Back from Houston

I was away for a whopping eleven days for Quilt Market and Quilt Festival and in my absence Halloween came and went, the remnants of a hurricane whipped through Boston, and oh yeah baby… the Red Sox won the World Series!

While I get my voice back and catch up on sleep, I thought I’d provide a few pictures for your viewing enjoyment from Make It University! with Cloth Paper Scissors at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. With the new addition of Open Studios, we were a happenin’ spot. A huge thanks to all of the talented artists who spent time in Open Studios including Christine Adams,  Traci Bautista, Jane Dunnewold, Lesley Riley, Mary Fisher, Claire Benn, Laura Cater-Woods, Judy Coates Perez,  Heidi Lund, Frances Holliday Alford, Beryl Taylor, Lisa Engelbrecht, Alyson Faulkner, and Tracie and Marilyn Huskamp.

Now pictures…

Tracy and Allison Stilwell of Artgirls. They are always so much fun to hang out with. (Can’t you tell?)

The beautiful Mary Fisher stitching and painting her mixed-media books in Open Studios. (Be sure to see her article in the latest issue of MORE magazine!)

A darling girl showed us these glamorous beehive do’s using Artgirlz felt beads and ends of balloons. Clever!

I’d tell you what we’re doing but it’s top secret. If you come to Spring Quilt Festival/Chicago, all will be made clear to you…

Okay, it has to do with “Surviving the Runway.” Here’s Melody  who earned high honors for her creativity and swagger on the runway (which by the way, was pretty darn funny…see below.)

We are breaking ground, guys.  It is now completely acceptable to wear a toga to a quilt show.

High-ranking Quilts Inc. folks also played along. 😉

Traci Bautista, the Artgirlz (shown in first picture) and I shared the spotlight in an article in the Houston Chronicle. That was certainly an honor!

Believe it or not, we are already planning ahead and getting ready for Spring Quilt Festival/Chicago. Soon I will post details for a call for art for a special exhibit we’ll be featuring in Make It University! with Cloth Paper Scissors. With so many mixed-media artists in and around the Chicago area, it will definitely be a riotous few days. Be sure to save the date: April 11-13, 2008.