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Quilting Arts

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Looking for a great handmade gift? Sarah Ann Smith's Inside-Out Bag features an easy zipper and machine applique technique. Lyric Montgomery Kinard's Sketchpad Slipcover makes a thoughtful gift. Susan Brubaker Knapp shows how to make a simple cuff that can be hand or machine embellished to suit the personality of its recipient.

Gifts made by hand celebrate love and friendship. Teacher and author Pepper Cory creates useful gifts in the Japanese tradition of zakka. Mixed media artist Teresa Shippy embellishes and sews a colorful journal cover for a favorite writer or artist. Textile artist Cathie Hoover creates a needle cushion any quilter will use and treasure.

Holidays are a magical time of the year and also the perfect time to showcase some of your quilting accomplishments. Candy Glendening has the first project, jolly holiday stockings to hang on the mantel. Next, Diane Rusin Doran shares a colorful mini stocking big enough to hold a treat and use as a decoration on a gift or as an ornament. Pokey closes the show with easy fabric wine coasters for a little holiday cheer.

It's all about hot stuff with fusing, shrinking and foiling. Joan Shay shows how to make a gorgeous 3-D butterfly using fusible applique. Liz Kettle uses heat shrinking thread for fabulous textural effects. Susan Brubaker Knapp creates bold metallic designs on fabric with iron-on foils.

One of the icons of contemporary quilting, Susan Shie, offers a sneak peek into her sketchbook as she invites us to forget about the rules and draw with the innocence of a child. Then meet Jill Jensen, a master of free motion. Her stitching enhances the imagery and is used to emphasize parts of the printed image and create motion. Host Susan Brubaker Knapp ends the episode with a simplified batik process that uses a tjanting to trace the design with soy wax. She then adds color and finally removes the wax.

Take innovative ideas and turn them into quilts. Author and quilter Joyce Becker designs charming applique landscape quilts. Photographer and quilt maker Heidi Proffetty uses today's technology to design mosaic quilts. Luana Rubin explores the colors and patterns that inspired artist William Morris.

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