/1/2014 to 8/31/2017
Ideas for quilts come from many places and we can honor vintage quilters by creating contemporary versions of their design. Mary Fons and Jodi Davis will show you how a paper foundation pieced block is constructed, with great tips to create fabulous and precise angles.
Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 8/11/2014 to 8/10/2017
Mary's guest Angela Huffman will show you how a simple piece of plastic will take your quilts from plain to Blue ribbon ready. Demonstrations include straight line channel quilting, the selection and use of rulers and templates, and how to create spaces on your quilt top for fabulous motifs.
Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 7/21/2014 to 7/20/2017
Block Exchanges, what are they? How do I organize one? What kinds of things should you consider? Mary Fons and Liz Porter will guide you through all the considerations and details required to set up a successful block exchange program.
Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 7/14/2014 to 7/13/2017
This zigzag set quilt features Ohio Star blocks created as part of a block exchange. This is a great way to make a scrappy style quilt and have fun sharing your stash with quilt friends. Mary Fons and Liz Porter will show you how to over-size the hourglass unit in this block design to increase the accuracy of your piecing.
Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 8/18/2014 to 8/17/2017
This quilt features small applique blocks and was inspired by a quilt created by women in Pakistan. Mary and Marianne will present techniques for needle-turn applique. They will also cover the steps of raw-edge machine applique.
Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 7/28/2014 to 7/27/2017
Zig A Zag Table Runner
Mary Fons and guest, Eleanor Burns, zip together an artistic quilt using pre-cut 2 1/2" strips or cut your own 2 1/2" strips of fabric. With fast strip sewing, you can easily create this strong, geometric pattern that dances across your quilt.
Length: 00:27:46 Usage rights: 8/25/2014 to 8/24/2017