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November 2015 Volume 11/2015 WUSF TV
Monday, Nov 02

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Beginning Landscape Quilting, Part 2" Learn to create a garden scene in fabric with this easy landscape quilting process. Natalie Sewell, landscape quilt artist, and Nancy create beautiful foliage, groundcover, and floral accents in their landscape quilt designs-learn the easy process in this program. Nancy and Natalie guide you in choosing fabric, cutting, clustering, highlighting, and adding dimension for beautiful detail in your quilt garden.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Aprons and More Aprons" Even beginners can make changes to patterns. Aprons are the perfect beginning garment. There's virtually no fitting, and many ways to change them. Joy Macdonell has made aprons her signature look on her TV show Crafting at the Spotted Canary. Then, it's an apron party with designer Trish Preston. Make an apron as a party favor for the birthday girls and their favorite dolls. Last up, Angela Wolf continues the jacket and hemming the sleeve and vent.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Pleasing Patterns" There are many different ways to achieve beautiful finished designs; one of the most important is creating a pleasing pattern. Learn how various types of patterns can help assemble gorgeous designs. First is Jackie Truty, a metal clay expert. She uses copper and silver together for beautiful marbled rings in this extended lesson. Then, Jean Campbell has tips for counting rows and rounds of various beadwork stitches in project instructions in the workshop lesson. Last, host Katie Hacker uses Tila beads to create patterned memory wire bracelets.

Tuesday, Nov 03

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Beginning Landscape Quilting, Part 3" Spontaneous landscape quilting techniques are the secret to creating picturesque scenes. Nancy and her quilting buddy Natalie Sewell have fine-tuned the process of landscape quilting. You'll learn to cut blooms, accents, and mountains creatively and enhance them easily with fabric, paint, or markers. Then, give life to your designs as you stipple, following the movement of the fabric with easy tips from Natalie and Nancy.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Make It Special" Personal expression can leave a lasting impression. Mark Lipinski shares a variety of legacy quilts, along with his own, to show how to leave a bit of yourself behind. Artist Tammie Bowser makes fusible applique "Jazz Quilts" from photos from her uncle. Susan Brubaker Knapp offers tips for machine stitching teeny, tiny motifs to take quilts beyond the ordinary.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Benefits and Fund-Raisers" Are you attending a benefit for your favorite local charity or community organization? Learn to sew a variety of leather clutch purses that make the perfect fashion accessory.

Wednesday, Nov 04

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "A Modern Quilting Bee" Join Nancy at the Quilt Expo in Madison, WI, for a modern gathering of all things quilting The term "quilting bee" might bring to mind faded images of women gathered around a quilt stretched on a frame. Now, ponder the term "modern quilting bee," an image with thousands of quilt enthusiasts at a convention center.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Fashion Accessories" This season is all about altering, modifying or changing. Texture is what makes these projects different. Runway designer Christopher Straub is back for a lesson on texture and creating a custom bag. Next is couture designer Kenneth D. King. He's known for wow embellishments. Today is ribbon techniques for embellishment. We finish up with Angela Wolf. It's time to prep the sleeve.

9:00 AM Sew It All "True Collars, Deborah Moebes" Apply one of two collars to a simple blouse pattern for a one of a kind look.

Thursday, Nov 05

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Tried and True Sewing & Quilting Tips, Part 1" Learn tried and true sewing and quilting tips from the experts. Quilting and sewing experts took time from teaching at Nancy's Notions annual Sewing Weekend event in Beaver Dam, WI, to share their favorite tried and true tips. Learn from Nancy's friends during this program recorded on location.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting " Cottage Home Mini-Quilt" The charm of a cottage will entice to you want to create one of your very own. Mary and her guest Lindsay Wilkes will show you how to piece the various sections of the cottage block and give you tips for embellishment.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Playful Ponchos" Knit up a cable Cloos poncho, and Robyn will demonstrate how to crochet the open stitch Lisbon poncho. Learn how to knit the Ribbed Cables Scarf with Lena.

Friday, Nov 06

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Tried and True Sewing & Quilting Tips, Part 2" Enjoy tried and true tips from a variety of sewing and quilting personalities. Sewing and quilting specialists took time from their busy teaching schedule, at Nancy's Notions Sewing Weekend in Beaver Dam, WI, to record some of their favorite sewing and quilting techniques. You'll love the plethora of tips!

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Lodgepole Pine" Eleanor chops up fabric and strips it into a tall tree block with appliqued Cardinals perched in branches.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Don't Sweater The Small Stuff" Take your project from homemade to handmade. Knitter and instructor Patty Lyons shares tips to make your next sweater a success. Kate Gilbert of the Twist Collective talks about why sweaters are such popular projects. Leslye Solomon shows how to block a sweater successfully and Tanis Gray adds a feminine touch with lace picot. Vickie Howell compares neckline treatments and proportional sizing for baby sweaters.


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