Tuesday, September 22, 2009

International Quilt Show, Houston

I am pleased to find after returning home that the hummers are still here- in droves. Sitting outside yesterday I could see, in my full field of vision, no less than 4 at a time, and sometimes far more than that.

The International Quilt Show, Houston is coming to town. This will be my first quilt show of any kind, and I'm really excited to go (and to hopefully meet some of you, as well)! I'm signed up for three classes: Magic Garden- Making Fabric Three Dimensional, taught by Tracie Lyn Huskamp and Marilyn Huskamp; Boarders, Batting and Binding by Terri Burton; and Japaenese and Specialty Paper Primer taught by Janet A. Lasher.

The paper class is the one I'm most looking forward to, though it might wind up seeming very familiar to me. I've been working with paper for many years now, but the class just sounded like too much fun to pass up.

Beautiful lengths of dyed muslin in greens and browns are coming out of the dye baths this morning. They're destined to be experimented on with deconstructed screen printing and thickened dye painting. My results with DSP have been spotty at best, but that's what experimentation is for!

This batch is Procion MX dyes from Emerald Green to Rust Orange. As planned, I just closed my eyes and picked randomly, hoping for unanticipated results. Score!

And finally, the IQS photography contest Eye Of The Quilter winners will be contacted this week by ground mail. Fingers crossed that a fun little letter appears in my box!

Happy Creating!


laura west kong said...

How fun to see the hummingbirds. Those are really lovely fabrics!

Have a great time in Houston, I'm excited for you.

Gina said...

Welcome back from vacation! You sure got right to work with fabrics already coming out of the dye baths! I have my fingers crossed for that fun little letter to arrive.

Susan Brubaker Knapp said...

Janet Lasher is a friend of mine. She's a great teacher; I think you'll really enjoy the class! I'm hoping to get into another of her classes (I turned my registration form in late).

deb did it said...

oh my you are going to Fiber Heaven....have a wonderful time! Can't wait to hear all about it! and crossed fingers here!