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Make It University! at IQF/Houston and "Surviving the Runway" News

12 Sep 2009

The Make It University!(TM) workshop schedule and list of events have now been posted. Click the link below to get the dish on what we've got planned. (And I hope you'll join me in making 35 ATCs to celebrate 35 years of Festival!)

Make It University! at International Quilt Festival/Houston

"Surviving the Runway" News...

Don't miss our "Surviving the Runway" challenge on Saturday night where you can win some great prizes including DVDs, thread, magazines, books, paints, fabrics, and other fun treats. I am going to do something I have never done before and let you all know in advance what the challenge will be:

In honor of the 35th anniversary of International Quilt Festival, we will honor the 70s, 80, 90s, and today's fashion scene. "Designers" will be asked to make one couture item of choice (such as a tiara, a toga, a t-shirt) that has something symbolic from each of these eras. (Don't worry...we'll provide all of the necessary supplies for your creations.) In other words you will look really silly, but will be listening to great music (and probably a lot of heckling) during the 90-minute challenge. But it's worth it: you could win some serious quilting loot!

To get everyone excited for this upcoming edition of Make It University!(TM), below are some videos of the challenges over the last year:


60s Challenge in Long Beach (California girls strut their stuff)

There was the unforgettable 80s prom night in Chicago. (My absolute favorite part of this video is when an innocent bystander watching the shenanigans gets asked to dance and he completely got into the spirit of the thing.)


Houston (Who could forget the time that Kathy York nearly sacrificed her bangs by putting gel medium in her hair?)

Raise your hand (or leave a comment in the comments area) if you are coming to Houston!

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on 12 Sep 2009 5:21 PM

:(  No Houston for me.  Sob sob.  Have a great time everyone!

photostitch wrote
on 13 Sep 2009 7:08 PM

Pretty funny, looks like everyone was having a blast!  What people won't do to win a prize!!

on 15 Sep 2009 2:03 AM

I am sooo looking forward to Houston..and have a quilt hanging  Linn Shimek (bloomingthreads)

LisaM@59 wrote
on 20 Sep 2009 4:39 PM

I will be there with bells on!  I first went in 2007 and had THE best time - took classes with Tracy Bautista and Beryl Taylor (my heroes!) and got into a couple of the MIU classes as well as doing the Project Runway-style luncheon.  Pokey rocks!!!  I couldn't go last year because of a family reunion, and am SO looking forward to going this year.

djquilts wrote
on 27 Sep 2009 2:00 PM

I am counting the days until I will be in Houston. I am looking forward to trading ATCs.  My 35 are almost ready to be packed.  DJ

ylang wrote
on 2 Oct 2009 10:36 AM

 I look forward to the IQF/Houston all year and consider it my Vacation!  Can't wait to Visit Make It University.  See you there!

on 8 Oct 2009 2:52 AM

Oh, yes, can't wait.  I have my cards and I am ready to trade.  Love your mag.  It put some spice in my life.  

Janie (qlady)lk

Storymuse wrote
on 14 Oct 2009 11:40 AM

I can't wait to join you at Festival this year! This will be my first time to see Make it University and I am really looking forward to the open studios sessions. I will meet you on Wednesday at the preview night events. I am SO excited!!!