Featuring: Jane SassamanPosts On: July 7, 2008
Contemporary quilt artist, fabric designer, author and teacher, Jane Sassaman teaches how to create a stunning quilt using large, bold prints with a simple silhouette pattern. Jane also shares how she conceives, designs and develops a new fabric line. Also, Ricky shows how to set in corners which also optimizes beautiful fabrics. In show 301 you will discover new ways to optimize today's beautiful large-scale prints.
Featuring: Sally DutkoPosts On: July 21, 2008
Join in the fun as Alex, Ricky and award-winning fiber artist Sally Dutko overcome the challenges of working and creating a quilt using an unlikely combination of fabrics chosen by our "beloved" producers. Each person's work was veiled in secrecy and you will be as surprised as they were by the results. They will share tips and techniques used to meet the challenge.
Featuring: Laura WasilowskiPosts On: August 4, 2008
Watch Laura Wasilowski, textile artist, teacher, fabric dyer and "Dean of Corrections at The Chicago School of Fusing" as she explores the endless possibilities with fusible applique'quilts. Laura's whimsical style and keen sense of humor will have you sharpening your decorative blades in no time. Are you having trouble keeping your quilting projects organized? Let the Treasure chest discoveries help you to keep everything in its place. Also, Bob Purcell (Thread Guy) has a fun thread game to share with you.
Featuring: Sue Garman / Merrily ParkerPosts On: August 18, 2008
Sneak a peek into how our own Block of the Month designer, Sue Garman, is able to "set up" an entire applique block using quick and easy steps to save you valuable time. We guarantee it will be an "aha, that's how she does it" moment. Wouldn't you love to play on a long-arm machine? Watch Merrily Parker, shop owner, teacher and prolific quilter as she teaches Alex to write her name on the smallest of the Gammill machines. Ricky also gives us a treat by showing how to create a totally new design by turning a traditional block on point.
Featuring: Eleanor BurnsPosts On: September 1, 2008
Join us for an hour of quilting and fun with the effervescent Eleanor Burns. Eleanor, creator of Quilt in a Day, has the audience and the hosts in stitches as she teaches blocks from her newest venture. But what Eleanor does not know is that Alex and Ricky also have a little surprise up their sleeve for her. In addition, Ricky shares a little stripping action of his own.
Featuring: Kim Deneault / Bunny Rose / Alex AndersonPosts On: September 15, 2008
Join us as we learn how young quilters can foster a love for our craft. Kim Deneault will have you raiding your stash once you see her technique for creating fun and textural quilts using her quick and easy reverse appliqué techniques. Fortunately after you have made a mess in your quilting space, Bunny Rose has quick and useful tips for bringing it back in order. We also visit Alex's daughter Adair Anderson, an 8th Grade teacher, as she teaches government using student designed quilt blocks.
Featuring: Paula NadelsternPosts On: September 29, 2008
New York native, Paula Nadelstern, shows you how to "puzzle" your friends by using one block and complex fabric to create a quilt that is dramatic yet easily accomplished. Using a few tools and some careful observation, you too can achieve stunning results. Gregory Case, our TQS Photo Man, joins Ricky and shows the importance of photo sizing. You will also enjoy a special visit to the studio of Maggie Weiss.
Featuring: Gina PerkesPosts On: October 13, 2008
Gina Perkes is one of today's leading quilt artists. Learn how to improve your own quilting skills as Gina walks you through the process of creating intricate grids and continuous curves. Her easy to follow step-by-step instructions will give you the confidence to design your own masterpiece. Gregory Case (Photo Man) shares great tips on what to emphasize in your quilt photos when submitting them for a show. Then follow Alex and Ricky as they visit and learn about San Francisco General Hospital's rehabilitation project called "The Great Cover-Up."
Featuring: Daphne Greig / Susan P. MarkPosts On: October 27, 2008
Join Canadian artists Daphne Greig and Susan Purney Mark as they teach you how to create fun and colorful quilts using fat quarters and fusible applique. Alex shares a really cool technique. Who would have thought that you could create perfectly pieced circles using freezer paper (in less than 7 minutes)? Be sure not to miss Bunny Rose as she opens the TQS Treasure Chest.
Featuring: Liuxin NewmanPosts On: November 10, 2008
Set aside some quality time to be amazed by the incredibly small and detailed handwork created by Australia's master applique artist Liuxin Newman. Known to the world as the Thimblelady, Liuxin teaches you needle turn circles the size of a pin head and.....well let's just say that the TQS audience and crew were on the edge of their seats. You won't want to miss this show. Bob Purcell demystifies sewing machine needles while Ricky warms your heart with a flute piece from his Sacred Age CD.
Featuring: Joanna Figueroa / Gina HalladayPosts On: November 24, 2008
Who knows about the latest trends and fabrics in today's market. Meet Gina Halladay of www.quiltersbuzz.com. Fresh and dynamic quilt artist and fabric designer, Joanna Figueroa, teaches you how to use the new quilt fabric packaging trends to create fun projects. Then, if all of that information doesn't have your head spinning with ideas, wait till you see Alex piece the perfect pinwheel.
Featuring: Melody Crust / Sandra Smith / Ricky TimsPosts On: December 8, 2008
Quilters love embellishments. You don't want to miss meeting quilt artist Melody Crust as she teaches you fun and fast ways to add that bit of "bling" to your next project. Watch as she shows how beads, paint, and ribbons can change the entire look of your quilt. Be sure to have your permission slip as TQS takes a field trip to the studio of quilter Sandra Smith whose work encompasses a great deal of visual interest. Ricky stimulates our other senses with a new take on a traditional piano piece.
Featuring: Jinny BeyerPosts On: December 22, 2008
Together we will celebrate the life and work of Jinny Beyer. Jinny has been on the quilting scene since the beginning of the Renaissance of quilting that we are enjoying today. Her books, fabrics and quilts reflect her tremendous talent. In addition, her generous spirit has opened the door to thousands of quilters over the decades. In this incredible Special Edition of TQS we get to visit Jinny in her historic home and see how a true legend lives, works and thinks! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity you do not want to miss. Sit back and enjoy this tribute to one of our most legendary quilters, Jinny Beyer.