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Show 101 - Get a Life!
Featuring: Joe Cunningham
Posts On: April 2, 2007
Joe Cunningham, avid hand quilter, shares a unique but time honored way to baste quilts in preparation for quilting in a hoop or on a machine. Show includes a visit from Bob, The Thread Guy and a musical duo performance by Joe and Ricky.
We join Virginia Avery at her home in NY State. Jinny became one of the early quilt teachers and is noted for her sense of humor, style and incredible fortitude. Jinny not only let us take a peek in her home but offered a special view into her quilted clothing collection. You also have a special seat as Jinny jams with fellow jazz enthusiasts. We salute Jinny and thank her for her incredible contribution to our quilting industry.
Show 112 - Threadplay and Sheer Ribbon Illusions
Posts On: November 5, 2007
Thread embellishment and sewing machine expert Libby Lehman shares her Sheer Ribbon Illusion technique and demonstrates how she uses the BSR (Bernina Stitch Regulator). Ricky performs a tune from Heart and Soul.
Show 111 - The Purrfect Quilt
Posts On: October 15, 2007
Ann Fahl, teacher and author, well-known for coloring with thread, appears on the show and shares her whimsical series of quilts based on her beloved and mischievous cat. Ann demonstrates a pattern for creating a colorful cat and Gizmo Girl talks about lollipops for quilters and getting techie with new, easy-to-use computer patterns for quilters.
Show 110 - A Quilter Connects with History
Posts On: September 24, 2007
Join us as award-winning Australian quilter Pam Holland tells about her connections to quilting and the year 1776, but not in America. Pam teaches how to make one of her original blocks that is both traditional and timeless. Includes Gizmo Girl.
Show 109 - Piping Hot Curves!
Posts On: September 3, 2007
"Piping Hottie" Susan Cleveland demonstrates Piping Hot Curves by making perfect, tiny piping and accenting curved designs without piecing curves! Mother Superior, Heather Purcell (Superior Threads) talks about how different threads will affect the finished look of a quilt. Ricky plays a tune. You can visit Susan's website at www.piecesbewithyou.com.
Show 108 - Memories and Memorials; Quilts Tell a Story
Posts On: August 13, 2007
Mary Fisher, quilt artist, author and AIDS activist, demonstrates unique ways of creating original fabric by stamping and block printing, and shows how she used the technique in African-themed quilts from her book, ABATAKA. An ambassador for the United Nations AIDS program, Mary discusses how she uses her art to raise awareness about AIDS' impact, especially on women. She recently taught HIV-affected women in Africa to make bead bracelets brought to the U.S. market by Fair Winds Trading, Inc., through partnerships with O, The Oprah Magazine, and Macys.com. Also, Ricky and Alex both demonstrate how to make a memory block.
Show 107 - Portraits from Nature
Posts On: July 23, 2007
Special Guest Jean Wells uses inspirations from nature to create a series of small quilts. The surprise is how they are combined and displayed! Ricky demonstrates making a flying geese block with only one seam, Photo Man gives advice on selecting photos for use in quilts and Gizmo Girl helps us get portable.
Show 106 - A Touch of Ireland
Posts On: July 2, 2007
Denise Labadie, award-winning quilt maker uses her profound love of the Irish landscape and ancient megalithic stones as a theme that is central to her quilting. To best express the moods and textures inherent in her complex landscapes, Denise uses a wide variety of colors, fabrics, and threads. She demonstrates how she achieves the effect of realistic looking "fabric stones." Show includes a visit from Cheryl, The Quilt Show's Gizmo Girl and a piano performance of Danny Boy by Ricky.
Show 105 - Jump-Starting Creativity!
Posts On: June 4, 2007
Barbara Olson, renowned fiber artist, author and international quilt teacher shares her formula for jump-starting creativity. Her insightful process will help generate the creative energy needed when you have too many ideas - or none! By using a variety of unusual fabrics, you will learn how to think creatively.This is all about the process, not the technique. Show includes a visit from Bob, The Quilt Show's Thread Guy and a visit to the home of Cheryl Sterling - a developing new talent with an unbridled spirit.
Show 104 - Y Magic!
Posts On: May 14, 2007
Cheryl Malkowski, author and traditional/innovative quilter shares how one, easy-to-make quilt block can be used to reap unlimited design possibilities. A WOW for both beginners and experienced quilters alike. Show includes Gregory Case, The Quilt Show's Photo Man and a visit to Quilter Resource distribution center in Chicago.
Show 103 - Visualizing Color!
Posts On: April 23, 2007
Joen Wolfrom of JWD Publishing, color expert, author, quilter, and photographer shares her love of photography and how to use photo imagery for color inspiration in quilts. All quilters will find this unique approach to color selection valuable when it is time to select colors (and fabrics) for their quilts - regardless of the style of quilt. Show includes a piece (captured at Quilt Festival in Houston) featuring Ami Simms who explains how she is using quilts to raise funds for Alzheimer's research. Gregory Case, The Quilt Show's Photo Man, gives tips on quilt photography.
Show 102 - Threads of the Spirit
Posts On: April 3, 2007
Vikki Pignatelli, quilt artist, author, teacher shows how complicated-looking curves are easy to assemble and demonstrates an improvisational curve technique that includes how to finish unusually-shaped projects with a unique whole cloth facing. Vikki also discusses how her passion, emotion, and spirit are expressed in her work and the founding of her Sacred Threads Exhibits. Also includes a Native American flute performance of Wahatoya by Ricky and a visit to Quilter's Newsletter Magazine.