Off to Texas for the Best in Quilts!

by Judy Gula

Off to Texas for the Best in Quilts!

by Judy Gula

As you read this, I will be on the road driving to Texas, with a packed-to-the gills trailer following along! I’m on my way, first to Quilt Market (which is THE show for retailers shopping for quilting supplies, fabrics and fiber art materials), then to the International Quilt Festival, which takes place October 30-November 2 at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

At Quilt Market I’m going to be exhibiting new batik that we designed that will be handcrafted in Indonesia. We’re not ready for selling to customers just yet, but wait until you see these! Absolutely spectacular color and pattern...I feel confident in saying there’s no other batik on the market quite like it.

And of course International Quilt Festival is the premier quilt show in the entire world! If you are lucky enough to be attending the Festival, I hope you’ll stop by to visit me in Booth 1963.

Look for the yellow submarine tags worn by Beatles art quilt challenge participants! One of the highlights of the Festival this year is the premier of the Inspired by the Beatles Quilt Challenge exhibit! The entire group of quilts will be on display in a special exhibit sponsored by FreeSpirit/Coats.

The beautiful book Inspired by the Beatles: An Art Quilt Challenge by Donna Marcinkowski DeSoto will be on sale in my booth. Each quilt is shown off by wonderfully detailed photography and includes lots of fun anecdotes about each artist and their love of quilting, music/The Beatles and more. (Not attending? You can order it online from our website.)

Many of the quilt artists who participated in this challenge will be attending Houston. Look for the yellow submarines (designed by Donna’s daughter Aimee) as seen here on attendees’s nametags and congratulate these talented artists on their accomplishment!

I’ll try to share some photos and info about these travels soon. Check the Artistic Artifacts Facebook page and this space for updates.

P.S. We have posted the rescheduled dates for Seth Apter’s classes...he will now be visiting us January 24-25. We have a few spaces left in each class, so if your October schedule previously prevented you from registering, join us in the new year!

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