Featuring: Becky Goldsmith / Karen Kay Buckley / Pat Holly / Alex Anderson / Suzanne MarshallPosts On: June 28, 2020
Machine and hand appliqué can be tricky, especially when it comes to perfect circles, sharp points, bias stems, and prepping individual motifs. In TQS' first Appliqué Masterclass, Becky Goldsmith, Karen Kay Buckley, Pat Holly, Alex Anderson and Suzanne Marshall take the ‘scary’ out of preparing and executing beautiful appliqué pieces with easy to follow tips.
Take your appliqué to a new level with Pat Holly tips for creating your own machine stitched background fabric and fused borders.
Featuring: Rosa Rojas / Sue Garman / Sue Nickels / Liuxin Newman / Ricky TimsPosts On: July 12, 2020
In TQS' second Appliqué Masterclass, Rosa Rojas and Sue Garman share tips and tricks on prepping your appliqué, making perfect circles and making stems with bias bars. Sue Nickels teaches her method of designing an appliqué border based on an antique quilt from the 1800s.
Then Liuxin Newman will astound you with her needleturn method of making super tiny dots, micro lines, and her ‘Chinese weaver stitch’ which results in very sharp points.
Featuring: Pam Raby / Andrew NgaiPosts On: July 26, 2020
Pam Raby explores the various ways to use the square in a box and create a new block. She also demonstrates how to bind a quilt with a single layer binding. Andrew Ngai demonstrates the three WonderFil threads every quilter needs.
Featuring: Kevin Womack / Cheryl PhillipsPosts On: August 9, 2020
Kevin Womack shares his quilts from the Swaddling to Shroud Series and those influenced by New Orleans. He then shares a variety of techniques to create your own fabric by creating an appliqué bouquet and using Soy stamps, painting, and stenciling on fabric to make your own mark! Cheryl Phillips demonstrates how you can make a Braided Twist table runner.
Featuring: Sujata Shah / Freddy MoranPosts On: August 23, 2020
Featuring: Jennifer Sampou / Julie Silber / Joe CunninghamPosts On: September 6, 2020
Featuring: Teri Lucas / Martha SielmanPosts On: September 20, 2020
Learn about traditional quilt blocks and how to use your color wheel on fabric from Teri Lucas. Then Martha Sielman, executive director of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), will take you through an exhibit called Upcycle at Houston in 2019 that features creative use of unusual materials.
Featuring: Ricky Tims / Kat BowserPosts On: October 4, 2020 (Coming Soon)
An entire show dedicated to all things Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window, including the new novel by Ricky Tims and Kat Bowser and the quilt based on the book. Plus, a look at an exhibit by Joe and Mary Koval, who have been buying and selling antique quilts for forty-seven years.
Featuring: Tara Faughnan / Diana McClunPosts On: October 18, 2020 (Coming Soon)
Tara Faughnan joins Alex to discuss her ideas about color theory and value in quilts. They talk about how some colors “sing”, others don’t, and how value can change the energy level of a quilt. She also supplies information about her “Color Collective”. Then, Tara demonstrates her style of free-form hand quilting that she does without a hoop. She considers hand quilting an embellishment. She also shows Alex her stitching chart that she created to keep track of which type of needle works the best with different types of thread.
We end the show with a visit to Diana McClun’s house and studio. Diana is a quilting pioneer and author along with Laura Nownes of Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!!, now in its 3rd edition.
Featuring: Carol MorrisseyPosts On: November 1, 2020 (Coming Soon)
In her second visit to The Quilt Show, Carol Morrissey shows Ricky a fascinating demo on pointalism. Then, Lyric Kinard and Susan Brubaker give us a tour of the exhibit the co-curated for Houston 2019 entitled A Better World, which has a focus what people have done with their actions to make the world a better place.
Featuring: Lynn Koolish / Pokey BoltonPosts On: November 15, 2020 (Coming Soon)
Lynn Koolish takes the fear out of Fabric Dyeing and Shibori as she demonstrates both techniques to Alex. It’s Dyeing 101 as she shows you all the tools you need to get started, including the types of dye and items you can find around the house to use, including rubber bands, ropes, and PVC pipe. Lynn also talks about how the Japanese style of flower arranging, known as Ikebana, has influenced her quilting.
Then Pokey Bolton arrives in her Airstream Trailer, Maybel, to talk about her varied career with Quilting Arts and Craft Napa. Pokey teaches Alex how to do sun printing (cyanotype printing) and how easy it is to use the Applipops circle templates for appliqué. Showed her quilt using quote from Shawshank Redemption.
Featuring: Emily Taylor / Susanne JonesPosts On: November 29, 2020 (Coming Soon)
Collage quilter Emily Taylor presents demos on parchment painting and color theory in collage quilting. Then, Susanne Jones gives TQS a tour of the THEIRstory exhibit at Houston 2019. This exhibit is a combination of her three previous exhibits, Fly Me to the Moon, HERstory, and OURstory.