5 Reasons to Be Here

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Bird on a Branch #1 by Laura Wasilowski.

There are 5 reasons I hike it down to Houston every year to attend the International Quilt Festival.

  1. I get to eat BBQ and drink a beer, just one, every night.
  2. I meet lots of entertaining people at the Artfabrik booth who tell me wild stories about their life and make my life look stale.
  3. The quilt exhibits are outstanding!
  4. I have 2 quilts in the juried show that I made for love, not money. (That means I didn’t win any prizes.)
  5. And most importantly, I’m with my peeps. Being with quilters and sharing our favorite fabric pass time is the best time of the year!
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See Bird on a Branch #1 at the Artfabrik booth (#1739) and tell me an entertaining story.

Flying to Houston?

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Coleen’s Calling Birds #23 by Laura Wasilowski will be on display at the Artfabrik book in Houston.

Are you on your way to the International Quilt Festival in Houston yet? Well, fly on down sisters and brothers. Have we got a quilt show for you!

Frieda and I can hardly wait to meet you in the Artfabrik booth (#1739). You can also meet my latest bird friend, Coleen’s Calling Birds #23. (Boy that Coleen sure has a lot of birds.)

 

Getting Ready for the Big Show

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Frieda and I looking fresh for the Houston Show.

Once a year Frieda and I pack dozens of boxes filled with hand-dyed fabric and thread. Then those boxes magically appear at the International Quilt Festival in Houston TX. A little elf unloads the boxes an sets up the Artfabrik booth (#1739) and everyone is happy.

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Betty’s Bloomers #27 by Laura Wasilowski

You can also be happy. See lots of new little quilts for sale in our booth like this one called, Betty’s Bloomers #27. Boy, that Betty sure has lots of bloomers.

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

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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

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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

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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.