The first non-American SAQA president, Lisa Walton, discusses SAQA and what it’s about, its founder Yvonne Porcella, and the vast scale of exhibits across the globe that they present. Next, she shares a fast and fun fusible quilt design that is also a fantastic stash buster and a technique inspired by Bargello quilts. Lisa also talks about her textile tours.

Then, Gayle Schliemann talks about Cosplay, how it includes fans of costumes, comic book characters that gather at conventions around the world, and the work that goes into making a costume. She discusses how her sewing skills and BERNINA capabilities allow her to do unexpected and unique details on her creations.

Watch Lisa and Gayle in Show 2503, when it debuts Sunday, July 28, 2019.


Inspired by a 1940s sampler quilt, Alex and Ricky take on the challenge of designing their own modern day version. With the challenge complete, they welcome the co-founder of the LA Modern Quilt Guild, Latifah Saafir. They chat with her about her history and then Latifah shares a fun technique for creating a block that looks like a cross-stitch pattern.

Watch Alex, Ricky, and Latifah in Show 2502, when it debuts Sunday, July 14, 2019.



It's a "two-fer" with Timna Tarr and Mary Fons.

Alex and Ricky welcome contemporary quilter Timna Tarr to the show, where she talks about her new series of quilts devoted to maps. Timna shares a fast and fun way to use your state as a graphic and a contemporary quilt and also a technique for creating a contemporary flower quilt mosaic.

Quilt historian Mary Fons shares the interesting history of quilt making in the United States. From quilting in the 50s to the revival in the 70s, Mary discusses how quilters found their voice as quilting continued to evolve and today's Modern quilt movement.

Watch Timna and Mary in Show 2501, when it debuts Sunday, June 30, 2019.

Alex and Ricky welcome Claudia Pfeil from Germany. A multiple award-winner, Claudia works with silks and demonstrates improv block building with squares and curves. She also gives tips for free-motion quilting that allows you to do "Top Shelf" work.
Also visiting is Gayle Schliemann from BERNINA. Gayle loves cosplay and we get to look at some of her incredible costumes. She also demonstrates how to make a quick costume accessory. 

Watch Claudia and Gayle in Show 2413, when it debuts Sunday, June 16, 2019.


This weekend learn new techniques from Missie Carpenter. Missie loves mixing cotton and wool in her layered appliqué work. In this show she shares her starch basting method for hexies and circles and demonstrates her technique for building a penny unit with cotton.

Also in this show, Leanne Anderson shares her adorable dog breed quilts and tips for preparing, stabilizing, appliquéing and layering those designs.

Watch Missie and Leanne in Show 2412 when it debuts Sunday, June 2, 2019.


Alex and Ricky are back in Iowa with Kim Eichler-Messmer. A fiber professor at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kim shares tips for eco-friendly dyeing using organic materials and then moves on from that to improv piecing with her serger (including some tips for working with lamé).

Judy Martin also joins in the fun by sharing a myriad of possibilities when working with Lone Star blocks.

Watch Kim and Judy in Show 2411 when it debuts Sunday, May 19, 2019.

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