Seven days until Houston!

Now the countdown really begins–one week until the Houston festivities commence! Quilting Arts Magazine/Cloth Paper Scissors® are taking out four booths in the Make It University section (right smack in the middle of the vendor area) and we are planning for a really exciting, creative time.

I’ll also be leading a colorful class on painting tote bags with stencils, Lumiere paints, rubberstamps, Pearl-Ex powders, and Shiva Paintstiks right at 6:00 on Preview Night so I hope you’ll put your name in the lottery for the class and join me. Past experience tells us that some of our best books/products sell out on Preview Night so be sure to stop by early.

More news:

Live Fabric and Collage ATC Exchange

Wait until you see the hundreds of collaged, humorous, embellished, and whimsical ATCs we received for the Fabric and Collaged ATC Live Trade. These are such wonderful little treasures, and we’d love to open it up to more people who come to the show and might have missed the October 16th deadline. If you’ll be at the quilt show, please bring up to three ATCs to trade during the designated trading hours. A Quilting Arts representative will be facilitating the trade and you can choose whichever three you’d like to trade out. Please spread the word!

“Surviving the Runway” Creative Challenge
We’re putting the finishing touches on the “Surviving the Runway” creative challenge, and trust me… this workshop promises to elicit a few chuckles. (Word of warning: all egos must be checked at the door.)

Live Demo’s
I’ll be hosting a demo table in the Quilting Arts/Cloth Paper Scissors booths. If you have something you’d like me to go over from a past issue of Quilting Arts Magazine or Cloth Paper Scissors, please tell me now so I can try my best to pack it. We get a lot of questions about Shiva Paintstiks, silk cocoons, Angelina Film, Misty Fuse, so I’ll make sure to have all of that on hand. I’ll also have many of Beryl Taylor’s fabric and altered books at the editorial table for show and tell. (Her work looks beautiful in MIXED-MEDIA EXPLORATIONS but even better in person.)

Do not forget to buy fabric postcards in the FFAC (Fiberart For A Cause) area where you’ll get to meet the one and only Virginia Spiegel. We’re all crossing fingers that she can reach the $100,000 mark to benefit the American Cancer Society, and word has it the hundreds of fiber art postcards she received are amazing. (And she told me that some of you specifically wrote on the back of your postcards that you made your card in honor of my dad… you have no idea how deeply touched I am.)

Lastly, I will start posting the Blog Challenge results in the next few days after we’ve finished shipping everything to Texas. Wait until you see what these artists fashioned out of scraps… incredible!

*Above ATCs by artists Allison Stilwell and Lora Disser.