Wish Upon a Card

songbird2detail1Soon I’ll be packing my bags to teach in Sisters, OR. Sisters is the home of the largest outdoor quilt festival in the nation called Quilter’s Affair. One of the many activities at the show is the opportunity to bid on art work by donors for the charity, Wish Upon a Card

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Songbird #2 by Laura Wasilowski

My donation this year, Songbird #2, measures about 4″ x 6″ and is free- form hand embroidered on wool. Loved making it, love that it’s helping out someone in need, and love that it will go to a good home.

joyfulstitchingfrontcoverSongbird #2 began its life as a step-out. It was made to show  a certain stage in the making of the songbird project in my book, Joyful Stitching. He is a distant cousin of the original songbird found on the cover and evolved into a bird more interested in flowers than bugs. Hope to see you in Sisters!

Free Cat Patterns at the Quilt Show!

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I would love to see you this weekend, March 28 – 30 at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago.

You’ll find Frieda Anderson and me in booth, #1224. Look for Artfabrik/Friestyle.
 
We’ll have our hand-dyed fabrics and threads, patterns, and quilts on display.
 
 
But wait! There’s more!
catandfoodI’d also like to give you a free cat pattern when you stop in at our booth. No cat hair included. And no need to buy anything either. Just stop in for your free, non-shedding cat pattern.

Surprise Yourself with a Great Quilt Design

blueladderdetailaOne of my classes you’re sure to enjoy is called Creating Graphic Imagery. I’m teaching it at the Quiltfest in Lancaster PA this May. Trust me, you’ll be surprised and delighted by the design you make in this class.

redwheelbarrowdetailFirst, you make your own design and pattern so it’s really your original art work. Then, working on black fabric with fused fabrics, you fuse the pattern shapes into place. By leaving just a bit of black fabric showing between shapes, you end up with a woodcut-like graphic design.

I’ve seen some really great art work come out of this class. I hope you can join me.

lancaster2019Click here to sign up this and other great classes at Quiltfest Lancaster.

A Little Prize for a Little Quilt

Libby's Leaves by Laura Wasilowski

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.

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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!

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.