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.
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!
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!
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.
Please 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.
Nut House #3 by Laura Wasilowski
Today I’m off to teach at the World Quilt New England, in Manchester, NH. In a favorite class, Another Nut House, students begin with a basic acorn pattern and end up improvising their own house designs. You never know where their imaginations will lead. That’s why I enjoy this class so much! Hope to show you what they make soon.
Stitching on wool by Paula.
Your needle and thread glide through wool fabric with a satisfying ease. Hand embroidery on wool makes for rich texture and pattern like Paula’s inventive design above. Her free-form flower, a sampler of colorful stitch combinations, has even attracted a honey bee!
Are you attracted to wool stitchery too?
Soon I’ll be teaching my Improvisational Hand Embroidery on Wool class at the World Quilt New England, in Manchester, NH. Students like Paula, will design their own artwork, transfer it to wool, and stitch with a selection of hand dyed threads.
I hope you can join me!
Unable to visit with me in New Hampshire?
Then please leave a comment on today’s blog and you may be the lucky winner of a bag of small wool scraps plus a skein of hand-dyed floss to start your own wool project.
In today’s world there is a lot of talk about minimalism, cutting back, simplifying. So why not build a tiny home for your reduced lifestyle?
Windy City #10 by Laura Wasilowski
In my Tiny Homes class we create little houses and place them in a cheerful neighborhood. There is no clutter or unused linen hanging around. Life is simple and sweet. I’ll be teaching Tiny Homes at the World Quilt New England in Manchester, NH in August. Here’s a link to a video so you can preview the class offering: click Tiny Homes Class. Please join me!