Posts Tagged ‘Surviving the Runway’

Surviving the Runway Long Beach: The Fascinator

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Pokey’s latest theme for Surviving the Runway, at International Quilt Festival, was inspired by the hats worn for formal occasions in Britain, such as the royal wedding, called a fascinator. All the participants were given a flocked black fedora to fashion into a fascinating head piece. The Tim Gunn’s for the event were: Jane LaFazio, […]


IQF Day 5 Part 2: Surviving the Runway- Carmen Miranda Style

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All the photos in this post are by Nina Perez The Surviving the Runway Action League Pokey, Melly, Me, Jane, Jamie and Leslie While channeling Tim Gunn, our job is to pass out supplies to participants for creating their wearable item, assist in challenges and design consultation. We take this job very seriously. . Melly […]


International Quilt Festival Long Beach: Day 3

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Saturday I taught painted fabric for whole cloth quilts. This tends to be a very focused skills based class covering different painting techniques to create gradations of color, glazing paint, working with masks and painting fine details. After my class finished, I high tailed it down to the show floor for the highlight of festival; […]


Surviving the Runway 60′s style Chicago

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Here’s our lovely host Pokey dawning a daisy chain to get the festivities started. As you know this event always has music that makes you wanna dance, Mellyand I have to join in with all the other participants and get our groove on too. The Winners Peace, Love and Happiness was had by all!


Surviving the Runway Houston 09

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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 […]


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 […]


Surviving the Runway 80′s Prom night

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The best Surviving the Runway yet happened at Festival this weekend. Prom Night got under way at 5:30 Saturday night, what a blast we had. Laura Wasilowski was the official judge who had the difficult job of choosing the winners of the tiara making contest. To get into proper 80′s attire, one must have hair […]


Surviving the Runway

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The highlight of Make it U has got to be Pokeys version of Project Runway that happens saturday at 5 pm. This is an event not to be missed. This time the theme was music of the 80′s. Pokey handed out old albums to participants to use as the major component in a wearable item. […]