International Quilt Festival Long Beach: Day 2 Open Studios

Friday morning started with a couple hours in Open Studios at Make it University.

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My daughter Nina participated in Open Studios for the first time. She displayed one of her Asian ball jointed dolls and the clothes and wigs she designs and makes for them, as well as her sculpted hearts and skulls and a portfolio of her other work.

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I was so thrilled to finally meet my online friend Alisa Burke, she is a creative dynamo! 
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Here’s my good friend Jane LaFazio demoing how she makes her gorgeous felted and stitched fiber work on a needle felting machine.

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This is so Jane! You know you are gonna have fun when you’re with her.

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Pokey, Alisa and I between activities.

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My friends Leslie Tucker Jenison and Jamie Fingal who curated the fabulous Beneath the Surface exhibit premiering at the Long Beach show, it will also be exhibited at IQF Houston in November.

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In the afternoon I taught a workshop at Make it University making the embossed metal origami pop up book.

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4 Responses to “International Quilt Festival Long Beach: Day 2 Open Studios”

  1. Quilt Rat says:

    Certainly looks to be a most intriguing and fabulous atmosphere!

  2. Bee says:

    Great photos!! I am trying to figure out how to get to Houston in November! This just looks like so much fun!!

  3. So fun to see the pics of You and Friends at Quilt Festival … and that little book … I wanna make one too!

  4. Jane LaFazio says:

    ha! love this group of photos and thanks SO much for your kind words about me!! xoxox
    Quilt festivals are crazy fun times arent’ they??? See you at CREATE!

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