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Quilting Arts

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Each artist designs in a special way. Quilt innovator Grace Errea shares her technique for randomly piecing backgrounds. Free-style designer Frieda Anderson shows how to plot each step in the design process. Vivika DeNegre shares tips for successfully blocking a quilt.

Tiny lines add depth and character. Improvisational quilt artist Pat Pauly shows how to add a linear quality to quilt designs by including beautifully pieced thin lines. Art quilter Nysha Oren Nelson designs a double-sided quilt with two different points of view, as he creates one on each side.

Learn the secrets of designing your own fabric on today's show. Jane Sassaman explains the complex process of creating designs for a major fabric company. Rebekah Meier demonstrates several surface design techniques using stencils, found items, and painting techniques to help create your own unique fabrics. And Luana Rubin talks about curating a new line of fabrics by members of SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates - called "Urban Textures."

Organizing and cleaning up your work space is a great way to jump start your creativity. We begin with a return visit from Libby Lehman and must- have sewing essentials for your sewing studio: your own quilting survival kit! Then, Pokey Bolton creates fabric covered cans for storing your studio goodies and using up some of your fabric stash. We finish up with Elizabeth Hartman and how to make a design wall and pressing board that are unique to your space.

We first learn to draw with pencils and crayons, but there are so many other ways to achieve lines. Joe Cunningham opens with a lesson on drawing using bias tape! Then Enid Gjelten Weichselbaum uses thread for her architectural drawings. Finally Jean Impey shares a new technique for India ink pen drawings. It's time to draw!

Don't be intimidated about dyeing fabric. Cheryl Sleboda shares a technique for marbling fabric using shaving cream and inks. Linda Friedman achieves the look of hand-dyed fabrics by applying inks with a pipette, and then setting the color in the microwave. Susie Krage discusses how to use Shibori techniques to dye cotton fabric creating amazing looks.

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