Maybe you've already seen this on Ms Quilting Arts, Pokey Bolton's blog. Maybe you already did and want to watch it again. It was the Saturday night Make It University Surviving the Runway 80s Style challenge and we all got quite carried away. I served as the "Tim Gunn" for the group, "Make it work!" See what lengths art quilter Kathy York was willing to go to to make it work...and WIN!
The rest of the week was pretty tame in comparison. We had an amazing time at the QuiltArt reception that Karey Bresenhan throws for us each year (thank you, Karey). Here we are taking pictures of each other taking pictures. We quilters really know how to liven up a Halloween Friday night in Houston. Here's Judy Coates Perez.
And Jamie Fingal in full Halloween regalia.
On Tuesda, the down day between Market & Festival, my partner in crime and I took off to see Kim Ritter's new studio in the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Kim was gracious enough to supply the missing C for the photo.
I taught 3 classes and gave one lecture on Transfers and sold out all the TAP I shipped to Houston. Oh and not to forget the Make It University class I taught Friday morning - a surface design sampler using Claudine Hellmuth's new STUDIO line.
There's Shona in the left corner. Check out her blog to see how she turned her squares into a gorgeous book. After that, i flew back up to resume my dye painting class with Hollis Chatelain. Yes, I had double booked myself, forgetting that I had registered for her class oh so many months ago, way before I even knew I'd be moving I think.
Painting with thickened dye is a whole different animal from painting with acrylics. I didn't get anywhere near finished my piece, but a learned so much, and have so much more to learn, but it's learning I'm excited about. It's part of the master plan, the abstract painting, the dye painting and the precision color mixing dye class with Carol Soderlund next June. All that and so much more...
Let me close with Miss Riley Crawford's reaction when informed of Election night results