Happy Monday, everyone! I am indeed happy for the most part…except last night’s New England Patriots’ loss to the Baltimore Ravens was hard to take. But no matter, my home team, the San Francisco 49ers, are going to the show, and that is something to be elated about!

In non-football-related news, we are gearing up for our first two International Quilt Festivals this year, the first in Cincinnati (April 11-13) and later in Chicago (June 21-13), and I am helping with getting instructors who would like to teach one-hour workshops on the show floor at Create On The Spot (formerly known as Make It University). This is a lively, interactive portion of the show floor, and we are looking for quilters and artists who would like to teach a short, one-hour workshop on anything from stitch and surface design techniques to quick projects like ATCs, small purses, etc.


Students taking a stenciling workshop at International Quilt Festival/Houston in 2009.


Do you have a process, project, or technique you’d like to teach for an hour at one of these shows? We would love to hear more about it!

Here’s what you need to do…

Email me (pokeybATquilts.com), with the following:

1. Proposed title of your workshop

2. Two-three sentences explaining what you would like to teach

3. A  low-resolution (72 DPI) picture of your proposed project or technique

4. In the subject line please (in CAPS) write: WORKSHOP PROPOSAL/CITY (either Cincinnati or Chicago). This is pretty important so I don’t miss your email!

Deadline: The sooner the better!

Once I get your proposal, I will give you more details and particulars.  Please share this blog post with your friends who you think may be interested in teaching a workshop!