Friday, July 06, 2012

Wow, it's already time to sign up for classes at IQF Houston!

International Quilt Festival info here.
For all of you Tsukineko ink enthusiasts, due to popular demand, I am teaching two classes again this fall! 

Tuesday, Oct 30
Tsukineko All Purpose Inks (6 hours)

The benefit to taking my class is, I teach two different methods for working with the inks. One uses the Fantastix tool with a dry brush method that feels more like traditional drawing, and the other method is working wet with paintbrushes that give a more painterly quality. This is a techniques class where you will master blending and shading, mixing colors, creating light and dark colors, learn how to control bleeding on fabric and creating fine lines and details.

Then take a break from class on Tuesday and let me entertain you from noon-2pm, for lunch and a lecture on Inspiration 

How about learning some new tricks for applying paint to fabric, Wednesday, Oct 31 in 
Painting Imagery for Art Quilts with Textile Paints (6 hours)

I love to teach this class not only because I love to paint, but also because I love seeing my students amazement when they are able to do things they never thought posible in just 6 hours. Together we can work magic! 

I know people are hesitant to try painting, because they have this misguided notion that it's a special "talent or gift". Don't believe it! Painting is a skill and you can learn at any age and besides that it's relaxing and fun.

Thursday, Nov 1
Tsukineko All Purpose Inks (6 hours)

Friday, Nov 2
Ornamental Fiesta (6 hours)
Making these ornaments are so fun because they incorporate a sampling of techniques; painting, stitching and embossing metal. And for those of you who like to leave class with a finished project, I guarantee you will go home with at least one beautiful ornament, maybe two if you're a fast worker. 

Saturday, Nov 3
Heavy Metal Play Day (6 hours)

Spend a fun and relaxing day experimenting with different embossing techniques on aluminum and copper metal, then learn how to add color and create beautiful mottled effects with alcohol inks. Every student gets a free tool kit in this class too!

I can hardly wait, IQF Houston is my favorite action packed week of teaching and inspiration. I love seeing the exhibits, having BBQ, dancing on the green, and visiting with friends old and new.

Hope to see you there!

But first I'm off to Southern California to teach at IQF Long Beach at the end of the month. There's still a few spots in each of my classes, if you want some creative fun in the sun!
(P.S. we'll be using Bernina's in the Alternatively Stitched & Bound class too!)


  1. Judy, I hope that the Heavy Metal Play Day is an option for Taupo. I so want to do it ;)

  2. This is my first visit to your site. I was not planning to go to the show in Houston, but now I would love to take one of your classes. They look like fun.

  3. The new site looks great, and boy do I wish I could get to Houston, I think I'd want to take all your workshops.

  4. cari janssen11:43 AM

    I would love to have Jane Sasseman's new book. Cari Janssen

  5. thanks!

    A trip to Houston should be on your to do list, it is an experience every quilter should experience at least once in their lives. But I warn you, if you go once you'll probably want to go again! :-)

  6. Judy, How do we sign up for the lunch? is it part of one of the other classes?

  7. Sunspot,

    When you register for classes, its under luncheons and special events. its no. 245 in the listing.


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