1. Make It University! with Cloth Paper Scissors at International Quilt Festival is taking place in less than two weeks! If you can't come to the show (and we'll certainly miss you) you can still be a part of the fun if you send in some Fat Inchies. Send us up to ten and we'll send back the same amount in your S.A.S.E. Info can be found here on how to participate. We also want to showcase finished artwork made with Fat Inchies/PSI's. If you have made a piece of art with Fat Inchies and would like it to be considered for display in Houston, please send your piece to Quilting Arts, Attn: Fat Inchie Project, PO Box 685, Stow, MA 01775 by next Friday (October 26).
Open Studios-- We are thrilled to present a very exciting line-up of artists who will be creating art in the Make It University section right on the show floor. Special guests include Jane Dunnewold, Mary Fisher, Beryl Taylor, Lesley Riley, Judy Coates Perez, Frances Holliday Alford, Lisa Engelbrecht, Tracie Lyn and Marilyn Huskamp, Traci Bautista, Laura Cater-Woods, and more.
2. If you haven't yet heard one of our favorite fiber artists Virginia Spiegel has set yet another ambitious goal for raising money for the American Cancer Society, this time striving for an astounding 30K. Virginia continues to work tirelessly to raise funds for this worthy cause and I hope you'll join me today in ordering her book. I've heard very good things about it and I plan to read my copy on my way down to Houston next week.
3. We are actively seeking submissions for two very special issues we'll be publishing next year. Our STUDIOS publication will be available next spring and we have some beautiful, inspiring studios to share with you. If you have a nifty storage tip, studio story, or before/ after pictures of where you create, by all means let us know about it if you haven't already. We will also be publishing our second annual Quilting Arts Gifts issue for early fall, so if you have a quilted home décor idea or a special gift project that celebrates your special holiday, let us know.
Lastly, doesn't Lesley Riley's artwork look great on the cover of the next issue of Cloth Paper Scissors? Here's a sneak peak of the cover below. This issue is still at press and wont be available until November, but this is what you have to look forward to: