Lots of Quilt Festival news.
First, the International Quilt Association announced the quilt makers who will have thier work on display at this year’s show. This news spread like jam on toast through out the Facebook Quilting community. I must say it is super exciting to see your friend’s work and know that they got into the show. Congrats to everyone—its a big deal, and it should be celebrated.
I feel very fortunate to say that I have two pieces going to the big show. Tic-Tac-OH! is ready to travel to Houston.
I think I like the back as much as the front.
This quilt was a very good lesson in quilting curves.
Mirror Ball will also be on display.
I know you are going to ask, so I will tell you.
It took about 80 hours to quilt, which isn’t really THAT long. The piece is large–60” x 60′.
Mirror Ball will be displayed in the Abstract Large Category. In addition to having the two quilts in the Festival show, I also have several quilts in Speical Exhibits.
BIG TRI is part of the special exhibition In the American Tradition- Pieced.
This year the jurors decided to create several exhibitions under the umbrella of In the American Tradition.
Striped Chaos will be part of the Modern Quilt Guild Showcase.
BIG TRI and Striped Chaos are both quilts I made for my book.
The other big news is that online enrollment is now open for Festival Workshops at Houston.
Monday November 5
9AM – 5PM Workshop: Bits & Pieces—Designing from the Scrap Bag
6PM-9PM Patchwork Computer Bag
Tuesday November 6
9AM-12PM Workshop: Social Media for Makers
2PM -5PM Workshop: Kitchen Sink Quilting—The Art of Making Do
Wednesday November 7
9AM -12PM Workshop: Color—It’s Relative
2PM -5PM Workshop: Time Tracking for Makers
Thursday November 8
9AM – 12PM Workshop: Show Your Work!
2PM -5PM Workshop: Fused Floral Bouquet
Friday November 9
9AM -5PM Workshop: Circle & Curve Sampler
6PM – 9PM Workshop: Artful Oven Mitts
Saturday November 10
10AM -12PM Improv Patchwork—Dynamic Quilts Made with Line & Shape
If you have questions about the workshops, please ask them here. I also want to point out that I am teaching several maker development classes—Social Media for Makers, Show Your Work!, and Time Tracking for Makers. These workshops have loads about how I use social, enter exhibitions, and manage my time.
AND for the first time ever, I am teaching a a workshop about color. It is called Color–It’s Relative.
It is going to be action packed. I hope you will join me!