2017 Program Descriptions

What’s Happening - A look a what’s happening in and around Paducah during quilt week 2017 with host Alan Jackson.

Quilt Info 2017 - A daily listing of activities at the Quilt Show and around Paducah hosted by Tom Prigge. Food, fun and loads of quilt related activities.

A Visit to the National Quilt Museum 2016 - Judy Schwender preview current museum exhibits and activities for quilt week 2017.

Rotary Antique Quilt Show 2017 - “Variations”  curated by Mary Kerr.

Tips & Techniques from English’s Sew & Vac - The team at English’s Sew & Vac share some of the quilting tips & techniques they’ve learned in their nearly 60 years in business..

Flynn Quilting - Quilting techniques from John Flynn, a civil engineer turned quilter.

Martelli Enterprises - Always a quilt show favorite. The Martelli’s showcase their latest innovative products.

The Quilt Channel Flashback Episodes
Encore presentations of past favorite programs from the video archives of S&W Productions. You’ll immediately be able to recognize these shows by the Flashback emblem that will be displayed on the screen during the presentation

Fon’s & Porter’s Love of Quilting
Episode 2002 – Toddler Quilt with Lettering - Create a one of a kind quilt for your special young lady using a lettering font from your home computer. 

Episode 2004 – Applique with McKenna Ryan - Learn how to do quick and easy pictorial appliqué the McKenna Ryan way.

Episode 2006 – Pinwheels Plus - How to make A Quilt of Valor to present to a combat veteran.

Episode 2008 – Churm Dash - How to achieve a personal, scrappy style in your quilts.

Episode 2010 – Perky Pinwheels How to construct double prairie point units, how to miter multiple borders & using prairie points to make a 3-D pinwheel block. 

Episode 2012 – Tie the Knot - How to utilize a collection of neckties for a quilt, how to stabilize silk and silk-like fabrics and also how to make a string block from ties.

The Quilt Show – starring Alex Anderson former host of HGTV’s Simply Quilts and Ricky Tims, quilt teacher, author and performing artist/entertainer, features great instruction and entertaining segments providing insight into the lives of well known quilting personalities.

Episode 2001 – Delectable Curves and Points
Sue Garman's quilts are designed as skill builders, and who better to teach us the ins and outs for tackling The Halo Medallion Quilt than TQS member and pattern tester Carolyn Hock. Carolyn has made a number of BOM quilts and other featured quilt projects on TQS. From Curved Flying Geese to Delectable Mountain blocks, Carolyn is here to share some terrific ideas for making your own version of the BOM quilt. 

Episode 1912 – Hand Appliqué Revolution: From Frustration to Perfection
Being a perfectionist and frustrated with her own traditional hand appliqué results, Rosa Rojas was determined to find a better, faster and easier method for achieving the beautiful hand appliqué she desired. The result was the Apliquick tools that allow a person to make even the tiniest of perfect circles. This Spanish designer and artist says that it is all about ‘letting the tools’ do the work for you. Addicted to appliqué, Rosa even shows you how easy it is to design and make your own Hawaiian quilt.
Ricky also has a demonstration of a twisted thread chain, by machine, that will add texture and interest to your quilt work. Variations and interest can be enhanced depending on the size and type of silk ribbon or cording used.

Episode 1807 – Fearless Quilting
Katie Fowler’s work was influenced heavily by negative remarks she received from her college art professor. It caused her to change her major from Art to Education, but it stuck with her, and returned later, forming her resolve to fight fear and negativity. Katie shows her quilts, and refers to Alice in Wonderland, and the need to face fears, jump down the rabbit hole, and enjoy the ride.  Katie shares her paint, layer, stitch method of quilting, using PFD fabric and some amazing “play tools.”  She walks Alex through the process, noting that mishaps can turn into new and wonderful discoveries. Later, Joe Cunningham gives a tour of his San Francisco studio and shares his design process.

Episode 1812 – Rulers Rule
While creating many complex and modern quilts in a variety of styles, Gina Perkes also sells Innova longarm machines, and has developed ingenious methods to utilize rulers while quilting on both longarm and domestic machines. Hear tips on how you can use different rulers on a domestic machine, including best practices for maintaining control and keeping track of your place on the quilt. She shows how just one ruler can create a wide variety of designs. Learn how to build borders and create additional interest through your quilting.

Episode 1709 – From Pineapples to Photorealism
You might think that someone who has earned the title “Pineapple Queen” would live in a tropical climate, but Jane Hall has earned it through her amazing creations and alterations of the traditional pineapple block, which has held her interest for 25 years. Also, Susan Brubaker Knapp has always been known for her nature-inspired works, and she shows some of her recent efforts.

Episode 1713 – TQS Quilting Legend Georgia Bonesteel
A visit to the North Carolina home of Georgia Bonesteel is much more than just a quilting experience. Georgia is known for her lap quilting technique, using a large wooden hoop and a magnifying glass, and we are included in a viewing of some of her amazing creations.

Episode 1603 – Quilters and Friends for Life
We were ecstatic to welcome world-class artist and quilter Sharon Schamber to the Quilt Show. Sharon's good friend and fellow quilter Tom Russell is also a part of this episode, and we are grateful that we had a chance to talk to him before his passing.  His contributions to the world of quilting are tremendous, and he will be sorely missed.  We hope you will watch the show with a glad heart, knowing that you also are privileged to share these moments with him.

Episode 1201 – The ABC’s of Quilted Feathers with Sue Nickels
Sue Nickels shares the secrets behind her fabulous quilted feathers. Ricky shares an impromptu musical interlude with Rita Connolly, and Kathy Plank gives us a taste of the annual Sisters (OR) Home and Garden Tour, including stops at some colorful, quilt-bedecked gardens.

Episode 1202 – Make It Modern -Jacquie Gering
Jacquie Gering shares her technique for modernizing the Log Cabin block & she demonstrates how to add texture to your quilts with straight-line quilting and the serpentine stitch. Alma de la Melena Cox uses paint and fabric to create “quilts on wood”.

Episode 1203 – Marsha McCloskey-Precision Piecing
Marsha demonstrates how to draft and piece a miniature Ohio Star block using her bias-strip-piecing method and shows how to stitch super-precise half-square-triangle units. She also shares a great use for leftover blocks and scraps, and gets a big surprise from Alex. As an added bonus, Marsha C. Bol, director of the IMFA, shares the history and vast collection of folk art items housed and displayed at our day’s taping site.

Quilt In A Day Starring Eleanor Burns
9301 Anniversary Special
Celebrate Eleanor's twentieth year in business! Eleanor shares the story of her quilting career, starting from her very first sewing machine to the book that started it all, The Log Cabin.

9302 Eleanor And Friends Part 1
Take a trip with Eleanor as she visits quilting shops and quilt shows across America.

9401 Eleanor And Friends Part 2
Discover the love behind quilting. Come with Eleanor and friends as they: make quilts for the less fortunate, Pass the heritage of quilting to children, visit more quilt shops!

#3401 Marianne’s Star - Begin All Star Quilt that is out of this world!
#3402 Alex’s Star - Join Eleanor on small 4” Stars done in a twinkling!

Accuquilt BOB Blocks:
Using the Log Cabin Die :Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day and Lynn from AccuQuilt teach you how to get the most out of your Block on Board (BOB) GO! Log Cabin die!

Making the Hunter Star Quilt :Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day and Lynn from AccuQuilt teach you how to get the most out of your Block on Board (BOB) GO! Hunter Star die!

Making the GO! Eagle :Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day and Lynn from AccuQuilt teach you how to get the most out of your GO! Eagle by Eleanor Burns die!

Tips for the Snowball Block: Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day and Lynn from AccuQuilt teach you how to get the most out of your Block on Board (BOB) GO! Snowball-6" Finished die.

The Churn Dash Quilt: Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day and Lynn from AccuQuilt teach you how to get the most out of your Block on Board (BOB) GO! Churn Dash die!

Drunkard's Path Tutorial: Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day and Lynn from AccuQuilt teach you how to get the most out of your Block on Board (BOB) GO! Drunkard's Path-7" Finished die.

Blazing Star Block: Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day and Lynn from AccuQuilt teach you how to get the most out of your Block on Board (BOB) GO! With the Blazing Star block.

Accuquilt Block Tech:
Double Four Patch: Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day and Lynn from AccuQuilt teach you how to make the Double four Patch block with Accuquilt cutting dies.

Nine patch: Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day and Lynn from AccuQuilt teach you how to make the Nine Patch block with the Accuquilt fabric cutter and dies.

Clays Choice: Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day and Lynn from AccuQuilt teach you how to make Clays Choice block with the Accuquilt fabric cutter and dies.

Dutchman: Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day and Lynn from AccuQuilt teach you how to make the Dutchman block with the Accuquilt fabric cutter and dies.

Simplicity: Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day and Lynn from AccuQuilt teach you how to make the Simplicity block with the Accuquilt fabric cutter.

Lattice and Cornerstones: Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day and Lynn from AccuQuilt teach you how to make Lattice and Cornerstones with the Accuquilt fabric cutter and cutting dies.

Trellis: Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day and Lynn from AccuQuilt teach you how to make the Trellis block with the Accuquilt fabric cutter and cutting dies.

School Girl: Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day and Lynn from AccuQuilt teach you how to make the School Girl block with the Accuquilt fabric cutter and cutting dies.

Oh Susannah: Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day and Lynn from AccuQuilt teach you how to make the Oh Susannah block with the Accuquilt fabric cutter and cutting dies.

Old Maids Puzzle: Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day and Lynn from AccuQuilt teach you how to make Old Maids Puzzle block with help from the Accuquilt fabric cutter.

Depression: Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day and Lynn from AccuQuilt teach you how to make the Depression block with the Accuquilt fabric cutter and cutting dies.

Double Cross: Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day and Lynn from AccuQuilt teach you how to make the Double Cross block with help from the Accuquilt fabric cutter.

Port and Starboard: Eleanor Burns from Quilt in a Day and Lynn from AccuQuilt teach you how to make the Port and Starboard block with help from the Accuquilt cutting dies and fabric cutter.

To make sure you don’t miss out on any of
Paducah’s Quilt Week activities, watch the full episode of
Quilt Info 2016 On Demand PLUS live streaming
of each days programing at www.TheQuiltChannel.com.