quiltingarttv_700_coverGood MONDAY ! REVIEWS  morning everyone. Today I’m going to review a DVD from Quilting Arts TV.  This particular DVD covers Series 700, episodes 1 – 13, all hosted by Pokey Bolton.  For those of you who are not familiar with the program, according to the online introduction “Quilting Arts TV is a national PBS television program hosted by Quilting Arts Magazine’s founder, Pokey Bolton. Offering something for everyone who loves quilting, the show is where art and embellishment meet traditional quilt making.”

I checked out the local PBS channel and I could not find the program. Perhaps it is no longer being shown. If someone knows where to see it, perhaps they could add that info to the comment section of this post. We’d appreciate it.

What is covered in the episodes?
Projects include a messenger bag that features fused appliqué and stitch; place mats; an apron; a colorful scarf; a fabric collaged/painted canvas tote; and for pets: a doggie bed, a dog jacket, and pet portraits.  What I thought most useful were three very practical segments; one that gave very clear instructions for shipping quilts to avoid damage, a second that talked about how to created ‘frames’ for your quilts, especially ones for hanging and finally, an segment on sewing a perfect hanging sleeve that will allow your art piece to hang, without distortion, on a wall.

Doggie bed segment, Episode 710, with Susan Brubaker Knapp
Doggie bed segment, Episode 710, with Susan Brubaker Knapp

Whose work is presented?

Host Pokey Bolton and Jean Wells on set in segment, Episode 701, on how to ‘frame’ a quilt.
Host Pokey Bolton and Jean Wells on set in segment, Episode 701, on how to ‘frame’ a quilt.

Artists who appear on the show in this series include Deidre Adams, Shelley Brenner Baird, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, Mary Jane Butler, Malka Dubrawsky, Jamie Fingal, Victoria Gertenbach, Dianne Giancola, Candy Glendening, Kerr Grabowski, Mary Hettmansperger, Leslie Tucker Jenison, Susan Brubaker Knapp, Jeannie Palmer Moore, Judy Coates Perez, Beryl Taylor, Jean Wells, Valori Wells, and many more.




Who would enjoy this DVD?
Some projects are complicated and some are simpler and would be suitable for beginners. If you’re looking for inspiration, there’s enough here to have to trying new techniques for months is not years. Some of the work crosses the line between quilting and fibre art.

Fun to watch. Each episode moves quickly and you don’t have time to become bored.

Sometimes the episodes go so quickly that they cannot really be followed. However, the good thing is that most of the projects are available for downloading at:
: http://www.quiltingdaily.com/quilting-arts-tv-series-700 and http://www.quiltingdaily.com/tag/qatv-series-700-projects

Where to get it:
On Interweave
 the DVD is available for the sale price of $10 (http://www.interweavestore.com/quilting-arts-tv-series-700). I also found it at my local library. I could not find it online at the Vancouver Island Regional Library but with the ISBN details you may be able to get it through an inter-library loan. There are also numerous video clips of the show’s episodes on youtube.com. Just search for “quilting arts tv”.

Details of the DVD:
Publisher: Interview.com
Language: English
ISBN-13: 9781596683969