About Laurie


Thanks for stopping by! I’m Laurie Russman of NeonKitty Quilts, a fiber artist who creates unique textile art in vivid colors inspired by photographs. My favorite themes are animals, nature and travel…and my iPad is my sketchbook. (You can find lots of detailed project instructions by clicking on the photos on my “Blog” page: https://neonkittyquilts.com/blog/.)

Scroll down this page for how to find me in podcast and published form :).

Learn more about the fun happening in my studio—-

Recent media:



Spotlight: Laurie Russman, Fiber Artist






CBS Sunday Morning, April 18 featured my “Dawn at the Embarcadero”!


Would you like to tour my studio?


Featured Artist in Uppercase Encyclopedia of Inspiration 

Quilted (out of print)



A frequent teacher at IQF’s Open Studios and the beloved City Quilter in NYC, Laurie appeared in Series 2000 and 2100 of Quilting Arts TV on PBS. Laurie is a regular contributor to Quilting Arts and Art Quilting Studio magazines and is a featured artist in Quilted, Volume Q of the Uppercase Encyclopedia of Inspiration. Her art quilts have been juried into International Quilt Festival in Houston, AQS QuiltWeek Paducah and the National Juried Show at Quilt Canada.

Laurie is a two-time Aurifil Artisan, devoted MistyFuse fan and frequent collaborator with Windham Fabrics. She blogs frequently about projects featuring these amazing threads, fabrics and effects made possible by the best fusible web!

She is a former board member of the Quilt Alliance and is an enthusiastic member of SAQA.



Curved Leaf Coaster,” Quilting Arts Holiday special issue 2015

Pet-Lique Postcards,” The Canadian Quilter Magazine, Summer 2015 🇨🇦

Pet Portraits With a Twist,” Quilting Arts Magazine, August/September 2016

Going 3-D! Adding Depth and Texture to Your Art Quilts,” Quilting Arts Magazine December 2016/January 2017

Ink and Thread Portraits,” Quilting Arts Magazine February/March 2017

“Add Some Heat With Thermal Mode,”  Quilting Arts Magazine December 2017/January 2018

“What Makes a House a Home…Quilt,” Quilting Arts Magazine October/November 2018

Quilted – Volume Q, Encyclopedia of Inspiration, edited by Janine Vangool, published 2019…featured quilter

“The Night Garden,” Art Quilting Studio magazine Winter 2020

”A Special Artistic Collaboration,” Quilting Arts Magazine April/May 2020, interview with Vivika Hansen DeNegre

Joyspotting,” Art Quilting Studio magazine Summer 2020

“The Daily Joy Quilt Project,” Art Quilting Studio magazine Autumn 2020

Artist Interview and Workshop, Patchwork Professional magazine Autumn 2020 🇩🇪

        “The Anniversary Tree,” Art Quilting Studio Spring 2021 

        “Technical Lesson,” Simply Moderne Issue 24 🇫🇷 

         “Das Haus am Teich,” patCHquilt Bulletin Nr. 129 🇨🇭

        “Nature Dreams in Color,” Art Quilting Studio Autumn 2021

         ”On Steichen’s Pond – Wall Quilt,” A Needle Pulling Thread Issue 59 🇨🇦 

         “Scuba Cat! Wall Quilt” & “Starfish Joy Quilt Square,” A Needle Pulling Thread Issue 60 🇨🇦


International Quilt Festival Houston “Open Studios” 2014, 2015, 2018

Frequent classes at The City Quilter, NYC: Pet Postcards, Small Pet Portrait, Map of Your Heart, Bright City Tote Bag (2014-2016)

Class at Sew Inspired, Simsbury, CT: Heart of the Home quilt project (2018)



Neon Kitty” – ‘Raining Cats and Dogs’ Special Exhibit, International Quilt Festival Houston 2013 and National Juried Show, Quilt Canada 2015

Coffee at 35,000 Feet” – SAQA Redirecting the Ordinary (premiered at IQF Houston 2014, travelled in US and abroad for 2 years)

Unforgiven” – ‘Raining Cats and Dogs’ Special Exhibit, International Quilt Festival Houston 2014

Heart Cat” – National Juried Show, Quilt Canada 2016

On Chalburn Road” – World of Beauty, International Quilt Festival Houston 2016

“The Night Garden” – National Juried Show, Quilt Canada 2019