Libby’s Leaves by Laura Wasilowski
A while back I made this fused art quilt for an auction for my friend, Libby Lehman. It measures about 30″ x 30″ and was inspired by one of her beautiful quilts all about leaves.
Libby’s Leaves #2 by Laura Wasilowski
Enjoying the process of free-cutting shapes, I made a smaller version (about 20″ x 20″) using the same theme and fabric colors. Entered it in the International Quilt Festival in Houston this year and found out it won third in the Art/Miniature division.
I’m so thankful to have inspiring friends like Libby!
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.
Please 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.
Windy City #3 (detail) by Laura Wasilowski
If you are in Houston for the International Quilt Festival this November, please check out my quilt Windy City #3. I’ve just shipped it off for it’s entry into the art miniature category of the juried exhibit. So many talented artists display their artwork at this show. I can’t wait to see it!
See us at booth #914 in Houston.
Some of you may be wondering why I’ve been so quiet lately. You’ve seen fewer blog posts and not many projects underway. This may be the problem: the International Quilt Festival in Houston TX next week.
Hand-dyed silk for the Artfabrik booth.
Preparing for this show is very time consuming. I have fabric and thread to dye for our Artfabrik/Friestyle booth at the show (#914) and I’m preparing to teach 3 classes there too. Add that to my fall teaching schedule and there is just no time to tend to things like blogs or housework. (Like I would do housework anyway!)
But I’m happy to say all the fabric for the booth is shipped. Most of the class kit preparations is complete and I can now focus on fun. Hope to see you there!
By Emily Parson
Alas, the International Quilt Festival in Houston is over. But I thought you might like to see some of the people and quilts at the show. Here you see my friend, Emily Parson’s beautiful quilt on display in the Full Bloom exhibit.
My colorful friends, Mary Mashuta, Lynn Koolish, and Roberta Horton
Several friends dropped in to visit us at the Artfabrik booth including Mary Mashuta, Lynn, Koolish (my editor from C&T Publishing) and Roberta Horton.
Katie, Frieda, Pat and Sue
You can always count on Katie Pasquini Masopust to liven up a party. Here she is with Frieda and award winning quilters Pat Holly and Sue Nickels.
And one last view of my Libby’s Leaves quilt next to that of Alex Anderson’s quilt. You have until November 5 to put in a bid on the quilts being auctioned to raise money for Libby Lehman. Check out the auction website here. Wish you could have been at Houston with us. It was so much fun!
Detail of Libby’s Leaves. One of the quilts on auction.
Don’t forget to check out the online benefit auction to raise money for Libby Lehman’s medical expenses. You can also see all of the quilts on exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.