International Quilt Festival…. how big is it?

And the last two videos from the International Quilt Festival I’m going to share here are just fun little clips I’ve edited together so that you can get a feel for what happens there. It’s big. It’s really big.


You can see the rest of the video interviews from IQF 2018 on my youtube channel.

Best of Dinner@8 exhibit at IQF 2018

And…. here is a lovely walk through of the special exhibit:

Best of Dinner@8

Enjoy!

Cheryl Sleboda and Sew Much Cosplay at IQF 2018

Another treat from the International Quilt Festival 2018. I had the chance to chat with Cheryl Sleboda and follow her around for a live walk through of her special exhibit:

Sew Much Cosplay

Enjoy!

IQF Award Winner Interviews

Whew. You all are amazing… have I told you that before? You kept me hopping BIG TIME over Black Friday. I think I’ll do it again next year. In the meantime… here are some more video interviews from the International Quilt Festival.

The Pfaff Master Award for Machine Artistry

$5,000*
Sponsored by Pfaff Sewing Machines

Hope
by Ximo Navarro Sirera
of Canals, Valencia, Spain

Mr. Sirera is a lovely and gentle man. I stood around long enough to find someone to translate for me. His work was well deserving of the award. He told me he’d only been quilting for 5 years. This treasure took two years to create. It was his “distraction” while he underwent treatment for cancer. We are so glad he is still with us.

 

The Gammill Master Award for Contemporary Artistry

$5,000*
Sponsored by Gammill

Velvet Flowers
by Linda Anderson
of La Mesa, California, United States

I didn’t get the chance to talk to Linda Anderson but her husband, Steven Gadon, who was manning the white gloves when I stopped by and was happy to chat about this spectacular piece of work.

Enjoy the work of these two artists!

Start Your Art & IQF 2018

Two things again today.
Susan Brubaker Knapp made some “bad art”
with the Start Your Art cards!

Take a peek at her blog then comment there to enter her giveaway.

And here is another interview from the International Quilt Festival 2018. This time we talk to prize winner Patricia Kennedy-Zafred, winner of the Koala Studios Master Award for Innovative Artistry.


Enjoy!

Start Your Art & IQF2018

Two things for you today.

The Fabulous Mel Beach

over at
Piece, Love, and Happiness (awesome name for a blog!!!)
has written a blog post about my
Start Your Art
card deck of warm-ups for artists….

….. and there is a giveaway so go see it now!!!!

 

And guess what else?!
I got to interview Mel in front of her gorgeous quilt at the International Quilt Festival.
So you can listen to her for a minute here….

… then go read her blog!

International Quilt Festival 2018: The Power of Women exhibit

Please enjoy this FB live recording of a little walkabout through the Power of Women special exhibit at the 2018 International Quilt Festival. Ask any questions in the comments and I’ll see if I can answer them.

 

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