Memorial Day give away, CREATE recap, and Make it University - Long Beach!

27 May 2011

WEEKEND PLANS and a GIVE AWAY!

Ready for the long weekend? I am excited for two main reasons: the sun is supposed to be out in Boston and I have set aside some much needed craft time. I can’t tell you how barb Delaney and myself working at the CREATE storerelaxing it is to just think about sitting on my back porch with nothing to do but craft. I think I actually even convinced by roommate, Leigh, to participate. She is reluctant about the prospect of crafting, but when I told her about the Decolourant I just bought she seemed a little more interested….

Anyway, to celebrate this long weekend I am giving away some awesome new Moda Fabric! We just got a bunch of samples into the office, and I haven’t decided which one to give away, but it will be a summery bundle! In order to enter to win, please leave a comment at the bottom telling what your plans are for the long weekend. I will randomly pick a winner on Tuesday after the weekend.  Jane LaFazio at the Artist Faire!

CREATE!

Last week I attended CREATE, which was held in Costa Mesa, California. The amount of energy, talent, willingness to try new things, and smiled that I saw at this retreat was amazing! I was working in the CREATE store for the majority of the event, but was thrilled when artists came in and proudly displayed the work that they had done for us.

I also got a chance to walk around during class time, and was amazed to see how talented everyone was. We had a stellar line up of teachers some being Alisa Burke, Jane LaFazio, Linda Blinn, Jeannie Moore, Dea Fischer, and many more!

Did you miss out on this CREATE? Don’t worry, there is another one this summer in Chicago from August 24th – 28th. Check out the details here: http://www.createmixedmediaretreat.com.

MAKE IT UNIVERSITY!!!

Were you local to Costa Mesa, CA and are disappointed that you missed seeing us when we were in your area? No need to worry about that either – Cloth Paper Scissors® is coming back in July! We will, once again, be hosting the Make It University™ section at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, CA. Make It University is an area right on the show floor that offers 1 hour workshop classes for just $10! (all supplies are included). I personally LOVE the show in Long Beach – I always seem to have the most fun at this show! We have finalized the teaching schedule, and are excited to share it with you. Here is a little more about the event as well: 

  Make it University!™ Long Beach 2011

Are you ready for some hands-on, hands-down fun? Quilts, Inc., and the publishers of Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors® magazines are proud to bring you Make It University!™ with Cloth Paper Scissors®, a place for artistic discovery. Come join us right on the show floor where mixed-media, paper, and fiber art vendors will be selling one-of-a-kind mixed-media supplies, books, kits, novelty papers, embellishment supplies, and paints. There will be lots of hands-on, hour-long workshops, demonstrations, and challenges you can sign up for on the show floor—everything from mixed-media jewelry to embossed metal designs.

The Trading Post

Join us at Trading Post where during show hours you can trade a variety of art: Artist Trading Cards (ATCs), fabric postcards, small art quilts, fiber and mixed-media jewelry, inchies, you name it! Bring as many items to trade as you like.

Open Studios

A very talented line-up of artists and crafters are joining us this year to share their art and processes with you. Artists will be making small projects, dyeing and painting fabric, stamping cloth and paper, creating handmade books, and stitching with mixed media right on the show floor. Make sure to stop by Make It University! ™ for the daily schedule.

Make It University!™ with Cloth Paper Scissors® Workshops

These workshops will be taught by exhibitors and artists in the Make It University!™ with Cloth Paper Scissors® section, with a maximum of 25 people per session. The fee for each workshop is $15, and workshop participation will be determined by lottery. Each workshop will have its own lottery. The lottery will open for each workshop the day the workshop is given, and people may put their name in each workshop lottery from the time the show opens that day up until 15 minutes prior to the start of the workshop. Participants may put their name in each workshop lottery only once, but may put their name in as many different workshop lotteries as they choose. People must be physically present 15 minutes prior to the assigned workshop to hear if their name is called. If the person isn’t present, unfortunately their spot will be forfeited and another name will be called.

Thursday (Preview Night):

5:30 – 6:30: Silk in the Meadow: Mixed-Media Necklace

Create a silk and linen mixed-media necklace with images of the western meadow. A silk fiber chain embraces a fiber vignette of meadow images. A silk cocoon encases a luscious kiss of dangling fibers, like grasses in the prairie breeze.

- Liz Kettle

7:00 – 8:00: DeColourant Discharge & Color Sampler

Make freezer paper templates and simple foam stamps to discharge fabric and add color all in one step and without toxic fumes.

- Judy Coates Perez

8:15 – 8:45: Cloth Paper Scissors® Raffle!

Do you like free stuff? Put your name in the jar to possibly win some great loot, from books and magazines to DVDs and fiber art supplies!

Friday:

10:30 – 11:30: Where Did You Get That Bag?

Everyone will be asking you that question when you carry this unique bag. What you keep in your bag is a secret we won’t reveal but the outside will declare that you have the style and flair of an artist! Paint, stamps and stencils will turn plain white Multi-Purpose Cloth into a one of a kind piece of functional art.

- Liz Kettle and Ruth Chandler

12:00 – 1:00: Sketching with Scissors: Making Ear Candy

Escape from tracing and patterns; learn how to sketch with scissors. We will work on free-cutting bird shapes until you’ve learned to make a unique bird that reflects your personality. Then, using pre-fused hand dyed fabric, you’ll make either a pair of earrings or a necklace that features your newfound sketching skills!

- Candy Glendening

1:30 – 2:30: Stitch-and-Paint Flower Pins

In this workshop, canvas stitched flowers are painted with water-soluble crayons. You’ll have fun assembling the flower pins with the painted flowers, pieces of color printed organza, felt and buttons.

- Jeannie Palmer Moore

3:00 – 4:00: Scrappy Pin Cushions

It is fun to be green! Recycle an Altoids® tin and make it into a cute and useful Pin Cushion!

- Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison

4:30 – 5:30: French Tag Book

You will create your own version of a French tag book using a 10-page accordion book structure. We will alter the pages, design French tags, and decorate the book using the instructor's collection of French ephemera, embellishments, and decorative papers.

- Linda Blinn

6:00 – 7:00: Resin Jewelry and Much More!

Embed quilt art or interesting fabrics, paper, buttons, or beads to create resin pieced that can be used for pins, magnets, and more!

- Fran Valera, Little Windows™

Saturday

10:15 – 11:15: Where Did You Get That Bag?

Everyone will be asking you that question when you carry this unique bag. What you keep in your bag is a secret we won’t reveal but the outside will declare that you have the style and flair of an artist! Paint, stamps and stencils will turn plain white Multi-Purpose Cloth into a one of a kind piece of functional art.

- Liz Kettle and Ruth Chandler

11:45 – 12:45: Drawing and Watercolor Workshop

Take this class to get over your fear of drawing and using watercolors! Jane will take you through the process of drawing and water-coloring a beautiful flower.

- Jane LaFazio

1:15 – 2:15: Beneath the Surface
Learn a variety of wild, expressive, messy, unique, and simple surface design techniques to create beautiful surfaces to use in your mixed media projects. Alisa will demonstrate all kinds of easy techniques to create surfaces filled with pattern, color, texture and layers and experiment with all kinds of surfaces.

- Alisa Burke

2:45 – 3:45: Festive Fabric Cuffs

Think Wonder Woman is the only one who looks good wearing cuff jewelry? Think again! Make a one-of-a-kind, colorful fabric cuff to sport on the show floor and make your quilt friends envious. We’ll stamp, stitch, and play with a variety of surface design techniques, too.

- Pokey Bolton, Cloth Paper Scissors®

4:15 – 5:15: Doodled Surface Design
There is nothing better than incorporating your very own doodles and drawings into creative projects! Learn how to use simple shapes, doodles, and drawings to create surfaces full of pattern, layers, and texture that can be used in a variety of fabric, paper and mixed media projects. No drawing experience required!

- Alisa Burke

5:30 – 7:00: Surviving the Runway: The Royal Hat Edition
Join Pokey for a lively “designer challenge” celebrating quilting and colorful couture! Door prizes for all, and fabulous goodies totaling more than $300 for those who survive the runway!
- Pokey Bolton, Cloth Paper Scissors®

Sunday

11:30 – 12:30: Scrappy Pin Cushions

It is fun to be green! Recycle an Altoids® tin and make it into a cute and useful pincushion!

- Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison

1:00 – 2:00: Silk in the Meadow: Mixed-Media Necklace

Create a silk and linen mixed media necklace with images of the western meadow. A silk fiber chain embraces a fiber vignette of meadow images. A silk cocoon encases a luscious kiss of dangling fibers, like grasses in the prairie breeze.

- Liz Kettle

 

Have a fun, relaxing, and safe long weekend!

Lindsey


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Robinknit wrote
on 27 May 2011 12:02 PM

My plans for the long weekend are to play with the stuff I bought at CREATE in Costa Mesa.

on 27 May 2011 1:01 PM

Entertaining the in-laws for the weekend and hopefully finding a few minutes to sneak away to my studio!

on 27 May 2011 1:40 PM

I have one daughter sick with a head cold and one daughter who just had 3 extra teeth dug out of the gums so I will be doing a lot of serving, watching movies and cuddling this weekend. :D

ixchelart wrote
on 27 May 2011 2:20 PM

I will be working on a tote bag to match a purse i made a few weeks ago and trying to finish appliquéing a bunch of flowers and leaves on a queen size quilt border.

Lindy101 wrote
on 27 May 2011 2:41 PM

I have plans to dye in the sunshine, but the sunshine keeps flitting away, and clouds gathering, may have thunder and lightening. Arghh!! So, back to the Shed to sew this weekend, I guess...

dancindeb wrote
on 27 May 2011 2:47 PM

Weekend plans--to hit the pile of "someday I'm gonna..." ideas sitting on my craft desk.  With any luck, my muse will arrive and help me create, create, create!

rottnluck wrote
on 27 May 2011 3:03 PM

Knitting and quilting all weekend.  I have a Girl Scout tie quilt to finish, a bunch of yarn to dye and a baby dress to knit.

Griffer wrote
on 27 May 2011 3:26 PM

Its rainy and cold here in the mountains of Idaho so my daughter and I are going to sew and watch movies while grandpa entertains the grandson.  Whoo Hoo.

coollabtech1 wrote
on 27 May 2011 4:32 PM

I am off to a quilt show this weekend- it is put on by Mennonite Central Committee for a fundraiser.There will also be some fabric shops selling stuff...so should be great fun.

jabotquilt wrote
on 27 May 2011 7:19 PM

I am going to be trying out my brand new Janome Horizon 7700 machine... it is the first brand new machine I have ever purchased.

on 27 May 2011 10:24 PM

Saturday is a birthday party, Sunday is a cookout, but Monday...Monday is MY day to play! Will be heading to my crafting area to see what the muse whispers to me *grin* Enjoy your play time!

silvergal wrote
on 28 May 2011 12:44 AM

Hoping for sunshine and warm weather when I take a beach walk & look for art inspiration in nature!

CYooOhio wrote
on 28 May 2011 11:28 AM

I plan on working on the quilt I'm making for the winner of our annual Harvest for Hunger charity auction.  I donate my time and all the materials to make a full sized quilt for the winner.  This year's winner gave me complete creative freedom other than using her colors!  wooo hooo!!  Having a fun time here in Ohio.  

Jane LaFazio wrote
on 28 May 2011 11:58 AM

wow!! what a great lineup at MIU! I want to take every one of them.

reginabdunn wrote
on 28 May 2011 1:25 PM

Sewing labels on a couple of quilts, sewing a hanging sleeve onto a quilt, tracing a pattern onto fabric for thread painting, and hopefully thread painting.

Alsan wrote
on 28 May 2011 2:03 PM

I'm going to weave!  My dishtowel warp is calling me. At the moment that warp seems to be a dog on the loom, but I have a plan to make it learn new tricks. When that is tamed I'm going to put in some time on weaving some learning challenge sample material - on another loom, of course. Then I'm going to dig into my stash of handwoven material scraps and make a tooth fairy pillow. While I'm in my sewing area I'll crazy quilt enough pieces to make a few purses of my own design and hopefully serge the 11 dishtowels I have off the loom. I might even manage to finish up the beaded fringe on a crushed silk scarf/stole!  Why do the people in my life want to eat on a schedule?

Jamie Fingal wrote
on 28 May 2011 2:54 PM

I think we are in for a treat with this great schedule of teachers!  Fun for everyone.  It is coming up sooner than we think!  Can't wait to see everyone!  Hang Loose!

silklover wrote
on 28 May 2011 11:09 PM

You ladies have so much fun!  For th elong weekend, I am resting from house hunting, working on a counted stitch  sampler,  and quilting.  It sounds good to me!

Maud Aretz wrote
on 29 May 2011 10:17 AM

I made some fabulous new fabrics at CREATE in Costa Mesa.  I plan to turn them into inspired maud-ern_artz creations!!!

Maud Aretz wrote
on 29 May 2011 10:19 AM

I made some fabulous new fabric at CREATE in Costa Mesa.  I plan to turn them into maud-ern artz creations this weekend!!!

disdocent wrote
on 29 May 2011 1:18 PM

I'm working on raw edge applique blocks and  finishing a house gnome!

Quilnan wrote
on 29 May 2011 6:58 PM

This weekend I'll be machine quilting a donation quilt and sewing in a fabric and paper journal.

on 30 May 2011 12:47 PM

It is Festival of Quilts at Heritage Park here in Calgary, so I'll be spending Saturday there.  Then on Sunday, I'm getting together with a friend who came from Vancouver and we are going to do some fabric painting.  In the free moments, I'm putting together two black and white quilts, and trying to decide how to quilt another one which is layered and ready to go.  On the floor, lays a fourth one which is getting blocked and waiting for the binding!  Oh, what fun!