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Gualala Arts

Promoting public interest and participation in the arts since 1961.

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Gualala Arts Workshop
Fusing Fun:
Fast, Fearless Art Quilts
Instructor: Laura Wasilowski

Wednesday - Thursday
September 18 - 19
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

To register
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Arts Center

Fusing Fun
Register by:   August 16, 2013
Tuition:   $85
Materials fee:   $20
Materials list:   Fusing Fun materials

Toss the templates and trash the rulers! Fusing is free form art making at its best.

Working with fusible web on fabric, discover fusing techniques like free cutting, strip fusing, confetti collage, playing blocks, and improvisational assemblage. Because fusing is fast and free you quickly invent your own design language to explore.

In this class you will create multiple pieces of fun, fast, free, fused fiber art and get loose, really loose. As an added bonus, learn tunes from the Chicago School of Fusing Glee Club and graduate with an advanced degree in Fusology.

About the instructor

Laura Wasilowski is both contemporary quilt maker and creator of hand-dyed fabrics and threads. Her pictorial art quilts made from fused fabrics and hand embroidered or machine quilted, are collected and exhibited internationally.

Wasilowski's narrative quilts begin with her unique hand-dyed fabrics and are inspired by stories of family, friends and home. The whimsical wall pieces often chronicle her life.

Owner of the dye shop, Artfabrick, Laura is also a lecturer, surface designer, quilt instructor, pattern designer and author of Fusing Fun and Fuse-and-Tell.

See also: Gualala Arts Workshop Registration, Payment & Cancellation Policy.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.