Once again, I was was asked to be part of the next season of Quilting Arts TV! I had some great projects that I worked on in secret between all of my work travel for the comic book industry.
This time, my friend Catherine Redford was also taping and she and I were able to travel together and do our tapings on the same day!
We got there and set up each segment onto trays, and then it was the LONG wait until it was our turn to tape.
I did four segments for the new season. I was really excited to show something really new and I hope I lived up to the challenge! I also did another dimensional sewing segment, which I hope you will all enjoy too!
We met bunches of people who were taping also, including Julia Wood, Michelle May, Susan Brubaker Knapp, and Max Hamrick. Just like that, it was all over, and we packed up to go home. But there’s more exciting stuff around the corner! I can’t wait to tell you all about it!
I had a fabulous time at the International Quilt Festival in Rosemont (outside of Chicago). I had one heck of a packed schedule, and I got to meet so many new people and see lots of my good friends.
First off, I had great fun at the Open Studios. This is where you get to stop by and see what quilt artists are up to and what they are making. It started last year in Houston, and I loved it, so I was totally game for it again this year. I showed off three different techniques: Cartooning for Quilters, Heirloom Sewing, and of course, Light Up Your Quilts! I was asked so many times “Do you teach?” The answer is YES, YES, YES!
I also got an opportunity to teach Light Up Artist Trading Cards at Create on the Spot! This is similar to the old “Make It University” (which is coming back to Houston this year– YAY!).
The students in my light up class had a great time, and I had lots of kids in my class! Everyone’s project lit up! I thought the class was a great value and I hope everyone liked their project.
There have been a few places I’ve popped up since, like over on Pokey’s Blog, and on Generation Q’s blog, which is also nice.
It’s always great to have a quilt in the show, and my quilt “Schwerkraft (Gravity)” was part of the Naperville Modern Quilt Guild’s Log Cabin Modern Quilt Showcase. It was great fun to see it hanging.
There was also a great Modern Meet Up that Catherine and I co-hosted with the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild, and we got to see our friends and have a few drinks to wind down the day.
Again I demoed the Conductive Thread and lights from Superior Threads, who were super great to work with! They have the best threads. In all, it was a great weekend. I can’t wait until Houston! I already have my flight and hotel!
I went to tape for the new season of Quilting Arts TV last week on Good Friday. It was a GREAT Friday, if you ask me! I taped four segments. This was one of many projects that I have been secretly prepping for, as everything had to be made in triplicate.
I started off very early on Thursday, but it’s not the trip for the Mustang, which is still covered for the winter.
What a great staff they are, they made you feel comfortable and were super nice!
A peek into the studio. My friend, Lynn Krawczyk was taping that day!
Some of my weekly quilts making an appearance.
After the taping I got to meet the amazing Marlene Glickman, who I went to dinner with after our segments taped.
I can’t wait until they air, which will be some time in the fall. I’m so grateful to have been asked to appear and hope you all enjoy when it comes out!
Wow! Thank you so much to Suzi Ballenger who let me know about the article (and the exhibition in the first place!), and also to Jess Braley for such a glowing review of the exhibit and my work. I really wish I could travel to see the show, it looks fabulous.
The article is on page 9 of the 5/09/12 edition, in case it gets archived and you would like to read the whole thing.
|The channel guide for when my episode was on locally!|
I can’t say that 2011 wasn’t good to me. It was a fabulous year. Some of my highlights were:
-taping a segment for Series 800 of Quilting Arts TV!
-Having my EL Wire article published in In Stitches digital magazine
-Teaching at Houston in the Make It University area
-Acceptance into my first IQA show and also two other exhibitions
-having several of my meme quilts go viral
It’s been such a successful year that it makes you wonder how to keep the momentum going? I have lots of ideas scrambling around in my head that I hope to make come to life. It’s going to be a great year again, and I hope you’ll stay for the ride!