Design Studio with Thomas Knauer…

I know I haven’t posted here in a while again, but the dual time-tunnels of parenting and piecing have been keeping me extra occupied. The extended arctic winter here in upstate New York has begun to make the wee ones a bit stir-crazy, so more time has been spent catching them as they bounce off the walls and less time sitting down to post to the blog.

Of course there has also been a lot going on behind the scenes. I am finalizing the details of my special exhibit at AQS Quilt Week in Syracuse this summer, and I have at last set up my beautiful new HandiQuilter. I’ll finally get it stitching away next week. Oh, and it has a name: Andre the Giant!!!

andre the giant

But, there is one more bit of news, the really big thing I’ve been working on this year…

I am going to have my own TV show on QNNTV. Not a class or a workshop, but a monthly half-hour show. It will be called Design Studio with Thomas Knauer, and will focus on teaching quilt design rather than particular projects of techniques. Hey, here is the official description being circulated…

Design Studio will offer expert and novice quilters a mix of broad ideas and specific projects to build their design vocabularies and foster confidence in designing and making their own quilts. In a casual setting, Artist will provide ideas and lessons, stories and techniques drawn from years as a professor of art and design.

Exciting, eh? I am really, really happy about this. I’ve been wanting to do video, to talk about ideas rather than condense them into short bits of writing, to have more time and space to be expansive and explore possibilities, and this is going to let me do just that. I am especially glad that it isn’t a class or workshop; it won’t try to wrap things up neatly into a discreet package, but will have room to grow, hopefully year after year, adding more pieces to the puzzle and expanding people’s vocabulary for exploring their own ideas, designing and making their own quilts instead of someone else’s design.

So, there is the news. I’ll be filming in August and we expect to launch at Fall Quilt Market. Now I just need to get back into shape…


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7 Responses to Design Studio with Thomas Knauer…

  1. 1
    Maggie Magee says:

    Congratulations,Thomas—how super wonderful it is to have your own quilt show! Your approach to design is something that needs to be broadcast, seen and absorbed by the quilt world. Such exciting news!

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    Denise in PA says:

    How exciting, congratulations! I’m a subscriber of QNNTV and look forward to your show!

  3. 3
    Meredithe says:

    Congratulations! How exciting. Wishing you every success.

  4. 4
    ginevra says:

    You’re going to be amazing! I’m so looking forward to watching 😉

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    Elise says:

    Congratulations, Thomas! What great news!

  6. 6
    Collette howie says:

    I cannot wait for this! We really need this!

  7. 7

    Oh good! I have a new show to look forward to! Super exciting! And congrats on Andre!

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