QATV 1400 Sneak Peek Blog Hop - DVD Giveaway!

18 Jul 2014

I've been thinking a lot about radishes lately. These tangy roots tinged with pink and purple are the first crop of my garden, and were a huge inspiration to me earlier this summer. The first few radishes pulled from my vegetable beds were rinsed and left on my kitchen counter to dry, but not before I snapped a quick photo on my phone and then played with it in a photo editing app. I can't wait to print the image on fabric and see where it takes me next.

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I'm inspired by fresh radishes! What inspires you?
More and more I am using technology to record my daily activities and inspiration. I even have an album on my phone devoted to "quilt ideas" waiting for uploads after each trip to the garden.

It seems that I am not alone in this search for inspiration from the natural world. While in Ohio at the spring taping of Quilting Arts TV, I was astounded by the number of guest artists whose work is influenced by their surroundings. Sarah Ann Smith posts images from her daily dog walking excursions on Facebook. Jane Sassaman looks to the spiders in her garden for applique inspiration. Host Susan Brubaker Knapp has a series of "beauty on my morning walk" photos that would rival any coffee table book.

And don't get me started on the botanical wonders executed in blue and white cyanotype prints from Sue Reno's quilted masterpieces. All of these guests brought so much joy and creativity to the series, I can't wait to try their techniques.

We are so excited to share this new season of Quilting Arts TV with you, we've organized a blog hop with many of the guests from the show.

Want to learn more about what happens behind the scenes at a TV show taping? Are you interested in getting a sneak peek at the projects and guests in this all new season? Then stay tuned! This is the first stop on a blog hop that will knock your socks off with inspiration, creativity, and maybe even a few opportunities to win some fun prizes.

Here's a list of our participating guests. Be sure to visit their blogs on the designated day to hear about what inspires their creativity. And to start things off, leave a comment on this blog about what inspires you, and we'll randomly choose one lucky recipient to receive a DVD copy of the new Quilting Arts TV Series 1400 hosted by Susan Brubaker Knapp!

July 18: Vivika DeNegre at quiltingdaily.com

July 19: Luana Rubin (luanarubin.typepad.com)/Linda Friedman (lindasartquilts.blogspot.com)

July 20: Sarah Ann Smith (sarahannsmith.com/weblog)/Karen Gloeggler (http://www.seminarandsew.com)

July 21: Carrie Bloomston (suchitysuch.blogspot.com/ Catherine Redford (catherineredford.com)

July 22: Sue Reno (suereno.blogspot.com)/ Rebekah Meier (rebekahmeier.com)

July 23: Lyric Kinard (lyrickinard.com/blog) / Margie Ullery (ribboncandyquilts.blogspot.com)

July 24: Cheryl Sleboda (muppin.com/wordpress/) / Jane Sassaman (janesassaman.com/weblog) / Julie Creus (todera.blogspot.com)

July 25: Susan Brubaker Knapp (bluemoonriver.blogspot.com)

WE HAVE A WINNER! Linda Groth Olsen has won the QATV Series 1400 DVD Giveaway!
 


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pyearick2 wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 8:47 AM

Like you and Susan, I'm inspired by nature, especially birds.  Not only are they beautiful, but they have such interesting personalities.  We've watched house finches nest in our hanging planter (drama:  a cowbird destroyed two finch eggs and replaced them with her own) and robins over our front door frame!  I just love watching them at our feeders and being awakened on open-window mornings by the dawn chorus.  Maybe it's cliche, but it's true:  I liked birds before birds were cool!  :-)

dtjoyce wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 9:09 AM

Whether it is quilting or watercolor, I am inspired by the colors and shapes that I  see in nature.  I particularly love going to the mountains of NC and taking pictures of wildflowers and butterflies.

shirleyw2006 wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 9:18 AM

Love blog hops. Get to see such a variety of creative people

It is amazing to see the inspiration transformed to beautiful art.

Diggyrat wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 9:18 AM

Hooray for Susan and Quilting Arts TV!  Love the inspiration you all give!

on 18 Jul 2014 9:25 AM

I love quilting arts magazine for the variety of inspirations that I get from just picking up the magazine!  Looking at different types of art pieces or techniques gets my mind whirling as I translate the idea from the magazine for my next art piece or finding a solution for a challenge that has arisen in my studio.  Love this magazine!

on 18 Jul 2014 9:26 AM

I love quilting arts magazine for the variety of inspirations that I get from just picking up the magazine!  Looking at different types of art pieces or techniques gets my mind whirling as I translate the idea from the magazine for my next art piece or finding a solution for a challenge that has arisen in my studio.  Love this magazine! Love Susan Brubaker's work ...can't get enough of it!

Lorraine139 wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 9:33 AM

Can't wait for the show to start!

Lkaye wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 9:34 AM

Vivika and Susan I  love quilting arts an since I am not home I record it an watch on Sunday afternoons....Love your daily pics that you post on facebook  A walk in a park always inspires me....I love nature in all forms some days I will sit in my yard just watching all the birds. Quilting Arts you rock

Lkaye wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 9:36 AM

Vivika and Susan I  love quilting arts an since I am not home I record it an watch on Sunday afternoons....Love your daily pics that you post on facebook  A walk in a park always inspires me....I love nature in all forms some days I will sit in my yard just watching all the birds. Quilting Arts you rock

Linda H

yarngoddess2 wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 9:42 AM

Looks like an interesting season!  My camera and my fitbit go everywhere with me.

Diane

Chippie wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 9:44 AM

Extremely excited to see the new series! I get inspired by just seeing the creations of other artists. I think Susan is going to be great as host~

yarngoddess2 wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 9:45 AM

I guess I'm not the only one who looked for my comment to appear and it didn't... so here's another duplicate - Looks like an interesting season!

Diane

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on 18 Jul 2014 9:48 AM

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on 18 Jul 2014 9:59 AM

I am so excited to see Susan as the host for Quilting Arts she is an amazing artist and an amazing friend

Hizy Fit wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 10:05 AM

Susan is such a great teacher!

I can't wait to see the entire series!

jtalley wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 10:20 AM

I am inspired by textures in nature. It is amazing how much various textures can add to a project.

playmisty4me wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 10:21 AM

I find myself overwhelmed with inspiration! Lately I'm spending way too much time on Pinterest.

on 18 Jul 2014 10:21 AM

Susan, congratulations on your new artistic opportunity. I can't wait to see this new series unfold!

Vivika,, thanks for providing this new arena for Susan to share her creativity along with some new faces on the program.

Can't wait!

Michele Lasker

juls2157 wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 10:26 AM

I am transitioning over from traditional quilting to fiber art, and am soaking in all the information I can find!   I love Susan's work and have her DVD's and books.

I don't have cable TV, so my only option of seeing this would be to buy the DVD or even better yet -- win it!!!   I love exploring new techniques and ideas!   Good luck to everyone on winning this DVD!!!!

carolsloan wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 10:31 AM

Nature is my "go to" for inspiration. But, I am often inspired my random things - the arrangement of fruit at the market, colors of tee shirts in the shop or the wonderful texture in city sidewalks. I can't wait to see the new season of QATV! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

LindaHall2 wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 10:40 AM

From the beautiful colors, shapes and movement of light in my garden to the  wonderful quilters and artists I meet through local groups and especially, Facebook, there is inspiration everywhere.

on 18 Jul 2014 10:42 AM

Who knew my humble dog walkies photos would become famous!  I grinning from ear to ear.  Thanks so much to QA TV and Susan Brubaker Knapp for inviting me to be on the series.  It was a blast, and I can't wait to sit down and watch every episode!

ladybug48 wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 10:58 AM

I took a class from Susan at IQF in Houston. She is phenomenal and her pics on FB are a delight! I would love to have the DVD because that is always so much help when trying a technique.

ladybug48 wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 10:58 AM

I took a class from Susan at IQF in Houston. She is phenomenal and her pics on FB are a delight! I would love to have the DVD because that is always so much help when trying a technique.

Robin Parton wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 11:03 AM

I am inspired by the nature around me.  I follow Susan Brubaker Knapp and Sarah Ann Smith on their daily walks, they are helping me "see" nature in a whole new way.   I Love Quilting Arts, I am looking forward to the new season with Susan as the host, I would love to have the DVD of the complete to refer to any time I please.

on 18 Jul 2014 11:18 AM

I had to think about it for a minute but quickly realized that I am most inspired by color. I think it comes from my days of growing up in the 60's and 70's.  

on 18 Jul 2014 11:18 AM

I had to think about it for a minute but quickly realized that I am most inspired by color. I think it comes from my days of growing up in the 60's and 70's.  

on 18 Jul 2014 11:26 AM

Color, any color and lots of it,  all aspects of nature, and the artists and techniques in Quilting Arts Magazine inspire me.  It's a wondrous day when all these inspiration sources come together.

MollyI24 wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 11:33 AM

The thing that inspires my artwork the most is my family and friends.  I get ideas for work from their personalities, habits, clothing and just talking with them.  It sounds a bit odd, but I can get an idea from looking at earrings or clothing my sister is wearing, crafts my friends are making, and just my immediate visual world.  

Mia Bloom wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 11:33 AM

So many things inspire me...Using nontraditional fiber such as used tea bags and coffee filters, the color of the landscape around me and unexpected results from dyeing fabric.

tawney wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 11:35 AM

Let's just say I'm NOT inspired by housework - but the colors, shapes, rhythms of the natural world, the world of science and phrases in literature can all spark ideas.  

stevii wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 11:44 AM

With that lineup of Quilt World Stars I'm going to have to put down a red carpet in front of my TV! Can't wait to see this season.

pat arndt wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 11:49 AM

I have been fortunate to take a class with Susan Brubaker Knapp who breaks down her process to make sense to  even the beginner. Her talent, her color selection, and her daily inspiration on her morning walks put me in a better mood and  helps me look at nature in a new light.

 Lyric Kinard is also on my list. She has a whimsical approach to her art and a very modern perspective on line and design. Both have opened my eyes to viewing my artwork with more spontaneity and joy.

 Thank you to both.

pat arndt wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 11:49 AM

I have been fortunate to take a class with Susan Brubaker Knapp who breaks down her process to make sense to  even the beginner. Her talent, her color selection, and her daily inspiration on her morning walks put me in a better mood and  helps me look at nature in a new light.

 Lyric Kinard is also on my list. She has a whimsical approach to her art and a very modern perspective on line and design. Both have opened my eyes to viewing my artwork with more spontaneity and joy.

 Thank you to both.

pat arndt wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 11:50 AM

I have been fortunate to take a class with Susan Brubaker Knapp who breaks down her process to make sense to  even the beginner. Her talent, her color selection, and her daily inspiration on her morning walks put me in a better mood and  helps me look at nature in a new light.

 Lyric Kinard is also on my list. She has a whimsical approach to her art and a very modern perspective on line and design. Both have opened my eyes to viewing my artwork with more spontaneity and joy.

 Thank you to both.

pat arndt wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 11:50 AM

I have been fortunate to take a class with Susan Brubaker Knapp who breaks down her process to make sense to  even the beginner. Her talent, her color selection, and her daily inspiration on her morning walks put me in a better mood and  helps me look at nature in a new light.

 Lyric Kinard is also on my list. She has a whimsical approach to her art and a very modern perspective on line and design. Both have opened my eyes to viewing my artwork with more spontaneity and joy.

 Thank you to both.

on 18 Jul 2014 11:51 AM

Color, color and more color inspires me. Thanks for the give away

on 18 Jul 2014 11:59 AM

I am inspired by the colors and shapes of nature and my surroundings---the world is such an amazing place.....I always see something new or  see something again like it is the first time...

LaineyLoo wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 12:03 PM

Butterflies and flowers inspire me. However, my son loves radishes and loves showing his most recent crop off, so radishes also inspire me.

cswsand wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 12:18 PM

I've had the pleasure of attending one of Susan Brubaker Knapp's classes and personally enjoyed every minute.  I know her hosting of QATV will be just as amazing as she is!  Best of luck to everyone entering the contest.

on 18 Jul 2014 12:33 PM

I love going to nature for inspiration.  Leaves, flowers and water find their way into my pieces on a regular basis.  This looks like a great blog hop and giveaway!  Thanks for hosting!

on 18 Jul 2014 12:34 PM

I love going to nature for inspiration.  Leaves, flowers and water find their way into my pieces on a regular basis.  This looks like a great blog hop and giveaway!  Thanks for hosting!

on 18 Jul 2014 12:34 PM

I love going to nature for inspiration.  Leaves, flowers and water find their way into my pieces on a regular basis.  This looks like a great blog hop and giveaway!  Thanks for hosting!

on 18 Jul 2014 1:17 PM

Love the idea of photo journals and how you altered the pic. That's for sharing your inspiration with us all and a chance to win.

on 18 Jul 2014 1:17 PM

Love the idea of photo journals and how you altered the pic. That's for sharing your inspiration with us all and a chance to win.

orty wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 1:21 PM

I LIVE IN THE ROMANIA - EUROPE AND LOVE THE CREATIONS OF SUSAN.

LEARN FROM HER EXPERIENCE AND SEE EVERYTHING ON THE INTERNET ABOUT HER BOOKS AND HER WORKS.

THANKS A LOT.

www.facebook.com/quiltortansa

Terri Thayer wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 1:35 PM

I'm excited to see the new series. I love the idea of a daily practice. That feels enriching and something I hope to add to my day.

anoriginalpj wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 1:59 PM

Color inspires me, especially lots and lots of color!   Kudos to Susan for this much deserved opportunity.

rlessa wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 2:06 PM

Susan,  you know I love to use my natural surroundings too for inspiration.  A lot of my works are botanical or landscapes.  Anyway, I can't wait to see what you have done in the studio with all these fantastic artists this year.

dmoftt wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 2:38 PM

A combination of fabric and the natural world inspires me.  My current active project's colors are inspired by a bird-of-paradise flower.  The color combinations nature provides are endless.

dabbotts wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 3:53 PM

Hi Vivika! I am excited to start watching the new season of QATV!  Thanks for the opportunity to win the series!

I'm inspired by the trees, birds and clouds. But then I turn my head or blink my eyes and I see the flowers, water, people and animals and my thoughts instantly travels to this new direction.  Of course the internet with all its wonderful riches and generous people are also inspirational.  I guess Magpie Inspiration is where I'm headed.

on 18 Jul 2014 6:12 PM

I would love to win the DVD series of Quilting Arts. I find inspiration all around me & know there is lots there to enjoy.

Kathy_Long wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 6:57 PM

I am looking forward to Susan on QATV!   I record it each week as I am always at work.   She has inspired me to start taking very close up photos with my iPhone camera and now I want to get a really good camera to use to get more details in the photos.  I love flowers - planted ones, wild ones and weeds too!  

Kathy

stootle wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 6:58 PM

I am inspired by life. It can be the color or shape of a flower, the texture of bark or woven textiles, a poem or quote or even something I see on the news. I love it all!

stootle wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 6:58 PM

I am inspired by life. It can be the color or shape of a flower, the texture of bark or woven textiles, a poem or quote or even something I see on the news. I love it all!

LauraMcGrath wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 7:03 PM

My inspiration always involves tres, leaves, and circle shapes like the moon and sun.  Quilting Arts isn't on my PBS station, I've only seen a few shows on DVDs that I've borrowed from friends.

ladytrout wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 7:45 PM

I can't wait for Saturday mornings so I can watch Quilting Arts on my local PBS channel.  That's what inspires me to get sewing and quilting.  Love the show

helen527 wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 9:51 PM

I'm inspired by old boats and any technique I haven't tried

ravenrenton wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 10:39 PM

I get inspired each time I watch QA! I take notes of the projects, they lead me to try new things

ravenrenton wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 10:39 PM

I get inspired each time I watch QA! I take notes of the projects, they lead me to try new things.

ravenrenton wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 10:40 PM

I get inspired each time I watch QA! I take notes of the projects, they lead me to try new things.

ravenrenton wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 10:40 PM

I get inspired each time I watch QA! I take notes of the projects, they lead me to try new things.

anne luiten wrote
on 18 Jul 2014 11:28 PM

Love the show. Can't wait for the new season to start. So much inspiration!

kayknepp wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 12:18 AM

Love getting ideas and inspiration from nature and from browsing quilt photos and magazines!

on 19 Jul 2014 12:32 AM

I am inspired by the challenges from my fiber art group.

Kat quilter wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 12:42 AM

So excited.  Can't wait for the new season.  Way to go Susan Brubaker Knapp!

Heatherjl wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 2:30 AM

I am inspired by nature especially the beautiful tropical gardens that I walk through on my daily walk. They are truly magical at times. The sunsets are my other inspiration as the colours can be breathtaking.

elennah wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 7:04 AM

Inspiration is everywhere: in the garden, in nature, magazines, internet etc etc.

mtater wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 7:23 AM

I love my flowers and nature to use as my inspiration...  now I haven't really finished anything yet though. :)

on 19 Jul 2014 7:35 AM

I love Quilting Arts and Susan's work.  It is so inspiring and she  makes it look so easy.  I know it takes a lot of hard work and practice to make something look easy.

Nature inspires me but I think I am too much of a purest and have always had trouble expressing what I see.  Recently joined an Art Quilt Club to expand my comfort zone.  If you don't continue to learn you become stale at what you do.

connie b

cbquilts345@yahoo.com

ayjay wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 7:37 AM

Of course I'm interested in winning a series of QA shows! I love the show. Artists have always inspired me, and I am amazed at how they generously share their secrets.

hdbakke wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 7:42 AM

Add me to the list of the nature inspired.  Recently I saw my first rainbow grasshopper...what a beautiful bug, and usually I'm running away from insects!  Thanks for the giveaway!

awatzka wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 7:49 AM

I have been amazed by the variety of things that inspire me.  Nature certainly...I find myself driving in a rural area and the silhouette of a tree against the sky, or a rolling farm field are always things that bring me back to quilting ideas.  But I also found that while traveling, that architecture is now my latest inspiration.  I am sure more than one person wondered what the heck I was doing in all those beautiful churches taking pictures of the floors! But, you have to go where your heart tells you....

halfcat211 wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 8:31 AM

I love BLOG hops , but I have to set a timer-otherwise all my sewing time is taken up --Good Luck Susan

on 19 Jul 2014 8:37 AM

Inspiration?  Anytime.  Anywhere.  I just hit me.

dbrown7476 wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 9:24 AM

Seeing other people's work inspires me.  I imagine what colors I would have used or admire the ones they did use, I see ways I would change it up, or take individual parts and use them in something else or differently.  The possibilities are endless and make my heart go pitter-patter!!

on 19 Jul 2014 9:29 AM

I keep my eyes open, everything could inspire me, nature, floor tiles, wallpaper, other quilts.

24Tangent@gmail.com

genies45 wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 9:29 AM

What an inspiring idea. Will start to use this for my inspiration.

genies45 wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 9:29 AM

What an inspiring idea. Will start to use this for my inspiration.

SueAndrus wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 9:31 AM

My art is mostly inspired by nature, especially my gardens and flowers. I have collected many plants and trees so that I can use their leaves or flowers for my sunprinting or leaf printing. I also love to find the beautiful details in the little things...

pjblake wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 9:44 AM

The colors of nature are so comforting and relaxing.  It is amazing what is done on the art quilts.  I am inspired and want to experiment with a project soon.  Thanks for all your special helps!

Shar Short wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 9:46 AM

I'm much like you - I find taking pictures is a great tool for art quilting.  I do not have a fancy phone, but I do have a camera, and I love taking it with me to work (in a national park), on walks, etc.  I, too, have a folder of photos that I could look at everyday.  I like looking at other people's artistic work as well.  Color, for me, is probably what inspires me most, but shape and line are a close second.  

Ruth Quinn wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 10:08 AM

HI Vivika,

I am inspired by nature and pictures that I take of nature.  I love plants, animals, trees, fields etc.  Anything that has a  pattern or design to it is fair game for me.

Ruth @ ruthq@rogers.com

COERS wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 10:25 AM

I am inspired by the beauty around me...and the fabric I have amassed core the years.

mmceachern wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 10:25 AM

Quilting Arts is my "go to" for inspiration! Thanks for everything that you provide. I also love taking photos of nature, mostly flowers and insects. Just got a fitbit and love the motivation it provides as well!

mmceachern wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 10:25 AM

Quilting Arts is my "go to" for inspiration! Thanks for everything that you provide. I also love taking photos of nature, mostly flowers and insects. Just got a fitbit and love the motivation it provides as well!

Annie H wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 10:27 AM

Congratulations Susan.  I love everything Quilting Arts.  It is the only magazine I subscribe to.  I am always inspired by each episode of Quilting Arts TV and can't wait for the new season to start.  

hockeykitten wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 10:35 AM

Like so many of us nature inspires me, but also just a color or combination of colors inspire me!  

gahebert wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 10:47 AM

Can I just say that I have thousands of photos for inspiration on my computer just waiting to be organized?!!  Now that I'm retired that just might happen.

jan mo wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 10:48 AM

I am always looking for different ways to put images onto fabrics. This is so lovely to remember favourite  things or times. Plus it will be easy for someone with dissabilities to use the app to create.

on 19 Jul 2014 11:08 AM

This is inspiring! I am looking forward to see what blogs and ideas come next. Thank you.

canuckeh wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 11:13 AM

I think that color is the first thing that gives me inspiration. Color initiates manny images and feelings to get things started.

Judy4 wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 11:19 AM

Season 14 looks to be a really inspiring season of  shows!

Satori wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 11:36 AM

Nature is definitely an inspiration for artwork.  However, reviewing QATV videos and flipping through issues of Quilting Arts Magazine also gets the creative juices flowing.

Satori wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 11:37 AM

Nature is definitely an inspiration for artwork.  However, reviewing QATV videos and flipping through issues of Quilting Arts Magazine also gets the creative juices flowing.

Satori wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 11:40 AM

Nature is definitely an inspiration for me.  However, reviewing QATV videos and flipping through Quilting Arts Magazine gets the creative juices flowing.

Kathy Adams wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 11:47 AM

I am often inspired by other people's works which I incorporate into my own style & colors.  That's why I love to quilt.  The finished product is always rewarding!

catarina3 wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 11:47 AM

I find it intriguing to use an art prompt or technique not initally intended for fabric and translating it into fibre arts. Or combining techniques. Most recently I have been combining flower pounding and drawing on fabric which makes the beautiful unique images last through washing and using!

mkdquilts wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 12:04 PM

I really enjoy Susan's photographs.  It reminds me what a beautiful world we live in.  I'm also very inspired by color.

marionp9 wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 12:04 PM

I am inspired by colour in nature, especially trees and their leaves.  Colour is all around us and I am always amazed by the changing seasons.  From one day to the next the leaves on trees can change by the play of light and shadows.  I am always photographing trees and flowers for inspiration.  

I also find it inspiring when I see how other quilters interpret nature

rmgs wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 12:05 PM

Watching your guests and seeing/hearing their tips and inspiring stories is always a pleasure.

on 19 Jul 2014 12:20 PM

I'm not a quilter but a weaver that does woven tapestry but often quilters have inovative ideas for images that would work for woven tapestry as well. Most designs that work well come from nature so I'm sure this DVD would be a helpful tool.

Joy-Lily wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 12:21 PM

I am most inspired by leaves and trees. The vein patterns in leaves sometimes become patchwork designs in my quilts. I'm still trying to create the graceful branching pattern of the tree limbs in my work.

Joy-Lily

sundodger wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 12:22 PM

Inspiration comes to me through:  looking for the that art spark in everything, all the time.  And, it's free!  Yes, I take my camera everywhere, in my purse or pocket.  I may sketch an idea that comes from something seen on t.v. [like, during Quilting Arts TV!].  Just pulling random fabrics off of my sewing room shelves or picking up containers of paint in various colors may ignite an idea or trigger a 'what if' response.  Really 'seeing' with my eyes, moving to a higher level of perceiving my surroundings in every moment, is what I strive to experience!

hoodsmom wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 12:29 PM

I'm also inspired by nature - and that's a gorgeous photo treatment of the radishes.

mazzuppy wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 12:35 PM

I am inspired by color and the shades, the intensity of the impact.

mollybucky wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 12:37 PM

I can't wait for the new season of quilting arts to start, I love Susan B.  I love how she teaches with such detail and makes learning fun.

Thanks

edwina a parsons

aparsons673@cfl.rr.com

Mary O. wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 12:44 PM

I am inspired by nature and by color.  I love Quilting Arts TV, so much fun.

sallywilson wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 12:49 PM

I love nature inspired art. Looking forward to this new series!

pentimento wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 12:57 PM

What inspires me? Nature also. Every color, every texture, every natural line and form and sound. Sometimes I "see" the larger picture and work with an ideal or feeling. Mostly, though, I'm moved--yes, that fondling-fabric-kind-of-moved--by the tiny things I can hold in my hand. Snails are always number one...

on 19 Jul 2014 1:04 PM

I wonder how many pictures I have of my cats. Presently, I am owned by only one (sitting at my elbow), but there have been a number of furry loves in my life. The last two quilts have had furry portraits included in them, and I think I would like to do a portrait of "His Nips" in the near future. And as Luana comments in her blog today, "cat hair is included".

sevenson2 wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 1:18 PM

I am inspired by nature, from trees to leaves , flowers and petals, skies at sunrise and birds in flight at sunset. It is all amazing when I take the time to see. I am looking forward to the new series of QATV.

sevenson2 wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 1:18 PM

I am inspired by nature, from trees to leaves , flowers and petals, skies at sunrise and birds in flight at sunset. It is all amazing when I take the time to see. I am looking forward to the new series of QATV.

SusanMichael wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 1:31 PM

Currently, I am inspired by trying to use up all my small scrap fabrics.  Looking forward to the new season of Quilting Arts.

BNelsonAK wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 1:33 PM

I am very blessed to live in Alaska, inspiration is everywhere!

Sheila F wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 1:50 PM

I'm inspired by the different flowers I grow, the trees in the fall and the comments my grandchildren make when we go on "an adventure walk" on our farm.

Thank you for the opportunity to win!  :)

quilterNV wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 2:07 PM

I often get inspiration from looking at other quilts.  I do not mean that I copy them but from one I may find a color combination that gives me inspiration.  From another I might see a quilting idea or a shape or an edge finish that gets me thinking in another direction.  Sometimes its a mixture of things that I've had in my mind for a while that suddenly come together as a jumping off point for a new quilt.

quilterNV wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 2:07 PM

I often get inspiration from looking at other quilts.  I do not mean that I copy them but from one I may find a color combination that gives me inspiration.  From another I might see a quilting idea or a shape or an edge finish that gets me thinking in another direction.  Sometimes its a mixture of things that I've had in my mind for a while that suddenly come together as a jumping off point for a new quilt.

jandohall wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 2:55 PM

How or where do I find Art Quit on TV ???

jandohall wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 2:55 PM

How or where do I find Art Quit on TV ???

on 19 Jul 2014 3:37 PM

Emotions are my biggest inspiration. Because I'm a newbie art quilter, I read everything I can about art quilting, so that I experiment with techniques used by others who have far more experience than I have. So I guess you would say my inspiration comes from myself and by techniques such as batik used by others.

jo hollings wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 5:06 PM

I find that the quilting arts mag inspirational   I would love to win a series. As living here in NZ is not only inspiring , but because I see the beauty every day. I just forget to see the potential of it as an art inspired medium.  

I hope that the series of quiling arts will break that barrier for me. And I can share the results with you

Linda1313 wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 5:21 PM

I get so much inspiration from nature.  Flowers, trees, grasses give me ideas for textures.

fiberdiva1 wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 5:52 PM

My yard in the mornings when I walk the dogs gives me great inspiration. All around me are images just waiting to be captured in fabric.

Leslie@143 wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 6:54 PM

Harmony inspires me. How things fit together within groups.

SarahAiko wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 7:11 PM

I'm inspired by the sky. Thanks for the giveaway! sarah@forrussia.org

on 19 Jul 2014 7:18 PM

I find lots of inspiration from Scripture, especially prophetic imagery in the book of Revelation.  Nature never ceases to inspire me too.

bmcleary wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 8:05 PM

Color inspires me!  It doesn't matter where it is: in nature, on fabric, or a piece of art.

on 19 Jul 2014 8:21 PM

Nature inspires me -- particularly the colors of autumn.

fraserco@2 wrote
on 19 Jul 2014 11:20 PM

Watching Quilting Arts on TV inspires me.  I've learned so much from that show, things I thought I could never do, or things I never would have thought about.  I try to record all the shows on DVR, but I run out of space way too quickly so I have to delete way more shows than I would like.

fibreart2 wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 12:30 AM

I have two areas of inspiration. One is nature, as it is for a lot of people. I love watching the plants pop up through the ground in the Spring, and buds when they start to open. The other source of inspiration is people in vintage black and white photos. I wonder about what their lives were  like and what they would tell us if they could. I recreate these people in my colourful quilts.

Lydianna wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 12:38 AM

zooming the camera for a close up of common ordinary things brings them into new focus, and gets you to 'see' them.  Like blades of grass, or cloud patterns in the sky, or water ripples, or dappled leaves.  

Ohhh Snap wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 8:20 AM

It's impossible for me to list everything that inspires me lol, but the thing that I find most inspiring right now is taking something that's common treated one way and presenting it in a different way (monster cameos, monsters with floral wreaths, insects stitched on organza). And now I'm loving those radishes too : )

on 20 Jul 2014 8:54 AM

I get inspired by touring great buildings/estates like Viscaya in Miami and by lots of photos of architecture interiors from Europe.  The tile work alone is like a quilt pattern!

Vellegazelle wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 8:56 AM

Sadly, my Public TV station does not carry your channel, so I get what I can from the internet. I'm a new quilter and interested in creating landscape art. The articles on dying are of special interest as well. Please keep up the good work!

on 20 Jul 2014 8:59 AM

I get inspired by great architectural interiors, most recently Viscaya in Miami, FL.  Also I see a lot of posts on FB of interior shots of cathederals and castle from Europe and they all have magnificent tile work and stain glass artwork!

lauriebee wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 9:24 AM

Eagerly awaiting the new season!

sassy sal wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 11:03 AM

The Florida sky is my inspiration.  From sunrise to sunset and all the beautiful clouds, there is a never ending vision of sunlight, colors and shadows.

sassy sal wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 11:03 AM

The Florida sky is my inspiration.  From sunrise to sunset and all the beautiful clouds, there is a never ending vision of sunlight, colors and shadows.

Lisa Filion wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 11:20 AM

I am inspired by all that I see in everyday life!!!  Summer is a particularly beautiful time in upstate NY! Lots to be inspired by! Love Quilting Arts TV!

abbyfuller wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 12:27 PM

I am also inspired by nature, especially my garden, but also wildflowers and things like frost patterns on ice.

churcae wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 1:21 PM

I am so excited to see the new season! (and I love radishes too,)

on 20 Jul 2014 1:33 PM

Inspiration comes in many forms for me, but many times it is from the environment I am in, the people I am sharing time with. And I am always, always inspired by the ocean and its’ treasures.

jodylund wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 1:35 PM

I am inspired by all sorts of nature, birds, plants, trees, sky it really makes no difference. I would love to win this DVD!

Kmcneese wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 2:13 PM

Nature always inspires me!

thanks for the giveaway!  I'm looking forward to the 1400 series!

Kmcneese wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 2:13 PM

Nature always inspires me!

thanks for the giveaway!  I'm looking forward to the 1400 series!

cassandy wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 2:25 PM

I loved Sarah Ann Smith's advice on inspiration in your back yard--her pix of a walk on the beach with her dog and her shadow! was a perfect example.

paavoandsandy@comcast.net

cassandy wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 2:26 PM

I loved Sarah Ann Smith's advice on inspiration in your back yard--her pix of a walk on the beach with her dog and her shadow! was a perfect example.

paavoandsandy@comcast.net

mvwijk wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 2:52 PM

It is very inspiring to watch dvd's or video's on the web. To see what people do is much more inspiring than just reading a book.

mvwijk wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 2:52 PM

It is very inspiring to watch dvd's or video's on the web. To see what people do is much more inspiring than just reading a book.

mvwijk wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 2:52 PM

It is very inspiring to watch dvd's or video's on the web. To see what people do is much more inspiring than just reading a book.

mvwijk wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 2:52 PM

It is very inspiring to watch dvd's or video's on the web. To see what people do is much more inspiring than just reading a book.

vidale wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 3:11 PM

Everywhere I go I find inspiration, but flowers are my favorite.  Growing them and disigning with them.

alijg wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 4:03 PM

I would love to win the DVD as we can't get the Quilting Arts show here in NZ :-)

alijg wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 4:03 PM

I would love to win the DVD as we can't get the Quilting Arts show here in NZ :-)

1griselda1 wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 6:46 PM

My latest inspiration came from what I like - because I didn't like the dull colors of a paint chip challenge, I am creating what I like to eat "PIE"  I'll be using the colors for background, crust and filling.    

gjeneve wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 8:00 PM

Since I don't get these programs here on public tv or anyplace else, having the dvd would be great.  gjeneve@gmail.com

on 20 Jul 2014 8:41 PM

The Rocky Mountains, where I live, as well as everything related...trees, flowers, wildlife, sky, snow, earth and all the associated colors, is what inspires me most.

I always have to resist the temptation to draw, paint, quilt only mountains, trees and sky.

on 20 Jul 2014 8:42 PM

The Rocky Mountains, where I live, as well as everything related...trees, flowers, wildlife, sky, snow, earth and all the associated colors, is what inspires me most.

I always have to resist the temptation to draw, paint, quilt only mountains, trees and sky.

on 20 Jul 2014 8:42 PM

The Rocky Mountains, where I live, as well as everything related...trees, flowers, wildlife, sky, snow, earth and all the associated colors, is what inspires me most.

I always have to resist the temptation to draw, paint, quilt only mountains, trees and sky.

BBMH wrote
on 20 Jul 2014 10:11 PM

I am inspired by the beautiful flowers in my garden.  I am also inspired by the amazing quilts in various publications.

on 21 Jul 2014 7:02 AM

As an art teacher and an artist, my artist's statement revolves around the natural world around me! I am exploring my ideas through the quilting arts, handspinning and handweaving. I love QA magazine, and I own all of the DVD's in the TV series, as well. They are my only connection to the quilting arts, and I have learned so much from them. My students have had fun over the years, creating story quilts, and creating hand felted artwork. They enjoy the tactile qualities of these media so much! Thank you for being here!

LindaHall2 wrote
on 21 Jul 2014 8:41 AM

This new series sounds so good, how could it not inspire everyone?

Duane Wiley wrote
on 21 Jul 2014 12:25 PM

I am very excited about this seasons Quilting Arts line up and the addition of Susan Brubaker Knapp!  Such inspiring guests!  Can't wait to see them all.  I need more inspiration and Quilting Arts will give it to me!

suzi@16 wrote
on 21 Jul 2014 2:04 PM

Cards, quilting arts ,nature walks and trips to the beach all add to the inspirations for making quilts!

on 21 Jul 2014 2:53 PM

Many things inspire me, flowers,wild flowers, trees, birds, fresh vegetables, natures collect ables like seeds, acorns, sea shells, nest, mosses. There's an infinity if things to notice in nature.

on 21 Jul 2014 3:15 PM

Looking forward to the new series.  I read on Sarah Ann Smith's blog about her taping sessions.  I have watched Quilting Arts since the beginning.  And Sarah often comments on one of my Janome groups.  I can't wait to SEE her teaching rather than just digesting her words.  The DVR is ready to go.

pmpatty wrote
on 21 Jul 2014 5:14 PM

I get my inspirations from outside. Living in the mountains offers beautiful sunrises and sunsets as well as an abundant wildlife and flowers.

cassandy wrote
on 21 Jul 2014 5:20 PM

Sometimes I feel like Carrie Bloomston, so many ideas running around in my head because inspiration is everywhere.  I have to think about each piece for a long time before I can begin.

cassandy wrote
on 21 Jul 2014 5:24 PM

I enjoyed Catherine Redford's hexagons in season 13 and am anxious to see her on season l4.

CMBroaddus wrote
on 21 Jul 2014 6:30 PM

Looking forward to the new series!

CMBroaddus wrote
on 21 Jul 2014 6:30 PM

Looking forward to the new series!

GA Quilter wrote
on 21 Jul 2014 7:19 PM

I'm inspired by all of the new fabrics I see.

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on 22 Jul 2014 7:01 PM

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on 22 Jul 2014 7:31 PM

These look like fun shows, can't wait to see them!

quiltjams wrote
on 23 Jul 2014 3:54 AM

I just never know what will come into my minds eyes at any given time. I adore damselflies and dragonflies and create images of them quite often.  I am inspired by the world around me..my horses, a herd of elk or antelope crossing my property. Or the Grand Canyon, which I can see from my back door. Nature is the great provider.

It's only far for me to give honorable to Quiltings Arts Challenges as well, it's so much fun making all the projects. Thank you.

Lastly, I have loved Polkie on QATV. Thank you for all your inspiration.

I have seen Susans' work and am so looking forward to watching and learning new techniques, getting ideas, and having fun with them. Go Susan and Best Wishes for your future success.

Susan@thecanyon

quiltjams wrote
on 23 Jul 2014 4:24 AM

My apologies.

I meant to say-it's only fair to give honorable mention the the Quilting Arts Challenges, they have been a great source of inspiration for me. They make nice gifts for family and friends.

on 23 Jul 2014 11:20 AM

Just recently spending a week in Sisters, Oregon and attending the 39th annual Outdoor Quilt Show, I was inspired by so much creativity. The beautiful quilts, the gorgeous mountains, the trees, seeing all the goodies in the quit shops in the area. I was on inspiration overload!

DellM73 wrote
on 23 Jul 2014 11:43 AM

Talk about information overload!!!  I am over whelmed with ideas, new plans and the only problem this presents is - where do I start?????  My fave is Susuan Brubaker Knapp's blog.  I  want to live there!  

Thenk you for all this knowledge!

cassandy wrote
on 23 Jul 2014 3:18 PM

I am anxious to see Sue Reno and Rebekah Meier on Season l4.  Sue can do so many different things with one inspiration and Rebekah's collages are unique and colorful.

cassandy wrote
on 23 Jul 2014 3:31 PM

I was excited to see Lyric Kinard on the Blog-hop--I have her book, "Art + Quilt" and love her advice.  I also enjoyed reading Margie Ullery's blog and seeing her whimsical appliques.

LorettaB wrote
on 24 Jul 2014 8:43 AM

Looking forward to the new line up of shows.  I never miss one.

cassandy wrote
on 24 Jul 2014 1:21 PM

Always glad to see Cheryl Sleboda, she has so many new ideas.  Best was when she took one whole season and made small quilts of each show's idea.  The ribbon rosette that Jane Sassaman made is gorgeous and goes perfectly with the garden outfit shown.

cassandy wrote
on 25 Jul 2014 2:51 PM

Last day of the blog hop--it has been fun and very informative.  Susan Brubaker Knapp's history of meeting and working with Pokey Bolton was interesting and Susan's work is so superb.

on 26 Jul 2014 12:39 AM

Thanks for a great blog hop! Seeing the work of fiber artists and hearing or reading their stories inspires me!

on 26 Jul 2014 12:39 AM

Thanks for a great blog hop! Seeing the work of fiber artists and hearing or reading their stories inspires me!

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