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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

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A fun place to swap books..

My sister turned me onto this website where you can swap books. It is basically free except for the postage to send your books to the person who has requested it.. you can go here and see my homepage..

Sunday, July 26, 2009

"Tea" Challenge

Hi all I am almost done with my quilt for the "tea" challenge. I just have to hand sew ( GRRRRRRRR) the binding and sleeve on it.. I decided to also make a small piece to take to the gallery.. I used the fabric paper we made in New Hampshire last fall. I call this piece Mad Hatter and Friends....

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Art quilt initiative quilt...

Just finished my quilt for Ami... The quiltart group was asked to make some for Ami to take to Houston. This is called Heart Broken Tears.
I used some of my rusted satin and it has a nice sheen. I added tulle over the top to hold all the fused pieces down. Freemotioned the heck out of the heart. And more coming from the heart. This is dedicated to all the families who shed many tears over losing their loved ones ... mentally not physically....

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Great Mail Day

I am sooooooo excited.. My quilt made it into Quilt Expo in Madison Sept. 10-12..... it is my first quilt in a big show ( not including my journal quilt in Chicago and Houston and that was cool but, not a cool as this)!!!! I'm sooooo excited... Here is a photo of it..These are not pieced New York beauties... it is a whole cloth middle ( one large piece of batik fabric ) with the piano key border.. and my dear friend Gloria Anderson did the quilting .. which I'm sure made it make it in the show...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My Garden...

Is really starting to bloom...the day lillies are incredible...

Sunday, July 05, 2009

WHoooo Hoooo.

I finished up another ufo.. again I just have to sew the binding to the back.. This was a fun quilt to make... It is about 15x15" I call it Tree of Life.. I used one of Carol Fallerts black/grey gradation fabric for the binding..

Friday, July 03, 2009

Breaking Traditions Art Quilt

This is my quilt for the breaking traditions show. All the proceeds go to A Place To Bark animal rescue... My good friend Bernie Berlin...The name of my quilt is "As For Me and My House".... Joshua 24:15
The theme was "home"... In my home I like to try and put God first. And I have always wanted to do a stained glass type quilt. I used wonder under to fuse the colorful pieces which were all from one piece of hand dyed fabric. I did stippling in the cross and larger stippling on the hill. The rest of the quilt was quilted with lines coming out from the cross. After I quilted it I added a piece of purple tulle over the top. I did this to hold down the fused pieces since I didn't sew down each piece. Then I added a bit of quilting to hold the tulle in place. Added the binding and now my piece is almost done. I just have to sew the binding to the back of the quilt and it will be ready to send off to Lynn. And soon my piece from last years show will be home.. I did my cat Abner and dedicated it to my awesome vet.. Betsy Miller..
I'm glad I finally got a piece done to share on my blog.. seems like I haven't posted forever.. For more info on supporting this quilt show or to contribute to it go here..
THere is also more information on the right side of my blog.