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March 2017 Volume 3/2017 WUSF TV
Mon, Mar 27

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quick Column Quilts, Part 3" Artistic quilts start with the joining of linear columns of fabric using Nancy's quick techniques Nancy uses columns of fabric and straight stitching to create magical quilts, which include floating squares, 3-D Flying Geese (with no half-square triangles), and Wind Chimes. She demonstrates techniques such as angled strips, Prairie Points, color shuffling, and lots more! Plus, she presents a Carefree Column Quilt.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "At The Beach" It's time to hit the beach. Sewing educator and writer Rebecca Kemp Brent makes a handy tote bag from a towel. Sewing blogger Caroline Critchfield sews a fish-shaped drawstring beach or laundry bag. Sewing enthusiast Joanne Banko sews in circles to create a ruffled beach cover-up.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Shape Up" Bend it, twist it, shape it, wear it. Jewelry designer Sandra Lupo warms up by bending and shaping sheet metal with a tool she invented. Then, she enhances the designs with patterns, texture and color. Host and designer Katie Hacker make a quick and easy charm bracelet to cool down.

Tue, Mar 28

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Magic Patterns, Part 1" Add a touch of imagination to patterns using a concept that originated over 90 years ago! Nancy and author/designer Amy Barickman show how to use contemporary patterns and add creative touches to inhance a wardrobe. Tiling computer printable patterns with ease, changing a tank top to a retro or modern design, and stretching creativity with a magical swirl skirt with several fashion possibilities.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Working from Photos" A picture is worth a thousand words. Photographs inspire free-form collage artist Ellen Lindner. She interprets her photos to create compelling wall hangings. Landscape quilt artist Ann Loveless uses basic design principles to translate outdoor photos into lush art quilts.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Dirty Dozen Fitting Issues" Peggy discusses the twelve items we need to take into account when making garments.

Wed, Mar 29

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Magic Patterns, Part 2" The magic is in changing basic patterns to easy stylish designs with a spark of originality Mary Brooks Picken's idea from the 1920s to "take what's given and add a spark of originality" is the concept Nancy and Amy Barickman use in this program. They transform a cardigan into several styles, mix and match features of a magic dress with new sleeve options, and add unique closures and pockets to a coat pattern for carefree styling.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Get Comfortable" When you arrive at your destination, relax and get comfortable. Author and sewing instructor Donna Babylon gets organized with a double-zipped lingerie bag. Sew sews a comfy travel pillow, too. Fashion designer Angela Wolf sews an easy-to-make cover up and shares a tip for serging on lace.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Tee Style, Stephanie Ohnmacht" Discover different sleeve treatments for ready-made tops.

Thu, Mar 30

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks, Part 1" Take the annoyance out of creating quilt blocks that contain triangle shapes. Nancy demonstrates how to make no-hassle Triangles.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Picnic In Provence" Classics are always eye catching and Picnic in Provence is definitely a classic. Patrick and his guests Joanie Holton and Melanie Greseth will discuss the construction of this diagonal set quilt, demonstrate their applique method and provide tips for finishing your quilt like a pro.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Kiddie Toys" Special guest Jenny King drops by to show off her crochet Rupert The Rabbit toy, and on the knit side Kristin makes an adorable Amigarumi Cat by Michele Wilcox. The crochet Mosaic Scarf is demonstrated by Lena.

Fri, Mar 31

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy " No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks, Part 2" Make 1/4-square and 1/2-square triangles without cutting a single triangle! Learn to make 1/4-square triangles and modified 1/4-square triangles-Nancy teaches an easy method where no actual triangles are cut, only squares. Quilt blocks featured in this program range from beginner to experienced levels including the 1/4-Square Dance, Boy's Nonsense, Silent Star, Ohio Star, Star of Hope, and Card Trick blocks.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Signal Lights" Civil Defense Wardens patrolled neighborhoods during war times, giving the signal all was safe. The challenging Signal Lights block is made easy with the Kaleidoscope Ruler.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Arm Yourself" Barry Klein shows some great ideas for finishing off your sleeve caps. Chat with the Tech Knitter about her popular blog. Leslye Solomon demonstrates how to attach set-in sleeves and Tanis Gray shows why diamonds and bobbles are a girl's best friend. Vickie Howell shows how details really matter, right down to the cuffs.

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