Ever wonder what quilt teachers do when they get together? They goof off, that’s what they do! Here you see a group of my cohorts lounging around during lunch at last year’s International Quilt Festival in Houston. As you can see, these people are “professionals” at all times.
Windy City #13 by Laura Wasilowski
We do have fun together and I’m looking forward to seeing them again this year in October. I’m teaching 5 half-day classes on fused art quilts and free-form embroidery. And I’m giving an exciting lecture that’s all about me me me too.
Check out the IQF class listings here. Hope you can join us in Houston!
Felt Like Gardening #5 by Laura Wasilowski
Soon I’m off to Sisters OR to teach a class at Quilter’s Affair called Felt Like Gardening. Felt Like Gardening #5 above is an example of what my students can make with the many felt shapes they’ll get in their kits.
You may recognize this piece from a similar project found in Joyful Stitching called Folk Art Garden. Using a step-out or stage in the construction process prepared for the book, I changed it up and added more stitchery.
One can never go wrong with more embroidery.
Hope to see you at Sisters!
A sample for my Creating Graphic Imagery class.
Soon I’ll be off to Lancaster PA to teach one of my favorite classes, Creating Graphic Imagery. Why is it a favorite? Because each and everyone of my students successfully creates original art work. It is such a thrill to see them make beautiful art quilts from sketch to final design.
The Quiltfest in Lancaster PA begins next week. You can see wonderful works of art at the show, visit me at a my May 9 lecture, or even join me for a class or two. Hope to see you there!
Soon 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.
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.
Songbird #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!
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!
I’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.
One 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.
First, 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.
Click here to sign up this and other great classes at Quiltfest Lancaster.