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Show 2705: Sujata Shah / Freddy Moran
Featuring: Sujata Shah / Freddy Moran
Posts On: August 23, 2020
Coming to you from the homes of Alex Anderson and Freddy Moran, it's The Quilt Show from home. Both of the guests for this show, Sujata Shah and Freddy Moran, have been inspired by color all of their lives. Sujata Shah was inspired by the colors of India when she began making free-form quilt blocks and Kawandi, a scrap quilt, as it would be made by the Siddi. Sujata demonstrates how to make these quilts using scraps of clothing and recycled fabrics and very few tools. She also walks through the process of creating free-from quilt blocks that have a handmade look and Modern feel.
Then, Alex surprises Freddy Moran with a cake for her 90th Birthday at Freddy's wonderful home. TQS then takes a look at Freddy’s house, which boasts 37 different colors and innumerable quilts and they walk through her fabulous garden at the top of a hill.
Alex meets Sujata Shah and they talk about her growing up in India, how her quilts are influenced by the colors of India, and how it took a while for her to accept that she was a quilter, all while looking at her fabulous quilts.
From Chapter Two:
Sujata demonstrates how a Kawandi, which means quilt, is made by the Siddi.
From Chapter Three:
Sujata demonstrates free-from quilt blocks that she makes on a machine but have imperfections so that they look handmade.
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Alex then went and surprised Freddy Moran with a birthday cake for her 90th Birthday, July 13, 2020, and they toured her house and garden that are on the top of a hill with a gorgeous view.
Sujata talks about her tours of India with Amy Butler, and how they came about after she ran into Amy at the Houston Quilt Festival.
Collage quilter Emily Taylor presents demos on parchment painting and color theory in collage quilting. Then, Susanne Jones gives The Quilt Show 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.
Show 2709: Tara Faughnan / Diana McClun
Posts On: October 18, 2020
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.
Show 2710: Carol Morrissey / Lyric Kinard / Susan Brubaker Knapp
Posts On: November 1, 2020
In her second visit to The Quilt Show, Carol Morrissey gives Ricky a fascinating demo on her latest technique which she calls "Exaggerated Pointillism".
Then, Lyric Kinard and Susan Brubaker Knapp give us a tour of the exhibit they co-curated for Houston 2019 entitled A Better World, which focuses on what people have done with their actions to make the world a better place.
Show 2711: Lynn Koolish / Pokey Bolton
Posts On: November 15, 2020
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.
Show 2708: Ricky Tims / Kat Bowser / Mary and Joe Koval
Posts On: October 4, 2020
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. Ricky and Kat will demonstrate how to make a Bear Paw block and an eight-inch Nine Patch. Plus, a look at an exhibit by Joe and Mary Koval, who have been buying and selling antique quilts for forty-seven years.
Show 2707: Teri Lucas / Martha Sielman
Posts 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.
Show 2706: Jennifer Sampou / Julie Silber / Joe Cunningham
Posts On: September 6, 2020
We return to the home of Alex Anderson and TQS is visted by not one, not two, but three fabulous guests! Jennifer Sampou, a fabric designer for more than twenty years, discusses how she uses modern technology to create digitized ombre fabric. Using her SKY ombre fabric line, she demonstrates a simple Sawtooth Star Block pillow and easy-to-make Modern Madras Table Runner. Then, Julie Silber and Joe Cunningham bring their considerable knowledge of vintage and antique quilts into play as they discuss how to look at an older quilt for inspiration in creating a Modern quilt.
Show 2702: Appliqué Masterclass 2
Posts 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.
Show 2701: Appliqué Masterclass 1
Posts 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.
Show 2704: Kevin Womack - Create Fabric / Cheryl Phillips - A Braided Twist
Posts 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.
Show 2703: Pam Raby - Take on Triangles / Andrew Ngai - 3 WonderFil Threads
Posts 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.
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