behind the scenes of Fresh Quilting Season 2!

On the set of Fresh Quilting Season 2: Designing your own Hawaiian inspired patterns by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill | Whole Circle Studio

Earlier this summer, I did something that I truly was not comfortable with.

In the weeks leading up to it, I prepared and practiced for it, but days before the actual event I was bundle of nerves. I stretched beyond what was in my comfort zone and when it was over, it felt great. The experience reminded me of the importance of doing the “scary” things and how they can open you up to new ways of thinking and possible new opportunities.

What was my “big stretch”?

I filmed two segments for Fresh Quilting!
Season 2 Fresh Quilting: designer, pattern publisher and award-winning quilter Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Fresh Quilting is a new public television show co-produced by the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) and KS Productions. In each episode designers give a fresh twist on traditional designs and share quilting techniques. Viewers learn design concepts and techniques they can use to create their own quilt designs. Each episode also includes a segment on community sewing with tips from MQG members and leaders. Click here to see if your local PBS is airing Fresh Quilting or if you’re a Modern Quilt Guild member, you can stream episodes for free. You can also purchase both seasons on DVD.

I have experience teaching in person and being interviewed on television, but I’ve never taught on camera. While the experience was time consuming (segment planning, script writing, prep work, travel) and there were some minor panic attacks along the way, I would do it again in a heartbeat. As soon as filming was complete, I was on a natural high. I love sharing my skills and these segments will reach a broad audience. I also had a really great time working with the producers, KS Productions and meeting a number of other talented designers and quilters who were in the studio at the same time as me.

Check out photos from behind the scenes and the video for my segment that will be included in Season 2:

Prep work for Fresh Quilting Season 2: Designing your own Hawaiian inspired patterns by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill | Whole Circle Studio
Prototyping and preparing at home.
Prep work for Fresh Quilting Season 2: Designing your own Hawaiian inspired patterns by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill | Whole Circle Studio
More prototyping and preparing at home.
Day 71: 365 Days of Handwork Challenge — Basting on the go! Flying today to do something completely exciting but out of my comfort zone. Whole Circle Studio — 365 Days of Handwork Challenges
Filming was in Cleveland, Ohio. Applique is the perfect travel companion!
Prep work for Fresh Quilting Season 2: Designing your own Hawaiian inspired patterns by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill | Whole Circle Studio
Getting my prep work for the segment organized in the green room.
Getting made up!
Behind the scenes: Fresh Quilting Season 2
Sitting in the Green Room, watching Yvonne Fuchs (aka Quilting Jetgirl) film her segments.
Behind the scenes: Fresh Quilting Season 2. Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill (Whole CIrcle Studio) and Yvonne Fuchs (Quilting Jetgirl)
On set with Yvonne (Quilting Jetgirl)
On the set of Fresh Quilting Season 2: Designing your own Hawaiian inspired patterns by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill | Whole Circle Studio
Getting my quilts and materials set up for filming.
On the set of Fresh Quilting Season 2: Designing your own Hawaiian inspired patterns by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill | Whole Circle Studio
Moments before filming my first segment!

Check out the segment below. I hope you’re inspired to make your own Hawaiian inspired quilt. Want to learn more about this technique?
Take one of my Hawaiian Applique Made Modern workshops.

As seen on Fresh Quilting Public Television Show

On the set of Fresh Quilting. Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill | Whole Circle Studio
After a quick break, here I am getting my microphone and ear piece back on to tape my second segment to be included in Season 3–stay tuned for more info. (Thanks to Yvonne for this shot!)

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