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Quilting Arts TV Series 400 Taping Pt. II

2 Mar 2009

Quilting Arts TV taping for Series 400 has officially completed, and over the course of this week I will be posting photos and short videos to give you a flavor of what transpired on and off camera. I have more than 200 pictures and I'll also be loading them in a separate picture album since I can't possibly place them all in the blog. Many thanks to Helen Gregory for taking most of these pictures!

The boisterous bunch from our first day of taping...
Group from day 1 Maria Elkins, Susan Jackson, Loralie, Julie Fei-Fan Balzar, Pokey, Laura Wasilowski, Yvonne Porcella, and Frieda Anderson. 

My art quilting mentor and friend Yvonne Porcella demonstrated some of her embellishment techniques.
Pokey and Yvonne

You can tell by my outfit that Laura Wasilowski (with me below) and Yvonne appear in the same episode together. Actually now that I think of it, they launch the season since they both appear in Episode 401. They set the tone for a very colorful season!
Laura Pokey

Laura and Frieda ham it up (as usual) in the green room by giving their best Wallace and Gromit impressions: O

ur early morning ritual and a behind-the-scenes look at the studio. Warning, this is not an extraterrestrial on the set. It's me; you're getting a candid view of what it takes to get me to look the way I do on set. (Lots of spackle and shellac!) 

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Mai-Britt Axelsen wrote
on 2 Mar 2009 1:43 PM
What joy and fun, can't wait to see the DVD. Ps. the YouTube bit (QA TV Behind the Scenes) says that it can no longer be played....... xx
Pokey wrote
on 2 Mar 2009 2:14 PM
Mai-Britt, nice to see you here! Can you tell me which behind-the-scenes vid.? They seem to be working for me ok. Thanks for any insight!
Judy in CA wrote
on 2 Mar 2009 3:15 PM
It's interesting to get a look at what happens off the set. I feel like I can get to know the artists a little better, and these are funny. Looking forward to more this week! ~Judy
Joyce wrote
on 2 Mar 2009 4:56 PM
Yippee to know that season 400 is done! :) I am anxious to see it. (I'm a DVD watcher. :D)
Shelly wrote
on 2 Mar 2009 7:30 PM
HA! You do not look like E.T.! I am a fan of Laura Wasilowski and her fabrics and art quilts. Thanks for sharing!
Mai-Britt Axelsen wrote
on 9 Mar 2009 1:28 PM
Hi Pokey, Tried again today, and now they both work......... ;O) Could have been a minor problem with the host on the day I tried.