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February 2016 Volume 2/2016 WUSF TV
Monday, Feb 08

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 "Quilt Basics" Get started with the basics for traditional quilting. What could be more basic than quilting for home decor and apparel? Rebecca Kemp Brent has a demonstration on free motion and guided quilting to hold a kaleidoscope applique in place, plus a short discussion on fusibles and needles. Then, Angela Wolf demonstrates ruching with elastic thread.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Die-Cutting Leather" Die-cut shapes open new possibilities for jewelry-making. Inventor and jewelry-maker Jill McKay cuts leather in various sizes to create colorful stacking shapes. Katie use aurora borealis beads to accent a beaded fringe pendant for a rich, sparkly look.

Tuesday, Feb 09

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 Quilting Arts "Fabric Fun" Create your own fabric and reach beyond cotton for your next project. Artist Rebekah Meier shows fun and easy ways to stitch complex surface design fabrics. Fiber portrait artist Tammie Bowser shows her process for creating photo art by selecting color values. Stretch beyond cotton and learn to sculpture with silk using techniques shared by Roxane Lessa.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Off-The-Rack Sewing" Take a detour on your sewing journey and learn off-the-rack sewing techniques like welt pockets, pleats and specialty sleeve insertion.

Wednesday, Feb 10

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 It's Sew Easy "Accent On Embellishment" In sewing it's embellishments that are the extra step that takes us from ordinary to extraordinary. Angela Wolf is known for beautifully fitted jackets. On this show she adds trim to take them over the top with style. Then, Marie Zinno shares a way to make simple work out clothing into stylish day wear all with embroidery. Finally, the perfect accent is a couture detail. Janet Pray demonstrates mistake proof bound button holes.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Coat of Many Layers, Julie Tierney" Create a coat using an upcycled comforter.

Thursday, Feb 11

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Gifts - Make Memories, Part 1" Be inspired to create memorable gifts for many different occasions. Mary Mulari, Sewing With Nancy's most frequent guest, joins Nancy to teach you to sew creative gifts for everyone. Nancy and Mary inspire you to use repurposed meaningful fabric for your heartfelt creations.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Moonlight Bay" This quilt features a two-block design that creates a rippling movement similar to the moonlight reflected on the surface of water.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Vested Interest" Today we are feeling funky! Deborah Norville is joined by Robyn Chachula and Kristin Nicholas who are here with two Boho inspired long vests. First up is Robyn with a crochet fringed vest, the Boho Vest, and then Kristin will go over how to knit the Ashbury Vest, featuring a garter stitch stripe and fair isle. Then we'll take a trip to the stitch corner where Ellen will show how to do the Crochet Crocodile Stitch.

Friday, Feb 12

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Gifts - Make Memories, Part 2" Learn to stitch a welcomed gift with lots of memories attached. Nancy and her friend Mary Mulari share clever gift ideas made from vintage hankies and doilies, ties, towels, and laminated bags. Learn to make useful gifts that create memories and are attractive conversation pieces.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Turkey Tracks" To honor the boom of turkey farming in the late 1930's, Eleanor brings this traditional template pattern to the table. Enjoy a visit with Tom and Drumstick, rescued from Thanksgiving, as Eleanor shares her collection and stories of Mother's vintage aprons.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Nature-Inspired Knits" Today on Knitting Daily our inspiration comes from nature. Anne Hanson talks about natural wool and its rich palette, and shows how to bring out the best of yarn's natural texture. Then, we travel virtually around the world in our weekly Space-to-Space segment. Today host Vickie Howell visits the UK virtually, chatting with editor Lara Watson about the crafty trend of woodland creatures. Next, designer Heather Zoppetti shows how natural motifs like leaves can be captured in lace, and demonstrates a vine-inspired stitch pattern. From rustic wools to beautiful woods, Tools of the Trade, Tanis Gray looks at products made from nature's bounty. Vickie closes with her weekly Loose Ends segment. She teaches the magic loop technique that's used to start a crocheted Foxy Stash Basket.

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