The things you see at Houston.

As a Tutor, it’s important to keep up with the latest trends in fabric, notions, ideas and techniques in quilting.

"What latest trends" you ask…..?

The creativity of Amy Butler, Heather Bailey to name a few… talented young designers who are taking the quilt world into a new era of design.

I believe that  "Quilting" is an evolution in home sewing. It’s exciting, innovative and the new Quilting Industry has completely changed  our ideas on so many things. I, for one want to be part of the new ideas and share in the excitement.

It was School house today…there were 300 classes to choose from today, the brochure states "that the emphasis is on introducing new products or techniques and its an opportunity to expand your existing program."

I took a lectures from
Kaffe Fassette and Lisa Prior Lucy. Lisa explained that their collaboration is like "Woodstock meets English country cottage….."

We were introducedDante_gabriel_rossetti_raphaelite to the fabric designed by Phillip Jacobs and colored by Kaffe…
and I believe their next project is fabric from the Pre-Raphaelite Era 1848-1914…. I’ll wait with baited breath.

Ricky Tims   shared his wonderful techniques for making his Rhapsody quilt and has a new book out that is a must for all.

Lori Williams of Windham fabrics , inspired us all with her journey through Williamsburg Virginia and shared their latest fabric range. If you click on Windham fabrics and go to American Womens Home collection…. you can download a wonderful pattern…..

Meg Cox, a former reporter of the Wall Street Journal who has been researching the quilt world since 2001. She has written a book that will probably end up being a bible to us all

It’s not your grandmother’s quilt world anymore. Quilting today is a phenomenally popular hobby, artform, and business, often rolled into one, that attracts 21 million avid quilters who spend $2.27 billion annually on their passion. There are 2,500 quilt shops around the country, popular television series, guilds, Web sites, and national fairs—one in Houston draws 50,000 visitors each year.Meg Cox, a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, is one of the obsessive
new quilters, and in The Quilter’s Catalog, she draws on all her skills as a journalist to write the essential resource for contemporary quilters. Here’s the low-down on tools: computer-driven sewing machines, innovative rotary cutters, longarms. New and old techniques, from how to dye your own fabric to cutting-edge digital photo-transfer.  

And that wasn’t all for the day…. my head is spinning with ideas…but tomorrow is another day….

The art of Kaffe Fassett


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