Episode 1701: Stitching, Two Ways

Episode 1701 Description and Preview

Join host Susan Brubaker Knapp and guests for this episode, Stitching, Two Ways. Lea McComas shares her skills making quilted portraits. She uses thread painting to tell a compelling story inspired by photos she has taken while traveling and living internationally. Also in this episode, Laura Wasilowski creates quilts she calls free-stitched embroideries, full of fun and improvisational stitching, color, and texture. Learn the joy of this playful stitching.

Projects Featured in this Episode: 

1701-1_McComas_portrait quilts

Award-winning quilter Lea McComas shares tips for designing and creating a strong portrait quilt—it’s all about value! Using fine art techniques, Lea creates a successful portrait from a photo with assistance from photo-editing software.

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1701-2_Wasilowski_free stitch

Art quilter Laura Wasilowski offers a charming hand stitched project full of improvisation and whimsy. Revisit the pleasantly slow and thoughtful world of embroidery. With Laura’s guidance, make a small free-form image and fill it with color and stitch.

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2 thoughts on “Episode 1701: Stitching, Two Ways

    1. Hi Bea,
      It is very expensive to produce this high quality content free to PBS stations, and we’ve had to change our policy regarding the instructions and patterns from QATV.I hope you understand that we do need to pay our employees for their hard work on creating this wonderful product and hope the nominal fee for the projects won’t deter you from continuing to watch QATV.