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Quilting Arts

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Color speaks its own language. Art maker Joanne Sharpe takes the coloring book craze into the quilt world with brightly-colored letters and shapes. Author and artist Melissa Averinos creates watercolor fabrics using colored ink blocks. Vintage art lover Teresa Shippy creates original fabric designs with embossed tin tiles and acrylic paints.

The colors chosen reflect the inner artist. Nysha Oren Nelson shows how applying color after stitching highlights the quilting and the dimension of designs. Artist Desiree Habicht demonstrates techniques for blending and layering colors with colored pencils. Julia Wood prepares hexagon motifs for hand and machine applique.

WGBY Create
Mon Sep 9th, 6:00am
Mon Sep 9th, 12:00pm

Color was so important that it needed a second episode. Today's show is about coloring your quilt with your fabric selection. First, Jean Impey has a technique she calls Reckless Raw-edge Applique; creating collages with abandon! Then Tamara Leberer creates a silk fusion landscape. Its color galore in layers! We close the show with a third lesson on building your color confidence featuring Lea Mc Comas. Find your Balance: color luminosity. She introduces the Goethe Color Scale and discusses how numbers are assigned to colors to indicate their relative strength.

We often explore different ways to create unique surface effects with paints or dyes, and this episode's designers share some very interesting ways to add and take away color. First, Jo Fitsell presents a fabric marbling technique using stencils. Next, Jeannie Palmer Moore is back with a lesson on preserving the white! She shows us how to do resists on fabric using screen printing ink and then she brushes on color using dyes. We end today's show with another "Save my UFO" segment, where Pokey offers some ideas on saving an unfinished quilt.

There is always a lot of discussion on what makes a traditional technique have a contemporary feel. It could be the colors, it might be the simplicity of the design, and sometimes it's even negative space. Today's show features current artists sharing their interpretation of some traditional techniques. Cheryl Sleboda demonstrates dimensional fabric manipulation of circles. Then, Michelle May has an introduction to folk art fusion. The fun and whimsy of folk art is fused together with the freedom of art quilting.

We all approach projects in our own way sometimes we start with a color, sometimes it's a technique, and sometimes we unearth a forgotten supply to get us motivated. Libby Lehman is back with her favorite presser feet. Then, meet Luana Rubin for a discussion of quilting styles from around the world. Finally, Carol Ann Waugh introduces us to easy and fun hand embroidery techniques for surface embellishment.

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