Houston Quilt Show- Lots of Awesome Creative Arts Classes

I am so excited I can't stand it!!! My registration for the Houston International Quilt show arrived today....You would have thought it was Christmas. Mom and I started the tradition of going to the Houston Quilt show last year. It is so hard to book reasonable hotel rooms we booked last year for this year. My mission at the quilt show is easy...take classes that are not available locally and buy fabric, embellishments etc that are also not available locally. The focus is usually on purchasing "basic" kits to make one of something. Figure after making one if I wanted more it can always be ordered later online.

Okay so here are my 2008 Houston Quilt Show Classes...so excited that typing is hard..

Unabashed Free-Motion Quilting and Use of Specialty Threads by Wendy Butler Berns http://www.wendybutlerberns.com/

Everything You Wanted To Know About Needle Felting by Barbara Crawford.

The Emotion of Color by Hollis Chatelain

Creative Photography for Quilt Composition by Esterita Austin

Mixed Media Miscellany #1- this class I am most excited about. You go into a huge room and each artist has a table set up and talks about their topic.
Christina Adams- Pattern & Paint Play
Esteria Austin - Ramp Up Your Creativity with Fusible Magic
Patt Blair - Drawing and Painting for People who do not Draw or Paint!
Jackie Clark & Tamara Gonzales - Timeless Texture with Crochet Applique
Dena Crain "Spirit Works" Painted Art Quilts
Barbara Crawford A Hands On Mish Mosh of Needlefelting Techniques
Lenore Crawford - Fusing, Appliqueing and Fabric Painting to Create a Masterpiece
Noriko Endo - Confetti Naturescapes
Lisa Engelbrecht - Cool Marks on Fabric with Cool Tools
Marlene Glickman - Fine Line Foils
Valerie Hearder - Guilding the Lily
Marilyn Huskamp - Fiber Fusion Frenzy
Tracy Lyn Huskamp - Painted Fabrics of Nature
Katie Kendrick - Collage Painted Pages
Lyric Kinard - Carvin it Up
Carole Lane Saber - Ribbon Origami Diamonds
Janet Lasher - Encaustic Collage on Paper
Billie Lauder - Luggage Tags
Susie Monday - Inspiration Deck
Diane Ricks - Art Felting Making with Water Soluble Stabilizer
Janet Stauffacher - Antiquing Velvet Ribbon
Maggie Weiss - Painting Luscious Layers
Kristal Wick - Leather Eyelet Beads

Going Au Naturel with the Naked Quilter by Rachele Fisher

Contemporary, Avant-Garde, Classic Wearables! by Starr Hagenbring

Mixed Media Miscellany #2- Wicked excited about this one too!
Christine Adams—Discover Lazertran Silk
Esterita Austin—Mixed Media Fusion
Brett Barker—Zooming In: I’m Ready for MyClose-up!
Traci Bautista—Graffiti Bouquet
Karen Carruthers—Candy Making at Home
June Colburn—Hand Beaded Embellishment onSilk Screened Designs
Dena Crain—“Spirit Works” Painted Art Quilts
Ginny Eckley—Silk-Screening
Marlene Glickman—Funky Fiber Friends
Diane Herbort—Vintage-Look Photocopy Transfer Using Disperse Dye
Pam Holland—Quilted Cards to Warm the Heart
Marylin Huskamp—Fiber Fusion Frenzy
Tracie Lyn Huskamp—Painted Fabrics ofNature (Flora and Fauna Inspired)
Katie Kendrick—Collaged and Painted Pages
Lyric M. Kinard—Carvin’ It Up
Janet A. Lasher—Caustic Collage on Paper
Susie Monday—Mapping Your Creative Journey
Jenny Raymond—Confetti Fabric
Tricia Quirk Spitzmueller—Button Up!
Katrina Walker—Fabric Creation ThroughNeedle Felting
Beth Wheeler—Mixed Media Bookmark

Paste Paper Colors and Patterns on Fabric by Lisa Englbrecht