Windy City #17 by Laura Wasilowski
Today I’m teaching my favorite class, Tiny Homes, at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. Why is it a favorite?
About one hour into the class I see my students inventing fun and whimsical designs. These art pieces are unique to each maker and delightful to behold. I can’t wait to see what they make this year!
Don’t tell anyone, but I’m not quite prepared for a new class I’m teaching at the International Quilt Festival. My new class, Libby’s Leaves, premiers on Friday, November 1.
It’s not like I haven’t been thinking a lot about how to present the class. It’s just that I don’t have is a finished quilt to show the class.
Libby’s Leaves by Laura Wasilowski
See the original Libby’s Leaves quilt (above) that the class is based upon has been sold. And, making it a rule to never replicate a quilt design, I have to invent a new design in the spirit of the original. It also has to be something that illustrates the construction methods of the design. Plus I need step-outs and an outline for teaching the class.
So as I scramble to catch up with my ambitions, I ask that you wish me luck.
And again, please don’t tell anyone.
Seedpods #1 by Laura Wasilowski
I never know which way to hang this type of quilt, one that is long and skinny. Should it go horizontally or vertically?
I guess it depends on the space where it is on display and how you feel about the design.
So I’ve come up with a solution for art quilts of this disposition. Hang it two ways!
It requires two hanging sleeves on the back, one for a horizontal rod for the horizontal position and one for vertical for when you want it hang in in a narrower space.
Here’s how I hand stitch them to the back of the quilts. See that miter at the corner? Now a rod can slip into either sleeve and change the orientation.