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Thread: New Quilting program on Public TV in the Spring in Oregon

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    Lightbulb New Quilting program on Public TV in the Spring in Oregon

    A Quilting Series is scheduled for Spring 2012, to be shown first in the Portland, Oregon area on Public Broadcasting TV. Filming begins mid-January. If it is well watched there is potential for expansion.
    WHAT would YOU like to see on the program? We would like the series to cover what WE QUILTERS would like to see.
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    1. Personally, I would like to see more coverage on different techniques. Doing the same star, rail fence, and nine patch gets old. There are so many new things out there that need to be demonstrated in a step by step manner. Patterns are often very confusing and edited by NON-Quilters who do not pick up on that fact.
    2. Another thing I would like to see is a section on reviews of new products that are introduced to the quilting market. It would be wonderful to have 50 -100 people across the country/world try the item and then give it a review. I can't tell you how many useless items/rulers/squares I have purchased and then been disappointed when I actually tried to use them.
    3. I would like a section dedicated to correcting mistakes in patterns that are out there on the market. I know it is a logistical nightmare to get the info out to the masses, but just a small blurb and the mention of a website or something would be better than nothing. How many of us have wasted fabric because the cutting instructions were inaccurate or the yardage was inadequate?

    Quote Originally Posted by LadyElisabeth View Post
    A Quilting Series is scheduled for Spring 2012, to be shown first in the Portland, Oregon area on Public Broadcasting TV. Filming begins mid-January. If it is well watched there is potential for expansion.
    WHAT would YOU like to see on the program? We would like the series to cover what WE QUILTERS would like to see.
    PM me for more information or with YOUR IDEAS.

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    I would like to see some attention paid to the level of competence of the quilters out here. Some are beginners, some intermediate, some advanced and some just plain out-of sight! For instance, maybe at the beginning of each session it could be announced that this session will suit those who consider themselves at the level of: ie, beginner, intermediate, etc. so, if the planned activity is at a "five" level and you are only at a two or three, you might want to tape it for a later viewing and gain a little more practice before you tackle that particular pattern. Hope this makes sense...
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    Level of experience

    I agree with you momto5. They could also do a different level on each day of the week ie: Mon - beginner, tues - intermediate, wed - advanced, thurs - expert, and friday could be the day they review the products and patterns.

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    I would like to see some attention paid to the level of competence of the quilters out here. Some are beginners, some intermediate, some advanced and some just plain out-of sight! For instance, maybe at the beginning of each session it could be announced that this session will suit those who consider themselves at the level of: ie, beginner, intermediate, etc. so, if the planned activity is at a "five" level and you are only at a two or three, you might want to tape it for a later viewing and gain a little more practice before you tackle that particular pattern. Hope this makes sense...

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    I would like a reminder when they start airing, please! I like anything to do with quilting and will look forward to this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momto5 View Post
    I would like to see some attention paid to the level of competence of the quilters out here. Some are beginners, some intermediate, some advanced and some just plain out-of sight! For instance, maybe at the beginning of each session it could be announced that this session will suit those who consider themselves at the level of: ie, beginner, intermediate, etc. so, if the planned activity is at a "five" level and you are only at a two or three, you might want to tape it for a later viewing and gain a little more practice before you tackle that particular pattern. Hope this makes sense...
    I agree...most quilting programs are/were geared toward those who are already expert quilters or pretty close to it....
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    As a new quilter with a small stash something geared towards a small wall hanging or something that can be completed in a short amount of time. Accomplishing something is a huge motivator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labtechkty View Post
    I agree...most quilting programs are/were geared toward those who are already expert quilters or pretty close to it....
    Funny, I think they are/were just the opposite...aimed at beginners and very boring to watch for the most part.

    Techniques that can be adapted to a wide variety of projects would be great, instead of something that just shows how to make a single project. Many techniques can be used at different skill levels with different results. Kind of a "teach a man to fish" idea.
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    I'm looking forward to watching the show. Do you think it will only be on Saturdays or throughout the week?

    I love watching anything to do with quilting but especially enjoy learning how to use new products for quilting.

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    Curved piecing

    I have watched plenty of demonstrations of HSTs, flying geese, strip piecing, and all those beginner techniques. I would love to see some traditional appliqué, curved piecing, FMQ lessons, the more advanced stuff that no one does. I'm excited to see a new quilt show. Please post when it will premier. I'm in Oregon and get OPB.

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    Oooh I agree with that - I'd like to see needle-turn applique and FMQ demonstrated, and tools like an Aunt Becky. I could NOT figure that out until someone showed me.

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    I think a blurb here and there on tips for organizing sewing space, stash, etc. would be great. I'll look forward to seeing the show. Please keep us posted on when it will be aired on OPB.
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    It would be great if the host(s) could avoid selling their products and promoting their website at every opportunity! Once an episode is more than enough. It's also really annoying when they say "see our website for all the details." Of course, then you have to join the website, etc., etc.

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    Congratulations LadyElisabeth - this sounds really exciting for you! I'll be more than happy to participate in the audience if needed - be part of the cheering section! Oh I can help hold quilts up for show and tell!!

    I think sharing different techniques would be nice to learn and maybe about different machines while quilting. A segment on Long Arm Quilting would be nice. Also how about seeing some different sewing rooms and as sew cornie suggested organizing our fabrics, sewing areas and some good sugestions. A segment on batting-all the different types.

    What about making a quilt beginning to end in a couple of segments? Including sandwiching together to binding and labeling it? I can't wait please let us know when they air and when you need to fill the audience!!
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    A 30 minute show sometimes just isn't enough time to cover much. Might I suggest you have series so you can get more in depth. I also think that getting the viewers involved is a good idea, asking for quilting tips or pictures of quilts. I like the idea that someone else had of a day set a side for beginners and advanced. What if you took a simple charm quilt and show how to make it more advanced by adding applique, fancy pieced borders, wavy borders. So on Monday you could show the construction of the beginner quilt and then as the week progressed so did the quilt and the level. At the end of every day the quilt is complete for that level. The next week charms could become nine patches, nine patches to D9P, irish chains with 9 patches, 9 patches with orange peels, nine patches with star points. Budget would be the big problem and someone to sew all the examples. I think too that offering up quilting resources that are cheap or free is also something that draws all of us in. Wish I lived in your area so I could watch the program.

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    will this be available on the internet for those of us not in Oregon?
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    I always liked the format of the show Simply Quilting that use to be on HGTV. She had various guests on who displayed their patterns and techniques. It also showed new tools for quilting along with suggestions for both hand and machine quilting.
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    And let's not forget quilt history or art quilts. Oregon is known for both and we are soooooo lucky.
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    I would like to see something on machine ribbon embroidery or landscape quilts.

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    I hope it comes my way as well. I agree with what has been said before. I enjoy seeing new techniques, tips for little problems and lots of patterns that aren't 9 patches. I think a good show format would cover a range of skill levels, although not necessarily in each program. When I was a newbe, I saw a show on Mariner's Compass that was way beyond my skill level, but I did one anyway. It was imperfect but it was just what my dying friend wanted. One thing I have rarely seen is how to make your own designs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    I always liked the format of the show Simply Quilting that use to be on HGTV. She had various guests on who displayed their patterns and techniques. It also showed new tools for quilting along with suggestions for both hand and machine quilting.
    I agree -- I loved this format. She had a little bit of everything. It was refreshing to see different guests do the different techniques. I liked the variety. I remember Jenny Beyer and some quilt challenges. I got inspired by several folks -- what I liked is they were't hawking a product but passing along how they did things.
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    It's hard to do a program that will interest beginners and experts. I would like to see how to use stencils for quilting, like diamonds that actually connect around! The actual plan for quilting a quilt is rarely addressed. Much time is spent on how to quilt, but not on how to get the best look for the quilt. I also like seeing (on the Quilting today-or what ever it is called with Pokey Bolton) how an expert would 'fix' a quilt. I feel pretty sure we have all been making a quilt and get to a stage and get bored or find it isn't turning out like you thought it would. Then what? How do you put together left over blocks to make a quilt that looks good. Is it color? value? or compisition?
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