PBS Wisconsin’s production crew records lectures during the Great Wisconsin Quilt Show to be edited and freely shared after the event.

Kente Quilts: My Journey
TaMara Howard, owner of Folk Quilts, describes the centuries-old history of the colorful and symbolic Ghanaian textile called Kente and shares her own quilting projects featuring Kente textiles and designs.

Quilts for Scrap Lovers
Judy Gauthier, of Bungalow Quilting & Yarn, explains how to turn your fabric stash into unique scrap quilts. Learn to use your favorite fabrics alongside difficult-to-place fabrics. See innovative cutting techniques and how to marry scraps that ordinarily would not go together in a quilt. Plus, learn Gauthier’s “quilt as you go” design methods. You will find yourself using scraps that you never thought you would use again.

The Passion for Hand Quilting
In this lecture, Porfiria Gomez discusses why quilting by hand is a natural progression of a modern quilt artist. You will learn to get started by hand without any prior training or knowledge of hand quilting.

What Needle Do I Use?
Rhonda Pierce of Euro-notions SCHMETZ needles shares the differences between needle types along with needle facts. Piecing and quilting? Sewing with knits? What needle should you use? Selecting the appropriate needle can make the difference between struggling with stitches and sewing with ease. Elevate your confidence in machine needle selection.

Quick and Easy Projects
Deanna Springer of Nancy Zieman Sewing Studio shares over a dozen ideas for quick and easy projects to sew and quilt with your fabric stash or with convenient fabric precuts. See step-by-step project samples plus a trunk show of table runners, napkins, home decor, gift bags and more — all made with Nancy Zieman’s easiest-ever sewing techniques.

The Art of Curves in Art Quilts
Maday Delgado, of Free Spirit Designs by Maday, LLC, presents during the 2022 Great Wisconsin Quilt Show. Few shapes have the commanding presence that curves create in any artistic medium. Curves are found in ordinary objects and the natural world. Organic, improv curves offer timeless design options sure to delight makers and spark their imagination. Maday discusses how to create dynamic curves using simple tools.

Gradation Play
Chris Lynn Kirsch presents on how color gradations can produce lovely effects in your quilts. Learn how to choose a gradation of colors and values for your next project. Then discover fun ways to use the printed gradation fabrics you may already own. Many quilted examples will be shared.

The Adventures of Marquetta Johnson, Textile Queen
Marquetta Johnson will share the perspective of a quilter with a family legacy of quilting and sewing, and how “Sewing With Nancy” played a pivotal role in her quilting journey. Learn about the experiences of a teaching artist living with a disability, who also has a studio practice in textiles.