Saturday, October 24, 2009

Southwestern Fiber Arts Festival

I belong to the Southwestern Fiber Arts Guild and was privileged to be able to teach for them again this year. Next year's festival will be on October 30 at Amado Territories here in Arizona. That's south of Tucson for those of you who are not Zonies.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Imagery on Fabrics Class

It's off to Springerville, AZ, to teach Imagery on Fabrics, which is the class that garners the most attention. Springerville is near the New Mexico border and is about a 4-hour drive from Phoenix. I'm providing a Power Point presentation and have brought printers so that my students can put their own photos onto fabric sheets. I prefer Printed Treasures or Electric Quilt fabric sheets and highly recommend either of these two brands. One advantage of the EQ sheets is that there is a 13" by 22" fabric sheets so that your images can be larger. I do teach the posterizing, which is another way to enlarge your images on fabric. This technique uses "tiles" or multiple pages for your image. It can be very effective for art quilts.

Tucson Wool Festival

Kathy Withers of Withers Ranch has an eight acre working ranch where she holds the Tucson Wool Festival every October. I taught classes in felted spiral making, embellished felting and creating silk paper. In addition, I had a vendor booth where I sold our line of felting tools, silks and felting books. Kathy gives tours of her ranch throughout the day and those are very popular and her gallery is always filled with colorful fibers from her animals and her wonderful novelty yarns. Visit Kathy at for your fiber needs or to get the dates of her festival.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Back in Phoenix!

Hurray, we're back in Phoenix! Yesterday it was the Arizona State Fair where I spent the day judging quilts. What a fun day. We've arrived safely in Phoenix and will start teaching quilting and felting classes here in the studio right away. Watch for details.