Spreading my Wings

Recently I heard some more exciting news! Coming this Fall I will be teaching at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. Last November I submitted some ideas for classes that varied from half day to full day and a sampler session. Little did I know they would choose them all.

Red eyed Tree Frog

This pattern is from my class Leaping Lizards, I know a frog isn't a lizard but its close! My other pattern is a basilisk lizard. Having attended the IQF quilt show but not attended a class there I was a little in the dark when sending in my class proposals. I opted to offer fabric collage classes with a pattern and kit for each. This seems to make it easier for people attending the show especially if they have traveled to get there. Almost all they need to bring is some fabric glue and good sharp scissors, no sewing machine required.

 The Rocking Roosters patterns

The Rocking Roosters patterns

These two patterns will be for my Rocking Roosters class which is a 3 hr class. Students will get to learn my fabric collage technique, start on their project and then take it home to finish it. I learned that IQF classes are kept short and so afternoons are not used for working on a project once the technique is learned but for other classes. For each class I will have 2 patterns offering choice for students with slightly different fabric selections.

 Sunlit Sunflowers, 3 hr class

Sunlit Sunflowers, 3 hr class

Class information is made available in June. At this point I have no idea how popular my classes will be or if people will sign up but I heard having a kit is a good option. 

 Dazzling Dogs, a 6hr class

Dazzling Dogs, a 6hr class

Two of my classes will be 6 hr classes, Dazzling Dogs and Leaping Lizards. For these classes students will learn my technique begin working on the project and also learn about how to use their own photos to translate into artwork. Bulldog will be one of my patterns and I am still working on the pattern for the second project. 

I have a lot more work to do to make my patterns ready for class and then start to gather my fabrics and put together all those kits. Its all very exciting but sounds like I need to go fabric shopping! :)