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.
With Susan Brubaker Knapp, the new host of Quilting Arts TV,on the set (you can see the top edge of the set in the background)!
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
Getting ready to roll tape for my first segment on Quilting Arts TV, Series 1400. (and yes, you saw this photo in the last post!) I show you how to make my incredibly versatile Inside-Out Bag so you can customize size, pockets, techniques for the outside (pieced, applique, surface design). The bag is quick and easy so it also makes a great special gift.
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
I suggested to the audio guy (whom I had just met about a minute before) that we could perhaps pin it to my bra strap.
At that point…hilarity ensued:
Then I said, gosh, how am I going to explain to my husband that I asked a guy I met moments earlier to play with my bra strap! Thanks Kristine for this great shot (yes, she was there with multiple cameras around neck and cell phones opened to camera mode on the table!)
Here’s another great shot for that first segment–this may be the best current photo there is of me! Good make-up (hides much, so does not standing in profile to show the chin and neck!) And I gotta say, I wasn’t nervous because having a friend as host made me SO comfortable with the process. Having done the DVD in Colorado last year also helped a ton! I knew what to expect: be prepared and know that the cast and crew and all the Interweave folks are SUPERB!
Time for a wardrobe change and getting re-fitted with the tiny mike. It picked up the sound well I guess, as we didn’t have ANY do-overs, but the prongs definitely pricked–like staples poking into you–because the backing tape moved.
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.
On the set. We’ve changed clothes for a different episode of QA TV.
Next, the final segment:
With Susan Brubaker Knapp, the new host of Quilting Arts TV,on the set. Bought my top from Brie Kriebel at Quilt Festival Houston in 2013. I think my first stop at Festival this coming year is going to be her booth! Bought my button necklace at Festival several years ago. Can you see I’m relaxing as we get farther along?
Yeah! I was still there when Lyric Kinard arrived! Does ANYone have such an infectious, impish smile as Lyric? I’m lucky to have run into Lyric many times at assorted teaching venues and shows. We took turns looking first at my phone camera, then hers to take this tandem-selfie!
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:
Carole Jurack came to meet me at the McDonalds at exit 200 in Ohio on I-90. What fun! It was great to see you, Carole. Here’s to sketching at the Botanical Garden in June.
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!