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I was 53 in June. I feel like I'm 30. I live in Cold Cold Wisconsin. But, I love it here.. I found fabric and quilting about 8 years ago.. I fell in love with it.. I also enjoy paper art.. I'm not sure how I kept my sanity before I started doing art. I found rubber stamps about 10 years ago and have gone on to anything and everything.. I have been blessed with creative talents and love to express myself in art. I have 2 children .. one girl who is 15 and a boy who is 17. My husband and I love to hunt,canoe and just enjoy the outdoors together.. We all love the outdoors and go up to northern Wisconsin as often as possible. I'm a 14 year breast cancer survivor.. you can view more of my art at http://laurakrasinskiquilts.blogspot.com www.picturetrail.com/barngirl or my teaching, lecture and vending schedule here http://laurakrasinskisartontherun.blogspot.com

Saturday, November 29, 2008

African Quilt revisted

I did this quilt a few years ago and realized it was before I had a blog. So I thought I would share it with you today. I think this was the 4th quilt I had ever made. I have it hanging in my basement near my sewing area. I really had fun making this quilt.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Class with Gloria Loughman

At the show they had a special exhibit ... quilts from Oz. My sister and I took a class from Gloria who had quilts in the show.. along with some of her students works. I just loved these quilts. The class was really incredible. She usually teaches this class in a few days. We had it for one day. She did a great job of giving us all the information in the time she had. I really love the technique of the pieced backround and then the applique over that. If you want to see more on the class we took my sister wrote all about it on her blog. http://cheryls-chatelaine.blogspot.com/

Tangled up in blue

This was an interesting quilt... Again.. I just love this show because of all the unconventional pieces of art.

This is a fun quilt

When I saw this quilt it reminded me of all the windmills that have been built in Wisconsin the past year. When we drive up north you can see them for miles and miles.. Everyone is going green I guess... This quilt won a blue ribbon for best mixed technique.

Mancuso Quit Show

This is a quilt by Margie Garratt who lives in Cape Town, Africa... I really loved the quilting in this piece.. She did an awesome job so I had to share it with you. THe show was really fun.. Sooo many quilts from all over the world.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Mancuso show

Here I am with my Complete Serenity quilt at the Mancuso Quilt show. I'll write more later about the show and the class we took..

Sunday, November 02, 2008

The Unknown Spirit ( Stay at home challenge quiltart list)

This challenge is run by Diane P. from the quiltart list for those of us who weren't able to attend the HOUSTON show.. The quilts are auctioned off every month ... go here to see this months quilts... http://www.alzquilts.org/
So this is my story....
I was sitting in the waiting area of a mental health facility right before this
challenge. A man and his mother came in. She was there ( I found out later) to check how her
Alzheimer's was changing her. She had asked her son very timidly," how old am I ? " He
replied," 80 years old." She continued in disbelief on how the time has gone by so quickly. After
she took a very short walk down memory lane she asked again," how old am I?"... her son
replied," 80."The women was so sweet and it just seemed so sad to me. I'm naming my quilt THE
UNKNOWN SPIRIT... for these unknown people who are dealing with this disease we
call Alzheimers.