Tuesday is the “down” day between Market (the trade show, which is only open to industry professionals, not the general public, ends on Monday) and Festival (which opens with a Preview night on Wednesday evening, then is open Thursday-Sunday). Folks who attend Market often stay to take a class, and folks who attend Festival come early so they can take classes, then be free to enjoy the show and vendors on Thursday. This year, I got to teach one of my favorite classes, Tame Fussy, Fiddly Threads, which is all about using metallics, holographics, and heavy threads (the kind that go through the needle, not bobbin work).
Since so many of my classes are fusing, I thought I’d mix it up when I formulated this class. Instead, we make a stencil out of freezer paper and paint with Lumiere and ProFab textile paints. Students can use my model or do their own thing (which I LOVE when they do that!).
In the supply list, I suggest a black background fabric. I love this small black and charcoal check! Her quilting is great…love the nestled-in quilted-only leaf next to the stenciled leaf, as well as the shading on her leaves, and how she alternated painted and not in the spray of leaves on the right.
Then in mid-morning a fun surprise! The best thing about Festival is seeing folks you know from (mostly) the internet…the quilts are great too, but the quilters are the bestest!
My next Houston post will share quilt pics, then I’ll do more on classes I taught, then more quilts, then even MORE quilts!