Will I See You Here?

threadwall2It’s opening day at the IQF Chicago Quilt Festival and Frieda and I are ready to show our stuff. Stuff like hand-dyed threads and hand-dyed cheese cloth, velvet, and cotton fabrics. Our patterns are set and we have a great display of art work for you to see as well. We are in booth #1823 the same year I was born. Hope to see you!

IQF Chicago!


Don’t I look sweet? And if you’d like to see how sweet I am in person, please visit me at the IQF Chicago show in Chicago this week. I’m teaching the Tiny Homes class on Saturday morning, April 9, and there is still room for you to join me and gaze upon my sweetness. Ahhhhh!

booth2Or stop in at the Artfabrik / Friestyle booth #1823 and talk with Frieda and me. This way you visit 2 sweet people at the same time!

Feeling Lucky?


Nude Blue Chair Reclining by Laura Wasilowski

As I sit here in my cozy chair, I know many of you are out frantically shopping for deals today. But I have a quick reminder: it’s Friday and I have another give away.

Leave a comment on the blog today and you may win a Leaves in a Whirl pattern with complete instructions and an instructional DVD.

Or if you don’t trust your luck, purchase anything from the Artfabrik store in November and you’ll receive a free copy of the same pattern and DVD with your order. Happy Shopping!

Leaf it Be: Free on Friday


It’s Friday again folks and that means I have another give away to……. give away. Every Friday in November I am giving away a Leaves in a Whirl pattern with complete instructions and an instructional DVD.There is also a section in the DVD that shows variations on the pattern like this one above.

It’s a $25 value but for a lucky person who leaves a comment on the blog today it’s free. And if you don’t win, you can always get a free copy by purchasing anything from the Artfabrik store in November. It’s a win, win!

Garden Update and the Colors of Autumn

astersLook at that color! I had planted this asters plant in the Spring and then forgot all about it. In fact, it is lucky to be alive! For a long time I thought it was a weed but never got around to weeding my garden cause I am a lazy slug. Then I left town and returned to find it blooming.

astersfabricI have a colorway of thread and fabric called Asters inspired by the plant. Or maybe I should say, inspired by my memory of asters from a different garden. In any case, Asters is one of my favorite colorways that I dye, the colors of Autumn.