Posts Tagged ‘Make It University’

Saturday: Make it U, friends, Surviving the Runway and Pokey’s Surprise Birthday Party

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Saturday I taught a Make it University workshop using DeColorourant, a product used to discharge color from fabric using an iron. I have an article on DeColorourant in Quilting Arts magazine after the new year. Hanging with Friends Melly, Rice and I ran into Jamie and Leslie on their way to open studios and had […]


Come play with Decolourant at Festival in Long Beach

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I’m flying south to meet up with my good friends Leslie Jenison and Jamie Fingal today! Then we’re off to Long Beach for Festival on Wednesday! Thursday night July 28th, at 7pm, at International Quilt Festival, I am doing a Make it University workshop using DeColourant.  DeColourant Discharge & Color Sampler We’ll make freezer paper templates and […]


ATC’s for MIU

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The other day Pokey posted photos of ATC‘s (artist trading cards) on Facebook, that she made for MIU (Make It University).  I love her fly ATC and would love to make a trade with her for one, so I made a bunch for the Trading Post wall in Long Beach at International Quilt Festival. Leslie Jenisen, Me, […]


Kits, kits, kits….

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I keep thinking that I am almost ready for International Quilt Festival in Houston, when I realize there is so much more to do. It would be nice to have some time for art making, but right now it is all about putting kits together, and getting organized for Open Studios. I am doing something […]


International Quilt Festival Long Beach: Day 2 Open Studios

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


Make it University Long Beach, not to be missed!

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Classes are by lottery, so be there 30 minutes ahead, $10/each cash Friday:12–1pm – Fly Your Own Colors – Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison
1:30–2:30pm- Recycling Remix – Alisa Burke3–4pm – Embossed Metal Origami Pop Up Book – Judy Coates Perez Saturday:11:45-12:45- Fantastic Fabric Flowers –  Alisa Burke1:15– 2:15pm – Mixed Media Box to […]


MIU Workshop

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Here I am trying not to tower over petite Pokey. In the afternoon I taught an MIU workshop embossing and coloring metal, that we used to make book covers for an expanding pages book using a basic origami fold for its construction. It was a lot of fun, its a great little introduction to working […]


International Quilt Festival Chicago

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I want to start off by saying my daughter Nina was the acting photographer during festival. She took loads of wonderful photos, you will see many of them here and on the Quilting Arts site. I am leaving for New Zealand today and have been trying to throw together a couple blog posts about festival […]


Are you going to Quilt Festival in Chicago this week?

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I am going on friday and saturday and will mostly be in the Make it University area making art with my friends. I will be doing Open Studios on friday 2:30 – 4:30 and again on Saturday 12:30 – 2:30. On Saturday at 3:00, I will be leading an MIU workshop making an embossed metal […]


Be seen on The Quilt Scene!

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On Tuesday my daughter Nina and I will be going to International Quilt Festival for lots of fun and creative adventures and our first stop will be the Quilting Arts booth 1244, to be seen on the Quilt Scene! On preview night (Wednesday) I will be doing Open Studios from 7:30-9:30, next to Make it […]


Surviving the Runway 60′s style “The Movie”

For those of you who have never made it to International Quilt Festival, here’s your chance to see what you are missing Saturday night in Make it University, and for those of you who have, enjoy and see you in Houston! Part 1 Feeling groovy Part 2 I got you babe Part 3 The Winners! […]


Surviving the Runway 60′s style

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The 1st place winner of 50 spools of Aurifil thread. 2nd place winner, Pokey, 3rd place and 1st. The Runners up. Jamie and Leslie, dig those groovy pom poms man. The Make it University Mod Squad. Jamie Fingal, me, Leslie Tucker Jenison, Pokey, Melly Mells Testa, Jane LaFazio. Tomorrow I will post some video of […]


International Quilt Festival Long Beach

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What an awesome show! On Friday, I drove to Long beach and was amazed by the crowds at the show, both friday and saturday morning they opened the doors 15 minutes early. The vendor aisles were crowded with eager shoppers, there was definitely a more optimistic feeling here than I felt last Spring at the […]


Make It University apron 60′s style

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To follow along with the theme of Surviving the Runway ’60s Style: The Ultimate Creative Challenge with Cloth Paper Scissors, several of us Make it University artists decided to make aprons to wear while working Open Studios and teaching our workshops. So if you see this mellow yellow apron you will know its me.


Make it University Samples

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I modified the design of the Metal Magic project somewhat for the workshop in Long Beach, making the kits with a piece of white cotton fabric (on right) for making the image transfer. I thought some people may prefer that look to the canvas, but I am bringing squares of canvas for people to use […]


Sewing plastic bags

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That’s right, I am sewing plastic bags. I am putting kits together for my MIU Metal Magic workshop for Long Beach. In the kits I include 4 mini brads with all the other supplies. During my last workshop a few people lost a brad when opening the kit.I looked to see if I had some […]


Busy with not much to show for it.

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Isn’t summer supposed to be that time when we pull out those lazy days “summer reading” books and lounge around sipping iced tea? Here in Chicago it is overcast and rainy, a little cool, and I have had too much to do. My son is taking a really great cultural anthropology class that has had […]


Make it University Chicago

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On Saturday and Sunday I taught a project for Make it University called Metal Magic. This project gave participants the opportunity to try out Lesley Riley’s transfer paper TAP (I pre-printed it with images from my paintings), hand sewing canvas to aluminum metal, embossing and cutting the metal with decorative scissors and painting grungeboard, a […]


Open Studios

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Thursday I taught Tsukineko inks, it was a three hour class that ended just as the show opened, so people flew out the door and I never got any pictures. After my class finished, I packed things up and headed for Make it University. I worked in Open Studios embossing the copper cover for my […]


Make It University

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This year, I will be doing two MIU workshops during International Quilt Festival called Metal Magic, the first workshop will be Saturday at 4pm, right before Project Runway at 5:30 and the second one will be Sunday at 12:00. This project will give participants the opportunity to try out Lesley Riley’s transfer paper TAP (I […]


Make it University Houston

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I started my day on saturday with another workshop in Make it U. These ornaments were the perfect size project to do in a one hour workshop. Here’s a couple of really cute ornaments that came out of day two.Kristin and I took many pictures of each other over the course of festival and here […]