Surviving the Runway Houston 09

One week ago, the place to be at 5:30 Saturday night was the Make It University class area at International Quilt Festival, Houston. If you are a fan of Project Runway, this can be your way to have a little taste of the excitement, creativity and sheer chaos, that happens when competing for some excellent textile booty by creating a wearable object out of craft foam, duct tape, rick rack, glue and whatever else gets passed out. The first place winner gets a huge case of Aurifil thread along with many other textile goodies.

Melly Testa, Leslie Tucker Jenison, Jamie Fingal, Me (who all act as advising Tim Gunn’s) and Pokey (who makes a pretty good Heidi Klum don’t ya think?)

The designers at work

Pokey, Barb and Jamie

I can name two of the winners, because I happen to know them: Barb Forrister, of Austin TX, on the left was the winner of the challenge with her Madonna inspired bra and thong. Coming in second was Betty Coburn, who now lives in Oregon, but we knew each other when we both lived in Austin several years ago. I am sure Betty scored extra points for removing her shirt and bra to wear her backless halter top constructed of fun foam.

The Surviving the Runway winners.

Here is a video capturing a few highlights of the event with the “designers” runway walk.

One Response to “Surviving the Runway Houston 09”

  1. Penny says:

    You ladies are absolutely crazy! I think you played really hard for the duration.

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