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Fresh Quilting – Season 2

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!

24 thoughts on “Fresh Quilting – Season 2

  1. It’s amazing!! Make me remember I must resign as MQG member!!

  2. Ruth says:

    Fantastic! What an exciting thing to do. Lovely to see you and hear your voice!

  3. Kate says:

    Sounds like a slightly nerve wracking, but fun experience.

  4. Congratulations!! What a great venue for your modern design to be seen.

  5. patty says:

    I so excited for you to have been a part of these. I really enjoy the FQ episodes. I watched one of yours so far and will now go look for the 2nd. You looked wonderful! And it was a great episode.

  6. Cindy says:

    How exciting and scary at the same time I’m sure. Well done Yvonne!

  7. Congrats!! I watched one of the videos and you were awesome! I am going to watch the other tonight.

  8. Congratulations! What a wonderful opportunity.

  9. Stephanie says:

    You’re a TV star!!! How wonderful for you! Now to find time to watch!

  10. Rochelle Summers says:

    It is so cool that you are teaching on a TV show. I learned a lot and can see why you are so successful with your designs and quilt. I’ll definitely be looking for more of these.

  11. Helen says:

    Looking forward to watching these clips at the first opportunity (I can’t at this precise moment ). An exciting time for you

  12. I caught Episode 206 this morning and thought you did really well. It was fun to see you in action and to see the process you use for those cool transparency patterns. Very neat!

  13. Can’t wait to watch these. Started Season 1 a week ago and am enjoying it. Its fun to hear your voice and see you teach after observing on the internet for some time. I’ll spend more time with this next week!

  14. Outstanding! It is such fun to see you in action. The segment on transparency and color value was a fascinating glimpse into how you design your wonderful quilts.

  15. Excellent, Yvonne! You made transparency look so easy! Congratulations!

  16. Lisa says:

    What a wonderful experience. I’ll watch the series when I can figure out how to get the sound working on my upgrade.

  17. aquilterstable says:

    Very cool! I can’t wait to wait the new season!

  18. Look at you go!! I am thrilled for you, pushing yourself beyond what is safe and easy. Amazing stuff here!! It also is a reminder that my MQG membership lapsed earlier this summer and i need to renew! Congrats Yvonne.

  19. Danette says:

    That is really awesome, Yvonne! I hope I can see it on PBS. I might be able to pull it up on OnDemand.

  20. You did fantastic, Yvonne! You did a lot of preparation before the filming and it shows.

  21. kaholly says:

    Truly enjoyed these videos, Yvonne! Well done!

  22. So fun to do this–I’m sure you were a star. I look forward to watching the videos–just the thing to keep calm and cool on this hot hot day. Congratulations on a goal achieved!

  23. sue7oaks says:

    Massive congratulations on getting this gig Yvonne! I have yet to watch any of the Fresh Quilting TV episodes but the colouring episode looks like it could be very useful.

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