- The Original Creative Festival
September 21, 22, 23, 2007
One Arena Way
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
WORKSHOPS BEGIN Thursday September 20th 9:00 am
Sewing machines sponsored by Sew Viking
Irons sponsored by ROWENTA
Three days of FUN PACKED ENTERTAINMENT
Special Guest Speaker Cynthia England / England Designs
Cynthia is a graduate of the Art Institute of Houston and has been creating quilts for more than thirty years. Experimentation with quilting techniques led her to develop her own unique style. Cynthia’s quilts have been honored with many awards, including two Best of Shows at the prestigious “International Quilt Association”. Her quilt, Piece and Quiet was distinguished as one of the Hundred Best Quilts of the 20th Century. Cynthia teaches and lectures nationally and internationally.
Come learn from the top industry designers & educators that will be offering 4 days of workshops, seminars & FREE stage presentations. Special Guest speakers: Cynthia England, Jodi Barrows, Emma Seabrooke, Barbara Callahan, Connie Spurlock, Sheila Reinke, Brian Bergquist, Terry White, Jewell Hulitt, Lorraine Henry, Connie Spurlock, Kathy Ruddy, James Raymer, elinor peace bailey, Ute Vasina, Patti Culea, Julie McCullough and more to be announced. It’s a perfect opportunity to learn NEW sewing, quilting, crafting and embroidery skills or simply sharpen current ones.
Cloth Doll Makers & Doll Lovers
YOU are in for a HUGE treat! For the first time in Council Bluffs 4 of the Top Industry Cloth Doll Artist; elinor peace bailey, Patti Medaris Culea, Ute Vasina & Julie McCullough will be traveling to The Original Creative Festival and will display their Creations, teach workshops, lecture and offer Hands-on Make & Take it projects during the Festival. Be sure to stop by “Doll Alley” and meet the artist face to face, they will have all their newest products & supplies for purchase.
I plan to go for a day, mainly to visit the vendors and perhaps do a few classes. There's quite a list of them, and some sound pretty interesting. I've been told that Lorraine Henry is very good on fitting and pattern choices. Anyone know anything about her?
There's a thread on Stitcher's Guild about this now, too.
There's also going to be a Hancock workshop weekend in October in Omaha, but I haven't heard who the guest speaker/educator will be. It's always been very good though, so I'm hoping for great things.