Classes Galore at the 2014 Houston Quilt Show!
When attending the Houston International Quilt Show this year, I signed up for seven classes! This seemed a little extreme but I figured I should take advantage of the opportunity.
The range of classes offered at Houston is wonderful, something for everyone. The Quiltmaking Academy offered 400+ classes and lectures to 5000 students – can’t help to find classes to suit all tastes. I usually try to attend the “creative” classes that stretch the imagination with new concepts and techniques.
Here are a few of the highlights.
It taught a very involved system of creating templates from a bilateral fabric so you can cut and sew them into kaleidoscope blocks. Visit Paula’s website for some examples of kaleidoscope quilting.
Here is a photo of the striped fabric I started out with and the blocks sewn together.
Sewing that striped fabric did my head in a bit but it was worth it in the end. Love my finished blocks.
I will definitely use some of this in my future work.
Seven classes in 7 days, exhausted, but I’ve learnt so much!
Can’t wait to put it to use,