Box 641925 Los Angeles, CA 90064
The Next Westside Quilters' General Meeting
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Social Time and Demo
10:00 Meeting and Program
John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064
Click here for map and directions.
Laura Wasilowski is a textile artist, author, teacher, and creator of hand dyed fabrics and threads. She has an undergraduate degree in Costuming from the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN and a Master of Art degree in Fiber from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. She is owner of ARTFABRIK.
"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!"
Laura has produced a class for Craftsy - Hand-Stitched Collage Quilts and a DVD for Interweave She has appeared numerous times on television on Simply Quilts, Uncommon Threads on DIY , on PBS and on Quilting Arts TV
Her books include Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts, Fuse and Tell Journal Quilts, and Fusing Fun: Fearless Art Quilts, all for C&T Publishing.
On August 4, the day before our meeting, Laura will present her workshop "Accidental Artist". For more information see the Calendar page or contact Programs@westsidequilterslosangeles.org .