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: Rosa RojasPosts On: December 4, 2016 (Free from December 24, 2016 through December 31, 2020)
Being a perfectionist and frustrated with her own traditional hand appliqué results, Rosa Rojas was determined to find a better, faster, and easier method for achieving the beautiful hand appliqué she desired. The result was the Apliquick tools that allow a person to make even the tiniest of perfect circles. This Spanish designer and artist says that it is all about ‘letting the tools’ do the work for you. Addicted to appliqué, Rosa even shows you how easy it is to design and make your own Hawaiian quilt.
Ricky also has a demonstration of a twisted thread chain, by machine, that will add texture and interest to your quilt work. Variations and interest can be enhanced depending on the size and type of silk ribbon or cording used.
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 BlackPosts On: January 1, 2020 (Free from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020)
Our Block of the Month 2020 is Sue Garman's Afternoon Delight with tips by Barbara Black. This video is packed with tips for making the Shoo Fly Block and how to machine appliqué all the fun and exciting parts of our new BOM.
Also, Alex demonstrates how to prepare hexies using Print & Piece Fuse Light and Oakshott Cottons to create a wall hanging, along with how to apply Swarovski crystals to your quilt.