Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Great Day Washington!

What a fun morning!  Artistic Artifacts was featured Monday morning on the local CBS affiliate's morning show, Great Day Washington.  Over the course of a one hour live show, there were 4 segments showing different aspects of the shop - teachers, demo-ing surface design techniques (including Sue doing screen printing), paper piecing by machine, Judy's JAMS group working on hand projects, and highlighting the batiks in the shop with hand stitched embellishments.  The shop looked terrific and Judy was well prepared with the shop set-up.  The TV host, Meaghan Mooney, was a quick study as we walked through the pre-show prep of the techniques being presented.
The first segment included wood block printing, gelatin plate printing and thermofax screen printing.  Here's a link to this segment: http://www.wusa9.com/entertainment/television/programs/great-day-washington/adult-arts-and-crafts-with-artistic-artifacts-/394538005

Another segment featured some upcycled boxes done by Judy's Altered Minds (JAMS) that meets once a month and chats with some of the members who were working on hand projects.
You can find this segment here: http://www.wusa9.com/entertainment/television/programs/great-day-washington/artistic-finds-at-artistic-artifacts-/394549214

Cyndi Souder showed some more traditional machine piecing techniques featuring non-traditional fabrics including Australian Aborignal designs and Tim Holz fabrics.
See this segment at:  http://www.wusa9.com/entertainment/television/programs/great-day-washington/expressing-your-creativity-at-artistic-artifacts/394546555

Chris Vinh highlights the Artisan Batik panels and how she embellishes them with the Wonderfil embroidery threads.  Also in this segment, a quick pan of the shop and a look at Denise doing some machine embroidery.  All of this can be seen at: http://www.wusa9.com/entertainment/television/programs/great-day-washington/diy-crafts-and-more/394555807
 It was a fast-paced and fun morning at the shop, plus a behind-the-scenes look at live TV production!


  1. So glad you were there and shared!!!

  2. Nice shop, great fabric. The TV personality obviously does not know anything about quilting and quilt shops. Nice feature spot though.