A Little Bird Wish


Bird on a Branch #5 by Laura Wasilowski

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

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. Bird on a Branch #5 measures 4″ x 6″ and is made of silk fabrics and hand stitched.

Would You Like 1 of the 100?

pokiespincushion1I have a fondness for tools. To me a good tool is like a trusty helpmate, a non-critical colleague who aids and supports me. At age nine I joined a 4-H sewing club. One of my first purchases was red tomato pincushion. It was so delightfully bright and cheerful!

FFAC2015logoI also have a fondness for a cause. That’s why I’m 1 of 100 artists donating this small piece of artwork to the Fiberart for a Cause fundraiser. Please check it out and make your donation today, February 4. You may win this cheery tomato pincushion quilt!

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


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!