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International Quilt Festival/Chicago is next week!

6 Apr 2009

I love this time of year. When April comes around, it means one kind of sock season is officially over (bye bye boots, hellooooo sandals), and another type of sock season officially begins!

It also means it's time for the International Quilt Festival/ Chicago, and below are some of the highlights for Make It University:

Preview Night
We'll be hosting our own quilter's stimulus package as we raffle off fabric bundles, notions, and books. All you have to do is put your name in the cookie jar at MIU and be present if your name is called.

Free stuff

QA TV Taping on Saturday in Make It University!
Want to see what it takes to put these segments together? Come by and watch!

Workshops and Open Studios
From Preview night through Sunday afternoon, we'll be hosting mixed-media workshops and artists in Open Studios. 

Voting for the Cloth Paper Scissors 2010 Calendar
We're leaving it up to you what appears in our 2010 Cloth Paper Scissors calendar. Come vote for your top three favorite entries! 

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Piece by Linda Trenholm

Take 'Em or Leave 'Em Artist Trading Card Exchange
Bring as many ATCs as you want to trade out. Trading hours open all day/ every day. Below are five I made late last night, and yes, they feature mice. I have a huge fear of them so I made these ATCs as a form of confrontational therapy!
Mice ATCs

All of the information for Make It University! can be found on this web page:

Make It University in Chicago

Information on International Quilt Festival/ Chicago:

International Quilt Festival/Chicago

Hope to see you,


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Lisa wrote
on 6 Apr 2009 11:06 AM
Have a great time at IQF! Wish I could join you. :( I love Chicago (I grew up there). It would be so much fun to attend IQF and take in a few Cubs games as well - ah, my two loves! Shh, don't tell my husband, he might get jealous and think he's not at the top of my list anymore!
Anita Heady wrote
on 6 Apr 2009 12:32 PM
Have a great time in Chicago. Wish I could be there, but we'll be in Houston in six months. I'm also a Mass. native and am so happy that it's opening day for the Red Sox...too bad it might be a rain-out.
Jill B wrote
on 6 Apr 2009 12:59 PM
I love your ATCs!! I made mine this weekend, too. Looking forward to swapping and taking MIU classes and saying hi to you and all the gang!
Michele wrote
on 6 Apr 2009 1:49 PM
Darn, I wish I could vote for the CPS calendar entries, but I attend the Houston show instead since I'm a Texan. See y'all then!
Collage Garage wrote
on 6 Apr 2009 8:52 PM
we have SOX in chicago, too!
Melly wrote
on 7 Apr 2009 8:02 AM
Great post Pokey! I will show you some MICE!!
peggy gatto wrote
on 7 Apr 2009 6:47 PM
I would love to vote for the calendar pages. Is that possible if I am not attending the show? thanks
Pokey wrote
on 8 Apr 2009 8:57 AM
Peggy, I am sorry but due to time constraints this wont be possible for this particular calendar challenge. However, we will be making internet voting possible for some of our future challenges. Thanks for your interest!