Hi ya! Did you have a fun weekend? It's been worky, worky, worky around Bunnyville. Plus, it's been raining and cold. Poo! Mother nature is obviously having hormonal issues this year. Geesh!
Well, today I'm over the moon excited to share this with you! I will be headed to the International Quilt Festival in Chicago next month to teach at the "Create on the Spot" workshops! Each session is one hour long and you will create something fun right there on the spot!
I will be teaching you to make a Folk Art Fusion (TM) flower brooch. This same flower, in a larger version, will be in my upcoming book with the Barrington Bees. Also, I will be participating in "Open Studios" on Saturday and Sunday for two hours. I will be there to chat with you about Folk Art Fusion (TM), show you my new designs and even give you a demo.
Will you be attending this festival? I would love to, as we Southerner's say, "Hug your neck!" I'm so excited about this opportunity to meet blog friends, as well as, make some new friends. I've never been to this festival, so I can't wait to enjoy all the eye candy that will be there. There's just something about quilters that always makes me feel the most at home. Well, quilters and bunny people. ;)
Now, as promised, I have finished "Peppermint Tea." I'm really happy with how it turned out. Believe it or not, it started out on one big cream background. I got it all quilted and bound, hung it on my design board and hated it! Can we say boooooooooooring!!! So, I ripped out six hours of work and started over with the design I originally had in my head. Note to self...go with your original gut feeling and stop over thinking things! Anyway, I love it now. Folk Art Fusion (TM) is really fun as it has floating borders, reverse wool applique, embellishments and more! It also has endless possibilities. I can't wait to teach you the techniques and then encourage you to let your imagination take over. This piece is three individual teapot quilts with floating teacups hooking them together. But again, it has endless possibilities for you to have fun!
Alrighty then. Time for more coffee. I better get back to work before the bunnies start calling me a slacker boss. Have a fun week and we'll see you right back here on Wednesday. I can't wait to show you the handmade bunny I purchased for my collection.
Michelle and the Bunnies