Quilt Market: Classes - Part 1

I had the opportunity to attend a number of Schoolhouse presentations during market.  These very short classes are designed to help store owners learn more about the products available, as well as how to use the products and share them with their customers.  The premier event was hosted by Aurifil threads.  We learned how the company was formed and how their threads are made, as well as all about their new line of 80 wt cotton threads.  We also received a sample of the thread in a bag along with some Moda fabric.

Alex Beronelli from Aurifil was one of the beginning speakers.
I attended Lizzy House's presentation about her new fabric line "Printmaking."  She shared how she made her prints and that was the most exciting part to me.
Lizzy House showing off her Printmaking line
I also took a class about silk dupioni, and a class from Like Sew about Facebook Marketing. (sorry no photos)
Susan Du Bois, owner of Treenway Silks, gave a great demonstration on silk fushion (felt).
Susan Du Bois from Treenway Silks
This photo of Liz Kettle and Ruth Chandler's arm makes me giggle.

Liz and Ruth helped out with Susan's class, and then Ruth taught directly afterwards about Treenway's silk threads.
A better shot of Liz and Ruth before Susan's presentation.
I had some fun epiphanies during the Treenway presentations.
I love this journal made with Treenway Silk roving and threads.  I think Ruth made it.


Judy Gula of Artistic Artifacts gave a lovely presentation about using Batik panels in quilts.

Judy with one of the gorgeous quilt she made.
Another of Judy's quilts made with Batik panels.


The quilt made with batik panels was created by Christine Vinh.
The photo I took doesn't do the quilt justice - here is a close up that shows off the lovely colors better. Thanks Chris for letting me use your photo!

Tomorrow I'll post photos from the two Take n' Teach classes taught by Ruth Chandler and Liz Kettle.  Since they were my ride to and from the convention center I came along and acted as minion.  I don't think minions have as much fun as I did though!

Comments

Lynda said…
OMG! I bet you learned a ton. I want to go!!

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