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Show 207 - Thread Painting on a Long Arm
Featuring: Sue Patten
Posts On: March 31, 2008
Sue Patten, Canadian long arm professional, award winner and teacher joins TQS to share how she masters painting with thread on a long arm. In addition Cheryl Uribe, Gizmo Girl, visits with great gizmo garb.
The show begins on day two of our three day trip. The RV, "Anita Roadtrip," is exchanged for a "regular car" when Ricky takes the lead and directs Alex to The Cotton Patch in Lafayette, CA. Alex and Ricky have a race to select coordinating fabrics and discuss the reasons why they made their selections. The final stop of the trip is in the home of well-known quilters Roberta Horton and Mary Mashuta. Learn to make creative quilt labels and discover a brilliant, fool-proof way to machine quilt. Come along for the ride as TQS closes out Series Two.
Show 212 - TQS Road Trip - Part One
Posts On: June 9, 2008
Ever wonder how quilters who live in the woods claim their quilting space? Or what exactly happened with quilting during the gold rush time? Looking for a fast and quick charity quilt? On the first TQS Road Trip (Part One), Alex, Ricky, and Justin take to the California foothills and discover the answers to these pressing questions. Travel, adventure, serious bonding, and lots of quilting trivia make the first TQS Road Trip an adventure to remember.
Show 211 - Altered Photo Artistry
Posts On: May 26, 2008
Ever heard of Threadography? Beth Wheeler joins us and shows how to create stunning photo finish quilts using a fool proof technique which includes photography, thread work and computer technology. The results are gallery worthy and attainable for all quilters. In addition Alex demonstrates valuable binding basics, Ricky takes us on a field trip to his Dad's studio and a new TQS feature debuts - the TQS treasure chest.
Show 210 - New Twist on Applique
Posts On: May 12, 2008
Beth Ferrier: Teacher, Designer and author considers herself an appliquist - and wows us as she teaches how to hand applique by machine (visit her blog at http://applewd.com/blog). Show includes piecing tips for a 4" postage stamp basket with Alex and a visit from Bob, The Thread Guy discussing tension. The tips and techniques on this show will transcend into all aspects of your quiltmaking. Plus a smile or two is guaranteed from Beth's campy attitude.
Show 209 - Fabric Detective
Posts On: April 28, 2008
Annie Smith, the first podcasting queen for quilters teaches her favorite workshop which includes tricks and tips for successful fabric selection to make your quilt sparkle. Annie also shares excellent piecing techniques. In addition Cheryl Uribe, Gizmo Girl joins us.
Show 208 - Principally Speaking - A Firm Foundation for Fabulous Designs
Posts On: April 14, 2008
Jane Davila, mixed media, author and fiber artist teaches aspects of good design along with embellishing "out of the box". Bob, The Thread Guy explains sewing machine needles and Ricky performs Remember December.
Show 206 - Show Your Colors, "Feeling" Your Color Choices
Posts On: March 17, 2008
Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle: Artists, designers, teachers and owners of Fun Quilts,a company which produces heirloom - quality contemporary quilts, join us to share their unique approach to color and design. In addition we visit their organization which provides training and jobs for developmentally disabled adults in Chicago.
Show 205 - Digi BobbE - An Embroiderer's Dream
Posts On: March 3, 2008
Bonnie McCaffery author, vidcaster, designer and teacher shares her innovative approach to digitized bobbin embroidery. DigiBobbE is a unique technique invented by Bonnie for enhanced thread surface design. Gregory Case, Photo Man joins us to discuss properly photographing quilts.
Show 204 - Crazy about Curves
Posts On: February 18, 2008
Louisa Smith's global perspective on needlework began in Indonesia where she was born. In this episode Louise teaches curved-edge and strip piecing, her fresh ideas and fabulous inspiration will inspire you to try these techniques. In addition, Ricky shares his caveman style of curved piecing and Gregory Case, Photo Man joins Alex to discuss the ins and outs of photo sizing.
Show 203 - Ribbon Winning Appliqué
Posts On: February 4, 2008
Suzanne Marshall, the International-award winning quilter, shares several of her tricks and techniques that keeps her sought after as one of the best appliqué teachers today. (As an aside, she was a key mentor to Ricky). We also have the chance to visit Suzanne at her home and spend some time with Cheryl Uribe, TQS' very own Gizmo Girl.
Show 202 - Antique Linens and Textile Revival
Posts On: January 21, 2008
Cindy Needham, extraordinary quilter, teacher and textile expert, shares her techniques and ideas to revitalize antique linens. From choosing the appropriate quilting design, tackling stains, and perfect endings, Cindy will have you rummaging through your linen closet with fresh and unique ideas. In addition Cheryl Uribe, Gizmo Girl, visits with cool quilt stuff. TQS also takes a visit to the home of quilter Rachel Wetzler.
Show 201 - Crazy about Stitching
Posts On: January 7, 2008
Judith Baker Montano, queen and master crazy quilter, shares fun ways to enhance fabric photo imagery using multiple threads, ribbons and embellishment techniques. In addition, Judith takes us on a field trip to her fabulous home and outstanding garden. The show also includes a visit from Bob Purcell, our resident Thread Guy, who demystifies the difference of cotton and poly thread.