HGTV Filming

HGTV film crew filming an episode of Simply Quilts in the studio of Rose Rushbrooke

Have you even been on TV? On November 5th, 2003 (Guy Fawkes day in England) the HGTV Simply Quilts crew filmed an interview with me and the making of a Fractal Art Quilt. By the end of five hours I felt like a smushed blob. I swear I was talking Japanese during the interview! What a very nice and competent trio.

The most amazing part was how quiet our two dogs were. In all the years we’ve had them they have never been so polite and well behaved. I wonder if they thought there was a chance of being on television!?

To see the finished video have a look at Simply Quilts Episode 1035 The Line on Design.

Here are a few pictures my husband took of the filming.

HGTV Filming Simply Quilts at Rose Rushbrooke's studio 01
HGTV Filming Simply Quilts 01

It’s okay, i’m not enacting some strange film rite – I’m taking off my necklace.

This was the beginning of the gruelling session. When I saw the final version on Simply Quilts I was quite impressed at how they had used an hour’s worth of film. And this was just the interview!

HGTV Filming Simply Quilts at Rose Rushbrooke's studio 01
HGTV Filming Simply Quilts at Rose Rushbrooke’s studio 02

It’s very strange looking at these images a few years down the road. I live in a completely different state and my studio and office is all in one space.

The producer had to kneel down on the floor beside me and ask questions – this was so she didn’t get herself in the shot.

This was the part where I actually worked on the computer and came up with a design. Of course, you know you will come up with rubbish when the camera is watching!

HGTV Filming Simply Quilts at Rose Rushbrooke's studio 03
HGTV Filming Simply Quilts at Rose Rushbrooke’s studio 03

Tell us about your process says the director. Funny how you can’t think what on earth you do to go from here to there. The thoughts fly out of your head when there is a camera trained on you.

HGTV Filming Simply Quilts at Rose Rushbrooke's studio 04
HGTV Filming Simply Quilts at Rose Rushbrooke’s studio 04

This might the moment when something went wrong with the video film. The camera man looks rather anxious! Or he could be thinking “oh gawd, how on earth are we going to make this woman look good?”

HGTV Filming Simply Quilts at Rose Rushbrooke's studio 05
HGTV Filming Simply Quilts at Rose Rushbrooke’s studio 05

Neat to see the quilt on the design wall. The piece is finished now – thank goodness. It ended up being Les Folies Bergère.

HGTV Filming Simply Quilts at Rose Rushbrooke's studio 06
HGTV Filming Simply Quilts at Rose Rushbrooke’s studio 06

The director is looking at The Fractal’s Out of the Bag. This quilt was kindly loaned back to me by it’s owner Pat McQuillin who has it in Gig Harbor, Washington.

HGTV Filming Simply Quilts at Rose Rushbrooke's studio 07
HGTV Filming Simply Quilts at Rose Rushbrooke’s studio 07

Hey – I can actually crack a smile. This might be the moment when I had been asked a squillion times – put your finger in the frame, take it out, put your finger in the frame, take it out, put ….. (you get the idea.)