A Yellow Chair Stitch Along


For those of you touring Germany this Fall, please stop in to your local quilt store for a copy of Quilt & Textilkunst Patchwork Professional.

You’ll know which magazine to pick up by the sight of my blue chair, Arm Chair Gardener, featured on the cover.

There is also a gift inside for you.


yellowchair1bA free tutorial shows you how to make this free-form Yellow Chair embroidery on wool. Step-by-step directions and images lead you through the process.

Not in Germany? Unable to read the German directions? Ah, then I have a solution for you. Check out the  Yellow Chair Tutorial on my website. And here is a Yellow Chair Stitch Kit to get you started.

Glückliche Stickerei!

Quilting Arts Article


Butterfly Garden (detail) by Laura Wasilowski

The June/July 2015 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine is now at a newsstand near you. I think you’ll enjoy the article Stitch by Stitch by Jane Davila. It features the Blanket Stitch and all it’s wonderful variations and uses like that around the flower center above..


Butterfly Garden by Laura Wasilowski

The article features the Blanket Stitch and all it’s wonderful variations and uses (like that around the flower centers above).You’ll also see more images of my work and the work of other stitchers in Jane’s article. Thanks Jane for including me!

Your Quilter’s World


This lovely magazine arrived in the mail the other day. It was with surprise and delight that I opened it up and discovered an article about me! It’s a really great magazine and the Quilter’s World Magazine editors managed to even make me look good. There is a pattern included for that attractive chicken you see on the right.

Look for it at a news stand near you today!

friedafryerAlso, did you know that the Craftsy Make It Great Sale is going on? You can learn how to add those hand embroidery stitches to your chicken by following this special  Craftsy Sale Link. You’ll receive up to $20 off on all classes of any skill level. Help support a fellow stitcher (me!) and have fun at the same time!

Two Winners!


Watering Can by Laura Wasilowski

We have 2 winners this time from the Free on Friday comments. The winner of the fabric is Beth S who likes the little things about Spring that cheer her up like a walk or crocus in bloom.


Chicago School of Fusing Campus by Laura Wasilowski

And Carol L won The Quilt Life magazine. She asked if my son Gus was a graduate of the Chicago School of Fusing and the answer is: of course!

Want to Win The Quilt Life?

thequiltlifecoverYou must check out the April edition of The Quilt Life. Especially the articles written by my son, Gus, and myself. It’s a fascinating tale of intrigue and suspense. Will he finish his quilt? Will his mother ever cook again? Will he ever find a job?


That’s My Boy! Gus making a quilt. I’m so proud!

Would you like to win a copy of the April edition of The Quilt Life with this wonderful article about Gus the Boy? Then please leave a comment on today’s blog and you may be the lucky winner!

You Have One Week

heartdesktop3aYou have one week to do this: make a Valentine for your honey. The directions are on page 58 of the February/March 2014 Quilters Newsletter magazine.

heartdesktop2aMy Easy Lesson: Desk Quilt article gives you all the info you need to make a small, free-standing Valentine quilt for your sweetie. And when you receive that box of chocolates in return, please invite me over.