The delightful Allie Aller joins Alex and Ricky to demonstrate her latest stained glass technique for quilting. The sky’s the limit when it comes to the variety of design options too. No longer bound by using only cotton, oh no! Allie mixes silk, cotton, brocades, and even wool together to create stunning detailed and dimensional results.
Also in this show, a journey to North Carolina to learn about Pepper Cory’s love affair with shot cotton and how she is using it to create stunning effects in traditional quilt blocks.
Alex and Ricky are joined on the set by Zentangle master, former cosmetologist, and quilt artist Nysha Oren Nelson, who demonstrates six elements of marks in his free-motion quilt designs. Then, self-appointed Queen of Tuffets Sharyn Cole shows that these little jewels of eye candy aren’t just for Victorian ladies of yore.
Take a look behind the scenes as Lyric Kinard tapes her Show 2013: Art and Abstract Design. In the show, she uses a simple technique to create an abstract design. She even has Alex and Ricky join in the fun as students. She also shares the results of her 365-Day of "Drawing Faces Project," which lead her to better understand the road map of the human face.
Also in Show 2013, TQS tours the Camp Sherman home and studio of Tonye Belinda Phillips. Known for her whimsical folk art creations, Tonye shares tips for achieving perfect appliqué points.
Building a design using the fundamental shape of a square became the inspiration for Gyleen’s venture into the Modern world. But Gyleen, as always, has made the process more streamlined and completely her own. Take a peek behind the scenes of the taping of Gyleen's show and watch good sport Justin as he "works" through opening the show.
Take a look behind the scenes as TQS welcomes award-winning quilt artist, Teri Cherne. As an artist, Teri didn’t let a little thing like two bouts of cancer keep her from creating. Known for her incredibly detailed and precise work, she shares how she drafts an entire quilt before needle ever hits thread. But that’s not all, she loves adding interesting details in her binding that she calls 'the frame for your picture.' You won't believe the results.
Then Alex shares a contemporary rendition of an antique Shoo-Fly quilt as a way to honor and treasure those who stitched before.
The set looks a little bit different for Show 2009 with Meg Hawkey and Salley Frey. It was filmed at the Clarke Memorial Museum in Eureka, California, which contains the area's premier collection of far California North Coast regional and cultural history, with significant focus on the 19th Century Victorian era. There were some very interesting items on display during filming, and we don't mean Alex and Ricky!