Open Studios

Sponsored by Connecting Threads

 

See artists work in real time on the Quilt Festival show floor! Open Studios™ is a circular structure with four studios labeled “Embellish/Paint,” “Stitch,” “Quilt,” and “Create.”

 

During show hours, four artists will be working simultaneously (two hours at a time) in each of the rooms, demonstrating their craft. Come be inspired by what these artists are doing!

Thursday, November 8

10 am-Noon

Quilt

Create

Fearless Fabric Mapping—Demystifying Color, Scale,
Volume for Quilts that Pop

Drawing and Designing with EQ8

Kris Erickson

 

Reeze Hanson

Embellish/Paint

Fast and Fabulous Free-Motion Grid Designs

Sue Heinz

Stitch/Sew

Scraptastic Fabric Postcards

Lynn Rinehart

Noon-2 pm

Quilt

Shine Quilting

Marcia Baraldi

Create

Great Hardware and How to Use It

Penny Sturges

Embellish/Paint

Splashing About in Wild Color

MJ Kinman

Stitch/Sew

Scraptastic Fabric Postcards

Lynn Rinehart

2-4 pm

Quilt

Learn the Amazing Square in a Square Technique

Jodi Barrows

Create

5 Easy Pattern Pieces—Make a Wardrobe

Judy Kessinger

Embellish/Paint

Magical Color—Hand Dyeing

Cecilia Koppmann

Stitch/Sew

Tapestry by Machine

Betsy Habich

4-6 pm

Quilt

Heart of the Home—Fast Improvisational Art Quilts for a Great Cause

Laurie Russman

Create

Folk Art Fusion

Michelle May

Embellish/Paint

Beading on Fabric—What Every Quilter
Needs to Know

Nancy Eha

Stitch/Sew

Rope Vases from Furl to Finish

Lynn Rinehart

Friday, November 9

10 am-Noon

Quilt

Modern Crazy Quilting

Lynn Rinehart

Create

Aloha Ya’ll! Hawaiian Quilting Made Easy

Stacy Michell

Embellish/Paint

Splashing About in Wild Color

MJ Kinman

Stitch/Sew

TBD

Susan Manry

Noon-2 pm

Quilt

Purrfect Pet Portraits

Laurie Russman

Create

The Right Stuff

Penny Sturges

Embellish/Paint

Fusible Web Demystified

Reeze Hanson

Stitch/Sew

Fast and Fabulous Free-Motion Grid Designs

Sue Heinz

2-4 pm

Quilt

Pop Art Portrait Quilts

Laurie Ceesay

Create

Fabulous Fused Appliqué with Paintstiks and Stamps

Laura Murray

Embellish/Paint

A Garden to Dye For—Itajime Shibori

Cindy Lohbeck

Stitch/Sew

Embellished Folk Art Stitch

Catherine Redford

4-6 pm

Quilt

Sew…Are You Ready to Excel at Appliqué?

Kathy Dunigan

Create

Creative Quilt Design Unleashed with
Modern Technology

Jennifer Rapacki

Embellish/Paint

Embellish with Thread

Nancy Sapin

Stitch/Sew

Heart of the Home—Fast Improvisational Art Quilts for a Great Cause

Laurie Russman

Saturday, November 10

10 am-Noon

Quilt

Ruler Work on the Home Machine

Sue Nickels

Create

Learn to Knit—The Dishcloth

Hannah Maier

Embellish/Paint

Paint & Stitch

Diane Gloystein

Stitch/Sew

Machine Appliqué Tricks and Tips

Reeze Hanson

Noon-2 pm

Quilt

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

MJ Kinman

Create

Fast and Fabulous Free-Motion Grid Designs

Sue Heinz

Embellish/Paint

Embellish with Thread

Nancy Sapin

Stitch/Sew

New Pathways for Fun & Flexibility
in Free-Motion Quilting

Kimberly Sandberg

2-4 pm

Quilt

Purrfect Pet Portraits

Laurie Russman

Create

Hue Shift Knit Afghan

Hannah Maier

Embellish/Paint

Pole Dancing—Arashi Shibori

Cindy Lohbeck

Stitch/Sew

Thread Art: Stabilize – Embellish – Applique – Quilt

Karen Miller

4-6 pm

Quilt

Walking Foot Quilting—Beyond the Ditch

Catherine Redford

Create

Collage—It’s Just Throwing Things Down, Right?

Sadie Munro

Embellish/Paint

Fearless Creating—Paint, etc.

Katie Fowler

Stitch/Sew

Tapestry by Machine

Betsy Habich

Sunday, November 11

10 am-Noon

Quilt

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

MJ Kinman

Create

Fast and Fabulous—Free-Motion Grid Designs

Sue Heinz

Embellish/Paint

Dorset Buttons

Catherine Redford

Stitch/Sew

Machine Appliqué with Fun Threads and Stitch

Nancy Goldsworthy

Noon-2 pm

Quilt

What They Never Taught Me about Binding

Sadie Munro

Create

Machine Appliqué with Fun Threads and Stitch

Nancy Goldsworthy

Embellish/Paint

Dorset Buttons

Catherine Redford

Stitch/Sew

Fearless Creating—Layer, Stitch/Sew

Katie Fowler