||Mon, Aug 08
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Beginning Landscape Quilting, Part 1" Learn landscape quilting using this simplistic approach and easy techniques. Nancy and her quilting
mentor Natalie Sewell streamline the landscape quilting process using a beginner's prospective. Learn
to use inspirational photos, choose fabric, and master messy and fussy cutting techniques. Create
trees easily with raw-edge applique techniques and give them dimension with fabric markers or oil
8:30 AM It's Sew Easy
"Specialty Sewing" Create your own fashion "opportunity" when you make your own specialty garment. Kathleen Cheetham
starts out with pattern alterations to change your favorite top into a maternity top. Then, in our
Little Black Dress lesson, Angela Wolf attaches facing and under stitches on a round neckline.
Finally, Melissa Stramel features the ruffling foot as she makes a party dress- sewing for a little
girl is a great sewing opportunity.
9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Color Explorations" Create custom colors and add a new twist to traditional techniques. Katie Hacker combines metals with
stones and beads to make her style statement. Artist syndee holt blends polymer clay to create new
colors and contemporary designs using the ancient art of mokume gane. Designer Jill MacKay shares a
great die-cutting tip as she embellishes leather to make dangly earrings.
|Tue, Aug 09
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
8:30 AM Quilting Arts " Paint It!" Paint is a great way to alter the surface of art quilts. Cecile Whatman explains the ins and outs of
building a painted surface with depth and movement. Desiree Habicht shows how versatile acrylic paint
on fiber can be by improving and accentuating details with paint.
9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "The Wrap Dress" Learn to make the universally flattering wrap dress. See how easy it is to create this classic
addition to your wardrobe.
|Wed, Aug 10
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 It's Sew Easy "Classic Finish Details" Learn the details that will make your wardrobe a classic. There are little details that make a
garment stand the test of time and they usually involve some sort of detail from the couture world.
They are not necessarily difficult or time consuming - but they show you took that extra step to make
your garment a classic. Amy Alan demonstrates serging - one of those techniques that is always
classic. Then, we have another lesson of the Little Black Dress with Angela Wolf and how to use the
lining as your facing. Finally, couture expert Susan Khalje has some special finish details for a
9:00 AM Sew It All "Color Me Mine, Jessica Giardino" Use crayons to print fabric in unique ways, plus make easy accents for your tabletops.
|Thu, Aug 11
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
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
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.
|Fri, Aug 12
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 Quilt In A Day "Dutch Barn with End of Day" Making the roof is a cinch on Eleanor's Symmetric block.
9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Cables" All about cables - cables in the round, cables combined into stitch patterns, and working cables
without a cable needle. Meet knitting editor Lisa Shroyer. She discusses how to work a combination
cable and drop stitch pattern. Then, we travel virtually, in our Space to Space segment, to Cork,
Ireland, and talk Celtic cables with Irish designer Carol Feller in her home studio. Next, author and
designer Simona Merchant-Dest shows how to work cable patterns seamlessly. Then, learn about exciting
cable products with Tanis Gray. Last, a tip from host Vickie Howell for creating cables without a