It’s always a pleasure to meet up with other people who dye. We share a common bond: stained fingers and a love of color on fabric. One of the dyers who has been around for years and written several informative and easy to read books on fabric dyeing is Ann Johnston.
Besides her books, Ann also has a new video out that you will find really helpful, called Color by Accident. If you visit this page you’ll see a video trailer showing all the beautiful fabric dyeing techniques she employs. You’ll learn so much from Ann. For those of you who want to dye your own fabric or are just curious about how a master dyer does it, be sure to check out Ann’s video.
Me with the singing quilter, Cathy Miller and her cool quilt.
Thank heaven the International Quilt Festival in Houston is over!
I don’t think I could take any more of this frivolity. By the end of the show it was getting harder and harder to snag famous quiltmakers into the booth for a photo op. I wonder why?
I’ve also noticed that when you’ve been frivolating for days it tends to wear on you. You and your friends start to get goofy.
But don’t worry. Soon I’ll be home and revert to my old serious self.
Attending the International Quilt Festival is like attending a giant family reunion. It’s as if all 10,000 of your sisters gathered together once a year to gossip and trade laughs.
And although we may only see each other once a year, it’s like we just saw each other yesterday. And it’s good to have so many talented friends that you can live through vicariously. For example, my friends Jane Sassaman and Marilyn Badger won huge prizes at the show and it felt like I won too!
I’m not sure if this delight in being with like minded people is because we share a common vice….. quilt making. Or if it is because we are surrounded by beautiful fabrics, colors, and enthusiastic quilters.
True, I had to force many of these enthusiastic quilters into my booth just so I could take their photos. But the IQF is a wonderful place to meet up with friends