About the Artist


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 an instructor of online workshops with Creative Spark and author of Fusing Fun, Fuse-and-Tell, Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts, Joyful Stitching: Transform Fabric with Improvisational Embroider and Playful Free-Form Embroidery: Stitch Stories with Texture, Pattern, and Color.

Windy City #12 by Laura Wasilowski

Windy City #12 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 Laura’s Portfolio to see current art work for sale.

Television and Online Appearances

Creative Spark, online classes in art quilts and free-form hand embroidery

Craftsy, Hand-Stitched Collage Quilts and Sketch It, Fuse It, Quilt It

Quilting Arts Television, episodes #303, #306, #401,1112,1701,1804

Improvisational Fused Quilt Art Workshop DVD, Interweave Press
The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson, online, episodes 303,1009, 2109
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
Uncommon Threads, DIY, episode DUCT 113 and episode DUCT 146
World’s Fair of Quilts: For the Love of Fabric, PBS, KBTC Public Television


Playful Free Form Embroidery: Stitching Stories with Texture, Pattern, and Color, C&T Publishing, 2021

Joyful Stitching: Transform Fabric with Improvisational Embroidery, C&T Publishing, 2018

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

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