Laura Wasilowski
Craftsy Instructor

Elgin, IL

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Laura Wasilowski teaches quilting and fabric art workshops around the United States, and her quilts have been exhibited internationally. She is the author of several books, including Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts, and has appeared on HGTV’s Simply Quilts. Laura is also the owner of ArtFabrik, an online shop for hand-dyed fabric and thread.

Laura's Craftsy Classes

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Sketch It, Fuse It, Quilt It

Explore fusible collage as textile artist Laura Wasilowski shows you how to make a whimsical art quilt! You’ll begin with a simple sketch (use your own or Laura’s design), then convert your drawing into a master pattern. Use bold, hand-dyed hues and batiks to create fused fabric design elements, and follow along with Laura to assemble a countryside scene. Next, add dynamic dimension to your quilt with collage! Discover fun, fast techniques to turn fabric strips into a grassy foreground and lovely lake, and add playful pizazz to your composition with a quick color-chip trick and textural tiled collage. Then, showcase each element of your landscape with a variety of gorgeous machine-quilting motifs, including wavy, vein and sketching stitches. Finally, attach a rod pocket to the back for display – you’re going to want to show this quilt off! 

$24.99 $34.99

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Hand-Stitched Collage Quilts

Laura shares whimsical designs for three small, single-block quilts that you can create along with her.  You'll add fusible web to your fabrics and learn how to protect your tools and work surfaces. Cutting out free-form appliqué shapes and composing your artwork are a breeze - your creativity and improvisation are encouraged!  Then it's time to add details and texture with a wealth of hand-embroidery stitches, from lazy daisies to French knots. Laura will show how to make more than a dozen stitches, and help you finish your quilt with batting, a colorful border and options for hanging. Laura's e-book Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts is included free!

$24.99 $34.99

Upcoming Events

Mar '15 11

Mar 11, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015
I'll be teaching at Quiltfest Savannah March 26 - 28, 2015. Please stop in and say "Hi". Visit www.quiltfest.com for more information. Laura

Laura's Patterns

Butterfly Garden

$10.00

Catcher the Dog

$5.00

Birds and Flowers

$10.00
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Laura's Projects

Tilty Town #2
Bertie #2
Birdland #4
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