The new listings there are the classes I will teach at the upcoming Houston Quilt Festival. Here are the classes I am teaching this time:
Please visit the website link above for details.
I already have received a few emails expressing disappointment that I am not teaching any shibori and indigo classes there this year. I opted to not offer those to Quilts Inc this year as they have invited several others to teach the same topics in the past couple of years and quite frankly, it diminished signups for my class last year. Unfortunately, one of those teachers that was directly competing with my class just didn’t show up last year (!) and aside from disappointing a lot of students, lower enrollment in my all day class, there was a lot of confusion about it all. I have to ship in and buy a lot of supplies for that class which is costly and I refer all students to other vendors for supplies. This year, all the classes I am teaching are related to supplies I will have in my booth in an effort to offset some of the costs.
These are the “behind the scenes” decision making that has to go on to keep this dyers bills paid. These shows continue to change and one must look out for ways to make it all work in order to continue to teach and vend there. Many of the smaller one of a kind vendors no longer do. It simply becomes too expensive. We carry on.
That being said, I am excited to teach the three half day classes I submitted. As always, I will give it my all to provide a fun, rewarding, learning experience! Hope to see you there!
Oh, and we will be using some of the cocoons that the silkworms are spinning right now!