Episode 101: Design Options
Design from a fresh perspective. Free-motion quilt artist Christina Cameli echo quilts and contrasts curves and lines to create new designs. Art historian and quilter Allison Evans joins modern quilter Heather Grant to discuss charity quilting events. Quilt innovator Jacquie Gering quilts with gentle curves.
Episode 102: Shapes
Use shapes in new ways. Modern Quilt Guild marketing director Heather Grant discusses the modern quilt aesthetic and modern quilt designs. Blogger Rossie Hutchinson joins quilter Elizabeth Dackson to talk about improv quilt events. Instructor Rebecca Kemp Brent uses the latest cutting and quilting technology to create a confetti star quilt design.
Episode 103: Curves and Strips
Curved or straight, pieces define the design. Modern quilter Jen Carlton-Bailly uses templates to create contemporary curves. Fiber artist Shelly Gilliland joins Heather Grant with ideas for a quilting Service Day. Textile artist Chawne Kimber’s colorful designs emerge as she pieces and sews a log cabin design with very small strips.
Episode 104: Triangles and Wedges
Triangles and wedges are the building blocks of modern quilts. Color enthusiast Rebecca Bryan creates graphic quilt samplers with bold-colored triangles. Quilters Kara Sanders and Elizabeth Dackson talk about organizing quilting retreats that re-fuel creative energy. Designer Christina Cameli uses 10-degree triangles to create versatile blocks for a variety of modern designs.
Episode 105: Messages and Motifs
Modern quilts express personal statements. Quilt artist Chawne Kimber creates raw edge applique quilts focused on social justice. Quilt guild activist Katie Burford and Elizabeth Dackson share ideas for organizing unique quilt shows on a shoe-string budget. Using the latest design and quilting technology, Rebecca Kemp Brent quilts an updated feather design on a whole cloth quilt.
Episode 106: Old and New
Everything old is new in the hands of the modern quilter. Pattern designer Elizabeth Dackson reinterprets vintage blocks using a modern aesthetic. Brenda Ratliff and Heather Grant trade tips on booking the faculty for quilt events. Modern quilt enthusiast Elizabeth Dackson uses half-square triangles to create dynamic blocks.
Episode 107: Design Alternatives
Up-end traditional designs for a fresh look. Modern quilt designer Jacquie Gering manipulates the traditional quilting grid to make high-impact designs. Avid quilter Katie Burford shares how to start a modern quilt guild. Engineer and quilter Latifah Saafir creates bold designs with bias tape applique on the surface of quilts.
Episode 108: Quilt Building
Build a quilt from the ground up. Textile designer Luana Rubin shares designs inspired by colors of Cuba. Allison Evans discusses concepts for charity sewing with Heather Grant. Pattern maker Rossi Hutchinson creates colorful geometric and organic quilt designs with machine piecing and reverse applique.
Episode 109: Scraps and Pieces
Scraps and pieces become beautiful quilts. Scrappy applique artist Shannon Brinkley collages scraps of fabric into whimsical quilted designs. Jacquie Gering and Heather Grant discuss guild scholarship programs. Using small scraps, author and paper piecing expert Elizabeth Dackson shows techniques for foundation paper piecing.
Episode 110: A New Angle
Look at quilting from a fresh new angle. Quilt designer and author Latifah Saafir uses templates and paper piecing to design with half-square triangles. Heather Grant and Elizabeth Dackson give tips for creating a guild demo day. Painter-turned-quilter Victoria Findlay Wolfe creates compelling designs with die-cut shapes.
Episode 111: Design Play
Play with color, contrast and shapes to create modern quilt designs. Color expert Rebecca Bryan pulls complimenting and contrasting fabrics from her stash to inspire her designs. Fabric designer Luana Rubin and Heather Grant share ideas for charity quilts. Using templates and a lot of creative sass, Jen Carlton-Bailly cuts and sews all sorts of curves with stunning results.
Episode 112: From Concept to Quilt
The maker’s vision flows through modern quilts. Using a photo, author and teacher Heather breaks the image into components, creates pattern pieces and calculates yardage to create an abstract quilt. Kara Sanders and Elizabeth Dackson talk about building a modern quilting community on line. Shannon Brinkley shares tips for cutting, fusing and stitching applique motifs.
Episode 113: Create and Recreate
Create it. Then recreate it. Improv quilter Victoria Findlay Wolfe precision cuts fabrics and pieces free-form. Quilt blogger, Brenda Ratliff joins Heather Grant with ideas for starting a quilting Round Robin. Designer Heather Jones enlarges a single traditional block into a full-size quilt design. She shows how to handle large pattern pieces and cuts of fabric, too.