quilting arts TV blog hop

July 23, 2014

Welcome to the Quilting Arts TV Blog Hop! We are celebrating the start of series 1400 with a little bit of fun from most of the guests for the season. I hope you’ve had the chance to stop by lots of the other blogs to see what everyone is up to.


This wasn’t my first time filming for the show so it was much more relaxed, knowing what to expect before I got there. The exciting part was to come in at the end of a long week of filming and watch the shows new hostess, my friend Susan Brubaker Knapp, just soaring. It’s an incredibly difficult job and she was a natural at it! (Yes, I miss Pokey, but she has other exciting things up her sleeve my friends – just you wait!!!) Don’t you love how Susan and I could be sisters? We kind of feel like we are… oh and here is some great news. We will be teaching a retreat together again next year! If you want to know more as information becomes available sign up for my newsletter. (There is a sign-up box up there on the right.)


IMG_8492Another wonderfully fun thing is to walk into the studio and see FRIENDS! Sarah Ann Smith and Jane Sassaman filmed on the same day I did.

They film the entire season (plus a few episodes for series 15) in one week. That’s a lot of people in and out of the studio. That’s also a LOT of wardrobe changes for the hostess. They film according to when the guests can get there, not linearly, so Susan actually has a chart with pictures and notes (make sure you have the right jewelry with the right blouse) and she has to run and change between most segments. 


Do I look a little shell shocked here? Who knows what I was doing…. probably listening to the producer, or talking. My hands are never still when I’m talking. If you want a little peek at what I’ll be showing look for Episode 1402, Groovy Gifts. I’ll be constructing a sweet little sketchbook cover. What you don’t see in this picture is that I had a stack of “step-outs.” Those are the same project repeated in various stages of completion so that you can do that magic oven thing. You know where they put the ingredients in the pan in the oven and immediately pull out the finished product?


It’s a good thing I really like the project as I have about 8 of the finished covers now.
(you know you do!)
I’m going to give away one of the finished sketchbooks to one of YOU!

You need to leave a comment HERE telling me what and who you want to see on QATV.

I’ll pick a winner on Saturday morning – so please make sure to leave me a way to contact you.

Lyric_Art_SketchbooksAnd in case you just can’t wait
I’ve listed three of the other finished sketchbooks in my Etsy shop
available for you to purchase. 

And make sure to check out the following links for the blog hop!

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 (thejaneaustenquilt.com)

July 21: Carrie Bloomston (suchitysuch.blogspot.com/ Cath
erine 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 (http://todera.blogspot.com/)

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

You can buy the DVD set here if you just can’t wait for every episode to air!

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  • Reply
    Pam S
    July 26, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Of course I want one of your beautiful creations! Thanks for the chance to win. I would love to see Jamie Fingal do a tutorial on her typewriter quilt.

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    Alice Luchini
    July 25, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    I’d love to see Lisa Dodson from Indiana be offered a chance to shine. She is an amazing quilter with great artistic ideas and is just starting to make her presence known in the quilting world. She and I and our friend, Susie, came to your classes in Champaign, IL and were thrilled to be there. Thank you for all the inspiration you provide.
    Alice Luchini

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    genie Holt
    July 25, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    I’m happy to be back quilting again. Would also like to see Ruth McDowell. Love your sketchbook covers.

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    July 25, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    I’d like to see Ineke Berlyn !

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    July 25, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Susan Carlson is awesome – love her quilts And Diane S. Hire is also wonderful and lots of fun

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    Janis Doucette
    July 25, 2014 at 7:08 am

    I’d love to see Dorothy Caldwell.

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    Laura Tawney
    July 25, 2014 at 1:54 am

    oops – sorry on qatv.

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    Laura Tawney
    July 25, 2014 at 1:51 am

    I would love to see Hilde Morin on your show – she does fabulous bowls, cityscapes and curved piecing in very unusual ways! Thanks for the opportunity – love the sketchbook cover – absolutely fabulous:-)

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    July 24, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    I would like to see Elizabeth Dackson from the blog Don’t Call Me BeTsey.

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    July 24, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    I have Susan Carlson’s book, and looked up the information to attend her workshop in MT next summer. Now that will be a birthday present to myself. I’ve seen Ruth McDowell years ago, but she is always such an inspiration. The corner of the world I live in is such a desert as far as speakers like all of you, I would attend anyone’s presentation!

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    Susan Marchette
    July 24, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    You! and I agree with the request for Susan Carlson! And Ruth McDowell. I’d love a new (beautiful) sketchbook

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    Mary S
    July 24, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    I just got Susan’s book, Serendipity Quilts, and am anxious to try her process with spirals. How about featuring some charity quilt(ers). We have Layers of Hope (check out website) in WA, with a focus on first responders as well as victims of disasters. Love your sketchbook covers – discharge I think?

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    Lyric Kinard
    July 24, 2014 at 11:42 am

    From an email I received:
    Hi Lyric – I would like to see YOU again on QATV showing your beading technique. You demonstrated it so well, precise and close-up in our Ann Arbor class!!!!
    I enjoyed your beading-DVD VERY much
    Thanks again for sharing your knowledge so clearly, so friendly and so well!

    Guess what!? One of the episodes I recorded for series 1500 is on beading! Hooray!

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    Regina B Dunn
    July 24, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I’d like to see Wen Redmond do stitched collages.

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    Linda elder
    July 24, 2014 at 10:32 am

    I would love to see Jeannette deNicolis Meyer, Fran Skiles and of course YOU.

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    Mary Ritter
    July 24, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Eager to hear about your workshop with Susan! And to see all the shows. Congratulations to both of you!

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    Phyllis Kommert
    July 24, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I love Susan, her teaching methods are amazing!

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    July 24, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I would love to see Susan Carlson doing her collage quilting! I love her book, Serendipity Quilts.

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    Renee Hoagland
    July 24, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I would love to see Kathryn Harmer Fox on the show. Her work is amazing and I would love to learn more about her technique!
    Check her out on Facebook

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    Loretta Bedia
    July 24, 2014 at 8:27 am

    I would love to see Jacquie Gering on the show. She does a lot of machine quilting with the walking foot. Love your sketchbook! I have one partially finished from a previous class of yours. Guess I need to find it and get it done.

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    July 24, 2014 at 8:17 am

    I would like to see Elizabeth Barton or Heather Dubreull on QATV. Love your work as well!

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    Deb Berkebile
    July 24, 2014 at 8:05 am

    I would love to see YOU on there and also Cheryl Sleboda. Great little idea! Love it

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    Cheryl Johnson
    July 24, 2014 at 6:53 am

    You have already listed people I follow. We haven’t seen Mary Lou Weidman. She’s really fun and creative.

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    Carol mcDowell
    July 24, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Our local pbs doesn’t carry it anymore and I want so badly to watch! Can I get it online somewhere? I love Susan and know she will be a wonderful host! And having you on there? Well icing on the cake! But I can’t watch (dismay) 🙁

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    July 24, 2014 at 1:55 am

    I would like to see Mary Lou Weidman!

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    July 24, 2014 at 12:59 am

    I would love to see Jake Finch & see how she makes her comfort quilts.

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    July 24, 2014 at 12:54 am

    I would love to see Ricky Tims…..thanks for the chance to win…love Quilting Arts TV..

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    Susie Constant
    July 23, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    I am new to this and am dieing to learn how to machine quilt my quilts my self!!!! 🙂

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    July 23, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    There are so many wonderful quilters out there it is just too difficult to chose. I’ll leave that lovely option to you!

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    Karen H
    July 23, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    I would love to see Susan Carlson on qatv.

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    Sheila Barnes
    July 23, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    There have been seasons when things have gone a little too far to the crafty side. Yes, some people may find those fun projects but when I hear “Quilting Arts” I expect episodes heavy on the art part. It would be great to have someone that can give a good refresher on elements of good design. I’m not looking for trick, I’m looking for substance. BTW – love your approach to making sketchbook covers. I’d love to have one! idahobeautyquilts@yahoo.com

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    Vicki Bever
    July 23, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Love the covers. Would like to see Susan Carlson or Estrelita Austen.

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    July 23, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Quilting Arts TV has to have Kathryn Harmer Fox on! Her work is AMAZING!

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    July 23, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Leah Day or Patsy Thompson. I love free motion quilting and love both their work.

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    Annie Andrew
    July 23, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I’d like to see Cara Gulati. Her swirling designs are great and perplexing.

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    Patty Swatzell
    July 23, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    I love all of the quests on Quilting Arts but would enjoy a lesson from Tom Russell. He does fabulous bead work.

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    Patti Foley
    July 23, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    I would love to see Kaffe Fassett and hear all about his inspiration for his fabric designs. I would like to hear if he has any do’s and don’ts or color rules which he follows when designing his quilts.

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    July 23, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    I’d love to see Jane Sassaman on Quilting Arts TV.

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      Lyric Kinard
      July 26, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      WINNER! WINNER! WINNER! (congratulations!)

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    July 23, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    In addition to Susan Carlson and Ruth B. McDowell, I’d love to see Melanie Testa on the show. Wow, there are a lot of talented designers and quilters around!

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    Robin Parton
    July 23, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    I would love to see Hollis Chatelain demo her dye painting, she is so talented. So are you and I would love one of your covers

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    July 23, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    I lov all your work,,,and I would love to see mark lipinski,,,Deb tucker,,,Sue Carlson ,,oh there are soooo many more

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    Carole Blackburn
    July 23, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    These are beautiful. I would love to have one.

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    Nanxy G Cook
    July 23, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Would love to see Elizabeth Barton or Ilsa Aviks (dye painting and hand stitching). Nancy

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    Louise Bullard
    July 23, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    I don’t get QATV :(, so anyone and anything.

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    Brenda Cawlfield
    July 23, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    I would like to see Michele Foster on QATV.

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    July 23, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    I would love to see Pokey as a guest on QATV.

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    Debra Joyce
    July 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    I like to see a variety of artists and styles. I watch to get ideas and inspiration from what others are doing. I may not have time now to try all the techniques, but adding to my knowledge for the future.

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    Linda Hall
    July 23, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I would love to see Hollis Chatelin and Ruth McDowell, and dozens of other people.

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    July 23, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Love to see Hollis Chatelin, Laura Cater-Woods, Barbara Olson,

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    Linda Friedman
    July 23, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I’d love to see Rose Hughes and watch her novel applique method.

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    July 23, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    wow! there a lot of people I would love to see on QATV…. Lynn Krawczyk, Melanie Testa, Jean Wells, Sue Benner….. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    July 23, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    I would like to see Melody Johnson on QATV. Melody is painting and creating small quilts, she posts to her blog and sells small pieces on a daily (or almost daily) basis. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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    Sharon Morton
    July 23, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Would love to see more gelatin plate printing.

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    Beret Nelson
    July 23, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    I’m not there yet, but I have a dream of someday seeing ME on QATV 🙂 Still working on learning all I can, the Quilting Arts family of media has definitely been the biggest influence in my quilting 🙂 I’m torn between designing patterns for other people and working on my own artwork, they’re related but yet quite a bit different, and right now patterns are getting more time…

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    Geneen Granger
    July 23, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    I agree – I don’t really care because they’re all good, but would be nice to see Melly Testa again. I’m taking the online Sketchbook Skool courses so really really need a sketchbook cover!

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    Antoinette Brown
    July 23, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    I would enjoy a segment about improvisational hard stitching (mark making) like Helen Parrott’s work and another on making fabric books. It’s my new obsession and there aren’t many books about it.

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    Antoinette Brown
    July 23, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    You and Susan look so much alike. I would love to see a segment on improvisational hand stitching or mark making like Helen Parrott’s work and also one on fabric books, (not covers),but entire books made of fabric. It’s my new obsession and there aren’t too many books out there about it,

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    judith talley
    July 23, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    I love all the special guests on Quilting Arts. It doesn’t matter who it is I am sure to learn something helpful.

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    Mindy ZW
    July 23, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Love the sketchbook cover. Would be great for my sketchbook….who would I like to see… Joanne M. Winn. She is a local teacher, quilter, digitizer, embroiderer. Wonderful designs on her website and she teaches at Quilt University.

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    July 23, 2014 at 11:47 am

    I’d love to see a quilter named Terri Stegmiller make her bird quilt on the show. So creative!

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    July 23, 2014 at 11:09 am

    would love to have one….going on a trip and need a new sketchbook!

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    Sharon Quaife
    July 23, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I’d like to know more about what the sketchbook is for and it’s uses! Beautiful cover by the way!

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    July 23, 2014 at 10:57 am

    I would love to see Susan Carlson and watch how she puts together her fabulous art quilts

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    Ellen Schaefer
    July 23, 2014 at 10:32 am

    I’d love to see Ann Brauer and her beautiful art quilts … http://www.annbrauer.com/Ann_Brauer_Quilt_Studio/Welcome.html

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    July 23, 2014 at 7:41 am

    I’d love to see Ruth B. McDowell and see how she goes about dissecting a photo and putting a quilt together. Love her quilts.

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