Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Don't you love it when you feel like you have accomplished a bunch of stuff on your todo list? I had a really productive day yesterday, I feel like my batteries have been recharged. I am preparing to teach Tsukineko Inks and Color Theory in Houston at International Quilt Festival in November and I have sooooo much to do. I don't think students realize all the hours that go into preparing to teach classes, the actual teaching is the easy part.

I am happy to say my tsukineko Inks class is full, yay! Yesterday, I tore enough white fabric and dyed a rainbow of light colored fabric for a class of 30 (25 is full) to use in the inks class, ordered over a thousand dollars worth of ink for kits, printed and stapled handouts and another 150 pages of images for students to work from.

I have been running my color theory class online for a couple years, but have not taught it to an actual classroom full of people, so I have been adapting a lot of the materials to be used in class over the last several days and last night printed 400 pages of handouts and charts. Today my goal is to collate them and put them in individual packets and refill paint bottles.

When I began teaching I started transfering paint to these boston round bottles with screw tops, it saves so much wasted paint and is also much easier to use in class with lots of students.  These are great bottles since they are squeezable and the screw tops make a good air tight seal. Now I love having my paint in them for my own use too. You can order some for yourself here.


  1. So what's your next design going to be?

  2. I am not sure right now. I don't have a strong feeling about a particular idea yet.

  3. You go girl! Great bottles. Seeing all of the beautiful fabric and supplies are like candy!! Makes me want to open up all of the goodies and play with everything!

  4. Thanks for the heads up Judy! I forgot I have to prepare stuff for my classes too!


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