|Jane Sassaman and Laura Wasilowski|
So if you were unaware, the majority of the Chicago School of Fusing were all born in May. So this means once a year we have to get together for a party to celebrate and it includes many of the top stars of the art quilting world who live in the Chicago area.
|Laura interviews Jane about her new book|
We started out in Laura’s backyard where Jane showed us her new gorgeous book hot off the press. BTW there will be a blog hop in July with chances to win a copy of Janes new book.
|Laura and Frieda filming Jane|
All of our get togethers include a lovely pot luck lunch. I made this unassuming looking cake, that happened to be made with Guinness stout, molasses and fresh ginger! The recipe was just too interesting not to try. I made a cream cheese frosting to top it off and I think it was definitely good enough to make again.
|clockwise from left: Emily Parson, Ann Fahl, Anne Lulle, Laura Wasilowski, Barb Vlack, Frieda Anderson and Jane Sassaman|
I’m so lucky to have such amazingly talented and wonderful friends.
|Emily showed us her latest knitting project and a pic of her newest quilt, it’s gorgeous, it will surely be an award winner!|
At the end of a delightful afternoon, I gave Laura a ride back into the city so she could join her husband Steve, he works in my neighborhood, and we ended up grabbing drinks and dinner with a few of Steve’s co-workers in downtown Chicago on a beautiful summery evening.