Thursday, December 06, 2012

The Makerie Sewing Giveaway


I am really excited to announce that I will be teaching at The Makerie Sewing in Boulder, Colorado this coming April 18th - 21st, 2013.  This inaugural special event focuses on textiles and sewing - both hand and machine - featuring fantastic workshops taught by renown teachers from around the country. I'll be teaching a workshop on natural plant dyeing using shibori techniques to create beautiful patterns and designs.  Some of the talented teachers at The Makerie Sewing include: Amy Butler, Heather Jones, Jenny Hart, Liesl Gibson, Cal Patch and Tamar Morgendorff.  It will be a creative weekend filled with lot's of heart and soul!
The exciting news is that The Makerie is giving away a fully paid scholarship to the event - air travel, accommodation and a full set of workshops - all free - to one lucky winner!  To enter into their scholarship competition, you will need to write up a short letter describing why you should be given the award and then create a small 4x4 paper quilt block.  To sweeten the deal...I will send out some of our paper and fabric scraps to anyone who would like to apply for the scholarship - just leave me a comment about how your quilt block will represent you!
For more information about applying to this exciting program, please visit The Makerie Sewing Scholarship.  Good luck to all - hope to see you in Boulder in April!

28 comments:

Kimberly Jones said...

Kaari, this is so exciting! I was swooning over that lovely picture of of pretty bits and bobs! I would love a chance to win this scholarship. I come from 3 generations of grandmothers who were avid quilters. My quilt block would represent how I carry on that tradition with my own twist as a book artist. I would be thrilled to have some of your fabric scraps and paper! Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity!

Jo Ellem said...

I would love to give this scholarship attempt a go. Its a wonderful idea and very creatively exciting too. I quilt therefore I am is basically how I see sewing, quilting and myself. I live in Australia but oh my, to get the chance to come and possibly set my head on fire creatively would be wonderful. I would like to try!

Thanks so much for the offer of paper and fabric pieces Kaari, its a lovely thought.

Julie Turner said...

I would love to give this scholarship a try. I have always been a maker and creator, in various ways at different times in my life. I am soon to enter a new stage of life, which will give me a lot more creative time, as I finish up 19 years of homeschooling my kids. So, my quilt block will depict this transitional time from one wonderful phase of life into the next.

Thanks for offering some of your lovely bits and pieces for the project.

nancijin said...

hi
would love to enter the contest and would love to make a block as I embrace my inner artist

Anonymous said...

I would love to apply for the scholarship! What a great opportunity to make new friends and create something lovely, all at the same time! My block would show how I love the traditional aspects of quilting but also use some of the beautiful new things from today. Thanks for the giveaway!
dianemrose@comcast.net

Jamie said...

This is just fabulous. I've been making and creating with fabric since I was a small child! After raising 4 wonderful kids by myself I'm thinking I will be a bit selfish and have my quilt block completely represent me and all the things I love! Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
jamievowell@yahoo.com

Maureen said...

I plan to apply for the scholarship - working with different textures together is something I love to explore! Thank you!

Tru Leigh said...

I have been sewing and crafting since I was a child. I believe we are all artists at heart and I would like my quilt block to represent the creative spirit in all of us.

bethstrand said...

I'd love to give this scholarship attempt a go, especially because the idea is a little out of my comfort zone. Thanks for an opportunity to grow as an artist, even if I don't win! pbstrand@msn.com

LindaSchiffer said...

Oh, I would LOVE to get to go to this conference!! I rarely get a chance to play with such lovely bits of good-ness. :) Hmm, what block would I make?

:) Linda

jennyg said...

Oh I love te dyed trims the would be divine in a crazy patchwork quilt.

ruth ann said...

I would love to experiment with some of your lovely papers to make a paper quilt block. I would love to spend some days with such distinguished teachers and fellow textile lovers!!!

Marion said...

Please, may I join the contest !
Love working with talented women and your fabulous materials from French General!

I'll send you my address in an email.
Marion Melchiorre

Dorcas Midkiff said...

What an exciting opportunity! I have spent the last year in treatment for Stage 3C Inflammatory Breast Cancer...and am so happy to say I am a survivor! This class would be such a great way to celebrate and feed my creative spirit.

My quilt block would represent growth, positivity,and art and it's community as a healing tool.

Thanks so much for the opportunity!!

gm glimmerglass said...

My eyes lit up when I read about this event!

Paper, fabric, quilting..ahhh.

I hope to incorporate my love
of light & shadow into this diminutive
stitched collage.

Merci!

Genevieve

Tina Higgins said...

Kaari, what a fabulous idea, this type of project really inspires me. My block would be an example of how my mothers patience in teaching me the art of sewing is reflected in my life.
Tina

design@tinahiggins.com

Rebekka Taylor said...

What a wonderful gift to share! I am usually making things alone so to come together with a group of creative people to make sounds delicious. Thanks Kaari!
Rebekka

Donna K. said...

Hope I'm not too late but I would love the chance to 'play' with some of your papers for this purpose! Your fabrics definitely call my name. Thanks for the chance to enter this scholarship.

the Makerie said...

A HUGE heartfelt thank you to Kaari for this fabulous, generous offer & we can't wait to see your entries! ~xo

JenLange said...

I hope that I'm not too late. Thank you. My square will represent transition as I move from a stay at home mom to a new career

Cheryl said...

Thank you for posting this wonderful opportunity. I would love to apply for the scholarship. I am a woman for whom creating has been a vital force in life. I started embroidery before I was old enough to attend school. My sewing legacy started with my mom and my quilt block would express my love of woman's creativity that I have learned and past down to my daughter, niece and grandniece.

orangedogdesign said...

I am so excited for the extended deadline! I am really hoping to get my entry off in time. I am a mother of four small children and a maker of whatever inspires me. My block will reflect that in the new year I hope to grow my creative making into a business that would be able to help my children one day go off to college. To be able to go to the weekend sewing would be a dream—to learn from all of the amazing teachers! If there is still time, I would love to accept the offer of paper and fabric samples. :) Thank you!!!

Amy said...

I would love to give this a shot!
My block would (hopefully, somehow) represent that I would love to live in a simpler time and just slow down and take it easy. I would love the samples to play with. Thanks so much!

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