One of 100 Coming Up!

ffac2Here’s another hint on what quilt I’m donating to the Fiberart for A Cause fundraiser. Tomorrow, February 4, the fundraiser starts and ends. Our goal is to raise $10,000 in one day for the American Cancer Society. There are 100 artists donating work and 100 patrons will be randomly assigned the donated artwork.  All the details are here: Fiberart for a Cause.  Check it out!

One of the 100

ffac1Can you guess what this is? This is a detail of a small art quilt I am donating to the Fiberart for A Cause fundraiser. I was so pleased to be 1 of 100 artists invited to participate! On February 4, the fundraiser starts and ends. A total of 100 patrons will be randomly assigned artwork donated by 100 international fiber artists.

Our goal for this fiber fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is to raise $10,000 in one day. Fiberart For A Cause has already raised $240,000 through the generosity of fiber artists and patrons. All the details are here: Fiberart for a Cause.

Can you guess what it is?

 

 

How to Stitch a Nut House #4

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Every Nut House needs a woven walkway.

My Nut House is coming along nicely, thank you! After adding the Fern Stitch to the trees and shrubbery, the front walk is stitched. This stitch is called Needle Weaving wherein you make long stitches for a warp and then weave across the warp with your needle and thread and stitch down the other side. (Someday I’ll make a tutorial for you.) But right now I’m admiring the front lawn made with this snazzy green batik. Isn’t it great?

Libby's Leaves by Laura Wasilowski

Libby’s Leaves by Laura Wasilowski is now up for auction.

On a side note. Today is the first day of the benefit auction for Libby Lehman. You can see the online auction here. Check out my contribution, Libby’s Leaves, along with many other beautiful quilts for sale to aid Libby with her medical bills. Be sure to bid early and often!

Libby’s Leaves Complete!

 

Libby's Leaves (detail) by Laura Wasilowski

Libby’s Leaves (detail) by Laura Wasilowski

Last fall I was invited to create a quilt inspired by the art work of Libby Lehman. Soon the 30″ x 30″ quilt will be auctioned off along with other quilts and the proceeds will help Libby’s family with medical expenses.I’m so happy to be included in this invitational!

Libby's Leaves (detail) by Laura Wasilowski

Libby’s Leaves (detail) by Laura Wasilowski

The entire collection of Inspired by Libby Quilts will be on display at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in late October. At the show, 2 of the quilts will be selected for a silent auction. Later the entire collection will be available for an online auction for you to bid on. You’ll learn more about the auctions in September on The Quilt Show. The exhibit will also be on view at the American Quilter’s Society Paducah Show in April, 2015. Then the quilts are shipped to their new owners.

Libby's Leaves by Laura Wasilowski

Libby’s Leaves by Laura Wasilowski

Libby will also have the opportunity to see the quilts up close and personal during their journey around the country. All of the monies raised from the sale of the Inspired by Libby Quilts will be given for her care. I hope you have an opportunity to view the quilts and bid on them too!

Little Red Bird

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The Sisters mountains in Oregon.

Have you attended the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, OR? Each July the entire town puts on a one-day outdoor exhibit of quilts. It’s a delightful setting!

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Coleen’s Calling Birds #22 by Laura Wasilowski

One of the many activities at the show is the opportunity to bid on art work by donors for Wish Upon a Card. This is my donation this year. This little card measures 4″ x 6″ and is made of silk fabrics and hand stitched.