Well here we are again. After a whirlwind last few weeks it looks as if everything has come together. I am in England and looking forward to Festival of Quilts 2012!
The last 2 days have been wonderful, catching up with friends and of course getting ready for Festival. I am teaching a workshop a day so have been getting samples and kits ready for the students. I have screen printed one of my drawings onto fabric ( with the perfect shade of slime green) and the students will be experimenting with free motion stitching and a bit of text as well.
One of the best things about screen printing is how quick it is. After I had all the student handouts and samples done I had an idea for a quilt or at least the beginnings of one. Edwina magically produced just the right piece of black fabric and I printed the panel below. I have the quilting ideas sorted out and plan to be working on it as part of our demonstration this weekend.
It has a way to go yet but I think it’s off to a great start.
We spent today setting up the stand and getting the displays and teaching area all in order. This year brings big changes ( even more changes!) for me. I am so pleased to be an endorsee of Mettler threads and this year I am on their stand at Festival, teaching and demonstrating some of my favorite techniques with my favorite threads. I am working alongside Edwina Mackinnon and we are both enjoying this new endeavor.
This is what it looked like when we started from this morning and it took the better part of the day to get things in order….
I didn’t take an image of the stand all dressed and ready to go, I ran out of steam by the end of the day and completely forgot. But I am planning to take my camera to Festival every day and try to record a bit of whats going on so I can share the images.
If you’re coming to Festival and have a chance to drop by I would love to see you. Stand C-39 is where I will be for the next 4 days!
Bye for now, Catherine