I’m thrilled to report that I will be teaching in Houston at International Quilt Festival, Fall 2013! I’ve sent off my contract, and will be teaching or presenting Tuesday through Saturday. On Sunday, I get to play and shop! Here’s my schedule:
Tuesday, October 29: Tame Fussy, Fiddly Threads, an all day class on how to use successfully those beautiful sparkly, holographic and variegated threads on your stencilled tossed leaves. See blogposts from previous classes here/1, here/2, here/3 and here/4.
Thursday, October 31: I’ll be one of 7 teachers presenting at the Machine Quilting Forum. My subject will be Find Quilting Design Inspiration Everywhere. The forum is like speed-dating for quilters: each of the teachers gives an overview of their work (in 10 slides or less), then groups move from station to station listening to the teachers’ presentations. It was a lot of fun, and I wish that in addition to hearing the teachers’ overview at the beginning that I had been able to sit in with the students. It’s a great way to decide if you’d like to save up for a big class with a teacher or have them come to your guild.
Friday, November 1: Decorative Stitch Sampler, all day class that teaches you to use all those fun stitches and threads. We had a blast in this class in 2012!
Saturday, November 2: Quilts, Inc., has a whole new fun thing on Saturday! The Christmas Delights Forum. I’ll be presenting the Stenciled Snowflake Ornament. Each teacher will have a project suitable for quick gift giving and holiday celebrations. I’m currently working on the samples, but hope to share with you before too long. I discovered when teaching surface design technqiues a while back that it is fun to make a paper snowflake or mini Hawaiian-style design out of freezer paper, then stencil the image on cloth. Then you can quilt it and turn it into a holiday ornament or decoration.
Looking forward to my students, friends, and quilts, quilts, quilts! See you there!