Sunday, September 26, 2010

Iron Maidens!

Meet the latest graduating class from the Chicago School of Fusing. These lovely ladies joined me in Paducah, KY for 3 days of creativity and fun in my Fusing Fun Class. I had a great time!
Our first lesson? When transferring fusible web to fabric make sure to iron the paper "to the edge and beyond!" Here we are practicing going to the edge and beyond. It's a move used by Tai Chi fusers world wide.
Our lovely hostess for the class is a new member of the National Quilt Museum staff, Becky, who also improvised a fused art quilt while providing us with energy boosting brownies and coffee.
Class member, Teresa, shows off her colorful creations.
 Sheila poses with her beautiful flower quilt that she is adding hand embroidery to.
We helped Debra celebrate her birthday weekend and she made a fun party quilt to commemorate the occasion. Happy Birthday Debra!
Elizabeth made these sweet dream home quilts and added a delightful striped binding to her flower quilt.
Michele created beautifully cut shapes for her garden and sewing tools quilts.
Anne invented new planetary systems and a landscape full of texture and beauty.
Judith's whimsical landscape reflects her sense of fun and good humor.
We all loved Margaret's cheerful quilts and knowledge of all things Paducah.
And here is Beverly who was inspired by the annual Barbeque by the River contest taking place right outside our back door. She made this Pigs in Disguise quilt on the left designed with the help of a pig shaped cookie. You never know where you'll get your inspiration!
Thanks to my students and the staff of the National Quilt Museum!


Maggie Szafranski said...

Oh, my! Three days of fun with Laura! Oh the laughter and the singing!

Nancy said...

Adhesive happiness!

Lisa said...

Oh Man, I can only imagine how much fun was had! I'm going to have to do some research on classes in the area...

Laura Wasilowski said...

Hi Lisa,
We did have a good time! If you look at my schedule,
Than you can join us sometime when I'm in your area.

WoolenSails said...

It looks like everyone had fun and created some beautiful pieces.