Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mixed Media Needlecase


International Quilt Festival/Chicago

April 16-18, 2010
Donald E. Stephens Center, Rosemont, IL

Karol and I arrived & were greeted
by a friendly lady
giving away wrist bands
for FREE entry into the Festival

Woot!!!

Among the quilts, lectures, shopping, shopping, shopping ...

were workshops scheduled each day.

Called Make it University!™ Chicago 2010

We tried our hand at
One-of-a Kind Needlecase
taught by
Kristen Rodriguez
Fiber on a Whim

post from her blog

My kit theme was PLAYNeedlecase Front

Inside our kits were a cloth for texture, bits of scrapbook papers, bits of paper to embellish (ie ticket, map, music, dictionary page), button, and fiber (+needle)

We received instructions for placing our paper pieces
on the needlebook cover

having the paper pieces stick on the fabric using a product called
Misty Fuse

we embellished with perle cotton

Final touches: sewing on the button, a tie, and the pages inside

Whole Needlecase (outside)

Marjorie took a different class,
Kelli Perkins - cartoon fabric paper collage pins
see her post:
Quilt Show; Oh we had fun!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

International Quilt Festival - Chicago

What a blast!
Tho, not as many quilts on display
as last year's show - I'm just sayin ...

Here are photos of some of my 'loot':
IQF program, ruler, and 2010 pin
Jeana Kimball's Redwork needles

I was delighted to browse the
Bohin
(France) Booth
I picked out some
needles and a pair of
embroidery scissors
close-up

I felt sorry for the guy
working in the booth
as he was stranded in the USA
b/c of the volcano problem

Marjorie, blogging over at Moonsilk Stitches
has a great photo of the Bohin Booth on her post:
Quilt Show

More posts to come ....

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Art in the Park

From their Web Site:

Elmhurst Art Museum's 14th Annual Art in the Park:

A Juried Show of Fine Art, Craft and Design,
presented by Suburban Bank and Trust,
will take place
Saturday, May 1
and Sunday, May 2, 2010,
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
on the grounds of Elmhurst Art Museum,
150 Cottage Hill Avenue,
(Elmhurst, Illinois)
North of Wilder Park.

There will be 110 outstanding artists exhibiting at this exciting weekend-long event with live entertainment and an assortment of food for sale by select vendors. Be sure to bring the entire family to enjoy the artists, music, food and other fun activities!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

This week-end ....


International Quilt Festival
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL

Preview Night: Thurs, April 15, 2010
April 16-18, 2010

Daily Admission: $10.00

More information on web site:
http://www.quilts.com
713.781.6864

Monday, April 05, 2010

Porter County Fair (7/22-8/1)

Look what came in the mail?
Did you get your booklet, too?

What are YOU going to enter?

Pre-registration requested by 7/16

Registration via Mail - Deadline: 7/15
e-mail Registration Deadline: 7/17
Entry Deadline: 7/18

Need a booklet?
Registration Form?

Contact the Superintendent:
mpralph@comcast.net

Premiums are as follows:
1st Place ... $5.00 + Ribbon
2nd Place ... $4.00 + Ribbon
3rd Place ... $3.00 + Ribbon
4th Place ... $2.00 + Ribbon
5th Place ... $1.00 + Ribbon

Entries will be received on
Sunday, 7/18
12noon to 6pm
at the Exhibit Building

Entries will be released on
8/1 from 8-10pm
--or--
Monday 8/2 9-11am
at the Exhibit Building

more information in the Home Economics booklet

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