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February 2017 Volume 2/2017 WUSF TV
Wed, Feb 01

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Magic Inch Quilts, Part 2" Guests Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle of Modern Quilt Studio join Nancy to demonstrate how to create custom quilt designs of your own with a modern flair. See how to adapt the Magic Inch technique to any size block. Grab your rotary cutter and sew along while we master a fresh approach to quilting.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Personalized Style" Make a truly personal style statement. Embroidery expert Eileen Roche restyles a t-shirt with embroidery, then laces it up to create a boutique look. Designer Angela Wolf has a style tip for quickly updating a classic jacket. Educator Rebecca Kemp Brent uses basic computer fonts and a sewing machine to create beautiful monograms.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Up In Arms, Erin Currie" Draft three different sleeve styles for the same blouse pattern.

Thu, Feb 02

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Every Last Piece" Nancy and guest, Lynn Harris, will inspire you with numerous ways to maximize how you use fabric in quilts. See how to refresh traditional designs by giving them a scrappy look while updating other quilts with a minimalist charm when all scraps are used on broad backgrounds. You'll never again be tempted to throw away fabric scraps.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Lines By Design" The quilt featured in this episode is named Clerestory, which refers to bringing light into a space. Patrick Lose and Debbie Grifka will discuss the use of negative space, applique and the selection of appropriate applique stitching to secure the roof pieces.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Head Warmers" Color knitting expert Kristin Nicholas shows how to make the Vineyard Hat, and Ellen Gormley crochets the Bobble Tweed. Brett Bara explores lace knitting with the French Quarter scarf.

Fri, Feb 03

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous, Part 1" Make a sewing statement, starting with a basic pattern, then "fill up" spaces-a yoke, a front panel, or cuffs, with embellishments or unique fabrics. Learn how these fabric accents can create flattering illusions of a slimmer shape while learning creative sewing techniques such as discharge fabric dying and carefree threadwork. Guest Lorraine Torrence joins Nancy.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Introduction and 1941 Nine-Patch" Eleanor Burns shares the patriotic Victory Quilt with 20 traditional blocks that tell the story of the 1940's. The blocks were published in newspapers or magazines in that time period. To kick off the series, she shows how to make the 1941 Nine-Patch block, published by the Kansas City Star, when life was good in America!

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "In Living Color!" Today we're living in color! First, designer Annie Modesitt talks color theory and creates a vibrant slip-stitch cowl. Then we enter the colorful world of wearable artist Nicholas James White in our Space to Space segment. Next Laura Bryant demonstrates painting with yarn to create spectacular effects with hand-painted fibers. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis presents tools and yarns that brighten up to your knitting life. Finally, Vickie rambles about the bramble stitch on Loose Ends.

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