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Fresh Quilting

Fresh Quilting

In this new series, innovative modern quilters reinterpret traditional techniques with a fresh, modern aesthetic. In each episode, today's designers give a fresh twist to traditional designs and share quilting techniques to create high-impact quilts. By re-inventing age-old concepts and techniques, they add new energy to the timeless art of quilting.

Latest Episodes

Look at quilting from a fresh new angle. Quilt designer and author Latifah Saafir uses templates and paper piecing to design with half-square triangles. Heather Grant and Elizabeth Dackson give tips for creating a guild demo day. Painter-turned-quilter Victoria Findlay Wolfe creates compelling designs with die-cut shapes.

Create it. Then recreate it. Improv quilter Victoria Findlay Wolfe precision cuts fabrics and pieces free-form. Quilt blogger, Brenda Ratliff joins Heather Grant with ideas for starting a quilting Round Robin. Designer Heather Jones enlarges a single traditional block into a full-size quilt design. She shows how to handle large pattern pieces and cuts of fabric, too.

Curved or straight, pieces define the design. Modern quilter Jen Carlton-Bailly uses templates to create contemporary curves. Fiber artist Shelly Gilliland joins Heather Grant with ideas for a quilting Service Day. Textile artist Chawne Kimber's colorful designs emerge as she pieces and sews a log cabin design with very small strips.

Up-end traditional designs for a fresh look. Contemporary quilt designer Jacquie Gering manipulates the traditional quilting grid to make high-impact designs. Avid quilter Katie Burford shares how to start a modern quilt guild. Engineer and quilter Latifah Saafir creates bold designs with bias tape applique on the surface of quilts.

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Fri Apr 20th, 6:00am
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Seize creative opportunities that pop up along the way. Color enthusiast Anne Sullivan shares design principles that inspire her improv quilts. Get ideas for hosting a hand-sewing happy hour. Quilt artist Samarra Khaja adds a whimsical touch to a fun family game using thread sketching.

Design from a fresh perspective. Free-motion quilt artist Christina Cameli echo quilts and contrasts curves and lines to create new designs. Art historian and quilter Allison Evans joins modern quilt activist Heather Grant to discuss charity quilting events. Quilt innovator Jacquie Gering quilts with gentle curves.

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