Thursday, February 25, 2016

Surfacing For Air ......

I love getting to spend time in my studio, it's "usually" bright and warm; however only if the weather cooperates.  Cloudy means not so much.....even the cat has been looking for the ray of sun to lay in and her bed is right in the window.  She actually walked over to the Ott light today....she either thought it was the sun or.....she wanted the pen that was laying there....everything is a toy.

Anyway I spent today sewing on paper...yup you read that right.
We won't tell Kristin I gave you a sneak peek at my class prep work.  I love "playing" and we never have enough time for that.

Wonder what I can get into tomorrow. ...hmmm.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Valentine's Day Sale of the Week

Sale of the Week
We are finally back in studio mode.  The dye pots are up and running every day and we even are managing an hour or so in the studio in the afternoon.  We haven't been this productive art wise in some time.  It is nice not having another show to run off to.  Can't wait to see what we can create with all this time in the studio.  There are even a few call for entries I have my eye on.  What are you up to?

We are back to running our Sale of the Week too!  I couldn't decide on what to put on sale so (shhh....don't tell mom) I decided to put all the product on sale!  I figured it is Valentine's day coming up soon so why not do 14% off.  Use coupon code 2016LOVE at checkout to receive your discount. This does NOT include the online classes or Paducah workshops.
Classes Open for Registration
We now have two online classes listed for 2016 which will lead you through a variety of new techniques!
Ever wonder just how to use silk carrier rods/cocoons or even burlap?   This class will focus on flowers and help you lose the fear of trying out those items.  You will choose one of our Texture Packs in your favorite color way.  Using those items you will create an art quilt/wall hanging.  Each week the techniques will vary, so that four panels you create will show how simple changes in the handling of the fibers can convey a different impression or emotion.  Some embroidery stitches will be covered to further enhance the surface. $70 class fee includes the majority of everything you need for the class.

In this online workshop, we will explore stitch making on water soluble fabrics.  Experimenting with different products and stitches can stimulate your creativeness.  With so many options on the market it can be overwhelming; this class will let you explore different types that could provide you with success in achieving your creative vision.  Adding a little something new to your technique "toolbox" is all it takes to spur ideas. $65 class fee includes a kit with a large variety of water soluble fabrics so you can try out each of them.
A.I.R. Studio Paducah
We are honored to once again be artists-in-residence at A.I.R. Studio in Paducah during AQS Quilt Week.  We will be there from April 17th-May 6th.  We will be offering a total of 7 workshops during quilt week including two by guest artist Barb Forrister.  They range from art quilting, painting, 3D flowers, and embroidery to art journaling.  Check out the classes by clicking on the link below.

Thank You!
Thank you so much for all the support over the years.  We know we are changing things up this year with not vending as much as we have in the past.  We hope you will take advantage of an online class or two and enjoy learning more uses for our products.


Kristin Rodriguez & Jan Girod

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

We Are Teaching in Houston.....

Contracts were signed and faxed in yesterday morning so we can share that we are teaching in Houston! More details will follow later as to classes and times! We are so honored to be a part of the amazing staff that IQA brings in for Festival.