Friday, September 30, 2011

Artist Spotlight: Laura Wasilowski

Laura Walisowski has long been one of my favorite quilters and one of my favorite people. Her work and her personality are both full of whimsy and humor. In fact, she should come with a warning: do not try to drink when she is talking as sudden spraying through the nose is likely to occur.
Waffle Irons
32" x 37"

Laura is the revered and feared Dean of Corrections at the Chicago School of Fusing, (yes, I AM a proud graduate of that school.) I highly recommend a quick tour, especially a glance at the Rowenta Sports Arena, Home of the Iron Maidens, my favorite team.

She teaches all over the place and will also be vending her absolutely delicious - as in I have an extensive collection - ARTFABRIK embroidery threads and dyed fabric in Houston at the International Quilt Festival.

Blue Book on Blue Chairs
46" x 57"
Her new book, Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts is a delight to read and if you've wanted to add embroidery to your quilts I highly recommend it. I reviewed it here in case you are curious... and you know you are!

Today she has a review of Bead It Like You Mean It up on her blog

Today only - leave a comment over there for a chance to win

Student Spotlight: Playing With Paint

I'd love to share with you some of the wonderful work done by students in my class

Stamped by Sarah Stephens

These were from our online session earlier this year at

Dry brush by Madalene Murphy

Monoprint by Sally Stites

Tiger Eyes by Kathy Edwards

wet wash, stamp, shiva oil sticks by Anne Fornicola
Monoprint by Cheryl Hansen