This post continues my earlier one, here, about taping three segments at Quilting Arts TV Series 1400, which will begin to air in July 2014 in the US on PBS. For information on how to see this show, please check my earlier post.
My three segments are episode 2 (gifts), 5, and 12 (I think). The topics are:
- My Inside-Out Bag with Easy-Peasy zipper (with a web-extra pattern/instruction on the steps to make the bag–when the episode airs and the instructions are available online, I’ll share here and on my Resources page),
- Thread and Needles
- Free-Motion Quilting
The bag demonstrated is the one on the right. If you LOVE that ribbon, it is made by Renaissance Ribbons. I used about 24 inches to make this bag, and the ribbon is (YIPPEEE) available here. In the bag on the left, which has both bluebird fabric and ribbon, I used their birds ribbon which is still available. Can you tell I love it? My favorite ribbon designers are Phillip Jacobs, Laura Foster Nicholson and Sue Spargo, but there is a LOT of ribbon to swoon over on this site! Sue Spargo, by the way, has some “supporting cast” narrow ribbons that are fab!
At the start of a segment, the producer sets things out on the table so they look good. And you get fitted for a mike. I knew the mike would distort the neckline of my blouse, so
At that point…hilarity ensued:
And here’s the requisite on-set shot for segment two. Bought the blouse–sandwashed silk and YUMMY–at Coyote Moon in Belfast, Maine, on sale! the week before taping. I don’t usually wear colors this dark near my face, but just loved this blouse.
Next, the final segment:
And then it was time to pack up and head home. I had realized shortly before leaving for Ohio that a student in an online drawing class I’m taking (we’ve taken several from Val Webb, teacher extraordinaire) lives the other half of her year in Ohio. We’ve met here in Maine (she lives several hours from me, but four of us met up in a middle-zone place); it turns out I was going to pass by her exit on the way home, so we got to meet for a late afternoon sip before I started racking up the miles to go home:
So now all we need to do is wait for the series to air! I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, I’ve unpacked, slept, started to catch up on my online classes, and get ready for the next round of articles to write and quilts to quilt. It is going to be busy in April and May!