Thursday, June 28, 2018

Woohoo....We are Teaching in Houston Again.....

We are so happy to be teaching in Houston at International Quilt Festival this fall.  Festival this year is a tad bit later than usual, Thursday November 8th through Sunday, November 11th.  Online registration begins after 10 AM Central Time on Monday, July 16th.  I thought I would let everyone know a bit ahead of that date so you can study the class offerings, there are many great looking classes to choose from including ours.  (not too prejudice am I?)

Between the two of us we are teaching 5 different classes listed below;

Thursday, November 8th from 2-5 PM:
         Blossoms-Flower Garden Pennant (#480) Janelle Girod
Little hand-stitching/embroidery projects are great for keeping your hands busy while on the go.  Learn how to manipulate cheesecloth to create the flowers for this pennant, then move on to easy embroidery stitches and embellishment techniques.

Friday, November 9th from 9AM-12PM
         Enrich the Surface (#541) Janelle Girod
Love embroidery but French knots give you trouble? Learn the Sorbello stitch and use varying weights of thread to create your free-form embroidery piece on an encrusted fiber background.  Discussion includes a variety of finishing/display techniques for your piece.

Friday, November 9th from 9AM-12PM
         Watercolor Landscape  (#550) Kristin Rodriguez
Looking for a new way to use your fabric scraps? Learn a confetti-style technique that gives your quilt a watercolor effect. Choose from a tree or flower scene and create a 12in square piece.  Learn how to create a base, choose fabrics, and place them effectively. Discussion includes layering, quilting, and finishing edges.

Friday, November 9th from 2-5PM
          Coloring on Fabric with Inktense (#573) Janelle Girod
Inktense gives you that painterly look without using paints or changing the hand of the fabric.  Learn a variety of application techniques that will allow you to create bold vibrant images or softer watercolor effects.

Saturday, November 10th from 9AM to 5 PM (with a lunch break from Noon to 2 PM)
             Textured Collages (721) Kristin Rodriguez and Janelle Girod
Join Girod and Rodriquez of “Fiber on a Whim” and work with a variety of textures/fibers as you create a collaged background. Hand stitching, embroidery, and beading enhance your work. Learn an image transfer technique to create the focal point that rounds out the piece.

Kits are provided for these classes, you pretty much just need scissors, thimble, straight pins and a willingness to "play".  Oh, for the Inktense class you will probably like an apron, old shirt or clothes that aren't your best.  We will have a good time and hopefully you will have a new technique or two to add to your "toolbox".

Thanks for stopping by.

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