Monday, October 5, 2009

ATC swap and Open Studios at International Quilt Festival

In honor of International Quilt Festival’s 35th birthday, Quilting Arts is having an ATC (Artist Trading Card) Extravaganza. You can bring 35 or more ATCs to the ATC wall in Make it University, on the floor of the convention center, during Quilt Festival, and trade them with other artists. There is no limit to the number you can swap, and you can trade them anytime during show hours.

Just what are ATCs? They are small works of art (about the size of baseball cards, 2-1/2" x 3-1/2") designed to be traded, rather than sold for money.

I made 36 like these, which each feature my Indian Corn design and a small embossed polymer clay embellishment and a bead. I’m going to save one and swap the other 35 next week. How fun! After Festival, I’ll post photos of the ones I bring home.

Check out all the fun Make it University sessions here. I’ll be there doing two Open Studios sessions demonstrating wholecloth painting techniques and machine quilting and thread sketching. Please come by and say hello!

Oct. 16 from 12:40 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.
Oct. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.