Sneak Peek of a New Quilt: Off to the Show!


Penelope’s Poppies by Laura Wasilowski

My new silk quilt, Penelope’s Poppies, is all quilted up and ready to go. Like many of you, I was intimidated by working in silk. Why? Because it’s expensive! But then I thought, when you put so much time into making art work, why not use the best materials available?

Penelope’s Poppies (measuring 34″ x 48″) is on it’s way to Houston. You can see it on display at the International Quilt Festival beginning October 28 through November 1. I’ll be there too! Come see me in the Artfabrik booth #1739.

Not Far from the Tree


Acorn by Laura Wasilowski

If you’re attending the Quilt Expo in Madison, please stop into our booth (#835) and check out my new pattern called Acorn. Right in time for fall, this little quilt has directions for making a woven collage for the top of the acorn and patterns for all those leaves as well. Doesn’t it look like it’s wearing a hat? Or is that just me?

All Set Up and Ready to Go


Wall of hand-dyed thread. All the colors and all the sizes.

Frieda and I spent yesterday setting up our booth at Quilt Expo in Madison WI. We open today and expect to be overwhelmed by rabid quilters dashing for fabric and thread. Or at least we hope so. Please stop in and say “hi”. Don’t worry. We are right in the front of the hall (#835) so we have an easy exit if the rabid quilt makers get too…. rabid.

Meet Me in Mad Town!


Nancy Zieman from Nancy’s Notions will be there too.

Want to meet me in Mad Town this weekend? The annual Quilt Expo is taking place in Madison, WI September 4 – 6 and I’ll be there along with Frieda. Madison is a great city and the quilt show is packed with quilts to see and vendors like me. You’ll see Frieda and me at our booth right next to the Nancy’s Notion’s booth. Stop by and say hi!

Where to Go Next Year

sistersorLast week I taught at one of my favorite venues, Quilters Affair in Sister, OR. The mountainous area is beautiful, the people are fun, and the whole town turns out to hang quilts on their doorsteps. Here you see the side of the Stitchin Post quilt shop.

jeanandjuneThis fantastic quilt retreat and show was started by Jean Wells. It’s a week full of quilts, friendship, and discovery. Here you see Jean with her lovely sister, June Jaeger, also a quiltmaker and instructor at Quilters Affair. Hope you can visit Sisters next year. I know I’ll be there!

Want to Feel Better?

sisteror2Soon I take off to teach a week-long set of classes in beautiful Sisters OR. At the Quilter’s Affair symposium we’ll view hundreds of quilts displayed at the largest outdoor quilt show in the world. And I’ll introduce hundreds of my students to the fine art of fusing.

I’m a big believer in education and can’t wait to meet my new students. As a student myself I know the more I learn the better I feel. Would you like to feel better too? Then check out these classes on Craftsy while I’m off to Sisters. The classes are currently on sale and I know how taking a new class cheers you up.