|Owner of the dye shop, Artfabrik, Laura is a lecturer, surface designer, quilt instructor, pattern designer, and author of Fusing Fun, Fuse-and-Tell, and her latest book: Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts. Wasilowski's narrative quilts begin with her unique hand-dyed fabrics and are inspired by stories of family, friends, and home. Laura will teach the following classes at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival:
Fowl Play: Birds with No Egrets
Like a bird in flight, this class will lift your spirits and make you sing! You'll create fun little birds dancing, nesting, and wading knee deep in personality. Our colorful fowl (indigenous only to the campus of the Chicago School of Fusing) are created with fused fabrics and hand embroidery.
Create your own leaf design the easy way- with colorful fused fabrics. Learn a quick pattern transfer method and the basic principles of designing artwork (like repetition, variety, and contrast).
Garden of Eden
In this tempting class create a small art quilt teeming with every flower in creation. Build a blooming garden on a green base of lush leaves, curly ferns and wavy blades of grass. Directions for free cutting flowers, bias leaves and fused quilt assembly processes are covered. Add simple daisies, jolly tulips, and colorful chrysanthemums to the mix and you have a garden that Eve would envy.
|Renae loves to quilt!...and loves to share that passion with others. At the Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival she will demo on an Innova Longarm Quilting Machine. She has developed tools and techniques for piecing and quilting that have been used by many to create beautiful quilts. It thrills her to see students succeed and grow in their own quilting and piecing. Renae will teach the following classes at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival:
Feather Your Nest
Have you been a chicken about trying freehand feathers with your frame quilting machine? In this class, you will learn many feather variations and which application works best in different situations
Show Off! – Background Fillers
Learn numerous background fillers using your frame quilting machine that will show off your motifs. Watch Renae stitch her favorites, while discussing the best places to use them.
Hip to Be Square
Saggy baggy quilt backs? Quilts turning out warped, with dog-eared corners? If so, this is the class for you! Renae will teach you how to get your frame quilting machine set up properly, quickly, and easily, to eliminate some of these issues
Throw Them a Curve or Play It Straight
Learn elegant ways to use your frame quilting machine to stitch nicely spaced, curved crosshatching or traditional crosshatching in any shape or area.