Art Quilts
Join the modern quilt movement with Fresh Quilting. Today’s most innovative modern quilters reinterpret traditional techniques with a fresh, modern aesthetic. Season 2 builds on the lessons from the first season as we give a fresh twist to traditional designs and quilting techniques to create, memorable, high-impact quilts. Using avant-garde color palettes and negative space and manipulating familiar shapes in new ways; add dynamic energy to the timeless art of quilting.
Explore 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 quilt activist Heather Grant to discuss charity quilting events. Quilt innovator Jacquie Gering quilts with gentle curves.
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.
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.
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 refuel creative energy. Designer Christina Cameli uses 10-degree triangles to create a versatile blocks for a variety of modern designs.
Play with color, contrast and shapes to create modern quilt designs. Color expert Rebecca Bryan pulls complementing 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.
The maker's vision flows through modern quilts. Using a photo, author and teacher Heather breaks the image into components and draws pattern pieces to create an abstract quilt. Kara Sanders and Elizabeth Dackson talk more about planning successful quilt retreats. Shannon Brinkley shares tips for cutting, fusing and stitching raw-edge appliqué motifs.
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 design oversized quilt blocks and cut large pieces of fabric, too.
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 Huthinson creates colorful geometric and organic quilt designs with machine piecing and reverse appliqué.
Scraps and pieces become beautiful quilts. Scrappy appliqué 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.
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