Workshop & Instructor Information

Laura Wasilowski quilt

Laura Wasilowski

Couching Thread, Hidden Needle

April 3 - 6, 2014

All Levels

A well placed embroidery stitch brings a quilt to life. It lends the quilt surface color, pattern, definition, and texture. In this class, you will make several small fused art quilts that act as your canvas for hand stitchery and take your work from flat to fabulous!

With the emphasis on basic embroidery stitches like running, seed, French knots, and lazy daisy, students will also learn more complex hand stitches, stitch combinations, and stitch variations. Learn about embroidery stitch choices, placement, and inventing new stitch ideas. Create new work with the ease of fusing and entice the viewer closer to your art with free form, unfettered embroidery.

Laura Wasilowski is both contemporary quilt maker and creator of hand-dyed fabrics and threads. Her pictorial art quilts, made from fused fabrics and machine quilted, are collected and exhibited internationally. 

Wasilowski’s narrative quilts begin with unique fabrics and are inspired by stories of family, friends, and home. The combination of fabric and story result in whimsical wall pieces that chronicle her life.

Owner of the dye shop, Artfabrik, Laura is also a lecturer, surface designer, quilt instructor, and author of a new book: Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts (C&T Publishing, 2011).

Laura Wasilowski quilt