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November 2015 Volume 11/2015 WUSF TV
Monday, Nov 16

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Art Quilts-Fusible Collage Workshop, Part 1" Be inspired to create a vibrant fusible fabric collage-an art quilt with character! Fiber artists
Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson join Nancy to share their nature inspired artwork with a
workbook approach-one technique at a time. Learn to use bright patterned collages for backgrounds,
incorporating weaving, braiding, bias strips, and free form pieces in these small projects. A new
approach to using fusibles makes these art quilts that incorporate raw edge applique very easy to

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Pillows Plus"
You'll never run out of sewing projects when you expand your experience to include pillows. It's the
quick and easy way to perfect a new technique on a small scale and create functional and fashionable
home decor. Donna Babylon, the home dec expert, is up first with an economical design. Create a
pillow cover to change with the season. Then, Rebecca Kemp Brent has the first steps in pieced
quilting. Learn to manipulate strips for a basic pattern that will open the door to hundreds of
designs. We end with Angela Wolf and time to topstitch and add trim to a jacket.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Easy Does It" Even complicated looking designs don't have to be hard. With the right tips and teacher, jewelry
designing becomes much easier. Kate Richbourg is the first teacher and creates intricate patterns by
soldering dots. Then, Laura Timmons demonstrates a bead soup memory wire bracelet. Next, the jewelry
workshop lesson features how to embellish hoop earrings using seed beads and wire. Finally, Candie
Cooper has a simple men's bracelet with leather and silver.

Tuesday, Nov 17

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Art Quilts-Fusible Collage Workshop, Part 2" Make it artsy! Learn novel embellishing that's super simple for fusible collage art quilts. In the
second episode of this workshop class, fiber artists Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson and Nancy
teach you to embellish your art quilts with hand embroidery, decorative machine stitches, and
whimsical stippling. They show how to add elegant borders and wrapped bindings using decorative
rotary blades for cutting.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Grab Bag" Enjoy a grab bag of innovative techniques. Enid Gjelten Weichselbaum shows how to use stickers and
textile paint to add text to her quilts. Rebekah Meier's Confetti Zipper Bag is a great way to use up
special threads, yarns and fabric bits. Jane LaFazio makes hand-felted soaps for lovely and useful

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Beach and Outdoor Activities" When you head outdoors, be stylish and smart. Learn to make an on-trend wide-brimmed hat. Then, with
just two pattern pieces, make a cool cover up.

Wednesday, Nov 18

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy " Grandmother's One-Patch Quilts, Part 1" Super-size grandmother's quilt templates for fast and fun one-patch quilting. Nancy explores
traditional quilt blocks such as the time-honored tumbler. She updates the tumbler block using a
super-sized template to extend block size from four to ten inches in length-and it's speedy to
stitch! Fabrics make a huge difference in the design, and Nancy shows some contemporary variations.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Tucks, Pleats and Panels" Simple garments get all dressed up with tucks, pleats and panels. Start simple and alter for unique
designer looks. Susan Khalje, couture expert, begins with hemming tips for a professional finish.
Then we have a double dose of Angela Wolf. First, it's her unique way of making pleats using a cover
stitch style machine. And then, it's time to add buttonholes to finish up the custom jacket.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Zipper Pillows, Amanda Niederhauser" Use an exposed zipper to dress up different pillow sham styles.

Thursday, Nov 19

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Grandmother's One-Patch Quilts, Part 2" A faux-hexagon is the secret to Nancy's super-sized honeycomb design. Nancy transforms hexagon
blocks, such as those used in Grandmother's Flower Garden, into super-sized blocks created without
any "Y" seams-just simple straight stitching. Make Grandmother's dramatic dahlia or a super-sized
bouquet. These sensational quilts are easy to make using Nancy's faux-hexagon technique.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Libby's Log Cabin" This quilt combines the eight-pointed star, the log cabin block and the Irish chain pattern, and is
set in a lightning streak design.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Terrific T-Shirts" The Butterfly Tee is up next, with Lena showing you how to knit this special project, and lastly the
Stripes and Short Rows scarf.

Friday, Nov 20

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Upcycled Shirts, Part 1" Reclaim your wardrobe with upcycling transformation techniques. Designer Donna Fenske and Nancy
explain how to use trims and fabric pieces to refashion what's already in your closet. Learn to
change necklines, sleeves, and hemlines. Upcycle a shirt by exchanging the elements, or adding zipper
piping, a quick ribbon placket, princess trim seams, and more.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Gone Fishing" A delightful quilt for children, colorful fish from triangle in a square patches swim through waving

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "The Slip Step" Explore slip stitch for color and texture. Eunny Jang begins with a tutorial on basic, one-color
slip-stich patterns and how to measure gauge. Then, begin this season's knit-along with Vicki Square
as she starts the Tesserae Tee. She'll introduce two-color slip stitches. On Yarn Spotlight, Clara
and Eunny discuss why textured yarns work well in allover slip patterns. Finally, Eunny finishes with
slip stitches used for sock heels.


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