Alex and Ricky are visiting Sisters, Oregon and are delighted to welcome Sandra Mollon to the show, who shares her love of silk and how to use it in appliqué. In addition to her work with appliqué, Sandra demonstrates how she adds dimension to her quilts and projects with oil pastels and inking. Then Sheila Sinclair Snyder stops by to share how you can construct a quilt “row by row” with a pieced block border.
In our second Piecing Masterclass, TQS will help you overcome your piecing challenges when it comes to working with multi-seam intersections, inset circles, no-pins curves, joining two unusual shapes, and more as teachers Jo Morton, Ricky Tims, Alex Anderson and Cynthia England teach you their tricks for precision piecing.
Then Bonnie K. Hunter shows how chain piecing with a leader and ender can help you sew two quilt tops at one time.
Show 2611: Piecing Masterclass 1
Posts On: May 17, 2020
For our first Masterclass, TQS brings you the solutions to your piecing challenges. Sally Collins’ techniques will definitely improve your straight sewing and pressing issues, while Gyleen Fitzgerald makes sewing a Butterfly seam a breeze.
Then, Jacquie Gering and Victoria Findlay Wolfe show how to master improvisational blocks and curves. If piecing unusual shapes in paper piecing causes you frustration, Ann Harwell’s pinning method is sure to help. And, matchstick piecing has never been easier when you see Alex’s technique.
Show 2613: Michelle de Groot - Painting / Andrew Ngai - WonderFil Threaducation
Posts On: June 14, 2020
Michelle de Groot shares a variety of techniques to enhance your next quilt with painting on silk and thread work. Andrew Ngai gives you threaducation on WonderFil thread and how to choose the right thread for your project.
Show 2610: June Jaeger - Animal Portraits / Anna Bates - Sashiko
Posts On: May 3, 2020
Alex and Ricky continue their trip in Sisters, Oregon and visit the home of June Jaeger, sister of Jean Wells. On this show, June has numerous techniques and tricks she shows off, including her layered fusible appliqué process and how to paint the Cascade Table Runner. Then, Anna Bates explains Sashiko and demonstrates tracing and stitching.
Show 2608: Violet Craft - Abstractions / Kathy Deggendorfer - Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show
Posts On: April 5, 2020
Violet Craft shares her “Abstractions” series of quilts and the stories behind them. She then demonstrates her method for using Foundation Paper Piecing to make her fabulous designs. Violet also shares her technique for pieced hexagons and designs with unusual shapes that are pieced the same way. And finally, TQS visits with local Sisters artist Kathy Deggendorfer to talk all things quilting going on in her life.
Show 2607: Karlee Porter - Graffiti Quilting and Lettering
Posts On: March 22, 2020
Karlee Porter evades the quilt police and shares graffiti quilting, hand-lettered quilting, and modern couching. Learn about her new books, Honest Fabric, and how you can design your own message.
Show 2606: Kim Lacy - Inspired by Nature / Ricky Tims - Trapunto
Posts On: March 8, 2020
Self-taught quilt artist Kim Lacy stops by the show to demonstrate the secret to getting great texture in your quilts and an excellent way for doing a painted mosaic technique. Also, Ricky shares with us his love of Trapunto and takes it to a new level with “Thread Crusted Trapunto”.
Kathy K. Wylie shares her incredible appliqué quilts and new fabric line. She then demonstrates how to make hand-tied scalloped binding and a quilted frame. Valori Wells shares tips to make a zippered pouch out of your favorite fabrics.
Show 2604: Debbie Grifka - Modern Quilts / Cheryl Phillips - Circles
Posts On: February 9, 2020
In this show Debbie Grifka shares her minimalist approach to creating Modern quilts. Often inspired by photographs, she walks through the basics of creating a quilt based on a photo fo the Canterbury Cloisters. Debbie also discusses her 100-day project and several ways to make bias tape for your quilts.
Cheryl Phillips loves circles and shows Alex and Ricky a simple process for working with circles by using her Cut a Round tool.
Show 2603: Cindy Seitz-Krug Quilting on a Grid / Ricky Tims Quilt Words
Posts On: January 26, 2020
The Quilt Show is introduced to Cindy Seitz-Krug, a quilter for almost thirty years, who shares her approach to quilting designs that are grid based with techniques that are great for whole cloth quilts and easily adapted for patchwork quilts. Ricky also shares tips for adding machine quilted lettering to your quilt.
The Quilt Show welcomes Alethea Ballard, a middle school teacher for 16 years, but one who doesn’t like to play by the rules when it comes to her art. Alethea shares her collage techniques for large scale prints to help tell a story in her work. She also has a great technique for finishing and hanging her completed pieces.
Then Tami Pfeil comes back to TQS to talk about floor canvases, and shares examples of fast, easy, and striking designs, while also providing some sewing tips.
Show 2601: Barbara Black - Block of the Month Quilt 2020 - Sue Garman Designer
Posts On: January 1, 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.