Laura Wasilowski
Email: laura@artfabrik.com
Web Site: http://www.artfabrik.com

Laura Wasilowski is a contemporary quilt maker, 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.

Recent exhibits include:
Quilt 21: American Art Quilts for the 21st Century-2000, Illinois Women Arts: The New Millennium, Crafts National 33, Yeiser Art Center's 9th, 11th and 12th Annual Invitational, Tactile Architecture '98 and '99, Quilt Nihon, Hands All Around XIV International Quilt Festival, Artist as Quiltmaker VII and VIII, Fiberart International '97 and '99, Quilt National '95, The Museum of the American Quilter's Society's "Ohio Star: New Quilts from Old Favorites," Visions '96, Quilter's Newsletter Magazine's "Artistic Expressions,", "Roses" & "Quilts: Crossing Boundaries" exhibits.

She is published in: American Art Quilts: Quilt 21/2000, Quilt 21 Press, Fabulous Fabrics, Sterling Publishing, FiberArts Book Six, Lark Books, The Art Quilt by Robert Shaw, Machine Quilting with Decorative Threads, by Noble and Hendricks, Dyes and Paints, by Elin Noble, Color: The Quilter's Guide by Christine Barnes, New Quilts from Old Favorites, Museum of the American Quilter's Society, Visions '96: Quilt San Diego, and Quilt National: Contemporary Designs in Fabric, Lark Books.

 

 


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  Blue Ladder

Artists' Statement

My work revolves around a collection of vivid, hand-dyed fabrics that I have stamped, silk screened, painted or dyed. The colorful, textured fabrics are my inspiration for creating art quilts as are stories of my family, friends and home. Each wall piece I make is of my own design, usually of fused appliqué and machine quilted. The combination of fabric and story result in pictorial quilts that are often narratives of my life.

 

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