Alex and Ricky met with quilter, lecturer, teacher, and "Dear Jane" aficionado, Laura Fraga, at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.  Along with sharing her love of appliqué, Laura also recently took up skateboarding and managed to get Ricky "on board."  While on site, Museum Director Christine Jeffers gave TQS a tour of the museum, the first of its kind to focus on quilts and textiles.

Episode 1511: Make It Marvelous debuts on Monday, November 24.

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Alex and Ricky are on the set with artist, author, and educator Leslie T. Jenison, who shares her playful, "serendipitous" screen-printing techniques for transforming natural-fiber fabrics and paper with unusual materials such as plastic Fiesta flags, product packaging, common household items, and hardware-store finds.

Episode 1510:  Screen-Printing Serendipity debuts Monday, November 10, 2014.


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Alex and Ricky are joined on the set by Texas quiltmaker, embroiderer, businesswoman, and teacher Rosie de Leon-McCrady  Also in Episode 1509: Seeing Red: Ramp Up Your Redwork! is a visit to the fabulous River Walk and historic Drury Plaza Hotel in San Antonio Texas.
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Join Alex and Ricky on the set with Valerie C. White as she joins them to talk about her quilting inspirations. Valerie was one of 44 artists invited by the Historical Society Museum in Washington D.C. to create a quilt celebrating the 2008 election of Barack Obama.  In this episode she shares ideas for creating prayer flags that let you practice your quilting techniques.  Also in Episode 1508: Working With Intention: Expand Your Skills with Prayer Flags is modern quilter Elizabeth Hartman who demos her favorite technique for making pieced letters.

Episode 1508 debuts on Monday, October 13, 2014.

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Alex and Ricky are joined on the set by award-winning "hexpert," Cheryl See. 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.
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.


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Alex and Ricky are joined on the set by Lisa Sipes and Nola Emerie. Lisa is a well-regarded professional longarm artist who loves detailed work and the color pink! She shares fun ways to add visual and textural interest to a wholecloth quilt with a variety of stitches and colored threads, along with her signature "triple stitch." She also includes alternative ways to finish the edges of your quilt.

Also on set is the amazing and inspirational Nola Emerie, who, after suffering a massive stroke at age 52 that paralyzed the right side of her body, decided to take up quilting.


Episode 1506 – Two Amazing Women and the Power of Quilting (Lisa Sipes/Nola Emerie)




Debuts September 15, 2014.

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