Debuting May 22, 2022: Libby Williamson is back and better than ever. Wait till you see all the exciting things she's doing with fabric art. She has so many tricks up her artistic sleeves and she's showing us a range of projects from cute to complex. See how she embellishes fabric panels that she creates.
Debuting May 8, 2022: If you think being a quilter builds character, wait till you meet our next guest. Olesya Lebedenko has come to The Quilt Show all the way from Ukraine, by way of Canada, and she is indeed building characters, really sweet, happy little characters.
Debuting April 24, 2022: We're bringing you our second Masterclass on Handwork with Rosie de Leon-McCrady, Anna Bates, Sandra Leichner, Amy McClellan, and Meg Hawkey. Essentially, we're keeping you in stitches with a variety of artists who love handwork. From the classic basic stitches of redwork to the classic and elegant stitches of sashiko.
Debuting April 10, 2022: When you hear names like Jinny Beyer, Cheryl See, Sue Spargo, Brian Haggard, or Sarah Fielke, no doubt you think of the extraordinary handwork of each one of these artists. With a resurgence and buzz over doing things by hand, we decided to put a masterclass show together with the masters of handwork just for you!
Debuting March 27, 2022: Ellen Lindner, known as the Adventure Quilter, enjoys guiding traditional quilters wanting to transition from tradition to art quilting. From photo inspiration to basic design principles, Ellen has broken each area into easy to understand concepts. And lastly, she shares an easy to do glued fabric collage composition using fabric scraps, a transfer design and electrical tape. This no sew, batting, binding or backing makes for a fun small project.
Debuting March 13, 2022: Tommy Romano is back to share skill builder quilt basics, advice on working with pre-cut jelly rolls and a Sudoku based quilt using 9-Patch blocks. Then it's time for a stop in LaGrange, TX for one of the country’s 10 best quilt museums, The Texas Quilt Museum. Founders Karey Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes restored a historic former furniture store into a fantastic exhibition space for rotating quilt exhibitions.
Debuting February 27, 2022: Riane Elise teaches Alex and Ricky what has become her signature modern minimalist style of quiltmaking. Using interesting materials and tools provide her the opportunity to focus on her love of hand quilting and design. Plus, learn how to whip your studio space into shape with Lilo Bowman’s five steps to jump start organizing a space you want to love again.
Debuting February 13, 2022: Kerri Green shares tips for taking a design on paper from pattern to precision piecing. Taking the basic design and adding depth with transparency and the added punch of value changes are techniques she also shares with Alex and Ricky. Then Lisa Erlandson shows how scale changes in antique quilts can make for a big impact.
Debuting January 30, 2022: Alex and Ricky share tips, tricks, and design ideas for both the hand quilting and machine quilting enthusiast alike. Starting with the tools, fabrics, threads, needles and batting choices to marking, basting and ending with a discussion on quilt density and no back-track feather designs, they cover it all.
Debuting January 16, 2022: Alex was so inspired by Sue Spargo’s recent wool and embroidery class when it comes to designing that she just had to share what she learned. Then Lisa Thorpe shows you how to build a framed bird box collage with simple machine stitches over layers of assorted fabrics, words on paper, ribbon and stamped images. Lisa also shares the importance of having a workbook to flush out ideas and themes that can be used as jumping off points for quilts.
Debuting January 1, 2022: The 2022 Block of the Month, Garden Party Down Under, designed by Irene Blanck, was inspired by her mother’s flower garden. Barbara Black is back to share her own version of the pattern along with helpful tips for preparing Irene’s method of needle-turn appliqué method and her own fast turned-edge machine appliqué method.
Debuting December 19, 2021: Susie Monday shares the 9 elements (ways) of the Sensory Alphabet we as humans use to perceive the world. Understanding and recognizing which element is the strongest for you can help to make your work stronger and more powerful. The creative fun continues as Susie shares creative ways to use the iPad for designing fabric. And, Ricky begins the show by demonstrating on paper how to use a quick marking technique of designs built on a grid that he then stitches out on the longarm.
Debuting December 5, 2021: The master of miniature quilts, Kumiko Frydl, loves a challenge and it shows. Her full-size quilts filled with tiny and beautiful details on a miniature scale make for astounding quilts. She shares tips for creating shadow trapunto and micro stippling. While Alex shares tips for expanding your quilt designs by using stencils as a starting point.
Debuting November 21, 2021: Learn all about Inklingo from its creator, Linda Franz. Inspired by hand piecing, but used for hand piecing, machine piecing, and appliqué, Linda created Inklingo to make quilting more accessible. Join Alex, Ricky, and Linda as they demonstrate using Inklingo for both hand piecing and machine piecing. Plus, learn two methods of fussy cutting from Linda that will help you out on your next project.
Debuting November 7, 2021: Lee Chappell Monroe considers herself a ‘modernitionalist’ whose designs are a playful combination of traditional blocks with a modern twist. First, she shows Ricky how to expand your understanding of color (with a visual reminder) by making your own fabric color wheel. Then she shares with Alex, her ‘ 5 tips of the trade’ piecing tips for perfect flying geese, half-square triangles, partial seams, pressing, sashing and an easy ¼” guide on your thumb. Lee continues her tips and tricks for creating an heirloom hand-stitched look using machine stitches.
Debuting October 24, 2021: Cindy Grisdela designs eye-catching contemporary Improv quilts with fabric the way a painter uses paint. In this show, Cindy shows how to piece strips and scraps into blocks that fit together like a puzzle, a technique for free-hand cutting curves without templates, how to create variations using insets, triangles and her ‘confetti pops’ to make designs more dynamic, and much more!
Debuting October 10, 2021: Meri Henriques Vahl joins Alex and Ricky for a fun-filled show all about creating people and places in art quilts. With demonstrations on both topics, Meri will help to enliven your quilts by showing you the tips and tricks she uses to bring her creations to life. Plus, quilt historian Lisa Erlandson stops by with some phenomenal antique quilts that sparked her love affair with collecting treasured textiles for decades.
Debuting September 26, 2021: Lisa Ellis loves her grandmother's cathedral window quilt, but found the traditional method of making it too time consuming. As an engineer, Lisa designed a mock cathedral block that is a ‘quilt as you go’ machine-sewn method using charm squares. She also shares tips for adding thread painted lettering to your quilt project. Ricky also teaches how to make a contemporary Chinese Coins quilt.
Debuting September 12, 2021: Natalya Khorover shows how to repurpose plastic and litter that usually gets tossed in the trash. Along with tips and tricks, she shares creative and out of the box ways to use them for collage and in your art quilts. Plus, Ricky makes a rail fence quilt using upcycled jeans.
Debuting August 29, 2021: Kris Vierra wants to take the fear out of quilting when it comes to free-motion quilting, quilted garments and finishing your quilts. After a show and tell of her quilts, she’s off and running to teach you simple tricks for trimming and squaring a quilt using tools from the hardware store.