photo by Kristine Lundblad

Laurie Russman is a fiber artist who creates unique textile art inspired by photographs. Her favorite theme is animals, followed closely by nature and travel.

A frequent teacher at IQF’s Open Studios and the beloved City Quilter in NYC, she appeared in Series 2000 and 2100 of Quilting Arts TV on PBS. Laurie is a frequent contributor to Quilting Arts magazine and has also written for Art Quilting Studio and The Canadian Quilter. 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 an Aurifil Artisan and a devoted MistyFuse fan; she blogs frequently about projects featuring these amazing threads 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. Laurie lives Connecticut with her husband, angelic German Shepherd Dog, and three mischievous felines.


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


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

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