Taping for Quilting Arts TV was a total blast! My sister, Sharon, went with me and served as my “roadie.” The staff and other quilters engaged with her so well that I think she had just as much fun as I did!
I arrived the day before taping and they gave me big trays on which to lay out my three different segments: (L-R) Drawing Inspiration from a Photo, Double Reverse Applique, and Design Tips.
Various staff members walked me through my presentation and then it was time to head for the set! Here I am with the host, Susan Brubaker Knapp, with my quilt Ti Plants A-Glow-Glow in the background. (The quilt was eventually moved to the table.)
Kristine, from the Quilting Arts staff, took a lot of photos and the rest of us did too. This shot is from the set looking toward the cameras and sound gear which filled the rest of the studio.
That segment went well, and soon it was time to set up for Double Reverse Applique. Note the wardrobe change for both us, since this segment will be part of a different episode.
The little quilt I made from my baby photo was featured on the table.
This is what Susan call’s the “grab and grin” shot, which is taken before every segment. How do you like my professional makeup?
And here I am in action, as seen from the monitor in the “green room.” Which was tangerine in this case.
Oops, I talked too quickly on that one. To compensate Susan will stretch the yet-to-be-taped segment following mine.
Finally, it was time for my final segment on Design Tips.
The beginning of each segment opens with the host and guest “talking.” But, actually, we’re just supposed to move our mouths and make no sound. This cracked me up every time.
Everyone was super friendly and personable. My sister and I really enjoyed hanging out with all of them.
The season’s episodes will be edited and sent to PBS by January. Each station can air it whenever they’d like – for up to 3 years. So, you’ll have to keep an eye out for when it airs in your area. My first episode is 1902.