Paint a Colorful Smile

Hearing from fellow stitchers who use my free tutorials makes me happy! Here you see artwork by Christina. She used my Paint Brush tutorial to create wonderful, meaningful presents for friends, family, and acquaintances. She also prints out and adds this saying to the gift: Paint every day with a colorful smile- the greater your storm, the brighter your rainbow.
Thank you, Christina, for sharing your work with us!

Your Queen Poppy

I so enjoy seeing your projects!

Especially if they are one of the projects offered on my Tutorial Page like Queen Poppy.

Queen Poppy is a fused art quilt that measures about 11″ x 14″ and is hand embroidered. (Machine quilting is optional.) My version of Queen Poppy is made with hand-dyed fabrics on a green batik background. (You can see the kit here.)

The Queen Poppy tutorial seems to have inspired at least one brave person to have completed it.

Here you see Christine’s version of the design. I am delighted by her fabric choices and excellent hand embroidery.

You can see more of Christine’s artwork on Instagram or Facebook under @patchworkallsorts or visit her blog Patchwork Allsorts

Thank you Christine for sharing your artwork with us!

If you have a completed piece using one of my tutorials or from one of my workshops, I’d love to see it! Just email a photo to me at laura at

Give-Away and a Guest Artist


Kennette and her pillow

Recently I met up with the Hinsdale Embroiderer’s Guild to teach a class on wool embroidery. And much to my delight, this lovely lady, Kennette, was my hostess. I also discovered that Kennette is on my “special newsletter” mailing list.


Kennette gets a “special newsletter” from me about once a month. That means she has purchased something from the Artfabrik website in the past year or so. In the newsletter I give away stuff like the pattern for this house design she used on her pillow. Thank you Kennette for sharing your work with us. You are truly special!


And you are special too! Please leave a comment below and you may be a lucky winner of a fat quarter of hand dyed fabric that I’m giving away. (Please note that at some point I cut off the comment section, usually just before announcing the winners.)