Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel

Lap Quilting takes quilter extraordinaire Georgia Bonesteel on the open road to show viewers nationwide how to make real American quilts. For the season entitled "Americana", Georgia travels across the country, from the Wild West to the Eastern shores, sharing the latest American innovations in the age-old art of quiltmaking with public television audiences nationwide.

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The Quilters' Alphabet

Episode #1101 · Georgia Bonesteel kicks off her Country to Country Quilt Tour with a visit to Quilt Expo VII in Stratsbourg, France, and a meeting with Martine House. Then, Canuck quilter Carol Goddu shows off her unique applique quilts from Canada. Quilters' Alphabet: A-B (Show Block: Eiffel Tower)

Florida Fabric Success

Episode #1102 · Take a trip down south to The Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee to view a major quilt exhibition. Afterwards, Georgia presents a study in diamonds to reveal a new scrap basket quilt pattern, Portulaca. Quilters' Alphabet: C-D (Show Block: Scrap Basket)

From Georgia to Germany

Episode #1103 · Compare two unique quilt shops from across the globe as we visit the Snail Trail, a renovated farmhouse in Lellwangen, Germany, and Atlanta, Georgia's own Little Quilts shop. Quilters' Alphabet: E-F ( Show Block: Snail Trail Quilt Shop)

Dyeing to Do Fabrics

Episode #1104 · How many ways can you color fabric today? Learn a new option from expert Elin Noble and see the results on quilts and wall hangings. Quilters' Alphabet: G-H (Show Block: Color Rays)

The World Quilt and Textile Show Revisited

Episode #1105 · Visit Greensboro, NC, for a quilt tour where Georgia meets quilting teachers from South Africa, Ireland, and England. Quilters' Alphabet: I-J (Show Block: North Carolina Star)

Mastering Making Sewing Machines

Episode #1106 · Tour a sewing machine factory in Switzerland to learn the steps involved in production and study the many presser feet that adapt to quiltmaking. Quilters' Alphabet: K-L (Show Block: The Patchworker)

Germany Quilt Tour I

Episode #1107 · Join Georgia's quilt caravan as she discovers quiltmaking in Offenburg, Germany. Meet Ginie Cutze and visit the Sewing Machine and Quilt Shop of Gerhard Humpert. Make your quilts shine brightly by learning how to create slanted stars using 60-degree angles (PART I). Quilters' Alphabet: M-N (Show Block: For Ginie in Germany)

Germany Quilt Tour II

Episode #1108 · Georgia joins Monika Schiwy for quilt classes at the Quilt Star shop in Freiburg, Germany. Learn a little thread history and production. The production of the mountain/stars quilt, Purple Mountain Majesty, continues (PART II). Quilters' Alphabet: O-P (Show Block: The Black Forest)

Swiss Tour, from Bern to Lenk

Episode #1109 · Trix Buhlmann Epple and Rosalie Kaspar lead a tour through the Patch Art quilt shop nestled in the ski resort town of Link, Switzerland. Quilters' Alphabet: Q-R (Show Block: Swiss Flag)

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Batting

Episode #1110 · Tour a batting factory for a keen understanding of its qualities for the quilt sandwich. Quilters' Alphabet: S-T (Show Block: Cover Up)

New Mexico Quilt News

Episode #1111 · Ann Silva from Albuquerque, NM, opens up her quilt shop for a whirlwind viewing of the latest southwest quiltmakers. Learn from teacher Jane Houseman, artist Jane Wilson and meet Australia's Margaret Rolfe. Quilters' Alphabet: U-V (Show Block: Horse Shoe)

Way Out South West

Episode #1112 · Tour the Quilted Apple Shop in Phoenix, AZ, with Laurene Sinema and meet May Baker, a collector with a truly unusual assortment of yardsticks. Check out Georgia's sewing table and cabinet set up. Quilters' Alphabet: W-X (Show Block: Cactus)

Home Again

Episode #1113 · Back in Flat Rock, NC, view a multi-faceted stitched wall hanging. See Marcia Stevens' complete demonstration of a long-arm quilting machine that will answer even the most frequently asked questions. Quilters' Alphabet: Y-Z (Show Block: Many Mountains)

Stitch By Number

Episode #1201 · Evaluate my sampler teaching quilt and see how the embroidery module operates. Quilt By Number patterns introduce Let It Snow and Pumpkin Patch. Meet Laura Wasilowski.

Fishermen's Coats

Episode #1202 · View the Awaji Island Fishermen's coats at the Fowler Museum of Cultural Art, UCLA campus. Learn the art of sashiko stitching for a youths kimono and a soft box.

Nature of Fabric

Episode #1203 · Discover Iris Aycock's work at the Southern Highland Craft Guild in Asheville, NC. Experiment with this unusual method for leaf pounding on fabric along with foil pressing, and a Setacolor review. Linda Taylor from Melissa, TX demonstrates her air brushing technique.

Vested Interests, Part I

Episode #1204 · Follow the step by step completion of a woven patchwork vest and a unique Tumbling Blocks design. View Rachel Clark's colorful garment collection. Novelty stitches on silk are also explored.

Vested Interests, Part II

Episode #1205 · The Americana Collection for grandchildren are the feature garments. More on Rachel Clark. Two crazy patch techniques for quilted handbags are demonstrated.

Cajun Quilters

Episode #1206 · Visit the Heartstrings Quilt Shop in Lake Charles, LA plus a hands on demonstration from Judy Holley on the Wacky Nine patch.

Notable Notions

Episode #1207 · Update the latest tools of the quilt trade that make it fun, easy and accurate. Meet thimble maker extraordinaire, Tommie Jane Lane from Boone, NC. Learn My Millennium Medallion Quilt.

Let's Get Connected

Episode #1208 · See the many methods for making the quilt connection on a long arm quilting machine. Watch Linda Taylor execute these potentials for garments and quilts.

Teach The Teachers

Episode #1209 · "Log on" to the latest sewing machine methods to digitize your designs. Visit a special school for professional quiltmakers as they learn. Meet Susan Fears, Marlene Bryant and Jennifer Gigias. See the latest photo printing techniques, Printed Treasures, as applied to quiltmaking.

Girl Scout Quilt Alert

Episode #1210 · Join a Brownie and Girl Scout summer camp as The Western North Carolina Quilters Guild introduces embroidery and patchwork. Meet Mary Lou Weidman, a folk artist.

Applique Folk Art

Episode #1211 · Freedom Escapees take on a folk art rendering by Edward Larson that depicts 18 years of dedicated, challenging and fun classes.

What's Up In Wyoming

Episode #1212 · Meet Carol Liebzeit to view her vast garment inventory and classy clothes. Tour the Stitch'n Time Shop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with the owner, Kim Kerr.

North Carolina Quilt Symposium

Episode #1213 · Come home to NC for a grand quilt convention and conclusion to the series. Meet DeeDee Triplett, Kristin Steiner and Gerald Roy.