Like a Singing Bird!

Every time I create a bird quilt I think of how wonderful and peculiar and entertaining birds are. They sing, they dance, they perform aerial stunts. They should appear on Broadway!

And every time I make a bird quilt I think of the poet Christina Rossetti who said, “My heart is like a singing bird.” It’s true, birds are uplifting (get it?) creatures that give us joy.

So why not add a bird quilt to your collection or give one as a gift to someone who gives you joy?

Take, for example, Chicken Little. Here he is strutting his stuff and waiting for the sky to fall.

Not to worry. He’s wearing goggles for eye protection.

You can see my current collection of bird quilts for sale here.

Colors of Autumn

Fine Line Tree #4 by Laura Wasilowski

The trees in my area are starting to show off their brilliant colors. The colors of autumn with their gold and red capture the eye and warm the heart. I love the change in seasons!

To celebrate the colors of the season, I’ve made this fused art quilt measuring 8″ x 10″. Fine Line Tree #4 is created with hand-dyed silk fabrics that glow just like the autumn leaves. It is lovingly hand embroidered and machine quilted.

If you’d like to add Fine Line Tree #4 to your collection, please click here.

Hanging Two Ways


Seedpods #1 by Laura Wasilowski

It is said that a single seed may lead to a thousand forests. While making Seedpods #1, I reflected upon how a simple act can change the world, and how one word of kindness can plant the seed for a lifetime of happiness.



Creating Seedpods #1 was so engrossing I never considered which way to hang the design. Should it go horizontally or vertically? The orientation may depend upon the space where it is on display and how you feel about the design.

So I’ve come up with a solution for art quilts of this disposition. Hang it two ways!

It requires two hanging sleeves on the back. One sleeve is for a rod to hang it in a horizontal position. The second sleeve is used to hang it vertically.

sleevesforquiltHere’s how I hand stitch them to the back of the quilts. See that miter at the corner where the two sleeves meet? Now a rod can slip into either sleeve and change the orientation.

Read more about Seedpods #1 here if you’d like to add this versatile artwork to your collection.