Featuring: Edyta SitarPosts On: December 31, 2017
Alex and Ricky welcome back Edyta Sitar, who is the designer of the TQS 2018 BOM quilt, The Patchwork Barn. Edyta loves designing and making all of her own quilts. She talks about loving scrappy quilts and using an anchor to tie the parts together so your eye can rest. When she isn’t going scrappy, she loves working in blue and white as the colors are versatile and timeless. She gives tips for fabric selection, including the Rule of Five, when only working in two colors.
Edyta is a big proponent of testing out ideas and techniques before making a quilt. She shows how working small can allow you to see how colors and blocks come together before making a large version.
Want more tips? Edyta also demonstrates a clever binding technique that reduces bulk in the corner. And if that’s not enough, she introduces a second color way for the TQS 2018 BOM.
Edyta also brings part of her large collection of her own and antique quilts for a giant bed turning on the set and talks about the children’s book she wrote that includes a quilt project.
Featuring: Betty Busby / Cyndi McChesneyPosts On: January 14, 2018
Betty Busby began her fiber exploration with a degree in ceramics. After a very successful career she transitioned to exploring and manipulating unusual non-quilting fiber that feature subjects from the natural world. Using hand painted silk, a soldering iron and other out of the norm tools, Betty shares how to make translucent and unbelievably delicate elements for her larger than life quilts featuring enlarged microscopic images. You will never look at landscaper’s cloth in the same way.
Cyndi McChesney is back to unravel the mysteries of drafting a traditional antique quilt block based on a grid system. Breaking down the block components makes the job more streamlined and allows you to determine the finished block size.
Featuring: Wendy GrandePosts On: January 28, 2018
Featuring: Leni L. Wiener / Jake SimmonsPosts On: February 11, 2018
When it comes to quilting, we don’t often do our bodies justice. Hours of being hunched over a sewing machine can take its toll. Jake Simmons, a practicing chiropractor, shares tips for preventing pain while quilting.
Featuring: Diane KirkhartPosts On: February 25, 2018
Featuring: Annie Moody / Lynda RemmersPosts On: March 11, 2018
Featuring: Cheryl Lynch / Lauren VlcekPosts On: March 25, 2018
Featuring: Maria ShellPosts On: April 8, 2018
Featuring: Katie FowlerPosts On: April 22, 2018
Featuring: Katie Pasquini MasopustPosts On: May 6, 2018
Ricky starts off the show with a fun and easy technique for drafting a multi-pieced patchwork goldfish block. The design elements become more interesting as he expands the number of paper-pieced units within the block design itself.
Never one to sit still, Alex and Ricky welcome back Katie Pasquini Masopust to share the secrets behind her new art quilts built using Log Cabin blocks. Her love of tradition led Katie to see how far she could expand the block.
Featuring: Heidi Farmer / Judy FredenburghPosts On: May 20, 2018
Do you dream of creating machine embroidery without the aid of a hoop? Heidi Farmer defies the skeptics who said it couldn’t be done as she shares tips and tricks for stitching hoop-free designs to your heart’s content using a revolutionary method. But wait, there’s more. Do you want to embroider your own hand drawn designs? The answer is yes. If you can think it, you can stitch it.
And who doesn’t need a quick baby quilt in their pocket of tricks? Heidi shares a fast method for a super cute personalized baby quilt on your longarm.
Then, RNK educator, Judy Fredenburgh, shares the ins and outs of how and why stabilizers make a huge difference when it comes to machine embroidery. If you have ever been skeptical about machine embroidery, this show will definitely make you a believer. Don’t miss it!
Featuring: Linda Pumphrey / Carolyn HockPosts On: June 3, 2018
Red and White quilts have been an iconic color combination for quilters since the discovery of Turkey red dye. Working with these two high contrast colors requires a bit of extra attention and Linda Pumphrey is back to offer helpful tips and tricks for avoiding unexpected pitfalls down the road. Along the way she shares intriguing bits of Red and White quilt history, antique quilts, and wows us with new designs based on old patterns.
TQS member Carolyn Hock is back to entice you with techniques for adding that bit of fantastic bling to the edge of your quilts. From Red and White to outstanding bling, this show is sure to catch your eye.
Featuring: Ann Shaw / Anna BatesPosts On: June 17, 2018