Fresh Quilting – Season 2

Life, Teaching

As I mentioned in June, I took a huge leap out of my comfort zone earlier this summer and did something scary and cool: I filmed for Season 2 of Fresh Quilting! And just like I promised, I can now share details about those segments, which I am excited to do today.

Fresh Quilting is a public television show co-produced by the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) and KS Productions. There are three main parts to each episode: a design segment, a community sewing segment with tips from MQG members and leaders, and a technique segment. Click here to see if your local PBS is airing Fresh Quilting or if you’re a Modern Quilt Guild member, you can get all the details on Series 2 now!

Fresh Quilting Behind the Scenes
Fresh Quilting Behind the Scenes

Just like preparing for teaching any quilting class, there was a lot of behind the scenes work that went into creating the content for filming. Lots of step outs, practicing of what I wanted to say and how I wanted to say it… and it all culminated quickly with filming on set. Above, you can see the behind the scenes set up for the first of my two segments, a technique segment in which I discuss piecing accuracy tips for hourglass or quarter square triangle blocks. You can check out that segment below!

Special thanks to my sister-in-law for helping with my nails and my OTHER sister-in-law for helping me with my hair! I felt so loved and cared for and supported by my family as I took on this adventure.

Fresh Quilting
Fresh Quilting – Ready to Film about Using Color Value as a Design Element

I also had the opportunity to talk about using color value as a design element in a second design segment. From transparency to creating a 3D effect, color value is one of my favorite ways to enhance a quilt design.

I hope you enjoy watching both videos! I will be back later this week with more details about the mini quilt projects I created for these segments. I know I keep teasing you along with those mini quilts in my posts this week, but all in good time, right? 🙂

Behind the Scenes During Filming
Behind the Scenes During Filming (photo credit Sheri from Whole Circle Studio)

I was the first quilter to be filmed in the week of filming for Season 2, and while I had a vague notion that the others waiting to film that day could watch me as I was being filmed, I had no idea what that really meant. Check out this photo from Sheri of Whole Circle Studio: it was broadcast (video AND sound) live to the waiting area. Eek!


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