Thursday, May 29, 2008

Chicago School of Fusing

I had so much fun today. Laura Wasilowski from the "Chicago School of Fusing" is here for the East Cobb Quilt Guild and I was fortunate enough to take a workshop from her today. She has such a wonderful imagination and is a great teacher.

The above it the art quilt that I made today in her class. Everything is fused and made from hand-dyed fabrics that she supplied as part of the kit for the class. We put wonder under on all of the fabric and then free cut all the leaves and flowers.

It still needs some hand stitching and then some quilting before it is finished. She also showed us how to put on a fusible binding which will be next.

Tomorrow is her lecture and she had lots of great quilts to show. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera today but hopefully with be able to take more photos tomorrow. If you ever get a chance to take a class or workshop with her, I highly recommend it.


  1. I was just watching the PBS special The Art of Quilting, which featured the Chicago School of Fusing. I can just imagine how much fun it was to be learning from Laura! Your quilt is lovely.

  2. What a gorgeous art quilt. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a day.

  3. What a pretty quilt. And how lovely to be able to finish it (all but) in the one day. I really don't like applique, but this looks like a method that I might enjoy.

  4. I saw her on Sewing with Nancy - She looked like a lot of fun!

  5. Your art quilt is wonderful, Melinda. I love the whimsy of it.

  6. What a happy and colourful quilt - love it! Lucky you to take a class with Laura - I'm green with envy!


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