Series 2900 of
Quilting Arts TV is out! It will soon start airing on many PBS stations across the country, and is now available for purchase (as individual shows, series, or the
entire QATV library). (See more information below.)
new series will features guests Lea McComas, Denise Labadie, Helen
Parsons, Valerie Goodwin, Carolina Asmussen, Luana Rubin, Margaret
Abramshe, Heidi Zielinski, Valerie White, and Barbara Yates Beasley.
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EPISODE 2901: Layers
Today’s guests add depth and dimension to their artwork by building
their quilted compositions one layer at a time. Lea McComas creates her
complex quilts by adding elements from background to foreground,
stitching each layer before adding the next. Heidi Zielinski creates
pieced strata from short strips, paying attention to basic design
principles as she makes her work.
EPISODE 2902: Slicing and Dicing
Technology plays a role in this episode as Valerie Goodwin works with a
laser cutter to precisely cut fabric for her intricate map quilts. Next,
Margaret Abramshe reinvents her less-than-favorite quilts by isolating
focal images, cutting them apart, and assembling the pieces into
entirely new works.
EPISODE 2903: Creating Transparency
Artistry is enhanced by the depth and complexity achieved through
transparency. Helen Parsons mixes translucent layers of fabric paint
using acrylic craft paint and textile medium for her work. Valerie
Goodwin creates collages by layering sheer and opaque fabrics and adding
EPISODE 2904: Exploring the Quilted Stitch
Artistry abounds when art quilters stitch and sew by machine! Margaret
Abramshe uses her knowledge of the human facial structure to guide her
quilting and create contour lines. Next, using a longarm machine,
Carolina Asmussen introduces couching work into free-motion quilting.
EPISODE 2905: Back to Art School
It’s back to school—art school, that is!—for refreshers in creativity
that every artist can use. Lea McComas demonstrates how using a single
point of perspective creates depth in her compositions. Next, Barbara
Yates Beasley focuses on creating realistic eyes.
EPISODE 2906: The Art of Being an Artist
Meaningful artwork comes from thoughtful expression. Launa Rubin
discusses the importance of creating quilts with powerful messages.
Next, host Susan Brubaker Knapp demonstrates how she creates quick,
custom artwork that enables her to reach a wider audience.
EPISODE 2907: Picture This!
Taking great photos is the first step for these quilters. Barbara Yates
Beasley shows how she creates patterns from photographs for pet portrait
quilts. Helen Parsons explains how she photographs her subjects for her
art quilts, with tips on layout, lighting, and composition.
EPISODE 2908: Let’s Go!
Travel can have an enormous influence on the work of any artist. Luana
Rubin shares some of the great quilts she saw at Quilt Canada 2022.
Valerie Goodwin uses the map as a jumping off place for her art and
explains how she creates map-themed art with a sense of place.
EPISODE 2909: Contemporary Appliqué
Mastering new techniques takes time and practice. This episode features
Carolina Asmussen’s machine quilting, which pairs raw-edge appliqué with
floral free-motion for a contemporary look. In addition, learn from
Denise Labadie how mixing appliqué styles can create realistic stone
EPISODE 2910: Paint and Dye
Art quilters explore many ways of applying color to fabric. Helen
Parson’s “paints” are actually finely cut strips of fabric that she
stitches with thread. Artist Valerie White showcases basic techniques
for transferring images using disperse dyes.
EPISODE 2911: Surface Design Sampler
Pattern your own cloth with surface design! Valerie White creates
texture with oil paints in a solid stick form to create texture and
visual interest. Denise Labadie makes the stone fabrics in her work
using paints and resists.
EPISODE 2912: Artful Imagery
There are many ways to apply imagery to a piece of quilted art. Lea
McComas teaches her method for re-sizing human figures within a
composition, so each appears in correct proportion. Heidi Zielinski uses
paint to stamp imagery onto fabric or directly onto quilt tops to
incorporate motifs without drawing.
EPISODE 2913 Exploring Color
Color is a big part of every artist’s work. Denise Labadie’s landscapes
and skies are made with free-form strip piecing that create what she
calls “color complexity.” Heidi Zielinski makes small collages that
revolve around one color on the color wheel, and adds blending or
contrasting stitching and beadwork.
|Barbara Yates Beasley|
|with Jeanne Cook Delpit|