Connie and Nina show you how to cut out and stitch your appliqué using the BERNINA embroidery module for quick, easy, and perfect results!
Texas quiltmaker, embroiderer, businesswoman, and teacher Rosie Deleon-McCrady began collecting redwork while on road trips with her mother-in-law, an avid quilter and appraiser. In this episode, Rosie discusses the history of redwork, and shares examples of pieces that she has both collected and designed. Next, she covers the tools you'll need, demonstrates the three basic redwork stitches, and reveals how to update your work by introducing "the unexpected" in color and fabric. We also tour the famous San Antonio River Walk and the historic Drury Plaza Hotel, the latter with its stunning Art Deco architecture and stained glass details. Tons of inspiration here!
Episode 1509 Debuts October 27, 2014.
It's always interesting to see where artists create their work. Here is a glimpse into the studio of Valerie C. White along with some of her beautiful quilts.
Star members can learn more about Valerie in Episode 1508: Working with Intention: Expand Your Skills with Prayer Flags.
Explore new techniques - and have lots of fun! - as mixed-media textile artist Valerie C. White reveals the pleasures and rewards of creating prayer flags from leftover fabric scraps. Valerie, one of 44 artists invited by the Historical Society Museum in Washington, DC, to create a quilt celebrating the 2008 election of Barack Obama, shows how she produces her thoughtfully constructed little (5" x 11") artworks, and shares ideas for enhancing them with hand and machine stitching, paint sticks, watercolor pencils, and markers. We then switch gears for a field visit with busy Oregon quilter Elizabeth Hartman. Elizabeth - known for her clean modern style, use of bright color, and masterful handling of negative space - demos her favorite technique for making pieced letters.
Episode 1508 - Working with Intention: Expand Your Skills with Prayer Flags with Valerie C. White & Elizabeth Hartman debuts October 13, 2014.
Listen to Janet Stone (TQS BOM 2014 Designer) talk with Bonnie Browning about her quilt "NO L," which won the Best Home Machine Workmanship Award at AQS QuiltWeek® in Des Moines Iowa.
Star Members can watch Janet in: Episode 1401 – From ABC to BOM: Tips and Techniques Just for "Ewe."
If you'd like to see the 2014 BOM, A-Z For Ewe and Me, click here.
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You can watch someone play piano, but that isn't the best way to learn. If you want to learn something, you need to practice. Renae Allen teaches us the basics, the tips, and the techniques of machine quilting. BUT you need to practice. Renae designed the practice panel to teach you 24 designs... (Star Members get full FREE access Oct 1-Dec 31, 2014)
Designs Include-------Waves, Pumpkin Seed, L's & E's, Alternating Loops, Pearl & Square, Double Arc, Flying Geese, 4 Patch in a Square, Nine Patch, Wine Glass, Stippling, Hearts & E's, Stars, Reversed Hearts, Pin Wheel Block, Hearts n' Loops, Leaf Border, Meandering Feathers, Curved Feathers, Feather Motif, Rose Border, Fickle Feather, Applique Wreath, and Feathered Square.
We discovered the work of award-winning "hexpert" Cheryl See while taping our 2012 Legend Show (Episode 1113) with Meredith Schroeder at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY. Fasten your seatbelt! Cheryl launches English paper piecing into the 21st century, and you'll be amazed by her quilts: each incorporates a little "secret" or two that draws you in for a closer look.
In this episode, taped at the Drury Plaza Hotel in San Antonio, TX, Cheryl shares loads of tips for making precise and perfect hexies and diamonds, and then shows a number of clever and versatile 3-D projects for trying her techniques without committing to a huge project.
Finally, we corral radio personality Pat Sloan at Quilt Market in Houston, where she shares some of her quilts and demos how to do an appliqué running stitch by hand.
Episode 1507: 21st-Century Paper Piecing: Explore Hexies with a "Hexpert" debuts Monday, September 29, 2014.