We are pleased to host noted quilt artist Laura Wasilowki for a Thursday lecture and Friday workshop September 28 and 29. Laura's lecture will be "Art Quilts: The Musical". This should be an entertaining evening that celebrates Laura's adventures in quilt making. Traditional art quilt folk songs like "Everybody Gets Rejected Sometime" and the "Minnesota Quilter's Polka" highlight a quirky documentary featuring a display of her small art quilts. Laura is a textile artist, author, teacher, and creator of hand dyed fabrics and threads who lectures and teaches workshops at national quilt shows and television appearances.

We will have Laura for just one day on Friday to work with us in a workshop called "Woven Flower Basket". The committee chose this full day project as there were some unique techniques that intrigued us. You will create a colorful woven basket quilt full of joyful flowers and leaves with hand-dyed fabrics and threads. Of course, since it is a class taught by Laura, we will work with fusing techniques, but she will also cover topics like pattern transfer, bias weaving, and bias braiding. She will share fusing tips and show us how to add hand embroidery to your small art quilt. No sewing machine is needed. Reserve your spot now.

Kit fee payable to Laura: $25 includes all the fabric needed to make the quilt top,
plus patterns and template,
a sampler of hand-dyed threads,
an embroidery needle, and hand out.
We need to tell Laura in advance the number attending the class so she prepares enough kits. Member registration cost is just $25, while nonmembers can register for the class with $50 after August 28. Members will pay less than half of the cost of a Wasilowski on-line Craftsy class!