Featuring: Sue Bleiweiss / Thomas KnauerPosts On: April 13, 2015 (Free from January 21, 2021 through January 23, 2021)
From corporate businesswoman, to trained pastry chef, to wonky skyline collage quilter, Sue Bleiweiss has done a bit of everything! Here she shares her fabric collage techniques, walking us through the process layer by layer. She also demonstrates using dye magnets to create wonderful tone-on-tone fabrics. We tour Sue’s studio and uncover her artistic inspirations. Next, textile and quilt designer Thomas Knauer presents a trunk show to illustrate how he infuses his quilts with meaning via stories and messages.
Featuring: Barbara Yates BeasleyPosts On: August 28, 2016 (Free from April 29, 2020 through December 31, 2021)
Learn how to give a "retro feel" to your quilt as Alex demonstrates how you can bind a quilt with a Zigzag edge without using bias-cut fabric. Our featured artist, Barbara Yates Beasley, was introduced to quilting with a stack of quilt tops she inherited from her mother. Her quilting career might have ended with finishing the quilts, but a friend sent her to an animal portrait class and she was hooked. A lifelong lover of animals, Barbara says, "It is all about capturing the expression of the animal and finding its soul, that makes a photograph or a quilt look realistic." She demonstrates how to create a pattern from a photograph with clear plastic film and a Sharpie. Using a muslin base and silk fabrics for the eyes, she adds shadows and sparkle with other threads and fuses fabric pieces into place to create her animal portraits.
Featuring: Susan ClevelandPosts On: October 7, 2018 (Free from March 20, 2020 through March 23, 2021)
We have translated this show into English, Spanish, Italian, German, French & Russian. Watch in your language and let us know if it's good. Susan Cleveland is in the house and that means precision, fabulous workmanship, and lots of laughs. Having avoided the Dresden plate for years because she wasn’t happy with her own results, she is now a full-fledged convert…working with a traditional block in an upbeat and contemporary way. With a nod of thanks to her quilt sisters of yore, Susan shares tips for creating perfect points, avoiding the dreaded wonky bias volcano center, and fun and contemporary ways to add spark and fun to this much loved block. A stickler for impeccable piecing, Susan then shares tips about thread, needles, and feed dogs that can make a huge difference when it comes to results. Don’t miss this show!
Featuring: Jean WellsPosts On: December 15, 2019 (Free from December 23, 2019 through December 31, 2021)
Our TQS Quilting Legend for 2019 is the one and only Jean Wells. Jean, founder of the Stitchin' Post in Sisters, Oregon and author of over thirty books, welcomes Alex and Ricky to her home for a tour of her garden and provides a walkthrough of the many quilts she has made. Throughout the show, Jean expresses her love for the process of color exploration, gives a tour of the Stitchin' Post, shares a mini-history lesson of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, and then gives her own thoughts on all the different things she has accomplished in her long lasting career. You don't want to miss a wonderful end to another great series here at The Quilt Show!
Featuring: Barbara Black / Lilo BowmanPosts On: January 1, 2021 (Free from December 31, 2020 through December 31, 2021)
Barbara Black has come to the rescue again. We asked Australian quilter Wendy Williams to be our BOM designer and she created a fabulous design, Color My World, which features a Mariner’s Compass, Roads, Small Houses, Tall Buildings, Little House in the City, Skyscrapers and a few world landmark. But COVID is preventing her from being in studio with us…..so we asked Barbara Black to step in! Barbara guides us through the the decision making and quilting process to help you usher in a fantastic Block Of the Month for the new year.
Then Lilo Bowman, who has been one of the key behind the scenes people at TQS for 13 years, guides us through organizing our quilt spaces with the help of her brand new book, Love Your Creative Space: A Visual Guide to Creating an Inspiring & Organized Studio without Breaking the Bank.
Featuring: Sue Nickels / Cathy Franks / Cindy Needham / Nancy Arseneault / Alex AndersonPosts On: January 17, 2021 (Free from January 17, 2021 through January 31, 2021)
Quilt Design can be so challenging and befuddling for so many quilters, in fact, many choose to quilt by check. But if you think you’re ready in this New Year to learn a new skill or hone the skills you already have…this show is for you. It’s all about quilt design from the people who have mastered it, Sue Nickels, Cathy Franks, Cindy Needham, Nancy Arseneault, and Alex Anderson. From feathers, to tools, to fun tips and tricks, everything you need to know to get the best quilting designs is right here waiting for you in the next Quilt Show Masterclass.