Quilting Arts

Quilting Arts promises a new look for quilting television, with something for everyone who loves quilting. The show combines basic traditional quilt techniques every quilter needs to know with contemporary art designs and techniques. Host Patricia (Pokey) Bolton, invites quilt artists each week into her studio to share their expertise. She opens each show with a short feature relating to the show's theme. Tech savvy quilters will love the weekly digital segments. Also featured on each show is Sue Hausmann in a machine quilting segment.

Thu, Aug 13 1:00 P.M. Bits and Pieces     NH CREATE

Gather up your best recycling habits for today's show.

Thu, Aug 13 3:30 P.M. Bits and Pieces     NH CREATE

Gather up your best recycling habits for today's show.

Tue, Aug 18 7:00 A.M. Paint and Print     NH CREATE

The show's first episode features painting and printing.

Tue, Aug 18 1:00 P.M. Paint and Print     NH CREATE

The show's first episode features painting and printing.

Tue, Aug 18 3:30 P.M. Paint and Print     NH CREATE

The show's first episode features painting and printing.

Thu, Aug 20 7:00 A.M. Alternate Expressions     NH CREATE

In this episode, three artists share ideas for alternate ways to express artistry.

Thu, Aug 20 1:00 P.M. Alternate Expressions     NH CREATE

In this episode, three artists share ideas for alternate ways to express artistry.

Thu, Aug 20 3:30 P.M. Alternate Expressions     NH CREATE

In this episode, three artists share ideas for alternate ways to express artistry.

Tue, Aug 25 7:00 A.M. Loosen Up!     NH CREATE

Let go of preconceived ideas and get ready to play!

Tue, Aug 25 1:00 P.M. Loosen Up!     NH CREATE

Let go of preconceived ideas and get ready to play!

Tue, Aug 25 3:30 P.M. Loosen Up!     NH CREATE

Let go of preconceived ideas and get ready to play!

Thu, Aug 27 7:00 A.M. Denim and Duck     NH CREATE

This episode explores different fabrics from denim to duck.

Thu, Aug 27 1:00 P.M. Denim and Duck     NH CREATE

This episode explores different fabrics from denim to duck.

Thu, Aug 27 3:30 P.M. Denim and Duck     NH CREATE

This episode explores different fabrics from denim to duck.

Tue, Sep 1 7:00 A.M. Make Your Mark     NH CREATE

Learn how to make your mark in the quilting world with different dye and paint techniques.

Tue, Sep 1 1:00 P.M. Make Your Mark     NH CREATE

Learn how to make your mark in the quilting world with different dye and paint techniques.

Tue, Sep 1 3:30 P.M. Make Your Mark     NH CREATE

Learn how to make your mark in the quilting world with different dye and paint techniques.

Thu, Sep 3 7:00 A.M. Worlds Apart     NH CREATE

"Explore" is the word of the day - look to places around the world for inspiration.

Thu, Sep 3 1:00 P.M. Worlds Apart     NH CREATE

"Explore" is the word of the day - look to places around the world for inspiration.

Thu, Sep 3 3:30 P.M. Worlds Apart     NH CREATE

"Explore" is the word of the day - look to places around the world for inspiration.

Tue, Sep 8 7:00 A.M. Interesting Combinations     NH CREATE

Fabric pieces make for some interesting combinations on this episode.

Tue, Sep 8 1:00 P.M. Interesting Combinations     NH CREATE

Fabric pieces make for some interesting combinations on this episode.

Tue, Sep 8 3:30 P.M. Interesting Combinations     NH CREATE

Fabric pieces make for some interesting combinations on this episode.

Thu, Sep 10 7:00 A.M. Honoring The Traditional     NH CREATE

This episode honors traditional, time-tested designs and techniques.

Thu, Sep 10 1:00 P.M. Honoring The Traditional     NH CREATE

This episode honors traditional, time-tested designs and techniques.

Thu, Sep 10 3:30 P.M. Honoring The Traditional     NH CREATE

This episode honors traditional, time-tested designs and techniques.

Tue, Sep 15 7:00 A.M. Stitching By Hand and Machine     NH CREATE

Viewers learn how to experiment with some of the more technical aspects of stitch techniques for both hand and machine used in quilting today.

Tue, Sep 15 1:00 P.M. Stitching By Hand and Machine     NH CREATE

Viewers learn how to experiment with some of the more technical aspects of stitch techniques for both hand and machine used in quilting today.

Tue, Sep 15 3:30 P.M. Stitching By Hand and Machine     NH CREATE

Viewers learn how to experiment with some of the more technical aspects of stitch techniques for both hand and machine used in quilting today.

Thu, Sep 17 7:00 A.M. Unconventional Materials     NH CREATE

Experimentation is the often the catalyst for innovation.

Thu, Sep 17 1:00 P.M. Unconventional Materials     NH CREATE

Experimentation is the often the catalyst for innovation.

Thu, Sep 17 3:30 P.M. Unconventional Materials     NH CREATE

Experimentation is the often the catalyst for innovation.

Tue, Sep 22 7:00 A.M. Design     NH CREATE

This episode explores design principles. Sherri Lipman McCauley opens the show as she uses previously painted fabric and leftover scraps to create pieced artwork.

Tue, Sep 22 1:00 P.M. Design     NH CREATE

This episode explores design principles. Sherri Lipman McCauley opens the show as she uses previously painted fabric and leftover scraps to create pieced artwork.

Tue, Sep 22 3:30 P.M. Design     NH CREATE

This episode explores design principles. Sherri Lipman McCauley opens the show as she uses previously painted fabric and leftover scraps to create pieced artwork.

Thu, Sep 24 7:00 A.M. Depth and Dimension     NH CREATE

Art quilts can be very flat if they lack depth and dimension in the design.

Thu, Sep 24 1:00 P.M. Depth and Dimension     NH CREATE

Art quilts can be very flat if they lack depth and dimension in the design.

Thu, Sep 24 3:30 P.M. Depth and Dimension     NH CREATE

Art quilts can be very flat if they lack depth and dimension in the design.

Quilting Arts By Episode

  • Celebrate The Artist Within (#2001)

    Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Quilting Arts. Host Susan Brubaker Knapp presents a retrospective featuring the artists, past and present, who express and advance the quilting arts.

  • Feline Fever (#2002)

    Find inspiration close to home in cat companions. Fiber artist Laurie Russman celebrates her furry friends through intricate pet portraits.

  • Celebrating Sheers (#2003)

    Sheer fabrics open up new design opportunities. Textile artist Lisa Walton paints, cuts and folds sheer organza to make origami designs.

  • Culture In Cloth (#2004)

    Transferring art images from one medium to another expresses old cultures in new ways.

  • A Sense of Place (#2005)

    Celebrate perspective and places. Art historian and quilter Timna Tarr takes a bird's eye view and uses today's technology to illustrate the world in quilts.

  • Tech Tricks (#2006)

    Combine traditional art forms, creative energy and today's technology for more creative opportunities.

  • Pieces and Parts (#2007)

    Deconstruct the image, then reconstruct it into new art.

  • Handmade Gifts (#2008)

    Gifts made by hand celebrate love and friendship. Teacher and author Pepper Cory creates useful gifts in the Japanese tradition of zakka.

  • Print It! (#2009)

    Celebrate your creativity by printing your own fabric.

  • Color and Value (#2010)

    Good design starts with simple concepts. Quiltmaker Timna Tarr uses the fundamental concepts of color and value with reverse applique to turn everyday things, like eggs, into art.

  • Cut It Out! (#2011)

    Creative use of negative space adds impact to art and quilts.

  • Transformations with Paint (#2012)

    Transform the simple surface with paint. Fiber artist Sherry Kleinman brushes vibrant hues onto simple canvas and stitches it into an artistic wall hanging.

  • Freedom to Stitch (#2013)

    Break loose. Celebrate artistic freedom with stitches.

  • Shapes (#2101)

    Take basic shapes and morph them. Textile artist MJ Kinman edits gemstone images and explores them from the inside out.

  • For The Love of Stitch (#2102)

    A simple stitch is a powerful design tool. Wearable art maker Jenny Lyon shares tips for free motion quilting.

  • Quilting Arts (#2103)

  • Improv (#2104)

    Break loose from the tried and true - improvise!

  • Tech/Computer Design (#2105)

    Quilt artists use technology to push the creative limits.

  • Quilting Arts (#2106)

  • Inspired to Quilt (#2107)

    Search for inspiration in familiar surroundings. Fiber artist Sherry Kleinman makes a family tree quilt to treasure for generations.

  • Texture (#2108)

    Look beyond fabric to add depth and texture. Teacher and fiber artist Libby Williamson adds color and patterns to found papers and collages them onto canvas or vintage linens.

  • Paint (#2109)

    Express your inner artist with paint. Textile artist Maggie Vanderweit uses aerial views and natural textures as she paints and over paints fabrics.

  • Materials (#2110)

    Transform the everyday into something extraordinary.

  • Asian Influences (#2111)

    Look to the Far East for inspiration. Fabric artist Cindy Lohbeck uses modern tools to dye fabrics in the Arashi style of shibori.

  • Embellish with Stitch and Stuff (#2112)

    Add more layers to embellish art quilts. Fiber artist Joyce Becker uses organza, pastels and sparkling fibers to create new color values.

  • Fabric to Dye For (#2113)

    Experiment with dyes using water in both solid and liquid states.

  • Imagery (#2201)

    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.

  • Blow It Up (#2202)

    We're exploding with new ideas. Small things are enlarged for powerful designs.

  • Pop It Up (#2203)

    Quilt designs get popified by adding a clean-almost cartoon-quality to quilts with pop art.

  • Tech-Nique (#2204)

    Ignite your creativity with a combination of technology and unique for tech-nique.

  • Embellish (#2205)

    Embellishments take our quilts to the next level with a flash of creativity.

  • Globally Inspired (#2206)

    You could get out your suitcase and passport, but global inspiration comes to Quilting Arts!

  • The Art of Being An Artist (#2207)

    What makes a person an artist? Where does that spark first burn? There is an art to nurturing and fanning the embers of creativity.

  • On The Edge (#2208)

    Learn to live on the edge by seeing how important the edges are to your finished quilt and various edge finishes.

  • Great Gifts (#2209)

    Often, quilting is for enjoyment or as an artistic endeavor, but it can also be the perfect gift!

  • Making Your Mark (#2210)

    Make your mark with surface embellishments: use paints, stamps and other embellishments as surface design on your quilts.

  • When Quilts Speak (#2211)

    Quilts can convey a personal message. They can be as subtle or bold as the maker chooses.

  • Prints (#2212)

    Learn three methods for printing on quilts. First, Jane Davila pulls out all of the stops with a myriad of paints, sprays and stencils and just as many surfaces, from fabric to canvas.

  • The Inside Scoop (#2213)

    Learn the inside scoop on all things quilting. Up first, Cindy Grisdela shares the secrets of the art show circuit and how to get your quilts noticed.

  • Print (#2301)

    There are many elements that come together to influence our art quilting designs and style.

  • Color and Value (#2302)

    Color is one of the most important tools in most quilter's toolbox.

  • Around The World (#2303)

    Whether you're an armchair traveler or a world explorer, a key building block to developing your quilt style is an openness to other cultures and countries - they can be a wealth of inspiration to expand our quilting expression.

  • Collage Techniques (#2304)

    Collage is a technique we use extensively as art quilters but there are so many different materials and styles we can incorporate into our work.

  • Focus On Quilting (#2305)

    When you think of building blocks - what could be more basic than the quilting itself!

  • Putting It All Together (#2306)

    All season we've been adding building blocks to our quilt tool box - but what cements the elements into a whole design? Today's show is about putting it all together.

  • Wheels Keep Turning (#2307)

    Movement and wheels are an element to our three guests on today's show.

  • Right at Home (#2308)

    This season is all about the building blocks to successful quilting, we put those blocks all together today to make houses!

  • Words (#2309)

    Sometimes we forget that it's ok to use words on our quilts - it's another element to get your message across.

  • Color Your Quilt (#2310)

    Color was so important that it needed a second episode.

  • Drawing (#2311)

    We first learn to draw with pencils and crayons, but there are so many other ways to achieve lines.

  • Yin and Yang (#2312)

    Quilting has many sides. Discover the yin and yang of techniques on today's show.

  • Bits and Pieces (#2313)

    Gather up your best recycling habits for today's show.

  • Paint and Print (#2401)

    The show's first episode features painting and printing.

  • Alternate Expressions (#2402)

    In this episode, three artists share ideas for alternate ways to express artistry.

  • Loosen Up! (#2403)

    Let go of preconceived ideas and get ready to play!

  • Denim and Duck (#2404)

    This episode explores different fabrics from denim to duck.

  • Worlds Apart (#2406)

    "Explore" is the word of the day - look to places around the world for inspiration.

  • Interesting Combinations (#2407)

    Fabric pieces make for some interesting combinations on this episode.

  • Honoring The Traditional (#2408)

    This episode honors traditional, time-tested designs and techniques.

  • Stitching By Hand and Machine (#2409)

    Viewers learn how to experiment with some of the more technical aspects of stitch techniques for both hand and machine used in quilting today.

  • Unconventional Materials (#2410)

    Experimentation is the often the catalyst for innovation.

  • Design (#2411)

    This episode explores design principles. Sherri Lipman McCauley opens the show as she uses previously painted fabric and leftover scraps to create pieced artwork.

  • Depth and Dimension (#2412)

    Art quilts can be very flat if they lack depth and dimension in the design.

  • Make Your Mark (#2405)

    Learn how to make your mark in the quilting world with different dye and paint techniques.



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