|With Pokey Bolton on the set of Quilting Arts TV|
This week, I was in Cleveland, Ohio, to shoot three segments for Quilting Arts TV. It was SO much fun, and it was great to see some old friends and make some new ones.
My segments will be in episodes 901, 904 and 907, which will air in late 2011 or early 2012 on many public television stations. This is the third August I’ve headed to Cleveland to shoot segments – the previous ones were featured in 2009-10 (series 500) and 2010-11 (series 700).
I took lot of photos to share with you, since I know how much I like a behind-the-scenes peek at things.
Here is Karen, a fabulous makeup artist, touching up Pokey Bolton’s makeup:
|Karen does Pokey’s makeup before the shoot|
Candy Glendening shows off some of her amazing hand-dyed fabrics in the Green Room (where you get organized, and wait to go on set):
Here’s an up-close look at one of her masterpieces (check out lots more at Candied Fabrics and make sure to read her blog, too):
Helen Gregory (below, left) is managing editor for Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors magazines. Helen helps things run smoothly in the Green Room, manages the production of the Quilting Arts DVDs, and is also a calming, positive presence when the artists start to freak out from the stress. She’s great at talking guests down off the ledge. Thanks, Helen!
When you walk onto the set, you are in a big, cavernous room, with the set at one end. Cameras and lights take up most of the space in front:
This is what it looks like when you are sitting at the table about to start shooting. Very bright lights, three or four cameras, and kind of intimidating:
I’ve admired Debra Gabel’s graphic style for years. Now we are both C&T authors; her new book is Quilt Blocks Across America; a world version is coming along later this year. Don’t we look great together in our jewel-tone blouses?
Pokey and I snuggle up with the Bernina 550 QE on set. Bernina is a sponsor of the show, which makes me very happy, since I use a Bernina at home, and love it!
This is a shot I took of the TV in the Green Room, showing Judy Coates Perez and Pokey shooting a segment demonstrating ways to use RIT products. Judy has developed some techniques for using these products in very interesting ways, and you will not believe the amazing results she gets. I was glued to the screen.
This is Jo Leichte, Bernina USA’s Education Department Editor. Jo made sure I had the right machine, the right needle, and was all set up to stitch with ease while on set. Jo and I were excited to get a sneak peek at the new issue of Quilting Arts Gifts.
One wall in the set has been painted the most wonderful peachy color since the last time I saw it:
I found my little birthday cake and candles postcard gift (celebrating Quilting Arts’ 10th birthday) on the bulletin board on the peachy wall. That’s it right in the center.
|A wall on one side of the set|
|Want to know what Pokey will wear in episodes 905 and 906? Now you do!|
|Me with Elin Waterston, Judy Coates-Perez and Candy Glendening, after dinner on Monday night in Cleveland|
|On set with Pokey (this shot was taken of the TV in the Green Room while I was shooting a segment)|
|With Helen Gregory in the Green Room|
|One of the crew arranging my nametag holders on the table before the shoot|
|Working out the details with Pokey and the crew before the shoot|
|Talking over a segment with Pokey and the producers|