It seems like a dream now...
but I know it wasn't, cuz I was there.
I applied to...
and was accepted by...
2009 International Quilt Festival - Houston
to teach a wonderful group of ladies
how to make
|Sophia has always been a big fan.|
my bohemiannie! bag!!!
What a kick in the
teaching at the World's biggest quilt show!!!
OK...enough of the shameless patting myself on the back.
My intention for this post is to tell you that I've completed a pattern for the bohemiannie! bag!!!
It's been over two years, so it's about time...right?!?
At the last minute...well, within the last month...
before heading to Houston, I had my final head count for the class...and quick made up a pattern that I could give to each one who attended.
Using the bag pictured last (and some pix of the old ugly one) that pattern has been re-vamped as of yesterday and is now for sale!!!
It's economical...only $5, and will come to you as an email attachment and I'm VERY excited to finally have this UFO DONE!!!
Let me know if you're interested in purchasing the pattern...but only after you see if you win the one I'm giving away!
To thank you all for following - and reading - and popping in - and commenting - and encouraging - and motivating me...between now and tomorrow morning, January 18th at 10:00am EST...I'll give a pattern to one person whose name will be chosen by random selection. All you have to do is leave a comment. If you follow, you're automatically entered twice. :)
I want to give credit where credit's due. My dear friend, Jeri McKay (who doesn't have a website but makes fabulous art quilts and sells awesome jewelry...and other stuff, and is the current President of Art Quilters Unlimited in Lee County, FL)...taught me how to make her bag, which I then altered enough to call it my own. She said she used to make them in the 70s.
And without the encouragement of my awesome friend, Marlene Glickman...who teaches often at International Quilt Festival and many other places, I would never have had the confidence to apply to Houston! The green bag (2 & 3 pictures above) started as a collaborative piece between us and when I messed it up...turned it into a bag. You can read more about that here.
|I finished this bag yesterday and gave it to the lady that helps me clean house. Her birthday is tomorrow.! Happy Birthday Arinda!!!|
Create Your Life...
PS (You can reach me best at bohemiannie at gmail dot com)