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    Sewing or quilting shows on TV

    What channel on TV are the quilting/sewing shows? I can't seem to find any. They have everything else.

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    I don't have any kind of cable TV so I get none, but I watch many online. There are several places to watch for free online. Quilt In A Day, Quilter's TV, YouTube. Look around. You will find many.

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    I get a few on PBS early on Saturday mornings. Too early for me so I watch online.
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    look and see if you have a public tv channels, they might have the sewing shows, like sewing with nancy, frons and porter, etc, and their web sites have shows too. like here in az. we can get Kuat tv.
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    Wish the DIY's and the HGTV would wise up! How many times in this economy can you stand to watch someone demolish a $60,000 bathroom, just to install a $70,000 bathroom. Do these people know they're millions of people out there that are losing their homes! What ever happened to shows like "Carol Duvall" etc.? I used to get quilting and craft shows on the BYU channel, but my cable did away with it.

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    I used to watch HGTV all the time when Carol Duval and Simply Quilts and a few others were on. Now I never go there!

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    I was very disappointed when HGTV took off Simply Quilts. Everything I watch now is on PBS but most of them are not as satisfying as Simply quilts was. I do have Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day, Fons and Porter Love of Quilting, Quilting Arts and Sewing with Nancy.

    I remember when HGTV and Discovery channel had several sewing/crafting type shows. Now as you say it it all 'real estate' related: House Hunters, Property virgins, home renovations etc..

    Although I know that many shows can be seen on the computer, I don't enjoy watching them on my computer. I sit at a computer all day and the last thing I want to do when I get home is sit in front of another computer. I used to tape Simply quilts and turn it on while I was quilting. If something really interesting came on, I would stop sewing and watch the program.

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    I record Fons and Porter and Sewing With Nancy since they air on PBS at 3am when I am sleeping! I miss Simply Quilts also. That was my favorite show and I learned so much from Alex and her guests.

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    I tivo Fons and Porter but I don't see anymore listings coming up after this morning show. I watch Nancy too. I've only recently started to watch them.

    But you can always join here and see a lot of shows for a low/monthly fee...

    http://www.thequiltshow.com/

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    http://www.qnntv.com/videos/3483-qui...and-technique/
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    PBS channels usually saturday morning here in cali

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    RFD channel carries Eleanor Burns on Wednesdays - 12:30pm and 10:30pm which I find as reasonable times. I also get F/P and Sewing with Nancy on PBS stations on Saturday, and several others on Create weekdays at 10am. I do really miss America Sews with Sue Hausman though. Nancy Zieman has almost all of her shows online at Wisconsin television site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mawluv View Post
    Wish the DIY's and the HGTV would wise up! How many times in this economy can you stand to watch someone demolish a $60,000 bathroom, just to install a $70,000 bathroom. Do these people know they're millions of people out there that are losing their homes! What ever happened to shows like "Carol Duvall" etc.? I used to get quilting and craft shows on the BYU channel, but my cable did away with it.
    Don't get me started on this home demolition. Don't these fools know there are people out yonder who'd love their "OUTDATED" cabinets and fixtures?????????????? did they ever hear of the "ReStore" store?
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    I don't have cable but watch PBS on Saturday afternoon for quilt shows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgrim View Post
    I don't have cable but watch PBS on Saturday afternoon for quilt shows.
    My complaint with PBS is that they don't have the variety of quilt shows that they used to. I used to see Kaye Woods & Georgia Bonesteel & it seems like maybe Shar Jorgenson... lots of different quilters. I like Fons & Porter & Sewing with Nancy (when she has quilting stuff) but the Quilting Arts doesn't do much for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakekids View Post
    I was very disappointed when HGTV took off Simply Quilts. Everything I watch now is on PBS but most of them are not as satisfying as Simply quilts was. I do have Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day, Fons and Porter Love of Quilting, Quilting Arts and Sewing with Nancy.

    I remember when HGTV and Discovery channel had several sewing/crafting type shows. Now as you say it it all 'real estate' related: House Hunters, Property virgins, home renovations etc..

    Although I know that many shows can be seen on the computer, I don't enjoy watching them on my computer. I sit at a computer all day and the last thing I want to do when I get home is sit in front of another computer. I used to tape Simply quilts and turn it on while I was quilting. If something really interesting came on, I would stop sewing and watch the program.
    Yes, I remember when DIY & HGTV had "good" shows on. In addition to the quilting shows, they had plain ol' craft shows & even the house shows weren't geared for millionaires. How many shows about "flipping" can a person watch?!?
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    There are some older shows here:

    http://www.sewontv.com
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    Add me to the list of people who miss having quilting shows on tv. In our market PBS has Pokey Bolton (yuck) and Sewing With Nancy. Unfortunately, the quilting shows by Nancy are on their third go-round. I long for the days of Eleanor and Fons & Porter. Thanks to those above who have provided links to online shows!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    Add me to the list of people who miss having quilting shows on tv. In our market PBS has Pokey Bolton (yuck) and Sewing With Nancy. Unfortunately, the quilting shows by Nancy are on their third go-round. I long for the days of Eleanor and Fons & Porter. Thanks to those above who have provided links to online shows!
    I'm with you re good ol Pokey. No thanks!
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    Here in Coastal Georgia with Direct TV we catch PBS out of South Carolina (ETV) Saturday mornings which has Fons & Porter and Nancy Zimmerman from 8 a.m. until 9a.m.

    We have PBS in Georgia but unfortunately they don't carry those shows.

    I have recently found CRAFT WARS sponsored by Michaels on Direct TV but forget what channel that is on. My 10 year old grand daughter told me about that one so I record it for her.
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    How many times in this economy can you stand to watch someone demolish a $60,000 bathroom, just to install a $70,000 bathroom. Do these people know they're millions of people out there that are losing their homes!
    HGTV isn't going to produce shows that don't have an audience worth the advertising time. The home shows bring in the money and the audience. I learned a long time ago what I think is rational or common sense is nothing how main stream society thinks. And there are more of them that think that way for the media to manipulate.
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    "Don't get me started on this home demolition. Don't these fools know there are people out yonder who'd love their "OUTDATED" cabinets and fixtures?????????????? did they ever hear of the "ReStore" store? "

    I guess they smash the cabinets, etc. to spark our interest and to show how frustrated the owners are with their old stuff but it is a shame. It is easier and quicker to unscrew the kitchen cabinets than to smash them and then unscrew them Old cabinets can be sold or in our case we put them up in our garage for DH's workshop and storage.

    Does anyone remember when This Old House did projects on small houses? My DH learned a lot from those old shows. Now they only do huge projects remodeling entire huge houses and there isn't anything that the average homeowner can learn to do themselves as there are always 'experts' doing the remodeling. What every happened to Do It Yourself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    Don't get me started on this home demolition. Don't these fools know there are people out yonder who'd love their "OUTDATED" cabinets and fixtures?????????????? did they ever hear of the "ReStore" store?
    I so do agree with you!!! When they start the demolition I'm thinking, you idiots, bring to the restore, advertise on craigs list, or your local paper!!!!!!

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    I wish I could find a restore shop in my location. I did go to a restoration warehouse once and almost passed put looking at the prices. I do get a few ideas from these shows but who can afford a $80,000 kitchen and half million doll or patio. All these people worry about is "entertaining". Even when house hunters and other shows like this are on, they don't care about everyday living, it's how much room for entertaining friends. Screw those kind of friends. I will keep my friends who enjoy sitting around my kitchen table or my plain deck enjoying the simple foods we have with great conversation!

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    In my area, the local PBS channel airs a few shows on Sunday afternoons, like Sewing with Nancy, Fons & Porter, and Quilting Arts with Pokey Bolton. The only other channel I know of is RFD which shows Eleanor Burns.
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    Here in southern california all my quilt shows are on our local PBS channels, I record them on my DVR, and then play when I want to. Can fastforward thru the garbage and pause and rewind at will. Some I save, some I don't.....Wish there were more available. Getting a little tired of Fons and Porter....and I am sorry to say can only take so much of Eleanor Burns, but I do like her patterns and principle of making big and cutting down, so much easier then sewing it exact the first time.....
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