International Quilt Festival – pt 1

November 6, 2013

Whew! The week after that crazy week was spent in Houston at the International Quilt Festival. There is simply too much to take in much less share, but I’ll give you a few of the highlights. I taught four different classes and one of my growing favorites is Creative Collaborative Collage! 

photo 2(I’ll have to look harder and see if I have a non-blurry picture in my files!) 

In this class we let go of all inhibitions and simply play with fabric and color and design principles for a few hours. It gets a little wild and crazy. It’s truly collaborative as we pass cards or get up and switch to a different table every few minutes. You never know what you are going to get to work on, what fabric you’ll have to work with, or which card you will end up keeping. When that is the case it frees you from the fear of making a mistake or worrying about outcomes. We call it a “make BAD art” day where the most valuable thing you do is have a true learning experience. It’s FUN!!!

photo 3

If your guild is having me in next year or in 2015 (or you want to have me come in!) let your program chair know that THIS is a fabulous class! I’m thinking it would also be a truly, wildly, wonderful evening event at a retreat. Part dance party, part fun fest with fabric. To all my CCC students – I love you!!!


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