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Series Three Show List
Episode 301 – Jane Sassaman (Jane Sassaman)
Posts on July 07, 2008
Episode 301Contemporary quilt artist, fabric designer, author and teacher, Jane Sassaman teaches how to create a stunning quilt using large, bold prints with a simple silhouette pattern. Jane also shares how she conceives, designs and develops a new fabric line. Also, Ricky shows how to set in corners which also optimizes beautiful fabrics. In show 301 you will discover new ways to optimize today's beautiful large-scale prints.

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Episode 302 – Quilt Challenge (Sally Dutko)
Posts on July 21, 2008
Episode 302Join in the fun as Alex, Ricky and award-winning fiber artist Sally Dutko overcome the challenges of working and creating a quilt using an unlikely combination of fabrics chosen by our "beloved" producers. Each person's work was veiled in secrecy and you will be as surprised as they were by the results. They will share tips and techniques used to meet the challenge.

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Episode 303 – Fearless Fusing (Laura Wasilowski)
Posts on August 04, 2008
Episode 303Watch Laura Wasilowski, textile artist, teacher, fabric dyer and "Dean of Corrections at The Chicago School of Fusing" as she explores the endless possibilities with fusible applique'quilts. Laura's whimsical style and keen sense of humor will have you sharpening your decorative blades in no time. Are you having trouble keeping your quilting projects organized? Let the Treasure chest discoveries help you to keep everything in its place. Also, Bob Purcell (Thread Guy) has a fun thread game to share with you.

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Episode 304 – Applique and Long-arm (Sue Garman / Merrily Parker)
Posts on August 18, 2008
Episode 304Sneak a peek into how our own Block of the Month designer, Sue Garman, is able to "set up" an entire applique block using quick and easy steps to save you valuable time. We guarantee it will be an "aha, that's how she does it" moment. Wouldn't you love to play on a long-arm machine? Watch Merrily Parker, shop owner, teacher and prolific quilter as she teaches Alex to write her name on the smallest of the Gammill machines. Ricky also gives us a treat by showing how to create a totally new design by turning a traditional block on point.

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Episode 305 – Stripping Along (Eleanor Burns)
Posts on September 01, 2008
Episode 305Join us for an hour of quilting and fun with the effervescent Eleanor Burns. Eleanor, creator of Quilt in a Day, has the audience and the hosts in stitches as she teaches blocks from her newest venture. But what Eleanor does not know is that Alex and Ricky also have a little surprise up their sleeve for her. In addition, Ricky shares a little stripping action of his own.

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Episode 306 – Raggedy Reverse (Kim Deneault / Bunny Rose / Alex Anderson)
Posts on September 15, 2008
Episode 306Join us as we learn how young quilters can foster a love for our craft. Kim Deneault will have you raiding your stash once you see her technique for creating fun and textural quilts using her quick and easy reverse appliqué techniques. Fortunately after you have made a mess in your quilting space, Bunny Rose has quick and useful tips for bringing it back in order. We also visit Alex's daughter Adair Anderson, an 8th Grade teacher, as she teaches government using student designed quilt blocks.

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Episode 307 – Puzzle Quilts (Paula Nadelstern)
Posts on September 29, 2008
Episode 307New York native, Paula Nadelstern, shows you how to "puzzle" your friends by using one block and complex fabric to create a quilt that is dramatic yet easily accomplished. Using a few tools and some careful observation you too can achieve stunning results. Gregory Case (TQS Photo Man) joins Ricky and shows the importance of photo sizing. You will also enjoy a special visit to the studio of Maggie Weiss.

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Episode 308 – Artistry on a Long arm (Gina Perkes)
Posts on October 13, 2008
Episode 308Gina Perkes is one of today's leading quilt artists. Learn how to improve your own quilting skills as Gina walks you through the process of creating intricate grids and continuous curves. Her easy to follow step by step instructions will give you the confidence to design your own masterpiece. Gregory Case (Photo Man) shares great tips on what to emphasize in your quilt photos when submitting them for a show. Then follow Alex and Ricky as they visit and learn about San Francisco General Hospital's rehabilitation project called "The Great Cover-Up".

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Episode 309 – Trick of Hand-It's all in the Technique (Daphne Greig / Susan P. Mark)
Posts on October 27, 2008
Episode 309Join Canadian artists Daphne Greig and Susan Purney Mark as they teach you how to create fun and colorful quilts using fat quarters and fusible applique. Alex shares a really cool technique. Who would have thought that you could create perfectly pieced circles using freezer paper (in less than 7 minutes)? Be sure not to miss Bunny Rose as she opens the TQS Treasure Chest.

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Episode 310 – Needlework at Its Finest (Liuxin Newman)
Posts on November 10, 2008
Episode 310Set aside some quality time to be amazed by the incredibly small and detailed handwork created by Australia's master applique artist Liuxin Newman. Known to the world as the Thimblelady, Liuxin teaches you needle turn circles the size of a pin head and.....well let's just say that the TQS audience and crew were on the edge of their seats. You won't want to miss this show. Bob Purcell demystifies sewing machine needles while Ricky warms your heart with a flute piece from his Sacred Age CD.

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Episode 311 – Charm packs, Layer Cakes and Jelly Rolls (Joanna Figueroa / Gina Halladay)
Posts on November 24, 2008
Episode 311Who knows about the latest trends and fabrics in today's market. Meet Gina Halladay of www.quiltersbuzz.com. Fresh and dynamic quilt artist and fabric designer, Joanna Figueroa, teaches you how to use the new quilt fabric packaging trends to create fun projects. Then, if all of that information doesn't have your head spinning with ideas, wait till you see Alex piece the perfect pinwheel.

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Episode 312 – Stimulating Your Senses (Melody Crust / Sandra Smith / Ricky Tims)
Posts on December 08, 2008
Episode 312Quilters love embellishments. You don't want to miss meeting quilt artist Melody Crust as she teaches you fun and fast ways to add that bit of "bling" to your next project. Watch as she shows how beads, paint, and ribbons can change the entire look of your quilt. Be sure to have your permission slip as TQS takes a field trip to the studio of quilter Sandra Smith whose work encompasses a great deal of visual interest. Ricky stimulates our other senses with a new take on a traditional piano piece.

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Episode 313 – TQS Quilting Legend 2008 (Jinny Beyer)
Posts on December 22, 2008
Episode 313Together we will celebrate the life and work of Jinny Beyer. Jinny has been on the quilting scene since the beginning of the Renaissance of quilting that we are enjoying today. Her books, fabrics and quilts reflect her tremendous talent. In addition, her generous spirit has opened the door to thousands of quilters over the decades. In this incredible Special Edition of TQS we get to visit Jinny in her historic home and see how a true legend lives, works and thinks! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity you do not want to miss. Sit back and enjoy this tribute to one of our most legendary quilters, Jinny Beyer.

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Episode 802 – Tips and Tricks for Triangles and Strips (Edyta Sitar)
Posts on January 17, 2011
Episode 802TRADITIONAL STYLES
We honor the Traditional Quilter. We pick teachers that share the tips, techniques and tools that you need in your tool belt to create amazing quilts.


In this technique-packed episode, pattern and fabric designer Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts amazes Alex and Ricky with an easy method for producing dozens of accurate half-square triangle units in minutes with just two pieces of fabric and her Triangle Exchange Paper. The "exchange" of ideas continues as Edyta shows how to enliven your quilts with diamonds, rectangles, and other shapes made from strips and using her clever "Strip Exchange" technique. Also not to be missed: Alex demonstrates how to design and draw a custom double-feathered wreath for quilting.

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Episode 906 – From Music to Masterpiece: A New Perspective on Design (Katie Pasquini Masopust)
Posts on September 12, 2011
Episode 906ART QUILTING
The art of quilting knows no bounds. Art quilters bring innovation, freedom and creativity to keep quilting on its toes. You will find the techniques shown here apply to all traditions of quilting. Quality work is always in style.


For this show, TQS returns to the beautiful Monument, CO, home of Hugh and Dee Dee Eaton with none other than the renowned art quilter, author, and teacher, Katie Pasquini Masopust. After touching on the high points of her quilting journey, and sharing some of her amazing work, she puts Alex to work on a design exercise that begins with a "no-peeking" sketch drawn to the accompaniment of classical music. (You definitely will want to try this at home!) Katie then shows how to work with the results to create an original quilt design. In addition, Ricky demonstrates the "Flip and Sew" technique on a variation of the Drunkard's Path/Fan block. (You can try this one at home, too: We'll have a pdf of the 8" block available on the TQS website.)

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Episode 913 – TQS Quilting Legend 2011 (Eleanor Burns)
Posts on December 19, 2011
Episode 913In our 900 series finale, beloved quilter, teacher, author/publisher (of over 100 books!), longtime PBS television personality, and 2011 TQS Quilting Legend, the irrepressible Quilt-in-a-Day Lady, Eleanor Burns opens her wonderful log home and spacious studio to Alex, Ricky, and the TQS gang. After Eleanor shares her quilting history and a generous sampling of quilts, we peek in on students at work on a quick-and-easy quilt using Eleanor's Fabric Frenzy pattern. Along the way, Eleanor demonstrates her technique for sewing partial seams, and takes Alex and Ricky on a horse-drawn carriage ride through the quaint town of Julian, CA, where they sample a slice of the famous local apple pie. All in all, a "delicious" experience you won't want to miss!

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Episode 1202 – Make it Modern! (Jacquie Gering)
Posts on January 14, 2013
Episode 1202MODERN QUILTING
The modern quilters are taking a fun view of the art. Their styles are graphic, wonky, and clean. Not sure what modern means? Take a look.


Field Piece: Alma de la Melena Cox

Although she has only been quilting since 2008, teacher, author, (lifetime sewer) and Modern Quilter Jacquie Gering has already made quite a splash in the quilting world. Jacquie enjoys giving traditional blocks a fresh spin, and shares her technique for modernizing the classic Log Cabin block by altering the shape and size of the pieces and through adventurous fabric choices. She also demonstrates how to add lush texture to your quilts with straight-line quilting and the serpentine stitch. We catch up with Alma de la Melena Cox, an artist who uses paint and fabric to create "quilts on wood", while she was teaching at Quilter's Affair in Sisters, OR.

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Episode 110 – A Quilter Connects with History (Pam Holland)
Posts on September 24, 2007
Episode 110Join us as award-winning Australian quilter Pam Holland tells about her connections to quilting and the year 1776, but not in America. Pam teaches how to make one of her original blocks that is both traditional and timeless. Includes Gizmo Girl.

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Episode 403 – It's All About Kaleidoscopes (Ricky Tims)
Posts on February 02, 2009
Episode 403You wanted to know how Ricky Tims got his start. So, join Ricky as he charts the journey from his quilting roots to his current artistry. See his special "bargain basement sale fabrics" quilt. In this show you will peek over his shoulder as he designs a Kaleidoscope quilt. What does Ricky do with a printer that is bigger than an ironing board? He creates stunning art prints. Finally, enjoy a special Kaleidoscope video showcasing quilts from Ricky's students.

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Episode 809 – Paper-Pieced Perfection (Alex Anderson)
Posts on April 25, 2011
Episode 809It's time for quilter, teacher, Silver Star Award winner, author, and TQS co-host Alex Anderson to take the floor in an on-location episode that's all about the fine art of paper piecing. In this "from start to finish" lesson, Alex introduces the tools you'll need to do the job, and then-using the New York Beauty block-she covers choosing fabrics, fabric placement, the basics of paper piecing...even how to paper piece curves and thoughts about quilting designs. As an added bonus, she takes you on a tour of host (and quilter) Cynthia Elliott's sewing room, and learns about making pizza in Cynthia's on-site wood-fired oven. Quilting and food? Perfect!

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