Who’s Feeling Bright and Sunny Today?

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Windy City #11 by Laura Wasilowski

As winter doth drageth on in the northern hemisphere, I am reminded that the days ARE getting longer and there shall be light eventually. But first, I must shovel snow.

fusingtableAnd then enjoy my messy studio where it is always sunny and bright! Why? Because there is fabric to play with and imagination to be explored. Have you fondled your fabric lately? Maybe it needs your personal attention right now. We don’t want our fabric to feel lonely.

Hope your days are sunny and bright!

We Gotta Winner!

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Small World #7 by Laura Wasilowski

You are so imaginative! I want to thank you all for your great suggestions for the name of my new series of house quilts in 2019. (Now all I have to do is complete one.)

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Housing Department #28 by Laura Wasilowski

The winner of the naming contest is Chris K. She suggested some version of Uptown.  It sounds so fancy and glamorous! In gratitude for naming the Uptown series I’ll be sending her some fun house patterns. Thank you Chris!

Name this Series and Win a Prize!

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Whimsy Lane #9 (detail) by Laura Wasilowski

Each year I have a quest and I’m hoping you can help me. I need a new name for the series of house quilts I’m making.

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Windy City #6 (detail) by Laura Wasilowski

In the past there have been the Housing Department, Windy City, Whimsy Lane, Small World, My House, and (most peculiar) Tilty Town series. Have any ideas of what I might call the new series? And before you get too carried away, please note that Nut House is already taken.

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My House #12 by Laura Wasilowski

If I pick your title for the new series I’ll send you something fun from my house. Any ideas?

Who Won the Book? And Your Prize

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Thank you for celebrating the longevity of my plant and the publication of Joyful Stitching. Both have survived a year under my care. Hurrah!

And hurrah for the winner of the give-away of Joyful Stitching: Ellee. I hope you enjoy the book.

 

housingdeptpatternBut wait, there’s more! I’d also like to give you all a gift and thank you for visiting my blog. Please click here to download a PDF of this pattern: Housing Department.

Come See Me!

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Windy City #14 by Laura Wasilowski

This week you’ll find me and my latest art work hanging around the Artfabrik/Friestyle booth #1911 at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. Or as I like to call it the IQF.

There is so much to see and do at this giant quilt show. My favorite part is when friends appear in the booth (cause you know I’m trapped in the booth and don’t get out much). Hope you have time to stop on and visit us!

Packing for the Big Show

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Windy City #13 by Laura Wasilowski

It’s that time of year when I pack for the International Quilt Festival in Houston and forget something of great import. You can ask me what I forgot when visiting me in the Artfabrik/Friestyle Booth, #1911, next week.

booth2Please stop in and check out our wares. Frieda and I will have hand dyed fabric, thread, patterns, books and little quilts like the one above, Windy City #13.