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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Laura Krasinski: Out on a Limb



He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
Laura's another quilter who shared images with me for the Beautiful Beast Slide Show. She wrote me this story about stretching, trying and changing that is the heart of the Lunatic Fringe.
This is "the story of making a quilt of my daughter.  It's called He Loves Me He Loves Me Not.  
I was asked by Wendy Butler Berns if I would like to participate in her exhibit for Houston.  It is called Out on a Limb. 
I jumped at the chance since I have never had a quilt in a big show before.  So she continues to tell me about the challenge and then said it had to be at least 50".... My jaw immediately dropped.  I don't think I spoke a word for a minute or so.. .. I have never made a quilt that large.  So I thought about it and decided I needed to make this.  I took a photo of my daughter leaning against a tree.  I took the photo and with the help of Wendy's technique I turned it into a 52"x64" quilt.  I added a wall so I could put her cat Mr. Snuggles sitting on it. ... During the time I was making this quilt I had some major family issues.  I really didn't think I would get it done.  But, with the help and support of family and friends I did get it done, and in time.   This was one of the best experiences of my life.    Since I have done this quilt I feel like I need to do something better and maybe bigger. ...But, I am bound and determine to continue to make beautiful quilts now that I have found my true love.  "

Her motto is "Everything will be o.k. in the end... if it's not o.k. it is not the end."




Fringe people aren't reasonable.Nor is their art.  They follow their hearts and do what their heart demands. It's loveliest when you find their people understand and hold them up in that process.

You'll find Laura Krasinski's work at

4 comments:

bohemiannie! art said...

Beautiful work...beautiful story!

Elizabeth said...

This is a wonderful quilt by a very talented artist, wonderful Mom and delightful woman!!! She is definitely a rising star!!!!
Bravo Laura!!!!

Marti said...

Love the motto!

Pat Winter said...

I love the story and the quilt!

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