Get into the heads of today's top quilt artists as they show you how they conceive, design, personalize, and finish their art quilts. Featured artists: Ana Buzzalino, Jane Davila, Noriko Endo, Rhianna White Griffin, Luana Rubin, Judith Trager, Valori Wells, and host Pokey Bolton.
Quilting Arts TV, Episode 812 - Landscape Quilting (Video Download)
The world around us is a perfect inspiration for design. In this episode, explore landscape quilting from the perspective of 3 different artists – they all view the world just a little bit differently from each other. Our first artist is Judith Trager. She shares her tips and techniques for collages and fused landscape quilts. Then Ana Buzzalino is back one last time with resist paint techniques using discharge paste, and dyes for still life’s. Finally meet award winning quilter Noriko Endo – in Cincinnati – and see her fabulous landscape quilts.
Quilting Arts TV, Episode 909 - The Art Quilt Process from Start to Finish (Video Download)
Ana Buzzalino is first, sharing methods for finding inspiration—beginning with magazines, and then playing with color combinations and working in a sketchbook. Then, Pokey has some tips for printing designs on fabric using wood blocks. Last, Rhianna White Griffin is on location in Cincinnati for the “Text on Textiles Words as Design in Quilts” exhibit. Adding words to your quilts opens up a whole new aspect for surface embellishment.
Quilting Arts TV, Episode 1008 - Stitch, Quilt, and Finish (Video Download)
It’s hard to define the common elements of an art quilt, but at the most basic level all have stitching, quilting, and finishing plus the added element of a contemporary attitude. This episode begins with a segment taped on location with Valori Wells: fabric designer, sewer, and quilter. She presents a modern quilt featuring paint, embroidery, machine stitching, and specialty fabric—for an integrated design. Then Luana Rubin, trend expert and chair holder in the Color Marketing Group, returns to the show. Learn about two key trends in the industry today. We finish up—literally—with Jane Dávila who shares edge-finishing techniques involving stitch, machine decorative stitching, and stitch and paint—all suitable for small quilts.