Pictured above: Slides from our June, 2017 LAFTA SHOW at Gallery 104 in LaGrange, KY. This was dubbed "The Skinny Show," as no work could measure more than 18 inches in width. Please click on the tab "See Our Work" and then "LAFTA Exhibits" to view each work of art in its entirety.
What is LAFTA?
Founded in 1995, Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists (LAFTA) is an organization of visual artists whose work encompasses a variety of surface design and construction techniques, focusing on fibers, textiles and beads.
Our mission is to provide support to our members and to increase community awareness of fiber and textile art.
Four techniques for fused quilts:
Each day of this workshop is devoted to a different composition challenge. Day one explores squares and rectangles, day two experiments with curvilinear shapes, day three works with collage-and-cut process, and day four deals with landscape. Using step-by-step directions with lots of creative options, each student makes four small quilts (about 16” x 20”) using Sue’s fusible techniques. Sue also covers fusible basics, working with non-traditional fabrics, and briefly quilting, blocking, and binding. By the end of this workshop experience, construction ideas will abound!