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Show 2109: Inventive Products & Binding Unusually Shaped Quilts

Featuring: Michele Sanandajian / Laura Wasilowski

Posts On: October 22, 2017

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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, TQS catches up with Laura Wasilowski in Sisters, OR, to see her new Pretty Planet quilt series and how she binds these unusually shaped quilts. 

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Links to Artists:

Michele Sanandajian

Endless u.p.s. an Artist’s Handbook of Quilted Collage Techniques by Michele Sanandajian

Laura Wasilowski

From Chapter One:

Alex and Ricky meet Michele and look at her quilts. Michele was inspired to take up quilting when she was shown a family quilt top made by her great grandmother. She studied graphic design and attended Parson’s School of Design.

From Chapter Two:

Beginning with a printed image of an original drawing on canvas, Michele shares her collage process.

From Chapter Three:

Michele continues to add more interest to her work by free-motion stitching down hand spun yarn that becomes the unusual edge finish for her quilt. The exposed batting is then colored with a matching colored marker. A diluted textile medium is painted over the entire surface to protect her work. 

From Chapter Four:

TQS catches up with Laura Wasilowski in Sisters, OR, to see her new Pretty Planet quilt series and how she binds these unusually shaped quilts. 

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#11 Kristin_TQS 2017-11-03 10:23
Thank you all for your interest in Michele's book!

Michele has asked that if you would like to purchase a copy, to please contact her directly. She can be reached using the contact form on her web site: http://www.urbanpalmstudios.com/contact

Kristin at TQS
#10 patriciaarndt 2017-11-02 08:45
I need her book! Where can I get a copy?
#9 quiltingmidwife 2017-10-31 11:15
ditto. would like to know where one can buy Michelle's book. Have searched everywhere without success.
#8 bopalula250 2017-10-29 11:19
I’ve been searching and searching. How can I get the book?
Totally love, love, love this process!!!
#7 CharJP 2017-10-25 13:45
Would also like to know where to get book.

Thanks
#6 aqquilts 2017-10-23 11:28
Great show! How do I order Michele's book?
#5 topazgypsy 2017-10-23 00:06
Loved this show, learned some new techniques... thank you quilt show...
#4 Barb7379 2017-10-22 13:49
Where can we purchase Michele's book?
#3 LMarieD 2017-10-22 11:27
would like to find Michele's book.
#2 kmitchel 2017-10-22 10:20
Wow! This is an amazing show, and if I could only pick one single tip that was my favorite, it was the tiny shreddings of the paint sticks to add to the top of a design. I'm sure this will be my first "baby step" into getting the confidence to creating collages.

Ha! As I'm typing this I'm also thinking about experimenting with using the markers too!

Thanks TQS

Kathy

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