Monday, November 05, 2012

Open Studios in Houston

Open Studios was at the end of Main Street in the food court this year.  It was sponsored by Craftsy. Four large open rooms where artists could demonstrate what they do.  Each room served a purpose - Quilt, Stitch, Embellish, Paint.  Pokey Bolton did a great job in putting this together!

The changing of the guard with Barb Forrister, and Leslie Tucker Jenison

Cheryl Sleboda

My view from the Quilt room onto the show floor

Free motion quilting in 2 hours.  Talked to many people about my 'Rebel Quilting' process and happily sewed!

There was a design wall to the left for me to hang my work on, as well as, a laundry line for small works

Sewing, as people came and went.  Sometimes a crowd of people, and then transition.  I felt like there should have been a timer set for 10 minutes for each session.

another view, and with the windows, you can see into the other rooms

Michele Muska showing how to use the Simplicity Felting machine

Sally Murray of Quilting Arts was nice enough to take these pictures of me in the paint room!

Painting, stenciling, and stamping with foam stamps. 

Look at this huge group of people watching and listening to the artist

Carol Ann Waugh talking about her work

Lynn Krawczyk in the paint room


  1. You looked like you were having a terrific time! (A timer sounds like a good idea ... maybe next year.) REBEL QUILTING, Yay!

  2. wow, great set up!! looks like a grand time was had by all.

  3. Open Studios was fabulous. I wish I had had more time to spend there. I really enjoyed visiting with you while you stamped. Thanks again for all the festival advice. I took it and enjoyed it!


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