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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, October 13, 2012

AAQI in Houston!!


The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative is offering more than 2,100 Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts for sale at International Quilt Festival in Houston. Please head over to the front of the Exhibit Hall, Row Sand buy a few quilts (Oct 31-Nov 4). All profits fund Alzheimer's research.

The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative® (www.AlzQuilts.org ) is a national, grassroots charity whose mission is to raise awareness and fund research. The AAQI auctions and sells donated quilts, and sponsors a nationally touring exhibit of quilts about Alzheimer's. The AAQI has raised more than$773,000 since January 2006.

Ami Simms of Flint, Michigan is the founder and executive director of the AAQI, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit operated entirely by volunteers. She is a quilter. Her mother had Alzheimer's.
 This is a quilt I made for AAQI that is in he traveling exhibit.it is called The Unknown Spirit. 

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Postcards for Houston.. this is from Pokey's blog

Please Take Our Quilt Festival Pet Project Postcard Pledge!

We are thrilled to announce that Friends for Life, Houston’s fastest growing no-kill animal adoption and rescue organization, will be the beneficiary shelter for Quilt Festival’s Pet Postcard Project! I personally admire this organization tremendously for the work and outreach they do, and it is where I adopted my dog, Clarence.
For this fall’s International Quilt Festival/Houston, we are launching our first of three Festival Pet Projects, and we are inviting YOU for this fall’s show to make fabric postcards that will sell for $20 each to benefit Friends for Life.
Take the Pet Postcard Pledge!
Would you be willing to make and donate a one-of-a-kind fabric postcard? I am hoping we get at least 500 fabric postcards, and if they all sell, that is $10,000! And wouldn’t it be fantastic if we got even more?
We encourage animal-themed fabric postcards but we certainly welcome and would appreciate other themes as well, such as abstracts, landscapes, floral pieces, etc. The point is to raise as much funds as we can!
If you are interested in making a fabric postcard (or two or three or more), here are the requirements:
• Each fabric postcard must be 4″ x 6″ and can have either a horizontal or vertical orientation. They should be stitched (hand or machine) and consist of a front, batting (or interfacing), and a back. As these postcards will not be going through the mail, it is OK if they are in excess of 1/8″ in thickness. So if you want to heavily embellish your postcard(s), go for it!
• You are not limited to making just one fabric postcard. Create as many fabric postcards as you like.
• On the back side of the fabric postcard, please sign your name and title your postcard. (Contact information is optional.)
• These postcards are due at the Quilts, Inc. office no later than Tuesday, October 23rd. Please note: this is a received-by date.
• You can mail as many fabric postcards as you would like, but please place them in a padded envelope. This way they will stay in pristine condition to be displayed at Festival. Please mail them to:
Festival Pet Project
Attn: Pokey Bolton
7660 Woodway
Suite 550
Houston, TX 77063