Quilting Arts TV and more!

I got my second no-chip manicure of the year on Tuesday so you had to know I was up to something!

It’s 380 miles to KS Inc. in Solon, just outside Cleveland, where they shoot Quilting Arts TV. My plan was to leave the house before 8 AM on Wednesday morning and the nearer to 7 I could manage the better it would be… By staying on Eastern time since I returned from Chattanooga I actually managed to be in the car and en route by 7.15. I was impressed!

Just over six hours later I pulled up outside the studios. Leslie Tucker Jenison had finished her slots and Lesley Riley was waiting to shoot her DVD.


Meanwhile Jamie Fingal was hard at work on set.


I was able to bring all my stuff in and arrange it for the next day.


Then it was time to check in at the hotel and go out for a fun dinner in Solon.

Thursday was Workshop Day! Vivika asked me back in the spring what I thought about making a Walking Foot Quilting DVD… what do you think I thought? I have been thinking about it and planning for the last almost five months!!

Workshops are always filmed after the day’s TV segments are finished so it was mid afternoon before it was time to take everything into the studio.Here’s the table almost ready for my first scene.


And here am I, make up on, suitably attired in my new outfit…


Behind the machine for scene 3…


Cameras all around!


And just like that we were done!

Time for dinner. Don’t we all look elegant in our TV outfits? Roxane Lessa and Trish Bowman are in front and Rebekah Meier is at the back with me.


Friday morning I was back at the studios before 9 with my trays set up for Modern Crazy Quilted needle cases,


and beaded pincushions.


Karen did her magic with the war paint…


We watched Liz Kettle on the screen. She had some wonderful projects!


After lunch it was finally my turn. Here are Susan Brubaker Knapp and I with the pincushions. We go well with the studio decor don’t we?!!


After a quick change we both appeared in blue and posed with Vivika before we finished with the needle case segment.


Too much fun! It wouldn’t be half as much fun without the help and assistance of all the crew. We got them to pose for a few quick pictures before everyone disappeared.



So, the workshop is set to be available before Christmas… a great gift for everyone on my list? The needle case segment is scheduled to be included on the QATV Series 1500 DVD and digital download in the New Year and the pincushions will be seen on Series 1600 starting summer 2015.

The adventure continues!


  1. Jane Teague said:

    Thank you for this delightful and enticing preview of what is to come and for sharing your great journey with all of us!

    September 22, 2014
  2. Jen B said:

    Congratulations, can’t wait to see the DVD!

    October 10, 2014

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