How to Make a Fusible Collage Quilt with Michele Sanandajian | Unusual Binding with Laura Wasilowski
(Show 2109) Textile artist Michele Sanandajian’s incredible talent was noticed early on by her art college professor. It was with his encouragement that she applied and was accepted to the Parson’s School of Design as a Junior. But, it was due to her desire to learn all of the fundamentals, and probably much to her parent’s dismay, that she began as a Freshman. Bits of dryer sheets, netting for produce, candy wrappers, and scraps of leather make their way onto a surface painted design in a layer-by-layer effect using her Innova longarm. It is this drive and need to push the boundaries of what constitutes a quilt, that make Michele’s collage work and her use of out-of-the-ordinary mediums stand out. Michele is fearless, putting the machine through its paces, with stunning results. Finishing off the work, is her hand spun yarn that becomes the edge finish of the quilt. Then, The Quilt Show catches up with Laura Wasilowski in Sisters, OR, to see her new Pretty Planet quilt series and how she binds these unusually shaped quilts.
Visit: Visit Laura Wasilowski in her studio in Elgin, Illinois. She demonstrates how to build and bind a round quilt.
Unusual Materials, Fusible Appliqué, Binding, Longarm, Drawing, Pictorial Quilts, Collage Quilts.