“Map of Your Heart” class prep



Oh, the challenges of photographing a quilt that has been framed under glass πŸ™„. As explained in a post last December, I was inspired by a piece of green batik to create a map of our home and favorite motorcycle routes-using silk ribbon to represent the classic GPS map yellow roadways and blue bodies of water. As I decide which background to use for my (UNframed) class sample, I’m having fun imagining what kind of locations my students will want to use.

Heavily forested like my home state of Connecticut?


A desert vacation spot, with some canyons stitched in?


Perhaps a grid-like urban area…these fantastic fabrics by Weeks Ringle would be fun…


My choice for the next piece? A beloved spot in the Caribbean.(After all, we can show flight routes as well as roads!)


Time to MistyFuse to batting and backing, applique a few islands and stitch lots of water 🌴🐠 …Happy weekend to all :)!

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Laurie is a fiber artist who combines her passion for animals and quilting by producing pet portraits though a technique she calls "Pet-lique." A frequent teacher at IQF's Open Studios and The City Quilter in NYC, she has been published in Quilting Arts magazine and The Canadian Quilter. Her art quilts have been juried into special exhibits in Houston and the National Juried Show of the CQA. She sits on the board of the Quilt Alliance and is an enthusiastic member of SAQA. Laurie lives in NYC and Connecticut with her husband, their two angelic German Shepherds and three mischievous felines.

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