Bird on a Branch #5 by Laura Wasilowski
Have you attended the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, OR? I’ll be teaching out there in July when the entire town puts on a one-day outdoor exhibit of quilts. It’s a delightful setting!
One of the many activities at the show is the opportunity to bid on art work by donors for Wish Upon a Card. This is my donation this year. Bird on a Branch #5 measures 4″ x 6″ and is made of silk fabrics and hand stitched.
Me and my best friend.
At last, I’ve found a way to quickly cut out those giant fabric shapes! This huge rotary cutter is only available from the Olfa dealer at the AQS Show in Paducah KY. You can see this big son-of-a-gun and all our hand-dyed fabrics and threads too at the show next week. Look for me and my giant shapes in the Artfabrik booth, #1224 (think Christmas eve).
This is the dilemma with making step-outs for a class. I want to finish this quilt! But I have to leave it in its unfinished state. In order to teach my students at the Quilter’s Affair in Sisters OR how to make a Woven Flower Basket Quilt, this quilt will never be completed.
Another version of the Woven Flower Basket Quilts.
You ask, “Why not make another one just like it?” This is why: it’s boring. Also, for me, remaking the same quilt means I learn nothing new. The adventure of making new work calls me constantly. Do you hear it too?
Today I’m teaching a unsuspecting group of quilt makers how to make a small art quilt like this. They are my guinea pigs, if you will, as this is the first time I’ve taught this class, Woven Flower Basket Quilts. By the time I teach it at the Quilter’s Affair in Sisters OR I should have it down. Care to join me there and find out?
Pretend I’m not in this photo.
Are you attending the International Quilt Festival Chicago? Sadly, I’m not. But my fabric and thread are!
I’m off to teach at the QuiltFest Savannah this week and will miss the Chicago show. But my friend, Frieda Anderson, will be there with our hand dyed fabrics and threads so you can visit with her. The show runs March 26 – 28. Hope you can attend!
Today is the day for massive organization! In the next month you’ll find these stacks of fabrics in the Artfabrik booth at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago and the AQS Show in Paducah, KY. Plus I’m off to QuiltFest Savannah to teach this week and hop on a cruise ship around New Zealand soon after. I better be organized!