Stencil craft featured on show

Information on making place mats, edging fleece blankets and crafting with stencils will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.

Vivian Lavinskas is with Singer Sewing Co., and she’s going to show how to make a one-of-a-kind place mat using random rows of stitching to create individual compartments to hold buttons, appliques and other floating objects. You can select seasonal themes or any other notion or accessory. Lavinskas is from Lavergne, Tenn.

Sewing instructor Nancy Lovett will show numerous samples of fleece blankets with a variety of easy no-sew or easy-to-sew edges. These edges can be used on garment and home decor items as well. She’ll also show how to use the new Edge Perfect Blade that cuts holes that are perfectly spaced for weaving, crocheting and knitting. She lives in Albuquerque.

Stencils are a classic art form. Sara Mower will show how to easily create beautiful artwork by simply tracing. You can even use the edges to create coordinating frames and borders. She represents Roylco Inc. in Anderson, S.C.

Information on cooking with pistachios, painting home accessories and decorating sweatshirts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Lisa Journagan of the California Pistachio Commission will demonstrate making salads with nutritious and delicious pistachios. She’s from Fresno, Calif.

Artist and designer Tracia Ledford will show how to do free-hand painting on a variety of home accessories, including china, glass and tile, using air-dry PermEnamel glass and tile paint. She’s with Delta Technical Coatings Inc. and lives in Orlando, Fla.

Carol Bell, sewing instructor with Ann Silva’s Bernina Sewing Center, will demonstrate using fabric pieces to decorate sweatshirts for a one-of-a-kind look. This project is great for beginning quilters as well as more advanced seamstresses. Bell is from Albuquerque.