Monday, November 11, 2013

Quilt Festival - The Highlights!

Leslie Tucker Jenison and I arriving at the Hilton in Houston with a totally top to bottom packed Honda Element.  You may be asking yourself, why we have so much stuff?  Here's the run down. Quilt Market, Teaching : taught a full day by myself, and one with Leslie, and a half day on Saturday, while Leslie was teaching a full day.  I taught 2 MIU Workshops, Leslie (1), 2 Open Studios - one with paint and stencils, the other free motion machine quilting (both of us on different days).  I pre-shipped 5 boxes to Leslie's house.

Loaded up on 2 carts.  And yes, we brought our clothes, aprons and food for breakfast and wine!
Decoupaged shoes and socks

Monday's class - we made funky folding houses, which was a totally relaxing class - cutting patterns, fusing, embellishing, hand sewing, free motion machine quilting.

Here is one almost done and sewn together - such originality!

Tuesday, Leslie and taught "Painting with a Twist & Shout."  Collaborative painting in the morning on 3 different canvases.  Too fun!

Afternoon - cut up the canvas, and everyone gets some of each to cover a journal, notecards, postcards, and ATC's.  Totally fun and relaxing!  Great conversations!
Thursday - Halloween.  Leslie and I went to the Brother Sewing Room on the 3rd floor to work on projects.  She was prepping for her Saturday class, and I was making pet postcards.
Here we are cutting it up!
"What's for Dinner?"  special exhibit on the show floor, co-curated by Leslie Tucker Jenison and me! 

Here's the other end of the table.  26 quilts about what people had for dinner - it was totally amazing and a very popular exhibit!

Leslie and I were interviewed by the Houston Chronicle.  Every link that I have for this article says that you have to be a subscriber to read it.  So, Google "Houston Chronicle Quilts look good enough to eat" and you'll be able to read it in full and see all of the photographs they took.

Here are Leslie and me sitting next to our own dinners!  We were so honored to be selected for the interview!
"An Exquisite Moment" by Dinner at Eight Artists - co-curated by Leslie Tucker Jenison and me.
Art quilts measure 24" wide by 60" long.  This exhibit is a juried invitational.  It was sponsored by Havel's Sewing

This is our sign for the exhibit, that faced Main Street on the exhibit floor
Friday - MIU - teaching a prayer flag workshop and being interviewed by a local news station, along with some of my students.

Saturday -We had a great time in this class talking about social media, smart phones, the quilts that we make, blogging, while we were making the signs below - The "social" sewing circle.

Here is one of the signs that a student in the class made.  Each student could choose the colors/fabrics that were cut out into letters and pre-fused.  They ironed them onto wool blended felt and hand sewed the letters and decorative pieces into place. 
Accordion sign for the center of the table "What's for Dinner?" - 2 sided

Saturday afternoon, I taught a class on how to make these Felted Flower Pincushions!
And much to our amazement this bellhop managed to get everything we had onto one cart!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I don't know how you kept track of everything! Wish I could've been there.


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