Quilters Newsletter TV

Must see, thought-provoking, inspiring and all new "The Quilters' Community" brought to you by editors of Quilters Newsletter Magazine. Meet accomplished quilters, view amazing quilts, learn quilting techniques, visit quilt shows and shops, hear quilters' stories, see the best quilting products and more - the world of quilting brought directly to you through this exciting and engaging online TV. Each episode will be free to watch for one week from the original air date, after which they will be available for purchase from QNNtv.com.

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2014 Season: Turned-Edge Machine Applique with Lori Baker

Quilters Newsletter creative editor Lori Baker appreciates and admires the beauty of handwork, but when it comes to her own quiltmaking, it’s machine all the way. When she sees handwork that she’s like to replicate, she analyzes it to see how she could do it with a machine. That’s what she did with the hand applique found on Nordic Crystals designed by Marcia Harmening and featured in Quilters Newsletter’s Best Christmas Quilts 2014 issue. Learn how Lori adapted Marcia’s applique technique to turned-edge machine applique.

Past Episodes

2014 Season: Quiltmaking with 60-Degree Triangles with Gigi Khalsa

Aired on Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Cutting from strips of fabric, piecing tips, various ways to arrange triangles, advice for sewing triangles together and much more information is included in this episode. Learn Gigi Khalsa’s technique for using 60-degree triangles to make a Christmas tree skirt featured in Quilters Newsletter’s Best Christmas Quilts 2014 special issue. Also see what other projects she made with the triangles.

2014 Season: The Story Behind Bonnie’s Rocky Mountain Star

Aired on Friday, Aug 15, 2014

The quilt gracing the cover of the 45th anniversary Quilters Newsletter (August/September 2014) was designed by Mary Leman Austin, former executive editor of QN and daughter of QN founder Bonnie Leman. It was made and quilted by Peg Spradlin. There’s a reason for the color choices as well as for the design. Learn what went into designing and making this gorgeous quilt. And turn to the pages of the August/September issue for the quilt’s pattern or purchase the pattern online.

2014 Season: Free-Motion Quilting on the Sweet 16 with Peg Pennell

Aired on Friday, Aug 08, 2014

Peg Pennell free motion quilts with the Handi Quilter Sweet 16 to show how quilting makes the quilt. The ability to adjust the machine’s speed allows the quilter to quilt at a pace with which their comfortable. Peg says a faster speed provides nicer stitches, but even stitches are a challenge and they don’t have to be even. Her advice: don’t be overly critical of yourself.

2014 Season: Meet Quilter Peg Pennell

Aired on Friday, Aug 01, 2014

Peg Pennell is a self-taught quilter who has been making quilts since the 1970s. She comes from a garment-making background and began quilting by making quilt-as-you-go log cabin quilts. Although her quiltmaking beginnings were dedicated to traditional quilts, she is now an art quilter who has won more than 200 awards.

2014 Season: Easy Strip Piecing with Lori Baker

Aired on Friday, Jul 25, 2014

For quick and precise piecing, try strip piecing your quilts. By cutting strips instead of squares, your corners will match up perfectly. Quilters Newsletter creative editor Lori Baker demonstrates the strip piecing process.

2014 Season: Sewing Curves in Quilts with Lori Baker

Aired on Friday, Jul 18, 2014

Curved quilt piecing can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Using the Along the Way quilt pattern by Tailormade by Design featured in the February/March 2014 issue of Quilters Newsletter, Lori Baker shows how taking your time and paying attention to detail will help you be successful with curved piecing.

2014 Season: Making Curved Quilt Borders with Karen Charles

Aired on Friday, Jul 11, 2014

Add an extra element to your quilts with curved quilt borders. Karen Charles shows how to make appliqued curved quilt borders using an embroidery sewing machine. Also learn how Karen created her embroidery design on a computer.

2014 Season: Auditioning Quilt Block Fabrics with Lori Baker

Aired on Friday, Jul 04, 2014

Creating a quilt block using one fabric collection, or when fabric selection is limited, creates challenges. Achieving the right contrast and an overall appealing design isn’t as simple as it seems. Quilters Newsletter creative editor Lori Baker was recently stymied when creating a quilt block sample to be photographed for the magazine. Watch as she demonstrates the quilt fabric audition process she used that resulted in an attractive arrangement of fabrics.

2014 Season: Quilting with an Embroidery Machine with Karen Charles

Aired on Friday, Jun 27, 2014

Quilting with an embroidery machine has its advantages, including the ability to program the sewing machine to perfectly place the design on the desired quilted area and to also resize the quilting design if your quilt piecing isn’t exactly perfect. Karen Charles shows several completed quilt samples and also recommends doing a test with a whole-cloth quilt.

2014 Season: Quilting With LUKE Haynes

Aired on Friday, Jun 20, 2014

LUKE Haynes is a longarm quilter who does not work with templates, rulers or pantographs. When quilting, he says he is drawing on top of the surface. He also makes quilts with a large range of fabrics, using little cotton. He calls his style a conversation of textures. Watch as Haynes demonstrates his free-motion style of quilting, following the lines in his piecing as he quilts.

2014 Season: Meet Artist/Designer/Quilter LUKE Haynes

Aired on Friday, Jun 13, 2014

LUKE Haynes became a quilter when, between painting and sculpture classes at art school, he decided to see what he could do with some fabrics he happened to have. His first quilt took two years to complete. Hayne also attended architecture school and specializes in adaptive re-use – converting old buildings to new uses. That’s how he also approaches quilting. As a self-proclaimed quilt architect he uses clothes deconstructed then reconstructed as a quilt. Learn more about LUKE Haynes and see an example of his quiltmaking.

2014 Season: Foundation Piecing with Alison Glass

Aired on Friday, Jun 06, 2014

Designer Alison Glass demonstrates foundation piecing using a template from one of her quilt patterns. See how the template’s guidelines allow precision piecing and how the templates can be adjusted in size and arranged differently. Also learn tips for removing the paper when finished.

2014 Season: Meet Designer Alison Glass

Aired on Friday, May 30, 2014

Alison Glass is a surface and space designer who began a design business in 2007 focusing on space remodels and custom home décor pieces. Her love of color and shape eventually led to a shift to creating artwork for surfaces and designing fabrics for Andover Fabrics. Alison is inspired by the multitude of details in the world, both natural and those made by artisans, particularly in urban architecture. She is passionate about making choices that are consistent with who a person is, being increasingly comfortable with ambiguity, and continuing to move forward and live in the new.

2014 Season: Hand Quilting for the Rest of Us with Mary Kate Karr-Petras

Aired on Friday, May 23, 2014

Quilters Newsletter has featured some exquisite hand-quilted quilts featuring workmanship to which some aspire. However, those who may not be as accomplished in their skills should not be dismayed. There’s room for all levels of hand quilting skills. Some may advise counting stitches, but even some experts say it’s not about stitches per inch. The measure of success is evenness. See some of the spectacular hand-quilted quilts from the pages of Quilters Newsletter and share in Mary Kate Karr-Petras’ own experience as she shares her projects past and present.

2014 Season: A Decorative Use for Quilt Blocks with Lori Baker

Aired on Friday, May 16, 2014

Quilters Newsletter creative editor Lori Baker always makes sample quilt blocks before cutting all the pieces needed for an entire quilt. That often leaves her with sample quilt blocks that she stashes away with her PIGS (Projects In Grocery Sacks). One quick-and-easy and decorative project turns those orphan quilt blocks into attractive, fun wall décor as seen on the set of Quilters Newsletter TV. Watch as Lori demonstrates how easy it is to mount a quilt block on a stretched canvas frame purchased at a craft store.

2014 Season: Learn to Applique Using an Embroidery Machine

Aired on Friday, May 09, 2014

Learn to speed up the applique process by using an embroidery machine. Husqvarna Viking event specialist Karen Charles demonstrates how easy it is to create an embroidery design using embroidery software then using Husqvarna Viking’s Designer Diamond Royale to stitch the design and add fabric to create applique – when the machine finishes stitching the design and stops, add fabric; the machine will stitch around the design again securing the fabric in place; cut away excess fabric; then the machine will add a satin stitch around the applique.

2014 Season: Meet Quilt Artist Karen Charles

Aired on Friday, May 02, 2014

Karen Charles has been quilting for 40 years and is now an event specialist for Husqvarna Viking traveling the country teaching, demonstrating and having fun with sewing machines. Most of Karen’s quilts include many, many fabrics and she prefers to do her own quilting. And one of her favorite things to do is applique with embroidery. Meet Karen and tune in to future videos featuring Karen demonstrating a variety of quiltmaking techniques.

2014 Season: Quick-and-Easy Quilt Hanging Corner Pockets with Lori Baker

Aired on Friday, Apr 25, 2014

Here’s a quick-and-easy alternative to sleeves for small hanging quilt projects. These hanging corner pockets are worked into the binding so you need to plan accordingly. Watch as Quilters Newsletter creative editor Lori Baker shows how easy it is to add hanging corners and offers tips for size of hanging corner pockets, what to do if you bind your quilts by hand and more.

2014 Season: Sweet 16 Basics with David Taylor

Aired on Friday, Apr 18, 2014

Handi Quilter ambassador and renown quilt artist David Taylor advises quilters to “become one with their machines.” It takes lots of practice, he says, to truly become comfortable with machine quilting. Even he practices before diving into a quilting project. He demonstrates his technique on the Handi Quilter Sweet 16, pointing out the benefits of the stitch regulator. Other tips include, moving the quilt project clockwise and counterclockwise while quilting and guiding the project very gently.

2014 Season: Meet Quilt Artist David Taylor

Aired on Friday, Apr 11, 2014

David Taylor had been a graphic designer for newspapers for many years when his friend told him he should be quilting. At first it didn’t suit him. But then he caught on and began quilting in 2000 and won his first award at International Quilt Festival in Houston in 2006. He always loved fabric, even as a child, and he also worked in a fabric store, but traditional quilting didn’t appeal to him. He sewed clothes and did costuming for theatre. But once he was introduced to applique, quilting took center stage. Although he learned machine appliqué, he now only appliques by hand. Watch and learn more about this extraordinary quilter.

2014 Season: How to Make Bias Binding with Lori Baker

Aired on Friday, Apr 04, 2014

Learn the Quilters Newsletter formula for making bias binding for quilts and watch as creative editor Lori Baker offers helpful hints as she makes bias binding with striped fabric. Also learn Lori’s tips for making mitered corners.

2014 Season: Blending Quiltmaking and Digital Photography with Gay Lasher

Aired on Friday, Mar 28, 2014

Tag along as we follow Gay Lasher around a construction site in her pursuit for the perfect photograph. Learn Gay’s process step by step as she snaps photos then manipulates them in PhotoShop to create the perfect image to print on fabric and transform into a quilt. By the way, that perfect image is a very small fraction of the whole photograph.

2014 Season: Meet Digital Fiber Artist Gay Lasher

Aired on Friday, Mar 21, 2014

Gay Lasher decided to take one art class. Three years later she earned an art degree. During that time she fell in love with photography and began marrying quilting with photography in her art work. Meet Gay and learn how she combines her talents for her truly spectacular work. And view some of that work as it’s displayed at the aBuzz Gallery in Denver, Colorado.

2014 Season: Carol Ann Waugh’s Creative Space

Aired on Friday, Mar 14, 2014

Carol Ann Waugh’s design studio serves not only as her personal creative work space, but also as an art gallery open to the public. Carol opened aBuzz Gallery in Denver, Colorado, in 2013 and the art exhibits have a strong emphasis on fiber art. Take a tour of the space and learn how Carol works with artists to help them best promote their work.

2014 Season: All the Right Curves – Ovals, Arcs, Waves

Aired on Friday, Mar 07, 2014

Various arcs and curves on oval and wave quilting rulers offer a myriad quilting options. Handi Quilter educator Marie Eldredge shows a variety of quilting designs achieved with curved quilting rulers.

2014 Season: Great Quilting Curves Using Arc and Wave Templates

Aired on Friday, Feb 28, 2014

Do you envy those perfect quilting curves and circles found on truly exquisite quilts? Do you think you could never achieve such perfection in your own quilting? Well, you can, with a little practice. Watch as Handi Quilter educator Marie Eldredge shows you how to quilt great curves and circles using templates.

2014 Season: Meet Amazing Longarm Quilter Marie Eldredge

Aired on Friday, Feb 21, 2014

Marie Eldredge may have begun making quilts in high school, but it was a visit to a garage sale after she was married that was the first true stepping stone that led to her career in quilting. After carefully sorting through hundreds, perhaps thousands, of fat quarters offered for sale, Marie bought approximately 500 of them and decided she’d best learn to quilt faster! She learned to longarm quilt and is now an educator for Handi Quilter. Hear her story and see some of the truly amazing quilts Marie has made.

2014 Season: Simple Sashiko with Beth Bradley

Aired on Thursday, Feb 13, 2014

Learn the tools and fabrics necessary for successful simple Sashiko techniques that can be used on a variety of quilting and sewing projects. Beth Bradley, senior editor for Sew News, Sew It All and Creative Machine Embroidery demonstrates the basics of this Japanese hand stitching technique, and offers tips for best results.

2014 Season: Quilted in Honor Block of the Month Mystery Quilt

Aired on Friday, Feb 07, 2014

Take part in Quilters Newsletter’s Block of the Month Mystery Quilt program designed for Quilted in Honor, a quilt industry-wide initiative developed to support Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization that provides funding and quilts for military veterans. See the first two blocks in the program and learn how you can participate. Block patterns were chosen from the first 12 issues of Quilters Newsletter and were made using Island Batik’s Quilted in Honor fabric collection.

2014 Season: Resizing Quilt Blocks with Gigi Khalsa

Aired on Friday, Jan 31, 2014

Have you struggled with the math when increasing the size of a quilt block? Quilters Newsletter associate editor Gigi Khalsa provide a simple formula to help you do the math when making a quilt block larger than one you may see in a printed pattern or a finished quilt. See how Gigi doubled the size of a quilt block from a quilt published in Quilters Newsletter … then doubled it again! Also see the pieced quilt back Gigi made for the largest quilt block she made.

2014 Season: Pieced Quilt Backs with Lori Baker

Aired on Friday, Jan 24, 2014

Quilters Newsletter creative editor Lori Baker is a perfectionist when it comes to making quilt tops, but when it comes to quilt backs, “Anything goes,” she says. Well, almost. She does stay within the color scheme of the quilt top when making the quilt block. See some of Lori’s fun quilt backs and learn her process for making them. Also see one of her actual quilt backs in progress.

2014 Season: Creating Images and Text Using Flour Paste Silk Screening

Aired on Friday, Jan 17, 2014

Learn a fun and easy way to create surface design with this simple technique. Very little training is needed! Valerie White demonstrates how to use flour and water to create a mixture used with purchased silk screens to create text and images for whole cloth quilts or for later piecing into a composition.

2014 Season: Meet Mixed Media Textile Artist Valerie C. White

Aired on Friday, Jan 10, 2014

Valerie C. White evolved from artist to textile artist, but isn’t sure why there was a disconnect between the two. Nevertheless, this passionate award-winning artist began developing her talents as a young girl, and after a career as a teacher and counselor, she immersed herself in her art. She has studied with some of the best the art quilt world has to offer which has enabled her to trust her vision and taught her to work with a purpose. Meet Valerie and view some of her incredible work.

2014 Season: Make a Quilted Zentangle Pillow with Nancy Smith

Aired on Friday, Jan 03, 2014

Quilter and certified Zentangle teacher Nancy Smith demonstrates how to make a quilted Zentangle pillow beginning with three simple Zentangle patterns. Nancy describes how to draw the patterns on fabric and offers recommendations for types of fabrics and pens to use. She highly recommends testing a variety of both. When the Zentangle drawings are complete, Nancy shows how she quilted the top and finished the pillow.

2013 Season: Make a Quilted Zentangle Card with Nancy Smith

Aired on Friday, Dec 27, 2013

According to Zentangle.com, “the Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being.” Nancy Smith, a quilter and certified Zentangle teacher, demonstrates Zentangle basics and shows one pattern to draw and explains how to make and assemble the card.

2013 Season: PIGS: Projects in Grocery Sacks with Lori Baker

Aired on Friday, Dec 20, 2013

Here’s a quilt trunk show unlike any other! Quilters Newsletter creative editor Lori Baker shows off her unfinished projects and offers suggestions on how to reduce your own stash of works in progress. When Lori realized she had completed just three unfinished quilt projects in the previous 10 months (a very low number for her), she established a rule that called for one hour of sewing each evening. Watch as Lori describes why project went unfinished and whether she plans to finish them. That’s right, some will never be finished and she says that’s ok!

2013 Season: Quilts from India with Luana Rubin of eQuilter

Aired on Friday, Dec 13, 2013

Luana Rubin travels the world seeking design and color inspiration, among other reasons, and returned from her most recent trip to India with an exquisite collection of textiles and quilts. Featuring beading, hand embroidery, applique, elephant motifs and more, these decorative pieces and bed quilts are glorious examples of bold color pairings and magnificent handiwork.

2013 Season: Making a World of Difference with Luana Rubin of eQuilter

Aired on Friday, Dec 06, 2013

Fabric shoppers know eQuilter as a go-to source for fabrics, but did you know the company is involved in a great number of humanitarian projects? In addition, since it’s inception eQuilter has donated 2% of its sales to a variety of charities, resulting in more than $1 million in charitable contributions. In addition, eQuilter is among the first to respond to disasters with its quilt relief efforts. Several thousand quilts have been donated to people affected by the Japanese tsunami; 9/11; the Moore, Oklahoma, tornado; Colorado wildfires and floods and many other domestic and international catastrophes. eQuilter president and co-owner Luana Rubin talks about the company’s efforts.

2013 Season: Forever Flowers Quilted Pillow with Gigi Khalsa, part 2

Aired on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013

After the fabrics have been selected and fussy cut and the base of the project has been pieced, it’s time to layout the bouquet portion of the quilted pillow. Learn why Quilters Newsletter associate editor Gigi Khalsa chose to arrange the bouquet pieces as she did. Be sure to arrange them so you finish with two 4” rows and one 2” row. Once you have the desired layout, sew the pieces into rows then sew the rows together. When quilting her project, Gigi followed the diagonals of her half-square triangles, but it can be quilted as desired. Gigi also shows how to finish the project as a pillowcase.

2013 Season: Forever Flowers Quilted Pillow with Gigi Khalsa, part 1

Aired on Friday, Nov 22, 2013

Create an artful masterpiece with the right fabric selection and a little fussy cutting. Quilters Newsletter associate editor Gigi Khalsa explains how select fabrics to create a flower vase and a bouquet of flowers for a project that can also be made as a wall hanging. Once the fabrics are selected, learn how she fussy cuts the floral fabrics to provide the perfect finished look. Gigi then shows the first step in piecing.

2013 Season: Fly Away Home Donation Quilt with Susan Geddes

Aired on Friday, Nov 15, 2013

Quilters Newsletter art director Susan Geddes describes her inspiration and process for making a 9” x 12” donation quilt for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative, which will cease its fundraising efforts at the end of 2013 after raising more than $1 million for Alzheimer’s research. Susan’s inspiration was the fabric which she fussy cut to create a design honoring her parents. Instructions for making the donation quilt are available at QuiltersNewsletter.com.

2013 Season: Speed Sewing with Lori Baker

Aired on Friday, Nov 08, 2013

Quilters Newsletter creative editor Lori Baker quilts and sews a lot! If it takes her longer than three weeks to make a quilt she thinks it took a long time. Learn her speed sewing secrets.

2013 Season: Adding Flair to Your Amish Quilt

Aired on Friday, Nov 01, 2013

June Mellinger of Brother International shows how machine embroidery and prairie points dress up an Amish quilt.

2013 Season: Let's Talk Modern Quilting

Aired on Friday, Oct 25, 2013

Editors from sister publications Quilters Newsletter, McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker talk about modern quilting and showcase some fabulous modern quilts.

2013 Season: Evolution of Embellishment

Aired on Friday, Oct 18, 2013

Whether its hand-sewn or machine embellishment, embellishing has certainly evolved over the years. Sue Hausmann demonstrates crazy patch embroidery by hand using Sulky threads and Sticky Fabri-Solvy. She also talks about machine stitching with various Sulky threads.

2013 Season: Inspiration with Patrick Lose & Kay Capps Cross

Aired on Friday, Oct 11, 2013

Learn what inspires these two prolific quilters. Patrick’s primary inspiration is color and things from his childhood, like cartoons. For Kay, it’s line, shape, architecture and contrast.

2013 Season: Inside the Shell

Aired on Friday, Oct 04, 2013

Starting with a basic shell shape, Harriett Carpanini demonstrates on the Handi Quilter Avante a variety of quilting designs that can be created “inside the shell” resulting in several different unique looks.

2013 Season: Heart to Heart, Part 4

Aired on Friday, Sep 27, 2013

Patrick Lose and special guest Kay Capps Cross finish the table topper project with bias binding. Patrick provides several important tips to remember, including folding and pressing the bias strip so the raw edges meet exactly.

2013 Season: Using Threads to Create Depth in Free-motion Quilting

Aired on Friday, Sep 20, 2013

Using different weights and colors of thread can add dimension to your free-motion quilting. Paula Reid uses a freehand feather quilting design to demonstrate how.

2013 Season: Heart to Heart, part 3

Aired on Friday, Sep 13, 2013

It’s time to bind the Heart to Heart tablerunner. Learn how to calculate the amount of fabric needed for bias binding. There’s a very simple formula to follow and Patrick Lose makes it easy as he shows you the bias binding calculation formula, then shows you how to make the fabric strip that ultimately becomes the bias binding.

2013 Season: Evolution of Quilting

Aired on Friday, Sep 06, 2013

We often think quilting came from pioneer America, but Sue Hausmann says it actually began long before America was discovered. Immigrants from all over the world came to America and brought their skills and quilting began to evolve and continues to do so.

2013 Season: Heart to Heart, part 2

Aired on Friday, Aug 30, 2013

The appliqués are in place; now it’s time for some free-motion quilting. Some like meandering, some like stippling. Patrick Lose refers to his free-motion quilting as the Vermicelli stitch. Once the free-motion quilting is complete, it’s time to satin stitch around the appliqué edges.

2013 Season: Easy Diamonds & Strip Piecing

Aired on Friday, Aug 23, 2013

Now that you've learned the basics of cutting fabric with the QuiltCut2 (May 17, 2013), learn to cut strips from large pieces of fabric and to cut diamonds and to strip piece.

2013 Season: Heart to Heart, part 1

Aired on Friday, Aug 16, 2013

Patrick Lose shows Kay Capps Cross how to make his Heart to Heart traditional scalloped-edge table topper from his Party with Patrick collection of quilt patterns. In the first of three episodes, Patrick shows how to make the base of the project using a template, then uses fusible appliqué to add the hearts. This quilt project is perfect for wedding and bridal shower décor.

2013 Season: Tips for Successful Log Cabin Quilts

Aired on Friday, Aug 09, 2013

Judy Martin shows how she selects fabric then sorts them into values to help her decide which ones to use. And a peephole helps, too! Watch and see what we mean.

2013 Season: Pass the Pimiento, Please!, part 3

Aired on Friday, Aug 02, 2013

It’s time to snip the quilt block parts that were chain pieced and set the seams and press open the block parts. Kay Capps Cross shows Patrick Lose how she arranges the parts to assemble quilt blocks for her Pass the Pimiento, Please! quilt. Then she wraps up the project with a border treatment consisting of leftover fabric strips.

2013 Season: Meet Judy Martin

Aired on Friday, Jul 26, 2013

Judy Martin is a quilt designer, quiltmaker and author of 21 books. She was also once a member of the Quilters Newsletter editorial team. She's best known for her scrap quilts, log cabin quilts and pieced borders and her designs are rooted in traditional patterns.

2013 Season: Pass the Pimiento, Please!, part 2

Aired on Friday, Jul 19, 2013

In the second of three episodes, Kay Capps Cross shows Patrick Lose the next few steps in making Pass the Pimiento, Please! The first step is to rough cut the corners before squaring up the block, then cutting the block into four smaller squares to be randomly chain pieced to make the final blocks.

2013 Season: Add Dimension to your Quilt

Aired on Friday, Jul 12, 2013

June Mellinger wasn't totally satisfied with the placemats she made on a previous episode of Quilters Newsletter TV: The Quilters' Community, so she decided to dress them up with decorative stitches and folded fabric flowers.

2013 Season: Pass the Pimiento, Please!

Aired on Friday, Jul 05, 2013

Special guest Kay Capps Cross shows host Patrick Lose the beginning steps in making Pass the Pimiento, Please!, which follows the same quilt pattern as Rusty Summer, but with different colors.

2013 Season: Applique on a Longarm Quilting Machine

Aired on Thursday, Jun 27, 2013

Harriett Carpanini enjoys appliqueing on her Handi Quilter Avante longarm quilting machine. Watch as she layers netting over her cut-out shapes then stitches over them.

2013 Season: Make a Patriotic Placemat, part 3

Aired on Friday, Jun 21, 2013

Patrick Lose finishes the project and shows a hand stitching technique with perle cotton and a decorative running stitch. He also shows how to quickly calculate the amount of continuous binding needed and how to make bias binding. Kay Capps Cross is the special guest.

2013 Season: Meet Longarm Quilter Harriett Carpanini

Aired on Friday, Jun 14, 2013

Having been a stay at home mom, Harriett Carpanini had many opportunities to try different crafts. Discovering a hidden passion for quilting, she has combined the love of creating, piecing and finishing quilts along with the opportunity to share and teach others at local quilt shops.

2013 Season: Make a Patriotic Placemat, part 2

Aired on Friday, Jun 07, 2013

In the second segment, Patrick Lose shows Kay Capps Cross how he uses a template to cut a circle and how he quilts the placemat by stitching in the ditch.

2013 Season: Evolution of Embroidery

Aired on Friday, May 31, 2013

Embroidery has evolved over the years and today one can choose hand or machine, and for years, Sue Hausmann focused on machine embroidery.

2013 Season: Make a Patriotic Placemat, part 1

Aired on Friday, May 24, 2013

In the first of three parts, Patrick Lose shows special guest Kay Capps Cross the beginning steps in making Patriotic Placemat. Techniques include cutting and piecing strips, fusible appliqué and satin stitch.

2013 Season: Fabric Cutting Made Easy with QuiltCut2

Aired on Friday, May 17, 2013

The QuiltCut2 makes it easier to precision cut fabrics. Watch as Sam Albright quickly and accurately cuts strips, squares and triangles.

2013 Season: Meet Kay Capps Cross

Aired on Friday, May 10, 2013

Our second special series with Patrick Lose kicks off with a chat and trunk show with Patrick’s good friend Kay Capps Cross.

2013 Season: Behind the Scenes at Quilters Newsletter

Aired on Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Take a tour of the Quilters Newsletter offices and video studio and meet the editorial and art staff. Also learn about the magazine publishing process and catch a glimpse of some fabulous quilts along the way.

2013 Season: Quilt Block Applications with Brother

Aired on Friday, Apr 26, 2013

What can you make with all those quilt block patterns you’ve tested over the years? Learn how the flying geese pattern is applied to quilted placemats using machine quilting techniques and specialty stitches. Also, see how the learning blocks were used to make a Kindle cover, mug rug and iPad cover.

2013 Season: What is the Quilt Alliance?

Aired on Friday, Apr 19, 2013

The Quilt Alliance, formerly the Alliance for American Quilts, documents, preserves, and shares American quilt heritage by collecting the rich stories that historic and contemporary quilts, and their makers, tell about the nation's diverse peoples and their communities. Learn more about the organization and its programs.

2013 Season: Secrets of Impeccable Piecing

Aired on Friday, Apr 12, 2013

Piecing is so much more fun when everything fits together. For beginners who wish to start out on the right foot or experienced quilters ready to tackle more challenging designs, learning good habits from fabric prep to pressing will increase precision and happiness.

2013 Season: Meet Award-Winning Quilter Sherri Bain Driver

Aired on Friday, Apr 05, 2013

In 1987 she took a quilting class to meet people and she was immediately hooked on quilting. Since then she’s written books, become a certified quilt judge, taught quilt classes and presented programs to thousands of quilters. She’s also associate editor of McCall’s Quilting and McCall’s Quick Quilts.

2013 Season: Quilting with Templates

Aired on Friday, Mar 29, 2013

Kimmy Brunner, an ambassador for Handi Quilter, shows that using templates is a great way to create the “bones” needed for good quilt design. When combined with freehand work, templates can smooth away the “wobbles” and enable you to create a crisp, professional finish to your quilt.

2013 Season: Applique on the Go with Jan Vaine

Aired on Friday, Mar 22, 2013

Perfect placement applique is an easy, quick and extremely portable method for preparing fabrics for needleturn applique. With a few simple tools, you’ll have your applique prepared and ready to go whenever you have a few minutes to pick up your needle and thread to stitch.

2013 Season: Meet Award-Winning Quilter Kimmy Brunner

Aired on Friday, Mar 15, 2013

Kimmy Brunner is a two-time machine quilting teacher of the year whose work has been published in numerous books, magazines and calendars. She’s also a teacher and producer of instructional DVDs for midarm and longarm quilters, digitized patterns for computerized quilters and quilting aids and tools. Kimmy is also an ambassador for Handi Quilter.

2013 Season: Twist, Stitch and Quilt with Brother’s VQ3000

Aired on Friday, Mar 08, 2013

Have fun making crazy quilt blocks for fast-and-easy placemats using a Twisted Sisters quilt template. Also learn how to use the laser guide light and Pen Pal sensor pen on a Brother VQ3000 to confidently sew blocks together and add decorative stitches to embellish seams.

2013 Season: Staggered Bargello with Pintail Duck Applique

Aired on Friday, Mar 01, 2013

Sulky of America national director of education Ellen Osten shares tips for staggered bargello, including fearless piecing, free-motion quilting, meandering, stipple quilting, three-strip fail-proof piecing and pillow-case turn.

2013 Season: Leading the Way, Part 3: Quilt Industry Leaders Karey Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes

Aired on Friday, Feb 22, 2013

These cousins and fifth-generation quilters are the driving forces behind International Quilt Festival and Market, as well as the International Quilt Association and the Texas Quilt Museum. We chatted with them about their quilting families and their role in shaping the face of today’s quilt industry.

2013 Season: Leading the Way, Part 2: Quilt Industry Leaders Karey Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes

Aired on Friday, Feb 15, 2013

These cousins and fifth-generation quilters are the driving forces behind International Quilt Festival and Market, as well as the International Quilt Association and the Texas Quilt Museum. We chatted with them about their quilting families and their role in shaping the face of today’s quilt industry.

2013 Season: Leading the Way, Part 1: Quilt Industry Leaders Karey Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes

Aired on Friday, Feb 08, 2013

These cousins and fifth-generation quilters are the driving forces behind International Quilt Festival and Market, as well as the International Quilt Association and the Texas Quilt Museum. We chatted with them about their quilting families and their role in shaping the face of today’s quilt industry.

2013 Season: In the Heart of the Woods - A Woodland Landscape

Aired on Thursday, Jan 31, 2013

Learn tips for the techniques used in this woodland landscape wall hanging, including raw-edge foundation piecing, raw-edge appliqué, fussy cutting, auditioning fabrics, free-motion stitching, fused appliqué and quilting, all presented by Sulky of America national director of education Ellen Osten.

2013 Season: Linda Beach: Commissioned Art Quilter

Aired on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013

This fiber artist has several commissioned quilts on display in various places, including hospitals and schools. Learn how Linda Beach approaches the business of commissioned artwork.

2013 Season: Bias Binding with Patrick Lose

Aired on Friday, Jan 18, 2013

We’ve learned his binding technique, now Patrick Lose shares his bias binding technique.

2013 Season: Patchwork Quilts with Pepper Cory

Aired on Thursday, Jan 10, 2013

Pepper Cory is a quilting expert and loves the history and stories behind quilts. Watch and listen as she talks about patchwork quilts.

2013 Season: Binding with Patrick Lose

Aired on Thursday, Jan 03, 2013

Patrick lose has his favorite way to bind a quilt. Learn how he does it.

2012 Season: TNT – Threads, Needles, Tension with Handi Quilter

Aired on Friday, Dec 28, 2012

Proper tension adjustment on your quilting machine is critical for beautiful quilting stitches. In order to accomplish that, several variables must be considered, including needle size and thread. Handi Quilter studio educator Cheryl Duncan explains.

2012 Season: Satin Stitching with Patrick Lose

Aired on Friday, Dec 21, 2012

Quilting favorite Patrick Lose shares his satin stitching technique.

2012 Season: Interview with Suzanne Hyland

Aired on Thursday, Dec 13, 2012

This prolific quilter also designed Machingers™ Quilting Gloves, a favorite among quilters. She’s also a Handi Quilter ambassador. Learn about her quilting life and the thought process behind the gloves.

2012 Season: Fusible Applique with Patrick Lose

Aired on Thursday, Dec 06, 2012

Learn Patrick’s favorite fusible applique technique.

2012 Season: Auditioning Quilting Threads with ZJ Humbach

Aired on Thursday, Nov 29, 2012

What may seem like the obvious thread choice for quilting your quilt may not be the best choice. Learn tips for comparing quilting threads with your quilt fabrics to create the best look for your quilt.

2012 Season: Patrick Lose: Fabric Designer

Aired on Thursday, Nov 22, 2012

What doesn’t he do? Patrick Lose is quite prolific in his quilting life and includes fabric designer among his many talents. Learn about his process in designing for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

2012 Season: Free-motion Quilting with Handi Quilter

Aired on Friday, Nov 16, 2012

Do you lack confidence in your free-motion quilting? Learn tips to help you overcome your hesitation and motivate you to tackle the next quilt project!

2012 Season: Party with Patrick Lose

Aired on Thursday, Nov 08, 2012

Patrick Lose loves to have fun and that’s evident in his Party with Patrick program that includes monthly projects and recipes, and even a Caribbean cruise!

2012 Season: Stupendous Stitching with Carol Ann Waugh

Aired on Thursday, Nov 01, 2012

Learn to apply this decorative stitching technique to create a unique, modern quilting effect.

2012 Season: Patrick Lose: Celebrations!

Aired on Thursday, Oct 25, 2012

Patrick Lose wears many quilting hats and magazine editor is one of them. As editor of Quilting Celebrations, he designs all the projects in each issue and works very closely with the Love of Quilting staff to create a fabulous magazine. Take a look at some of what you’ll find in recent issues.

2012 Season: Joan Musick: Storybooks & Quilts

Aired on Thursday, Oct 18, 2012

Joan Musick designs quilts that tell the story of her children's books. Learn the stories behind the design and creation of two of her fun quilts.

2012 Season: Patrick Lose Today

Aired on Thursday, Oct 11, 2012

From artist to costume maker, actor, custom clothier and doll maker, Patrick Lose’s creative experiences have led him to a varied and successful career in quilting as a fabric designer, quilt designer, teacher, magazine editor and more.

2012 Season: What's on Top? Surface Stitching vs. Quilting

Aired on Thursday, Oct 04, 2012

What’s the difference between surface stitching and quilting? Watch as expert quilter and Handi Quilter ambassador Suzanne Michelle Hyland shows you the various effects, and learn additional surface quilting steps that many quilters aren’t accustomed to.

2012 Season: Patrick Lose: Getting Started in Quilting

Aired on Thursday, Sep 27, 2012

It all started with Midlife Muffy, a doll Patrick Lose created in 1993. Dolls happened to be huge in the quilting world then. And that’s where it all began.

2012 Season: A Day at a Quilt Show

Aired on Friday, Sep 21, 2012

Who doesn’t love a quilt show? There’s so much to see, do and buy! Come along as we take you on a tour of the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Raleigh, North Carolina.

2012 Season: Patrick Lose and the Theater

Aired on Friday, Sep 14, 2012

In the third of this special 12-part series, Patrick Lose tells of his life in the theater as a costume designer.

2012 Season: Longarm Quilting Challenges

Aired on Monday, Sep 03, 2012

Longarm quilting challenges presented by this quilt were resolved by longarm quilter ZJ Humbach, resulting in a beautiful Christmas quilt.

2012 Season: Patrick Lose the Artist

Aired on Monday, Aug 27, 2012

Learn how Patrick Lose became interested in art as a young child, thus beginning his journey along a creative path that led to quilting.

2012 Season: Quilt Pattern Remix

Aired on Monday, Aug 20, 2012

Ever wonder what that quilt you made 15 years ago would look like made with today’s fabrics? Quilter ZJ Humbach used modern fabrics to remake a quilted Christmas pillow she made nearly 15 years ago. The difference is refreshing!

2012 Season: Meet Patrick Lose

Aired on Monday, Aug 13, 2012

You may know Patrick Lose from the quilting world, but there’s so much more to his rich and varied life.

2012 Season: Choosing the Right Thread

Aired on Thursday, Aug 09, 2012

Diane Gloystein, national Sulky educator, provides a tutorial on types of threads and their best uses.

2012 Season: People and Their Quilt Stories

Aired on Thursday, Aug 02, 2012

Quilters Newsletter has teamed up with The Quilt Alliance to record people's quilt stories. These short video clips feature the fascinating, sometimes emotional, stories behind quilts that people made, own or are part of a collection.

2012 Season: Fun With Robert Kaufman Fabric

Aired on Thursday, Jul 26, 2012

Stash’s book features quilts made with Kona Cotton Solids from Robert Kaufman – and meet one of the designers!

2012 Season: TruStitch Highlights with Handi Quilter

Aired on Thursday, Jul 19, 2012

At the 2012 International Spring Quilt Market in Kansas City, Handi Quilter national educator Debby Brown demonstrates features of TruStitch, Handi Quilter’s exclusive stitch regulation for the HQ Sweet Sixteen sit-down longarm quilting machine. TruStitch measures movement for choreographed stitch regulation.

2012 Season: Carol Ann Waugh: From Traditional Quilts to Art Quilts

Aired on Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012

Carol Waugh started quilting as a traditional quilter then she quit to devote time to writing quilting books. More than 30 years later she returned to quilting, this time as an art quilter, then she became a full-time fiber artist.

2012 Season: Linda Beach: Quilt Artist in Residence

Aired on Thursday, Jul 05, 2012

This quilter gets her quilting inspiration for her art quilts from nature.

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