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Quilt Central TV: Episode 301
"Everything Old is New Again"
Maddie Bushman of Janome America shows Donna how the age-old basket weave quilt is a wonderful design for beginners, with a technique using tubes of fabric. The Janome Quilter's Companion 6125 allows you to do some beautiful stitching, including the sculpture stitch, to customize your art. Janie demonstrates the method of dime tacking a quilt on the longarm, for tying the old-fashioned, thick English style comforters that are becoming so popular again. A clever pattern marking system assures accuracy in placing your preference of tacking materials. Background Quilt: by Jane Donaldson A trip to the elegant and historic Fischer Mansion Bed and Breakfast in Paducah showcases this restored 19th century mansion. Owners Pat and Richard Mathis have created an authentic atmosphere decorating with antiques. Donna and Janie give helpful hints on how to organize your sewing space using efficient cabinets by Sylvia Designs Sewing Furniture. We get a sneak peak at Janie's new and exclusive quilter's ruler. The sewing room at the Quilt Central house is ready for up to 10 students to attend the new Quilt Central Quilter's Retreat. Everyone will have their own sewing station, and longarm quilting lessons will be held at the nearby Quilting Machines International location.

Quilt Central TV: Episode 302
"Mixed Medias"
Cathy Franks inspires the artist in all of us to have fun when she throws out the rule book on longarm quilting. She shows Janie how to pout on the thread with the long satin stitch, and makes needle lace and custom embroidery using a boil-away stabilizer. Cathy will be a celebrity longarm teacher at the Quilt Central Quilter's Retreat January 18-20, June 9-11, and August 30-September 1, 2003, Background Quilts: all by Cathy Franks Maddie Bushman of Janome America is back to create a gorgeous neck roll pillow with an incredible mix of fabrics on the serger. Creating pleats, flat lock and puffing are easy with this design and this machine, the Janome 644D Serger.

Quilt Central TV: Episode 303
"Quilting Techniques"
Where to start in preparing for your hand quilting project? Cindy Walter of JT Trading Corporation and F.A. Edmonds & Company will help you select the right batting and hoop for in this first of two installments on her hand quilting tips and techniques. An internationally exhibited Paducah artist, Freda Fairchild makes art for art's sake, featuring printmaking and fiber art. Her home and workshop are part of Paducah-mcCracken County's Artist Relocation Program. Penny McMorris from the Electric Quilt Company utilizes computer software to design everything from the actual fabric to the quilting pattern. She makes a memory quilt by importing family photographs and printing them on fabric. Donita Reeve guides you through the tool choices for unlimited designs in longarm machine quilting. She loves to use templates, and she shows how to use a 4-in-1 tool, star template, and how to put a spine in your feather design. Donita will be a celebrity longarm teacher at the Quilt Central Quilter's Retreat January 18-20, June 9-11, and August 30-September1, 2003. Background Quilts: all by Donita Reeve.

Quilt Central TV: Episode 304
"From Feathers to Flowers"
Feather designs are a great way to add an elegant touch to your quilting projects, and Judy Allen of Golden Threads will show you how to do it like an expert on the American Professional Quilting Systems Millennium longarm quilting machine. Judy will be a celebrity longarm teacher at the Quilt Central Quilter's Retreat on June 9-11, 2003. Background Quilts: all by Judy Allen. A visit to a historical carriage house reveals how Paducah artists Nathan and Nicole Brown are creating a community within their workplace. They share a gallery space for both displaying Nathan's pottery work and teaching Nicole's yoga classes, made possible by Paducah-McCracken County's Artist Relocation Program. Sit down and quilt with Bonnie Saxby, using free motion quilting and the Broderie Perse applique method to compose a floral bouquet. Fussy cutting objects out of fabric designs and appliqueing them to a beautiful background fabric creates a richly textured wall-hanging. Background Quilts: left and center: by Bonnie Saxby right: pieced by Robin Banko, quilted by Sherri D. Roger Cindy Walter of JT Trading Corporation and F.A. Edmonds & Company demonstrates hand quilting basics. Knowing your tools is key to successful stitching, and Cindy shows how to make and sink knots, and to make even, consistent stitches.

Quilt Central TV: Episode 305
"Telling Tales"
Every quilt tells a story and you won't want to miss the tales we have to tell. Ellie Joos was inspired by a line of artist Mary Englebreits whimsical hand painted buttons by Blumenthal Lansing Company to create an entire quilted wall-hanging. Using more buttons, the details pop into a very dimensional effect. Shirley Greenhoe shows Janie her unique freestyle technique on the longarm quilting machine. Creating an echo effect, her stitching mimics the water or wind, from one edge of a quilt to the other. Shirley will be a celebrity longarm teacher at the Quilt Central Quilter's Retreat June 25-27, 2003. Background Quilts: all by Shirley Greenhoe The Fox Briar Bed and Breakfast, part of Paducah-McCracken County's Artist Relocation Program, is like coming home to grandma's house. Sue Clark has made it feel this way with an exquisite collection of vintage quilts and antiques. Maddie Bushman of Janome America makes a clothespin hanger that is ideal for organizing sewing and craft supplies. The "tumbling block" pattern and pretty machined flower embroidery, using the Janome Memory Craft 10,000, customize the quilted piece.

Quilt Central TV: Episode 306
"Variety is the Spice of Life"
Janie shows Donna how her "Add-A-line" quilt patterns, published by American Quilter's Society, can be worked to create a continuous line design for quilting on the longarm, for either borders or overall quilts. Dawn Cavanaugh will show us, on the American Professional Quilting Systems Millennium, how to add interest and texture to the background of a quilt, especially miniatures. She specializes in freehand longarm quilting, using all sorts of basic shapes and geometric designs to create more complex schemes. Dawn will be the celebrity longarm teacher at the Quilt Central Quilter's Retreat February 15-17, 2003. Background Quilts: left: by Mary Eddy right: by Shirley Greenhoe. Swing in to downtown Paducah to visit with William Renzulli in his Artist Relocation Program gallery, working and living space, in a beautifully restored historic building. And, a quick gift idea from Maddie Bushman of Janome America - a pocket pal to keep all your notions and tools right where you need it - at the edge of your sewing table! Sewn on the Janome 6019 Quilter's Companion. A free pattern is available on the Janome website.

Quilt Central TV: Episode 307
"Life as a Picnic"
Maddie Bushman of Janome America makes a sturdy quilt that can be used as a picnic blanket. Using the Janome 644D surging machine, the seams are flat locked for strength and durability. Debbi Trevino tells us her tips for choosing the correct batting for your particular project. Learn what scrim, bonding and bearding have to do with batting, and how the different properties will affect your quilting. Debbi will be a celebrity longarm teacher at the Quilt Central Quilter's Retreat June 3-5, 2003. Background Quilts: left: pieced by Elaine Plastino, quilted by Debbi Trevino rest: by Debbi Trevino. Mark Barone is creating narrative painting, charcoals, drawings and etchings at St. Luke's Press in downtown Paducah. This Artist Relocation Program gallery and studio is named fro the patron saint of the arts. Donita Reeve of Lakeside Quilt Company reveals the secrets of selecting thread for your project, from lightweight for seams and hand applique, to heavyweight for machine quilting.

Quilt Central TV: Episode 308
"Variety is the Spice of Life"
Learn how to make a wall-hanging with the chum dash block with Maddie Bushman of Janome America. She shows Donna some quick and easy techniques to sew this block on the Janome 6260 Quilter's Companion. Sherry Rogers is famous for a class called "Easy Brainless Borders", but today she shows us shadow quilting on the A-1 Quilting Machines longarm, and 15 different ways to use a clam shell pattern. Sherry will be a celebrity longarm teacher at the Quilt Central Quilter's Retreat February 15-17, 2003. Background Quilts: left: pieced by Terri Hallauer center: pieced by Patty Sauter right: pieced by Robin Banko. Lynn Damelio of Delta Technical Coatings shows Donna a great technique for customizing fabric. Using foam decorative stamps and acrylic paint treated with a textile medium, create your own fabric designs, from formal to fun. Jennifer O'Brien of JT Trading puts together a quilt with lots of hearts. A simple block paired with simple heart cutouts that were sprayed and fixed before stitching - a perfect project for a beginner.

Quilt Central TV: Episode 309
"Original Styles"
Learn how to make a wall-hanging with the chum dash block with Maddie Bushman of Janome America. She shows Donna some quick and easy techniques to sew this block on the Janome 6260 Quilter's Companion. Sherry Rogers is famous for a class called "Easy Brainless Borders", but today she shows us shadow quilting on the A-1 Quilting Machines longarm, and 15 different ways to use a clam shell pattern. Sherry will be a celebrity longarm teacher at the Quilt Central Quilter's Retreat February 15-17, 2003. Background Quilts: left: pieced by Terri Hallauer center: pieced by Patty Sauter right: pieced by Robin Banko. Lynn Damelio of Delta Technical Coatings shows Donna a great technique for customizing fabric. Using foam decorative stamps and acrylic paint treated with a textile medium, create your own fabric designs, from formal to fun. Jennifer O'Brien of JT Trading puts together a quilt with lots of hearts. A simple block paired with simple heart cutouts that were sprayed and fixed before stitching - a perfect project for a beginner.

Quilt Central TV: Episode 310
"Quick and Simple"
Lynn Damelio of Delta Technical Coatings mixed a textile medium with acrylic paint to stencil on to fabric to create permanent, one of a kind fabric designs for your quilting projects. Coordinating your décor is easy when you're the designer! Pam Clarke teaches us designs with lines to speed up our longarm quilting. By learning a few simple shapes with minimal marking you can complete a quilt in almost no time, using continuous line quilting. Pam will be a celebrity longarm teacher at the Quilt Central Quilter's Retreat. Background Quilts: all by Pam Clarke. A small, quick project by Maddie Bushman of Janome America- the "Friendship Scroll" wall-hanging, using cross stitch embroidery on the sewing machine. Computer card readers offer a large variety of designs to choose from. Twin needles provide a density that mimics hand stitching on the Janome Memory Craft 10,000.

Quilt Central TV: Episode 311
"Quilting Magic"
Maddie Bushman of Janome America reveals the real trick to the Card Trick block. Accuracy and precision are key to creating this cute supply tote bag, and it's easy with the Janome 4800 Quilter's Companion. Free instructions for this project are available on the Janome website. Kathy Olson often says "If it's not moving, feather it!" Freehand longarm machine feathering is foolproof with Kathy's method: take a spine, add half a heart, plus a question mark to equal a perfect feather. Kathy will be a celebrity longarm teacher at the Quilt Central Quilter's Retreat June 25-27, 2003. Background Quilts: left: pieced by Glenda Stephens right: pieced by Glenda Stephens, quilted by D'Andrea Kral. Phil Philips founded Dixie Leather Works in an 1895 house in lower town Paducah as part of the Artist Relocation Program. His modern creations grace a lady's shoulder or a business person's desk, while his historic reproductions are used as props in museums and on movie sets. Jennifer O'Brien of JT Trading Corporation shows us a great way to display vacation snapshots: as a photo transfer wall-hanging. She takes a photo of a beautiful building, creates a fabric template, puts photo transfers in the windows, and embellishes it with fancy stitching.

Quilt Central TV: Episode 312
"Through Our Windows"
Sally Terry loves thread, and Golden Threads can attest to that. But her specialty is continuous line redwork, and she does it beautifully on the American Professionally Quilting Systems Millennium longarm machine. Her patterns are easy to work with, and she shares some great tips for duplicating and sizing the designs to fit whatever space you have to quilt. Sally will be a celebrity longarm teacher at the Quilt Central Quilter's Retreat July 20-22, 2003. Background Quilts: left: by Judy Allen center: pieced by Marian Dodge, quilted by Judy Allen right: by Judy Allen. Cindy Walter of Krause Publications shows us how to create an attic window quilt with a view. Window panes with perfectly mitered corners are a breeze with her foolproof technique. Janie shows us how to turn the corner with any pantograph, using the Penny Winkle Valley Ranch qulit frame. Plus, penny size patterns are a great way to quilt a small border, or even a whole wall-hanging. Background Quilts: all by Kathy Olsen.

Quilt Central TV: Episode 313
"Wearable Art and More"
Laura Lee Fritz has quilted over 15,000 quilts in her career, and she is still experimenting! Today she teaches how to reverse applique with wool felt to create bold and beautiful garments and accessories. Laura Lee will be the celebrity longarm teacher at the Quilt Central Quilter's Retreat April 19-21, 2003. Background Quilts and Garments: all by Laura Lee. Fritz Ellie Joos from Blumenthal Lansing Company shares winners in the "Button It On" Quilt Contest. The challenge was to create quilts that feature interchangeable, seasonal centers that button in place. Sponsors of "Button It On": Blumenthal Lansing Company, FreeSpirit Fabric, Sulky of America, Husqvarna Viking, and Fairfield Processing Corporation. Maddie Bushman of Janome America teaches Donna how to incorporate lace into a pillow sham by making a 3 layer fabric sandwich on the Janome 4800 Quilter's Companion. But please, no eating in bed! Sewing cabinet by Sylvia Designs Sewing Furniture.

Quilt Central TV: Episode 401
"Welcome Home"
Welcome back to the Quilt Central house as Janie Donaldson bids a fond farewell to out good friend and co-host, Donna Wilder. Donna is leaving us to continue the growth of her textile company, FreeSpirit Fabrics. Janie then introduces us to Cindy Walter, of Snippet Art fame, as Quilt Central's new co-host. Mary Covey, author of Celebrations!: Quilts for Cherished Family Moments, uses heirloom linens to make a quilt that honors the beautifully needle crafted items that our foremothers created for everyday use. Quilting with automation makes creating intricate patterns a snap. Kim Diamond, from Sweet Dreams Quilting Studio, teaches us how the Statler Stitcher excels in helping you create some of the most complex yet precise quilting you can imagine. Cindy shows how hand quilting with a larger frame by Pleasant Mountain Woodworks opens up all sorts o options. Sally Terry, author of Heart of Creative Quilting, demonstrates how to design and audition patterns for machine quilting.

Quilt Central TV: Episode 402
"Old & New"
Susan McKelvey some flourish to your quilt. This American Quilter's Society author of Fine Feathered Friends, demonstrates how you can incorporate Victorian style inking into your next project. Pam Clarke is our celebrity longarm teacher and creator of Designs With Lines. She uses an A-1 Quilting Machine to transform antique quilt tops into new treasures. Love the fabrics of your old blouses, but not the style? Sewing educator Cynthia Scott of Janome turns them into new, gorgeous pillows! If you can't find fabric that you like, Nancy Knaus of Pennywinkle Valley Ranch shows how to make it yourself with strip piecing on her machine quilting frame.

Quilt Central TV: Episode 403
"What to Wear?"
Lorraine Torrence demonstrates her signature design - an unusual panel front vest pattern gives you a chance to show off you personal quilting style. Cynthia Scott of Janome brings us an oriental style vest which is foundation pieced using a variety of fabrics, accented with stunning embroidery. Reversible garments can be tricky on the longarm, but Sue Moats show you how, with the aid of Sulky threads. Janie and Cindy add a trendy look to your denim by bleaching with stencils with a Denim Details kit from Dritz!

Quilt Central TV: Episode 404
"A Full Palette"
Cindy Walter shows how to paint fabric to create a backdrop for her unique Snippet technique to create a boatscape. Longarm teacher Dian Keepers uses the Proto Quilter to customize her designs with both fabric paint and thread painting. Nancy Knaus is back on the Pennywinkle machine quilting frame, using tapestry fabric to create a painterly look as it is layered and stitched together. Mary Edwards creates a cute pet pillow, using Mountain Mist forms, embellished with photos and paints.

Quilt Central TV: Episode 405
"Special Quilts"
Sewing educator Cynthia Scott uses the Janome surging machine to piece together a precious baby quilt. Some quilt designs pose special problems, but Jodi Beamish teaches us on the A-1 Quilting Machine many secrets to overcome them. Children reach out to other children in need around the world by creating quilts with heart felt messages, through a very special charity project called More Than Warmth. Marinda Stewart demonstrates some professional garment care techniques with the Rowenta's line of irons.

Quilt Central TV: Episode 406
"Totes and Purses"
Joyce Drexler of Sulky Threads sews an appliqued tote bag that can be personalized to fit the style or hobby of the lucky recipient. Learn how to take the fear out of beginnning to machine stitch your quilt and dive right in with longarm teacher Pam Clarke's demonstration on the A-1 Quilting Machine. A paducah artist creates one of a kind handmade books that you can put in your new tote. Lastly, fun fabrics from Micheal Miller and beautiful Gutermann beads come together to become perfect purses, designed by Marinda Stewart!

Quilt Central TV: Episode 407
"This and That"
Printed Treasures photo transfer fabric by Milliken allows you to put those precious family photos into a quilt, as designer Marinda Stewart demonstrates. Longarm teacher Dawn Cavanaugh gives us a quilting design comparison lesson on the APQS Millennium. Take a visit to Washington D.C.'s Daughters of the American Revolution Museum's quilt collection and discover the feminine side of America's history and Nancy Knaus teaches us new ways to use your sewing machine's walking foot for some quick and easy embellishments on the Pennywinkle quilting frame.

Quilt Central TV: Episode 408
"On the Road"
Join Cindy on a fantastic adventure aboard the American Express Travel Services Alaskan quilting cruise. Enjoy touring with her the breathtaking sites and friendly quilt shops of Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan. Cynthia Scott of Janome is back, making customized, monogrammed luggage tags so your bags stand out in the crowd. Celebrity teacher Jodi Beamish shows how to quilt perfect rounds with the Circle Lord on the longarm machine.

Quilt Central TV: Episode 410
"Seeing Stars"
Jill Repp teaches us how to make quick, easy and accurate stars with the proper tools from June Tailor. Longarm teacher Dawn Cavanaugh makes freehand stars and feathers with some special additions on the APQS Millennium. Janie and Cindy will share some of their secrets on how to become a professional quilting star. Terri Vodges demonstrates how the Easy Twist Ruler allows you to crease some interesting angles in your quilts.

Quilt Central TV: Episode 411
"Language of Quilting"
Cynthia Scott of Janome is back, making an heirloom sampler wall hanging with some special machine embroidery techniques. Sally Terry teaches us The Language of Quilting with 5 simple shapes, on the APQS Millennium. Hear about Crafter's Choice Book Club's Pink Ribbon quilt project to benefit breast cancer survivors. Janie will give you a crash course in quilting with a Marshall Dry Goods quilt kit.

Quilt Central TV: Episode 412
"Outdoor Inspiration"
Joyce Drexler makes autumn leaf embroidery pop with some Puffy Foam and Sulky Threads. Longarm teacher Jodi Beamish instructs us on the anatomy of a stitch by adjusting the tension, on an A-1 Quilting Machine. Ellie Joos takes inspiration from nature to craft some easy stained glass looks. Janie has a quick project to add a tulip border to a tablecloth with the EZ Quilting by Wrights rulers. Kathy Peterson uses an old standby, the bandana, to whip up some sew simple squares patio place settings.

Quilt Central TV: Episode 413
"Creativity"
AQS author Karen Combs shows you how to create Floral Illusions in your quilts with some very simple hints. Award winning longarm quilter Kathy Franks unleashes her creative spark with Robison Anton threads - watch out for her flash and trash! Listen to what Klaudeen Hanson says a quilt show judge looks for when awarding the grand prize and learn how to use EZ Quilting by Wrights quilting tools properly to make perfectly pieced quilts.