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Local Artist To Appear on National PBS Series

February 22, 2010

Contact: Monica Tichenor, WSIU Public Information & Promotions Coordinator, (618) 453-6160, monica.tichenor@wsiu.org

Carbondale, IL - Carbondale fiber artist and SIUC alumna Karen Linduska will demonstrate her unique decorative stitch thread painting technique in a two-part episode of the popular nationally-distributed public television series, Sewing with Nancy, which airs Saturdays at 11am on WSIU-TV 8 and WUSI-TV 16, the public television stations of Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC).

In part one, airing on Saturday, February 27, Linduska teaches the basics of decorative stitch thread painting, a fun, funky, and free-form process that combines decorative stitches found on most sewing machines with painting and other art mediums.

In part two, airing on Saturday, March 27, Linduska uses decorative stitches to create outline and filler stitches, weaving techniques, and images of flowers, ferns, grasses, and trees. She then demonstrates how to paint with thread to produce botanical images.

In addition to her appearance on Sewing With Nancy, Linduska will showcase her decorative stitch thread painting "Fantasy Garden" in an upcoming episode of the public television how-to series, Quilting Arts TV, airing on Saturday, March 27 at 10:30am on WSIU-TV. Joining Linduska for the episode is program host and Quilting Arts magazine editor-in-chief Pokey Bolton, who featured Linduska's art on the front cover of the June/July 2009 issue of the magazine.

A student of M. Joan Lintault, an internationally renowned quilter and professor emeritus of Fiber Art at SIUC, Linduska is highly-regarded in the quilting arts community. Her most recent work includes a new series that pays tribute to old growth trees and the need to protect them. Linduska is a freelance teacher for Calico Country Sew & Vac in Carbondale, Illinois, the Baby-Lock Sewing Machine Company, and quilting stores and guilds. To learn more about Karen Linduska and to view samples of her work, visit her Web site at www.karenlinduska.com.

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