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Quilting Arts

Art Quilt Explorations (#1311)

A combination of hand stitch wool applique and patchwork are used to make a folk art quilt. [29 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

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Series Description: 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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  • Episode #901

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  • Episode #902

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  • Episode #903

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  • Episode #904

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  • Episode #905

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  • Episode #906

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  • Episode #907

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  • Episode #908

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  • Episode #909

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  • Episode #910

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  • Episode #911

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  • Episode #912

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  • Episode #913

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  • Modern Day Quilting (#1001)

    Heather Jones presents a scrappy contemporary log cabin pillow with a modern quilt aesthetic [28 minutes]

  • Experimental Quilting and Surface Design (#1002)

    Ellen Anne Eddy demonstrates free-motion bobbin work with hand-dyed and metallic threads. [28 minutes]

  • Make It Work! (#1003)

    A patchwork computer bag is showcased. Learn how to make perfect free-motion feathers. [28 minutes]

  • Free-Motion Work (#1004)

    Ellen Anne Eddy makes pattern-free embellished flowers with free-motion applique stitching. [28 minutes]

  • Quilts at Play (#1005)

    Heather Jones stretches her improvisational piecing skills with an easy wall hanging. [28 minutes]

  • Creative Quilting (#1006)

    A simple shibori, watercolor-like quilts with free-motion stitching and resist painting are shown. [28 minutes]

  • Paint and Dye (#1007)

    Learn to create your own fabrics with paints and dyes for truly one-of-a-kind patterns. [28 minutes]

  • Stitch, Quilt, and Finish (#1008)

    A modern quilt featuring paint, embroidery, machine stitching and specialty fabric is presented. [28 minutes]

  • It's A Color Conundrum (#1009)

    Color can change the look and focus of a quilt, especially when it comes to fabric choices. [28 minutes]

  • Art Meets Stitch (#1010)

    A drawstring bag is shown. Slicing techniques with hand-printed fabrics makes free-form strip sets. [28 minutes]

  • It's One-Of-A-Kind! (#1011)

    Artist Jo Fitsell shares fabric marbling techniques to create layered and organic effects. [28 minutes]

  • Artfully Pieced (#1012)

    A look at piecing and how to put together fabric and color elements for an artfully pieced quilt. [28 minutes]

  • Colorful Illusions (#1013)

    A fabric marbling technique using stencils and ideas on saving an unfinished quilt are shared. [28 minutes]

  • Exploring Modern Quilting (#1101)

    Quilt sandwiches, tips for quilt block math and a lesson on thread choices for modern quilting. [29 minutes]

  • Studio Play! (#1102)

    Ginny Eckley combines several surface designs, a twist on pleating and tie dye with soy wax. [29 minutes]

  • Innovative Stitch Techniques (#1103)

    Libby Lehman shows how to adjust any bobbin for sewing with thicker decorative threads. [29 minutes]

  • Art Meets Tradition (#1104)

    A lesson on frameless screen printing and a trapunto project with great dimension are showcased. [29 minutes]

  • Diy Quilt Studio and Organization Ideas (#1105)

    A quilting survival kit and fabric covered cans for storing studio goodies are created. [29 minutes]

  • Creative Approaches to Quilting (#1106)

    Libby Lehman shows her favorite presser feet. Quilting styles from around the world are discussed. [29 minutes]

  • Modern Quilting and Modern Stitching Explored (#1107)

    Angela Walters demonstrates traditional quilting designs with a modern twist. [29 minutes]

  • Focus On Stitch (#1108)

    A primer on free motion quilting and tips for how to use the walking foot in projects are shown. [29 minutes]

  • Nift-Y, Quilt-Y Techniques (#1109)

    Corded button hole binding and quick and easy dying techniques for wool are demonstrated. [29 minutes]

  • Stitch Meets Art (#1110)

    A basic lesson on darning feet is shared. "Art" up a traditional quilt block with fusible web. [29 minutes]

  • Adding Texture (#1111)

    Ellen Anne Eddy showcases unique ideas on couching, including a discussion of the feet to use. [29 minutes]

  • Stitch Designs In Quilting (#1112)

    Laura Wasilowski has tips for adding hand stitches to abstract quilt blocks for texture and style. [29 minutes]

  • Quilter's Mishmash (#1113)

    Libby Lehman is back with expert tips to change your satin stitching from mediocre to magnificent. [29 minutes]

  • Paint A Picture (#1201)

    Simple landscapes created with stitch and paint and simple cartooning for quilters are showcased. [29 minutes]

  • Quilting Around The House (#1202)

    Guest artist Sue Bleiweiss adds a touch of whimsy to a table with a house themed table runner. [29 minutes]

  • Daily Quilt Routine (#1203)

    Artist Ana Buzzalino demonstrates a hand embroidery technique using an electric needle. [29 minutes]

  • It's All in the Technique (#1204)

    A technique for using masks to create custom screens for deconstructed screen printing is shared. [29 minutes]

  • The Quilting Lifestyle (#1205)

    Dress up your studio with fabric bunting and learn about quilters donating to those in need. [29 minutes]

  • Pets (#1206)

    Pauline Salzman makes a postcard necklace featuring her favorite pooch. Pet postcards are created. [29 minutes]

  • On Display (#1207)

    Judy Coates Perez demonstrates dye pouring techniques to create beautiful fabrics. [29 minutes]

  • Mixed Media (#1208)

    A stitched metal project with alcohol based inks and a protective cover for sunglasses are created. [29 minutes]

  • Functional Quilting (#1209)

    A triangular shaped carry all pouch featuring piping is made that is perfect for carrying makeup. [29 minutes]

  • Quilting on the Go (#1210)

    Vanessa Christenson creates ast fabric flowers to embellish pillows or baby quilts. [29 minutes]

  • Quilting In 3d (#1211)

    Barbara Schneider showcases 3D leaf quilts. Vanessa Christenson has a demonstration of ruffles. [29 minutes]

  • Viewpoint (#1212)

    An interchangeable mailbox cover, water quilts and quilts from around the world are highlighted. [29 minutes]

  • Mixed Bag (#1213)

    A lesson on digital cloth printing and a little girl's tote features twisted flowers are showcased. [29 minutes]

  • Warm Up Projects (#1301)

    A quilt project-hanging organizer baskets is designed to sort and contain entryway clutter. [29 minutes]

  • Innovative Approaches to Quilting (#1302)

    Laurie Ceesay's specialty is portrait quilts using a raw edged fused applique method. [29 minutes]

  • Make It Your Own (#1303)

    Laurie Ceesay continues her lesson on portrait quilts, expanding on the process with line drawings. [29 minutes]

  • Perceptions and Approaches to Quilting Today (#1304)

    Susan Brubaker Knapp begins with an image first and then transforms it into a quilt. [29 minutes]

  • Contemporary Approaches to Traditional Technique (#1305)

    Dimensional fabric manipulation of circles is demonstrated and folk art fusion is showcased. [29 minutes]

  • Machine and Hand Stitching Explored (#1306)

    An embroidered chameleon using African folklore embroidery techniques is demonstrated. [29 minutes]

  • Modern Quilting Meets Folk Art (#1307)

    Catherine Redford makes a modern place mat using hexagons. Die-cut trapunto is demonstrated. [29 minutes]

  • Quilting Simplified (#1308)

    Vivika DeNegre demonstrates a nine patch rearranged quilt for a modern spin on this common block. [29 minutes]

  • Individual Approaches to Quilting (#1309)

    A way to carry your cell phone in style and a specialized dyeing technique are shared. [29 minutes]

  • Holiday Gifts and Decor (#1310)

    Projects include jolly holiday stockings to hang on the mantel and easy fabric wine coasters. [29 minutes]

  • Quilting Trends Today (#1312)

    Catherine Redford demonstrates functional bowls and table runners made from scraps and clothes line. [29 minutes]

  • Quilting Medley (#1313)

    Landscape quilting is demonstrated and ideas for utilizing quilting for charity are shared. [29 minutes]

  • Find Your Inner Artist (#1401)

    Susan Brubaker Knapp talks about using photography to jumpstart your creative process. [29 minutes]

  • Groovy Gifts (#1402)

    Sarah Ann Smith's Inside-Out Bag features an easy zipper and machine applique technique. [29 minutes]

  • Ribbon and Floss (#1403)

    Learn how to make lovely ribbon rosettes to wear as a pin, or use as an embellishment. [29 minutes]

  • Inspired By Nature (#1404)

    Fiber artist Sue Reno talks about finding creative inspiration. Her work features native plants. [29 minutes]

  • Focus On Feet (#1405)

    Catherine Redford uses a walking foot to quilt a beautiful contemporary table runner and placemats. [29 minutes]

  • Designing Women (#1406)

    Jane Sassaman explains the complex process of creating designs for a major fabric company. [29 minutes]

  • Everything Old Is New Again (#1407)

    Learn how to make a beautiful pin-tucked fabric piece for Karen Gloeggler's "Persuasion" quilt. [29 minutes]

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