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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, March 21, 2009

Quick Project..

I made this fabric postcard for a swap on my FPC group... if you are interested in joining in we only do one card a month.. We have new partners each month and sometimes a theme. Email me if you are interested... we are looking for new members.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

My collage for Collage Mania

This collage will be for sale at the Collage Mania sale. See the link on the right side of my blog for more information. This was done on fabric paper that I made when I was visiting my dear friend Patti in New Hampshire.. I call it Eyes of the Beholder

My sister and I had a quilting retreat at her house last weekend. We worked on these African fabric quilts.. you can see more on her blog.
I'm trying to decide how big I want to make mine. The original pattern has 5 colorful strips, 3 black strips and one larger black strip with a flower appliqued on it..

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Tree of Life

This is a fast friday piece I did this week.. I am still going to add a binding and possibly some beads.. We had to use an S shape curve in the piece and split complimentary colors. I love doing these fast smaller quilts so that I can try out different techniques. This quilt is 14"x 14"....

Suckow Family Gallery in Hartford, Wi.

Yesterday the show came down. My quilts are back at home now getting ready to put in some local shows.. I had the opportunity to get out there a few weeks ago and took this photo of my quilts on the wall. The quilt on the left is the one that won the state award.

A Call for art entries... Breaking Traditions Art Quilt Exhibition

I was involved in this last year and it was a great project.. A small 12"x 12" quilt was made and sent to Lynn... She put together ( hanging together ) over 100 quilts for this show. It turned out incredible..here are all the details.

Call for entries: Breaking Traditions Art Quilt Exhibit to benefit “A Place to Bark”

Breaking Traditions Art Quilt Exhibit has become a community effort, helping to support the fundraising projects of fellow fiber/mixed media artists.

The 2009 exhibit will benefit Bernie Berlin’s animal rescue, “A Place to Bark”. In honor of Bernie’s efforts to find orphaned and abused dogs permanent loving homes, the theme for the 2009 exhibit is “Home.”

From “A Place to Bark’s” mission statement: “Our mission is to provide assistance and care to animals in need. Working together with other animal welfare agencies to help end the needless killing of adoptable animals. Proactively working to save lives – through spaying and neutering – eliminates needless deaths. By building bridges and networking together, we hope to see a future of ending the unnecessary killing of animals. We receive no government assistance. We are funded through private donations and the proceeds of Bernie Berlin’s art sales.”

Breaking Traditions is proud to team up with Bernie to help raise funds to support all her incredible work. As part of the entry fee for the exhibit, artists are asked to donate $10 to “A Place to Bark”.

The exhibit features 12”x12” art quilts. Participants for the 2009 show will express those things, memories or emotions that define home to them. (Your art quilt may be about an animal family member or anything else that expresses what Home means to you. It is not limited to pet artwork only.) This is an open call exhibit, everyone is encouraged to participate. There are many opportunities to win prizes that have been donated by many generous artists and businesses.

Breaking Traditions debuts at The American Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan at The Rock Financial Showplace the weekend of September 25-27, 2009. After that, the exhibit will travel to various venues during 2010.
You can learn more about Bernie’s rescue here: http://www.aplacetobark.com/

All the information on how to participate in Breaking Traditions can be found here:

I hope you will join us in creating a beautiful exhibit as well as raising funds for this excellent cause! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at breakingtraditions@earthlink.net .