I am blown away by the number of responses I received regarding feathers. Thank you so much for all the information that you submitted; I greatly appreciate, and WANT, the input! Rest assured that your valuable insight will contribute to the construction of an amazing feathering class!
Be on the lookout for a new “Feather Ruler”. You read correctly, in addition to the upcoming class I also have a Feather Ruler in the works! I still remain firm on the fact that everyone can create these beauties freehand, but a “combination” ruler will also prove beneficial. This tool can be utilized during quilting, more importantly, it will encourage the designer to draw plumes while training and instilling the process to one’s memory.
I’m gearing up for “Vending Round 2”! My first experience vending taught me so much that I hope the insight I have gained while in Houston serves me well. I realize it’s going to take SEVERAL vending trials and tribulations to discover my niche in this arena.
Judy and I have packed and are about ready to hit the show floor with a “Less is More” approach. I shipped entirely too much product for the Houston International Festival. I was overzealous with what I assumed was needed for the booth and by the end of that show Judy and I were not happy campers. The amount of items that remained was disheartening. I guess not everyone uses rulers…😳 who would have thought.
Where is Mary Poppins when you need her? I am sure Judy would agree that the fatigue that consumed us at the conclusion of our initial vending extravaganza had us feeling miserable. Those dreaded hours of packing boxes, which would be shipped back to PA, was exhausting. If only Mary Poppins would have floated my way, I would have happily treated her to a lovely dinner and drinks (and even thrown in some free rulers, who knows maybe she’s a quilter at heart)!
But now I am moving on and revving up for the MQX Show! I will be teaching one class and vending (booth 188).
Has anyone out there already reserved some time for this event? If so let me know, I’d love to see you!