We return to Charleston's beautiful Magnolia Plantation and Gardens for a visit with artist, author, and educator, Lyric Kinard. Take a look behind the scenes of Episode 1311: Mixed Media and the ABCs of Good Design
Join Alex and Ricky on the set with Rose Sheifer who uses here artistic eye and love of vintage linens to create beautiful quilts. She shares useful information about finding, auditioning, and preparing, the vintage linens. Ricky also shows a super landscape technique using a background fabric, fabric "slivers" or"confetti," and oversized random stippling stitches.
Episode 1310: From the Table to Bed: Vintage Tablecloth Quilts with Rose Sheifer debuts on Monday, November 11.
Alex and Ricky head to Paducah to visit Caryl Bryer Fallert at Bryer Patch Studios. Caryl gives them a tour of her 8,000 sq.ft. shop, studio and home all housed under one roof. She purchased the two lots for $1.00 under the artist relocation program offered by the city of Paducah, KY. Wander along and discover some of the secrets to Caryl's quilts and take a moment to dream about hanging out in her "quilter's dorm."
You can watch Caryl in Episode 1308 - Techniques, Tips...and a Very Special Tour for Quilters which debuts on October 7.
Join Alex and Ricky behind the scenes for Episode 1307: Make Your Scrap Quilts Sing. You'll find them on board the USS Yorktown as Alex talks about creating a healthy "stash" and how to make a successful scrap quilt. Alex also gives a quick-and-easy, no-pin technique for piecing a bowtie block.
You'll also want to catch Ricky wearing something other than his familiar cowboy hat.
The Episode debuts September 23.
Although she's been making art all her life, LA native Sheila Frampton Cooper is relatively new to quilting. That hasn't stopped her from making a splash, as evidenced by the award-winning quilts she shares in today's fun- and info-packed show.
In addition, Sheila demonstrates her clever technique for piecing curves without pins and offers loads of tips and suggestions for machine quilting, including how to tackle multiple thread changes.
Also on hand: machine quilter, author, and popular blogger Angela Walters, who shows how she gives traditional quilting designs a modern twist and determines strategies for quilting the negative spaces in those Modern (and other) Quilts.
Join Alex and Ricky on the set with Quilt artist Mickey Lawler for Episode 1305: "The Sky's the Limit" with Hand-Painted Fabric. Mickey began painting sky fabrics in the mid-80s when she couldn't find the pieces she wanted for her original quilted landscapes. Before long, her company Skydyes was born...and the rest is history!
Mickey visits the TQS set to chat about her newest work, engages Ricky in a fun, hands-on fabric-painting exercise (complete with tips), demos how she builds a landscape design by combining painted fabric with touches of piecing or appliqué, and shares her practical method for designing a quilting plan that enhances the finished quilt top.
As an added bonus, we track down the legendary and "Liberated" Gwen Marston on the road in Sisters, OR, where she shares her method for creating "skinny finishes" and Amish-style bindings.