Modern & Creative Quilting Projects & How-tos from Quilting Arts TV Series 1500

If you love Quilting Arts TV, you won't want to miss out on this brand-new project compilation eBook! Explore written instructions for your favorite projects featured in Quilting Arts TV Series 1500, including:

Episode 1501: Wool Flower Pincushion by Sue Spargo; Giant Hexagon Quilt by Leslie Tucker Jenison

Episode 1502: Easy Mitered Corner Place Mats by Amy Ellis; Make a 6"-Grid T-shirt Quilt by Martha DeLeonardis

Episode 1503: Fabric Collage Quilt by Jamie Fingal; 'Sweet Little Somethings'Collages by Leslie Tucker Jenison

Episode 1504: Layered Imagery with Thermofax® Screens by Lyric Montgomery Kinard; 3-D Textile Painting by Roxane Lessa

Episode 1505: Cutting T-shirt Blocks for Memory Quilts by Trish Bowman; Quilting The Sketch Embroidered jacket and apron by Susan Brubaker Knapp; Thread Sketching by Liz Kettle

Episode 1506: Rebel Quilting with Stencils by Jamie Fingal; Suminigashi Marbling on Fabric by Cheryl Sleboda; Creating Surface Design with ColorPerfect by Rebekah Meier

Episode 1507: Quilts from a Child's Drawing by Tammie Bowser; Modern Memory Quilt by Lesley Riley

Episode 1508: Painted Fabric Patchwork Pillow by Rebekah Meier; Selecting Fabrics: Color and Value by Tammie Bowser; Sculptured Silk by Roxane Lessa

Episode 1509: Feather Your Nest Owl Quilt by Pearl Krush; Scissors Fob by Julie Creus; Easy Grocery Tote by Kristine Lundblad

Episode 1510: Cross Quiltby Kristine Lundblad

Episode 1511: Pinwheel Pincushion by Amy Ellis; Drunkard's Path and Curved Piecing by Angela Pingel

Episode 1512: Fragment Fabric Books by Lesley Riley; Scrappy Raw-edge Appliqué by Angela Pingel; Magical Mylar Using specialty fabrics in quilts by Susan Brubaker Knapp

Episode 1513: Wool Appliqué Basics by Sue Spargo; Insulated Bottle Carrier by Teri Tope; Beaded Velvet Cuff Bracelet by Liz Kettle

Bonus episode Modern Crazy Quilt Needlecase by Catherine Redford  

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32 thoughts on “Modern & Creative Quilting Projects & How-tos from Quilting Arts TV Series 1500

  1. I am trying to get the templates and instructions for episode 1501 and I don’t seem to be able to find them. Specifically the wallflower pincushion by Sue Spargo . Can you help me? 

  2. There are no free pdf downloads for series 1500 of Quilting Arts available online.  Each episode that airs clearly states that all instructions are available online – in the past (thru series 1400 at least) all project instructions have been available at no charge to patrons enrolled on the website.  Why not now?  Is this a technical qlitch or a change in policy? 

    I am not an avid quilter – but do enjoy some of the projects I see on television.  I would like the detailed information about a few inspirational items I see on the broadcast.  Why is series 1500 only available as a full series booklet?   Is there anyone in the management level that I may address my comments to?

    Thanks –

    Catherine

  3. Hi everyone,

    Thank you for voicing your concerns regarding the supplemental information to QATV. We love our viewers and appreciate you taking your valuable time to watch the shows.

    Unfortunately, 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. There is a lot of time and energy going into planning out each episode and supplemental downloads. 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 won’t deter you from continuing to watch QATV.” 

    Cate Prato
    Online Editor

  4. I find your new change of policy very sad regarding including instructions for each show on the website and hope you will reconsider that action.

    Sarah Coston

  5. I have been searching your web site for over an hour looking for the directions or pdf files for show #1513. ( I thought I was not capable of navigating your site.)  I was not signed in originally.  I signed in and have now found the comments on this page and realize that I will never find what I am looking for. 

    It would be nice if you posted a message on your home page that the shows from the 1500 series do not have pdf files or directions available.   I would have settled for a message when I searched the show number, or name of the project. 

    Your TV show, which I watched today stated that all information to make these items was available on your web site.  This show originally aired in 2104.  I feel that there was sufficient time to reflect something on your web site. 

    What is your current policy regarding the instructions and patterns from QATV?  I see in your response that it has changed. 

    Sorry for the online venting.

  6. Very deceptive to say on the program that ‘we can get the pattern’ and then not have it available after spending half hour looking for it.  I wanted ‘Cross Quiltby’ from episode #1510.  That pattern was the only thing ‘of use’ on the entire program.  I don’t know if I want to watch any more.  Melanie

  7. As many of your viewers are commenting about the charge for “free” projects I find that I am not alone in my disappoint in your show and others (Fons and Porter)  that are not providing free information to your viewers, as you use to. I am sure many of us support with $$ our local PBS stations because we like this type of programming.

    Thank you for listening.

  8. As many of your viewers are commenting about the charge for “free” projects I find that I am not alone in my disappoint in your show and others (Fons and Porter)  that are not providing free information to your viewers, as you use to. I am sure many of us support with $$ our local PBS stations because we like this type of programming.

    Thank you for listening.

  9. As many of your viewers are commenting about the charge for “free” projects I find that I am not alone in my disappoint in your show and others (Fons and Porter)  that are not providing free information to your viewers, as you use to. I am sure many of us support with $$ our local PBS stations because we like this type of programming.

    Thank you for listening.

  10. the end of show 1501 says the Sue Spargo pin cushion is available for free online.  I have searhed many times and fnally realize it is avaiable for a fee.

  11. Looks like there’s no free lunch anymore. Disappointing. 

    While the host is certainly an accomplished and knowledgeable craftswoman, I wish she’d stop interrupting and talking over the guest – one loses important information. Very annoying and distracting.

  12. I agree about the host always interrupting the presenter. That seems to happen on a lot of these shows, knitting daily also. I really wanted to get the pattern for Sue Spargo so purchased the ebook.  DO NOT do this the pattern for the pin cushion is there but nothing for the handbag.  It has a link to take you to Sue’s website to purchase the pattern.  What a ripoff.  No more QA for me.  I write this but seems they do not respond to comments so probably won’t do any good but wanted others to know not to buy the ebook.

  13. I agree about the host always interrupting the presenter. That seems to happen on a lot of these shows, knitting daily also. I really wanted to get the pattern for Sue Spargo so purchased the ebook.  DO NOT do this the pattern for the pin cushion is there but nothing for the handbag.  It has a link to take you to Sue’s website to purchase the pattern.  What a ripoff.  No more QA for me.  I write this but seems they do not respond to comments so probably won’t do any good but wanted others to know not to buy the ebook.

  14. I agree with others that it is a little difficult to navigate this site.  Finally learned, after searching and searching, that the 1500 series is not available for free.  That is VERY disappointing but hopefully the show will reverse their position on this in the future.  Would like to make a comment on the new host, Susan.  She is very talented and I like her, but she needs to be taught not to interrupt the guests so much.  It annoys me so much I feel like yelling “shut up!” half the time.  Please give her some training to cool it for the sake of your loyal viewers.   

  15. I too have the same reaction and comment as others re Susan’s interruptions, talking over, and/or restating what the featured, talented and knowledgeable guest just presentated/demonstrated.  QATV hostess (Susan) is not/should not be the lime-light over her guests.  As for good role models, watch old Johnny Carson host-guest interviews or Pokey Bolton.  The shows are not as enjoyable to watch and supress the urge to say, :just e quiet and let the guest do her thing”!

     

  16. To those who have commented on this webpage (from Susan Brubaker Knapp, current host of QATV):

    About the website:
    F+W Media has informed me that the webpages for QATV are being completely re-worked. This is part of the reason that there have not been responses to your comments. (I am not an employee of F+W; I am contracted as host of Quilting Arts TV. I am commenting here as an individual, and not in an official capacity for F+W, or Quilting Arts.) Some pages are completely broken, and they know that it is very confusing and difficult to navigate. They have assured me that they are working on this, but as it is part of a re-design of the entire website, it is a huge project. I am hopeful that these changes will happen soon; I’m sorry for all the confusion and frustration some of you are experiencing. I am as eager for the improvements as you!

    About the templates/downloads/project directions and patterns:
    It was not until after we shot Series 1500 that F+W Media made the decision to offer the patterns for the proejcts in a booklet that had to be purchased. It is available here: http://www.interweavestore.com/modern-and-creative-quilting-projects-and-how-tos-from-quilting-arts-tv-series-1500?utm_source=QDCP150203&utm_medium=QATVHP&utm_campaign=QATV15eBook

    This was a change from previous seasons, when some of the project directions/patterns were offered for free. You can see Cate Prato’s explanation (earlier in these comments) to why F+W made this change.

    About my performance on the show:

    I am working hard to help the guests present themselves and their work in the best light. This is the main reason I love doing the show – to share these amazing artists with our audience. I am sorry if some of you feel that I am “talking over” or interrupting the guests. While nearly all the feedback I have personally received from viewers (via e-mail or in person) has been positive, I know that I still have much to learn. (I also know that you can’t please everyone.) I try to improve with each Series shoot. I have no training in being a TV host, other than what I have received on the set of QATV. I am learning as I go, and I am sorry if you are angry or annoyed.

    If you have never hosted a television program, you may not know that I have a device in my ear while we shoot the segments. The producer is talking to me, and sometimes tells me to ask questions, or to repeat things to clarify something that is confusing. If we are running short of time, and the producer tells that I need to interrupt to move things along so that the segment will fit in the allotted time.

    One of the things I wanted to change when I started as host was to have longer time slots for the guests. This means that some QATV episodes (each 24 minutes of content) now have two guests instead of three, so there’s more time to go in-depth. I’d love to do an hour with each guest, but this is a public television show that is expensive to produce, and that’s not feasible right now.

    The other reason I may be commenting so much is that we are trying to make the show conversational, so that guests are not so intimidated. It is scary for many of them, and talking through things, and reminding them of things they wanted to say, but are forgetting, is important.

    I do appreciate feedback and constructive criticism, and I am trying my best to respond to it, and learn.

  17. I have spent the last 20 minutes trying to locate the cross quilt by Kristine Lundbald from episode 1510.  Where do I go to get the instructions to make this block?  It stated on the tv program that you can get the instructions on the website and I am assuming it is free since you showed it on your program.  Can you enlighten me?

    Thanks,

    Lisa Frederick

    Fan of quilting arts magazine and tv show

  18. Ok, now I see that the company is going to charge a fee for the content of the show.  I don’t have a problem paying a nominal fee but I am not interested in buying the entire “series” information for the one quilt block pattern I am interested in.  I think this is a mistake on the part of the “powers that be” connected to quilting arts tv and I will not be buying your booklet.  I am an experienced quilter and will figure out the block on my own.  It would have been nice to refer to your web site to quickly get the instructions and I am disappointed that I have wasted my time.

    I pay money for your beautiful magazine and I believe that is payment enough!!

    I am now a very dissatisfied patron of your show.

    I hope you reconsider this new restricted access to your show topics.  We don’t need to be forced to pay for content we have no interest in, just to get the one piece of information we would like to see!

    Too bad the corporate mentality is to squeeze every dime out of your viewers.

    Lisa Frederick

    Seattle, WA

  19. I too, am disappointed with Quilting Arts policy to no longer offer templates/patterns beginning with 1500 Series.  I am a subscriber to Quilting Arts magazine, but am seriously considering Not to renew when the subscription ends.  I am bombarded with emails that invite me to purchase various books, etc. because I am a magazine subscriber.  I love the daily t.v. program, but am very upset about your new policy and sincerely hope the powers that be will reconsider and offer the project PDFs and instructions as before.

  20. Hi Everyone!

    We have heard your feelings about our new policy to charge for supplemental directions, templates, etc., described on QATV and have made some changes.

    Beginning with series 1600–due out this month–we will provide some of the simple, basic directions or templates on the website for free, as before. The more involved how-tos will be available for purchase through the Interweave store.

    As for navigating the website–we understand your frustration! Within a month we are moving to a more attractive and user-friendly platform redesigned in a way that we believe will make it easier to find the information you want most.

    Thank you so much for your patronage and patience.

    Cate Prato
    Online Editorial Manager – Quilting

  21. I”m really frustrated that patterns are no longer free online.  Apparently you want us to purchase a book of patterns for $14.95.  I don’t want instructions to all your projects but am always interested in 4 to 5 of them in a series.

  22. Hi

    I am also disappointed that the patterns and instructions are no longer free.  I subscribe to Quilting Arts Magazine and feel that I should be able to get the show’s information for free.  I feel that F&W Media is to blame for this policy.  They bought Sew Beautiful Magazine, then charged to see episodes of Martha’s Sewing Room, at the same time PBS was still showing her shows for free.

    She did retire and did not film any new shows but  F & W Media charged to watch her shows that had aired on PBS.

    I think F & W Media is like the rest of America, and part of it’s downfall.  Greed.  Plain and simple Greed. 

    I know they won’t publish my comment or they may and once it’s read by them they will delete it, but they need to understand where the money comes from, the sale of their magazine, and that’s not enough for them, they want more and now want to charge for patterns and instructions.  We can’t afford it, Main Steet is still broken, wake up and stop being so greedy.

    Thank you for allowing me my opinion about your change in policy.

     

    1. Hi wwallrich,

      Thank you for your comments. As you can see, we have published them and not deleted them. 🙂

      If you have read the comments above yours you can see our previous comments about why we initially changed our policy and then the changes we made with series 1600.

      Our goal is–at it has always been–to provide our viewers (and readers) with the best quality quilting and surface design information at a reasonable price.

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