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Laura Wasilowski

Laura Wasilowski

 

Laura Wasilowski is a textile artist and creator of hand-dyed fabrics and threads. Her pictorial art quilts (created from fused fabrics and hand-embroidered or machine quilted) are collected and exhibited internationally. 

Wasilowski’s free-form embroideries share a similar style with her narrative quilts. Whimsical in nature, both textile art forms express her joy and love of creating art.

Owner of the dye shop, Artfabrik, Laura is also a lecturer, surface designer, quilt instructor, pattern designer, and author of Fusing Fun, Fuse-and-Tell, Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts, and her latest book Joyful Stitching: Transform Fabric with Improvisational Embroidery.

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!

 

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 and Sketch It, Fuse It, Quilt It

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

Joyful Stitching: Transform Fabric with Improvisational Embroidery,

Laura Wasilowski, C&T Publishing, 2018

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