I can’t believe how fast time goes by at an event like International Quilt Festival. Not only did I have a lot going on at the show, I’ve had a super busy time once I got back. Now after a little rest I’m ready to jump back in! Here goes…
I guess the biggest thrill for me is to have a quilt at the show! Geschwindigkeit (Speed) was hanging in the show in the “An Exquisite Moment” special exhibit. Yes, I did that thing where you hang out in front of your quilt and listen to what other people say about it (it was all good).
I was part of Open Studios (sponsored by Craftsy) and had a great time showing everyone all about my cartoony quilts, dimensional sewing, and light up quilts! Lots of people asked me if I teach and lecture (YES!) and a bunch asked if I had a Craftsy class, so I guess I’ll have to look into that!
Check out all of these awesome light up trading cards made in my class!!! I LOVE student work, it’s so innovative and I always see something new that someone wants to put a light into. We had a great time. Big thanks to Superior Threads for the conductive thread (check out this link for tutorials and more using their conductive threads)!
I’m always nervous to be the first Make It University class of the day, but I didn’t really have to worry.
The other awesome thing I did was to demo in the Cherrywood designs booth! People came by and learned how I make my little cartoony people with Cherrywood hand dyed fabrics! I worked on the cast of the Big Bang Theory during my demos, and had a great time showing people what I do.
Then there’s my friends! This is a big part of the show for me. Clockwise from the top left: Judi Hurwitt, Pokey Bolton, Ebony Love, and Deborah Boschert!
Even more fun is to be had at the “after parties” like the Gala on the Green on Saturday (top) and the Dinner @ 8 Artist dinner for those of us in the “An Exquisite moment” exhibit.
Of course, there’s my friend Catherine, who travels with me, is a fab roommate, and has her own “quiltie adventures” while at the show. She did lots at the show this year too (like teaching and demoing) and you can read about her version of events on her blog! (How is it we get no pictures together, Catherine?)