In some ways, I can’t believe I am actually saying this, but I am for REAL teaching at this year’s International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. Can you believe it?
Here is the cover of the completely overwhelming list of things happening during this annual mega quilting event. The International Quilt Festival is the LARGEST convention held ever year in Houston.
Here are some student photos from the last time I taught the class.
This lecture is the story of that journey as well as great tips for building your own community quilts.
Thursday October 30 2PM- 5PM
The Art of the Word
Are you ready to fund your quilt career through writing grants and proposals? Let’s do it. I can help you. This is a longer, hands-on, version of the keynote speech I gave at Fiberlandia the SAQA annual conference held in Portland this past year. We will work our way through the all steps you need to take to begin funding your quilting career.
Friday October 30 9AM-NOON
Time Tracking for Artists
One of the most difficult things about being a working artist is getting it all done. We juggle professional obligations, family commitments, studio time, and nervous breakdowns (just kidding, well kind of, shit like that does happen), and studio time. Learning what “Time Tracking” is and how to do it allows us to be more productive in the studio, create business opportunities, and maintain healthy relationships with our family, friends, and peers.
Saturday October 31
Blogging for Beginners (All Day)
In December 2012, I wanted to document my renewed interested in making clothes, so I started a blog to document that process. Almost three years later, I consider my blog an essential part of my artistic practice. Writing a heartful, true-to-you blog can be one of the best things you can do to advance your artist career and satisfy your life’s purpose. Alright that sounds a bit hokey, but I wouldn’t say it if it weren’t true.
This all day workshop covers all aspects of beginning and maintaining a blog. Technical issues will be covered, but the REAL discussion will be about creating a visual and written expression of you and your work on the internet.
Speaking of technical issues. I really want to post a screen shot of my blog. I can capture it with GRAB, but WordPress won’t let me up load the file. Does anyone know how to use GRAB and change the image to a form that WordPress will take?
You can sign up for these classes by going to the International Quilt Festivals Website. (Last year’s display of Red and White quilts was amazing.)
Can’t come to Houston? Well, I’d love to come to you. Then we could have cocktails together instead of me sitting alone at the Mexican restaurant in Houston.
On my website, you can find all the art quilting classes I teach. I hope you will check it.