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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, February 27, 2010

What I am working on..



Well, you know me.. I always love a challenge.  The challenge here is that this is the largest quilt I have every made.  On paper right now it ia 52"x63"... it has to end up with the smallest side 50".  I have to use a technique I learned from Wendy Butler Berns.  I have used her technique in quite a few of my quilts.  So I took a photo of my daughter and this is what I am coming up with.  In the third photo I have the freezer paper templates ironed on the fabric.  So the fabric is behind the paper.  At the top I segmented 2 of the rays coming down on the paper but, then decided not to do that.. so the top 2 rays are just that..  If you hold it up to the light you can get a feel as to how it is looking.. When it is all assembled you take the freezer paper off... Wendy has a book that details this technique.  You can see the book on her website here http://www.wendybutlerberns.com/  Of all the books I have this is the easiest book to understand.  The photos are incredible and the step by step directions couldn't be better..

Saturday, February 13, 2010

My dad's 90th birthday

My sister posted about my dad's birthday last night.. today he is 90... He is an amazing man. I am so thankful to still have him and my mom in my life.. Please visit her blog to see her post.


Cheryl's Chatelaine: A Defining moment for the family

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

More snow dyeing...

Some  of these pieces I show a white on white piece of fabric and what if looks like on the front and on the back.. both sides are fun..

Monday, February 01, 2010

TOTE TUESDAY!!

ToteTuesday, a Fiberart For A Cause fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will open Tuesday, February 2 and continue through March. It’s a fundraiser AND a showcase for everything that is fun and creative about the fiber arts.
ToteTuesday will feature themed totes filled with unique, beautiful, and inspiring items from the worlds of fiber arts, knitting, art quilting, mixed media and surface design.
You can expect totes offering original artwork, autographed books, hand-dyed fabrics, discharged, rust-dyed and painted fabrics, beads, gorgeous yarns, handmade journals, fun and useful materials/tools for mixed-media and surface design, certificates for online classes and much, much more.
Themed totes will include either a nifty purple Relay For Life (the ACS’s biggest grassroots fundraiser) tote or a custom-made one.
There will be an auction from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. every Tuesday with a required opening bid with additional bids requested in $10 increments. There will also be a Go for the Gold! price if you can’t wait to own the tote AND want to be a champion supporter of the ACS.

A list of the 24 themed totes now in progress are listed on Virginia’s website. The auction of the totes will take place Tuesdays in February and March on Virginia's blog.
http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/blog/archives/tag/totetuesday

One hundred percent of the funds raised by TOTE TUESDAY will be donated directly to the American Cancer Society.