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.

Last Chance for IQF Chicago!


Frieda Anderson, myself, and Jane Sassaman in our booth at IQF.

Better jump in the car and get a move on! Today is your last chance to attend the International Quilt Festival in Chicago.  Frieda and I have had great fun visiting with all our quilt friends like you at this show. Please stop in at the Artfabrik booth #1025 and say hello.

csofshowAnd don’t forget to see the Chicago School of Fusing exhibit too. It looks great as do all the other exhibits of wonderful quilts. Take note: if you can’t make this year’s show, reserve last week of March, 2015 for next year’s show. That’s in early Spring, when I’ll look fresher.

The CSOF Exhibit is Too Much Fun!


Pressing Matters by Laura Wasilowski on exhibit at IQF.

I hope you have the opportunity to visit the International Quilt Festival in Chicago this weekend. Be sure to check out the exhibit by the Chicago School of Fusing when you arrive. As you know, we are dedicated to the fine art of fusing and love all the fusibilites of fusible web. At our school, Pressing Matters.

The CSOF Strikes Again!


Sprouts 2 (detail) by Laura Wasilowski

Yes, the CSOF (Chicago School of Fusing) is at it once more! You’ll see the work of members Frieda Anderson, Ann Fahl, Jane Sassaman, Emily Parson, Robbi Eklow and our latest inductee, August Wasilowski, on display at the International Quilt Festival this week. The IQF is held at the Convention Center in Rosemont near O’Hare. So why not fly in for the day and visit us?


Sprouts 2 by Laura Wasilowski

As Dean of Corrections at the CSOF, you’ll also see a few of my pieces on exhibit too like Sprouts #2. As the song says: “I’m proud to be a fuser from Chicago. The school that makes cool to cut and fuse. When you become a wonder under user, your work has endless possibilities.”