Quilting Arts TV Episode 1008: Stitch, Quilt, and Finish

17 May 2012

It’s hard to define the common elements of an art quilt, but at the most basic level all have stitching, quilting, and finishing plus the added element of a contemporary attitude. This episode begins with a segment taped on location with Valori Wells: fabric designer, sewer, and quilter. She presents a modern quilt featuring paint, embroidery, machine stitching, and specialty fabric—for an integrated design. Then Luana Rubin, trend expert and chair holder in the Color Marketing Group, returns to the show. Learn about two key trends in the industry today. We finish up—literally—with Jane Dávila who shares edge-finishing techniques involving stitch, machine decorative stitching, and stitch and paint—all suitable for small quilts.

View the projects from this episode by clicking here.

Valori Wells enhances fabric


Luana Rubin and fabric trends


FInish up with Jane Davila!


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Skell wrote
on 24 Nov 2012 2:03 PM

Just exactly what is the elephant used on Valori Wells project?  Is it a stencil?  Is it  part of the fabric design?  And most importantly, where can I obtain Mr. Elephant?????   I was in India three years ago and have fallen in love with the gentle beasts.  Namaste!

WendyA@2 wrote
on 21 Dec 2012 3:18 PM

You can get the elephant fabric at Amazon. This is the name of it. Free Spirit Karavan Marrakech Artisan, 44-inch Wide Cotton Fabric Yardage

edgebrook6 wrote
on 11 Jul 2013 1:57 PM

Does anyone know where you can get the splatter fish fabric referenced in the fabric trends segment?

on 12 Jul 2013 10:58 PM

Ok so how do I get info on how to make the elephant. she shows painting and stitches on it but now how to get "it" I would rilly like to try making a elephant of my own. The fabric at amizon looks close but it isn't the same. This is just one blue elephant here not an all over print.

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