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Laura Wasilowski

Laura Wasilowski

 

Laura Wasilowski is a textile artist, author, teacher, and creator of hand dyed fabrics and threads. She has an undergraduate degree in Costuming from the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN and a Master of Art degree in Fiber from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. She is owner of ARTFABRIK.

 

 

 

Young Forest #5 by Laura Wasilowski

Young Forest #5 by Laura Wasilowski

Artist Statement

I combine vivid fabrics and whimsical stories to make pictorial art quilts. My colorful, hand-dyed fabrics inspire me, as do stories of my family, friends, and home. These pieces often chronicle my life. Each wall piece I make is of my own design, of fused appliqué, and machine quilted.

Creating with fused fabric allows my work to be joyful, organic, and more inventive. It is the most direct route from a design idea in my head to the realization of that idea in fabric.

The art of quilting gives me the freedom to express myself and play at the same time. It’s the best job in the world!

 

Museum and Gallery Representation

Vale Craft Gallery, Chicago, IL
Illinois Artisan Shop, Chicago, IL
Illinois Artisan Shop, Whittington, IL
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO

See On Exhibit for current exhibits of Laura’s art work.

See Portfolio to see Laura’s art work.

Television and Online Appearances

Craftsy, Hand-Stitched Collage Quilts

Quilting Arts Television, episodes #303, #306, #401

Improvisational Fused Quilt Art Workshop DVD, Interweave Press
The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson, online, episodes 303 and 1009
The Art of Quilting: Chicago School of Fusing, PBS, Wisconsin Public Television
Fortune Cookie Challenge, Simply Quilts, HGTV, episode QLT 1102
Garden of Eden Art Quilt, Simply Quilts, HGTV, episode QLT 1124
Abstract Shuffle Quilt, Uncommon Threads, DIY, episode DUCT 113
Frankenbodice, Uncommon Threads, DIY, episode DUCT 146
World’s Fair of Quilts: For the Love of Fabric, PBS, KBTC Public Television

Books

Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts, Laura Wasilowski, C&T Publishing, 2011

Fuse and Tell Journal Quilts, Laura Wasilowski, C&T Publishing, 2008
Fusing Fun: Fast, Fearless Art Quilts, Laura Wasilowski, C&T Publishing, 2005