Sharing Work: 2 Guest Artists

Bloomers quilt by Sharon

Bloomers quilt by Sharon

It’s always a privilege to share the beautiful art work of others on my blog. Especially if they were kind enough to take one of my classes. This quilt is by Sharon who participated in my workshop in Arkansas. She says that the quilt, ” …happily hangs in our kitchen now. ” She also mentioned that taking the class  “…really made me think differently about fusing.” Thank you, Sharon! My mission in life is to spread the word that fusing is fun. 

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Exotically Pollinated by Karen

And speaking of fun, here you see a sweet quilt by Karen. She says she, “started this project in a class you taught in Green Bay, WI last year for the Evergreen Quilt Guild.  I thoroughly enjoyed it!  The three flowers were something I pulled out of your scrap pile and I wove the basket in class.” The quilt will be in the upcoming Evergreen Art Show in Women Who Run With Scissors Exhibit. The theme of the show was “exotic pollinators“ but she turned it around to be “Exotically Pollinated”. Thank you, Karen! I love your sense of humor.

Felt Give Away!

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Felt Like Gardening #5 by Laura Wasilowski

Thanks to the students in my Felt Like Gardening class in Houston last year, I have diminished my piles. Piles of felt cut-aways that is.

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Felt Like Gardening #1

You see, many years ago I purchased stacks of colorful wool felt from Commonwealth Felt. The rich colors and ease of stitching the felt by hand seduced me. But alas, I work small with few of my felt creations exceeding 12″ x 12″. Soon I realized I’d never use all the felt I had in my stash.

feltscrapsSo I taught a class with the felt and gave away stacks of felt cut-aways, the parts left over from cutting shapes for the class. But there are more cut-aways to be rid of! That’s why I’m giving away a set of felt cut-aways to 2 lucky winners. Just leave a comment and we will randomly pick the lucky recipients. And thank you for helping me with my piles.

Chicago School of Fusing Diploma Now Available!

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Rowenta Sports Arena at the Chicago School of Fusing

Congratulations upon your graduation from the Chicago School of Fusing! That’s what I always say to my students when they complete one of my fusing classes.

And there are many recent graduate to congratulate. They all did beautiful work and I’m so grateful that they took a class with me at the IQF show in Houston or through their local guild.

chicago-school-certSo, in honor of all the graduates out there who wish a diploma to hang proudly in their studio or office, here’s a PDF that you can print out. (Thank you Judy K for this great design!) Press on!