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Quilting Arts

Quilting Arts

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.

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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.

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.

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Mon Apr 30th, 6:00am
Mon Apr 30th, 12:00pm

Celebrate perspective and places. Art historian and quilter Timna Tarr takes a bird's eye view and uses today's technology to illustrate the world in quilts. Textile artist Ann Loveless celebrates the seashore by combining fabrics, fibers and free motion techniques into a small art quilt.

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.

There are many different materials and techniques for giving your quilts added texture. Ellen Anne Eddy is back with a continuation of last week's lesson. She has unique ideas on couching including a discussion of the feet to use. Then, Jane LaFazio returns with "text to textiles". From writing on fabric to a journal prompt, Jane will get you texting. Finally Wendy Butler Berns helps us overcome the fear of free motion quilting. It's really easy; but that first try is a little intimidating as you forget everything you've learned about stitching.

Applique is a time-honored quilting tradition. With a contemporary twist, art quilter Susan Purney Mark uses a variety of media to add imagery and impact to fabric. Textile artist Nancy McNally uses strip sets and die-cut shapes to create innovative and colorful designs in applique.

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