Laraine Wade


Laraine Wade

Artist Statement

My passion is to see what happens with the materials that I use. I have been quilting over 30 years. Beginning like all quilters, I began with a classic design. From then on I started drawing my own patterns. I love the challenge. I draw the designs on a piece of copy paper. Then finding one that I love, I enlarge it onto 1″ graph paper. Next making tissue patterns. I shop from my tables of fabric, selecting those that may work.  From then on it is educated guesswork to choose the fabrics that actually work.  I machine piece and only hand quilt all my quilts. The fabric tells me the designs to quilt or I use some of the patterns on the fabrics. The quilting is what adds life and dimension to the fabrics.  For a bit of glitz, I add beads where needed. I have a passion for designing quilts, and just keep doing it.

Website: www.larainewade.net