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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

Friday, April 22, 2011

My Donation quilt for the SAQA auction

Last year I joined Studio Art Quilters Association.  SAQA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development and documentation.
Donations of one foot square quilts are auctioned off to support SAQA and all that they do.  You can find out more information about the auction here  http://tiny.cc/sb8v7

 I am naming my quilt "First Dive" because this is my first time donating a quilt for the auction and this is the first dive into the water for this little turtle.. I used cotton fabrics with metallic, polyester and king tut cotton thread for the quilting.  And  a bit of fibers for some texture.  The whole quilt is under a piece of greenish color tulle.  I used that to hold all the little pieces of the turtle down even though I did quite a bit of quilting on him..

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mother's Day is just around the Corner.

I finished adding the buttons, and embellishments to this little quilt I made for my mom.  It is 15"x18".  The photo is her and her parents with their car.  When I first started quilting I took a class from Lesley Riley.  I love her quilts.  Finally I had a chance to use her techniques in a quilt.  Happy Mother's Day mom...!!

Working on some UFO's

I finished a small McKenna Ryan quilt last week... I really love her patterns.. The most fun I have is picking out the fabrics.
I also love Bigfork Bay patterns.. I have made one and have another one to make.. check them out.. http://www.bigforkbaycottonco.com

I just met Traci from BFB in a chat room yesterday during Creative Mojo... what a nice gal..

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I call it "Mrs. B loves cats and kids"

My son has had the same LD teacher in high school for all 4 years.. She is an amazing women.. My son has done so well in school because of her.  She and I have a special bond.  She loves cats so I decided to dig out all the Laurel Burch fabric I have been collecting over the years and make her a quilt.  So here it is.. and I will be presenting it to her tomorrow at school... the other cool thing is that I am judging the kids art at the high school for 2 scholarships...along with the art teachers