Exciting News!

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I have been invited to curate an exhibit of my wearable art at the 2017 Houston International Quilt market/festival in Houston, this fall!

On display will be 14 of my garments. As mentioned in a previous post, I will be giving a lecture discussing the garments in the special exhibit, My Wearable Art Journey… So Far.
I’ll also be taking questions and giving impromptu tours on the show floor.

The Houston International Quilt Market is October 28-30, 2017
The Houston International Quilt Festival is November 2-5, 2017
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas

If you can, come by and say HI!

Houston Quilt Festival Teaching Schedule

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I have the honor of being selected as an instructor this year (2017) at the Houston International Quilt Festival. This is one of the largest gatherings of industry professionals and quilting fans in the world. I’ve had the privilege of teaching at the show for a few years now, and every year brings new excitement and learning opportunities.

The classes I will be teaching are:


Wednesday, November 1:

Dyeing is Easy! (All day)

This is an all day class where I’ll teach you the foundations of dyeing cotton and silk. The morning will be a lecture presentation, and the afternoon will be interactive demonstrations. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to dye fabric for your own designs, this will be a great way to start.

Thursday, November 2:
Making Molds for Resin Buttons and Charms, (2-5pm)

(Pictures coming soon)

In this class, I will teach you how to make a simple mold to produce your very own resin buttons and charms. Learn about all the tools you’ll need, and how to adapt found objects to fit your embellishment needs. It’s a simple process that yields great results. You’ll leave with a functioning mold and resin samples.

Friday, November 3:
Friday Sampler—Embellished Art Ornaments, (10:00am-noon)

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The Sampler is a great opportunity to learn techniques from several instructors at once. You can float from demonstration to demonstration at your leisure. I will be demonstrating how I make embellished art ornaments. They are great ways to test techniques, use up scraps or decorate for a holiday.

 Friday, November 3:
Lecture—”Wearable Art—My Journey So Far…” , (4-5pm)

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Someone is actually handing me a microphone…
In this lecture/presentation, I’ll talk about the ups and downs of designing and making my wearable art. I find the process to be the most intriguing part of the journey, and that part is often forgotten when observing someone’s work. Join me as I pull back the curtain on my triumphs, troubles and techniques.

I will be adding lots of pictures to my gallery with class demos and samples as it gets closer to festival. Let me know if you have any questions in the comment section.

Quilt Festival Classes

I’m adding a couple of new pages to the blog: Class Information and a Class Example Gallery. I’ll be updating them as often as I can.

Here is the information for my classes at the upcoming Houston Quilt Festival.

Online registration for classes opens on July 23rd. Here is the link to Quilt Fest’s website.

If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments section.

Houston Quilt Festival October 26 – November 2

Class # 334 – Fascinating Fascinators

Wednesday, October 29

Learn the basics of creating a small hat that makes a big statement! Materials, design and construction will be covered, as well as using various trims and embellishment techniques. All supplies to complete hat are supplied.

For this class you will need to bring: fabric scissors and a thimble.

Examples from this class are located in the Class Examples gallery

Class # 470 – Mixed-Media Miscellany 

Thursday, October 30

This is an open demonstration class. Students can walk around at their own leisure and watch continuous demonstrations at a variety of stations.

I will be teaching simple tassels that can be added to a variety of projects and accessories.

There are no required supplies for this event, but it might help to have a notebook and pen to take any notes you want.

Class # 521 – Effective Embellishment Basics

Friday, October 31

Learn techniques for working with different kinds of sequins, beads and trims to give your work amazing shine! You’ll leave the class with a set of samples to reference for any project you want. All demonstration supplies are provided for this class.

For this class you will need to bring: thread snips and a thimble.