Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It's that time again!

On All Hallows Eve, I fly to Houston for a week at International Quilt Festival. With so much luggage I will have to skip the broom this time and travel by more traditional methods on Southwest airlines.

To get into the swing of things Monday night, Indigo and I will be having dinner with a coven of other talented witches; Susan Bruebaker Knapp who was born on this significant day and my good friends Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson. Needless to say it should be a colorful affair with some enchanting spells incanted by the ever melodious Laura.

I have a very full schedule this year starting with teaching Tsukineko All Purpose Inks on Tuesday, Tea & Ephemera  on Wednesday and another Tsukineko All Purpose Inks class on Thursday. Yes, that's two Inks classes and I was informed they could have filled another, so I will be back next year teaching Tsukineko inks again.

Friday morning I am giving a power point lecture at 9 am, its #552 in the class catalog. If you're going to be at festival it'd be great to see you there.

I talk about the steps I went through making several large quilts, from the initial inspiration to the technical problems I ran into and how I resolved them, learning a lot in the process and often coming up with new solutions and techniques along the way.

In the afternoon I am doing a Quilters Alliance Save Our Stories interview as part of the Lone Star Exhibit that will be at Festival to go with Karey Bresenhan's new book. My Tree of Life quilt is in the book along with a group quilt Flora that I made while living in Austin.

In the evening there is a Lone Star reception to celebrate the exhibit, book and new Texas Quilt Museum opening in La Grange this month. I will have one quilt in the exhibit at festival and the other in the exhibit at the museum.

On Saturday, I am doing a Make it University workshop at 11:45 using DeColourant discharge paste. We'll cut freezer paper stencils and make simple foam stamps to sample a few different ways to use it.

At 5:30 it's Surviving the Runway, the highlight of the festival experience, not to be missed! Fantastic prizes and extremely entertaining for bystanders.

Finally at 7:00 its Gala on the Green. This marks the end of my professional commitments and will be time to let my hair down and get my groove on dancing to vintage tunes in the park outside the convention center with all my wonderful friends.

Last but not least my "Oh Dear, Look What's Become of Me" quilt will be hanging in The World of Beauty exhibit in the painted category.

My Black and Bloom All Over quilt is in the Between the Spaces Exhibit

and I almost forgot about The Artists Village exhibit that's debuting at Festival, where is my head? sheesh.



  1. If I run into you, I will stop and introduce myself! I will be there beginning Friday, and teach at MIU on Sunday. Hope to see you! Lou

  2. Hey Lou, definitely stop and say hi. I fly home on sunday but should be around the show floor a bunch on friday and saturday.

  3. If I can find you, I will do just that! Perhaps I will see you out on the dance floor :)

  4. You can bet on it, last year a group of us, were on the dance floor for almost every song. I was sore the next day, the best work out I've had in years! lol

  5. OH HOW FUN IT ALL SOUNDS!! Love the Power Point lecture title too :) Your costume looks just FAB!

  6. Wish I was going now!

  7. You look bewitching!!! Love the hat. You have a full schedule, and I am glad included is some fun time with friends. Give Melly a hug from me! And PARTY ON!!!

  8. I wish I could be there look like this is a magical experience and you make a lovely witch! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  9. Phew, that's a busy schedule! See you there. :-)

  10. looking forward to it Kristin!

  11. See you soon Judy. I'm in Torrey Utah, heading to Moab etc before Houston Festival.


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