Saturday, March 2, 6:30 pm
Quilters Night Out by Janome
Hot Fuser Chicks - Frieda Anderson & Laura Wasilowski
Expo Runway, Pavilion 2nd Floor
Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson will be bringing ART QUILTING to this year’s Quilter’s Night OUT. Frieda says, “I came to art quilts as a traditional quilter – I started fusing because I wanted to make my own designs and take any image I had and transfer it into my artwork. Everybody fuses…we just do it a different way. We are not making bed quilts – they’re raw edge fused – it’s easy and it’s fun…and it’s a different way to work.
In the early days, when using a fusible to transfer a design….we were taught to apply the fusible, leaving the paper backing on, draw on the paper, which meant you always had to REVERSE your design. Laura and I have a way of transferring the designs so you never have to reverse the designs.”
Another exciting element to this year’s Quilter’s Night OUT is that both Laura and Frieda hand-dye their fabrics to create a more intense color not available from commercial fabrics. But instead of doing the traditional fabric dying (by dipping in a bucket) – they “flat dye” – so they grade from one color to another. These dying techniques can create somewhat of a water color affect – with one color merging with another – and it gives a lot more movement.
Janome, the sponsor of the 2013 Quilter’s Night OUT – will be giving away a FABULOUS sewing machine as a door prize – AND Laura and Frieda will each be providing a special door prize during the event -- one of their patterns WITH a hand-dyed fabric kit.
So – if you BELIEVE IN YOUR CREATIVITY – be sure to CLICK HERE to get your ticket for Saturday’s Quilter’s Night OUT.
P.S. WE WANT TO SEE your wearable art! To honor you – wear your own wearable art to Quilter’s Night OUT event – we’ll have a special seating area for you. AND, there is a very good chance that Janome will be providing a gift for the first 200 wearable artists!!
Click here to register for the Quilter's Night Event
Laura Wasilowski’s website: www.artfabrik.com
Frieda Anderson’s website: www.friestyle.com