SAQA Conference in San Francisco

March 24, 2010

I’m currently at the SAQA conference in San Francisco, enjoying the great weather, but really enjoying learning new techniques.  I’m in a class with Holly Brachman, using disperse dyes, photo transfer and stencilling. 

I be in Chicago in April, after our drive back from sunny San Clemente.  We’ve been here for 3 months and are ready to travel back to Michigan.  The snow should be gone by now.

We’ll also be in Paducah, right after Chicago.  We will be in the Finkel building again this year.  It is on Kentucky and 3rd St. (downtown)  Don’t forget to come, because this is where AQS sells all of it’s overruns and discontinued books.  They are in the back of the building, and 20 or so vendors are in the front.  There is also a very good bakery/deli just down the street.

You can take the trolley that leaves from the hotel to the Finkel buiding, and it continues to Hancocks and the Kiwanis’ quilt show.

There is a new pavillion at Paducah, since they are only using the conference rooms at the hotel this year.  The pavillion is a big blown up quanset hut, with booths inside.  I think it is in the parking lot of the hotel.  Check AQS’ site out, for more information. (and pictures)

I’m just adding Lutradur to the site.  If you are interested, I have 70# and 100# by the yard.  E-mail me for costs and availability.  Sally_richards@charter.net .  I won’t be able to ship until Thursday of this week.  March 26th I think.

Phoenix, AZ in January

January 18, 2010

I’m in sunny California now.  We are going to be at the Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival, at the fairgrounds in Phoenix, Az on Jan 28-30, 2010.  We are in the green building, for those of you who have attended before.  I will have the Stewart Gill paints and will be doing a make it, take it necklace. $5.  Google Rusty Barn Promotions, and get a coupon for $1.00 off of admission.

I just finished two wonderful classes by Esterita Austin.  I would highly recommend her classes, if you have trouble with perspective and color placement.   We worked on our own wine glasses quilt with her misty fuse and on the second day we did perspective applique with painted accents.  Did you know she was the one who invented Misty Fuse?  I always learn something new from every class I take.

The Stewart Gill Colorise would work wonderfully with the perspective pictures.  Add just enough paint to make the shadows and highlights and blend it in.  It’s water based, so it’s easy to blend.

I am adding Setacolor to my inventory at the Phoenix Show.  If you haven’t done sun printing yet, this is the best.  I am working with some batik applications using the setacolor.  I’m not a dyer, so no chemicals, are a plus.  Pictures coming!!!  Mickey Lawler does Sky Dyes with them.  Her first book is almost out of print and she has come up with a second book.  I haven’t seen it yet though.  Has anyone bought it yet?  More information on how to use the Setacolor coming.

Getting ready for Des Moines AQS show 2009

October 18, 2009

I’m working on some new samples, using new products that I have been wanting to try for a long time.  They are Lutradur and Organza (to burn).  I’m using sutache and “fuzzy” yarns together and sewing them on in mostly geometric shapes.  It’s almost done.  Pictures coming soon!  Hope to see you there Oct. 28th-31st, at the Iowa event center.  I think it is downtown Des Moines.  All of these products will be there for you to buy.

Welcome

October 1, 2009

Thank you for visiting my blog. In the next few days I will be loading instructions for using some of the products I sell through Creative Textile Zone. Check out-Where is Sally- to find out what shows I am doing.  Maybe it is one near you.