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How do you DO that??? – my artistic process

Spring Nectar by Tracey Lawko 288

My process is detailed and painterly. I create realistic landscapes and sculpted still-life in thread. These finely-stitched and richly-textured artworks celebrate the natural world around my studio in the hills of the Niagara Escarpment. Most people viewing my work for … Continue reading

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“Abstraction for Katie” in SAQA Benefit Auction

Abstraction for Katie by textile artist Tracey Lawko

About “Abstraction for Katie” A few years ago, I attended the wonderful Alegre Retreat for quilters at the stunning Gateway Canyons Resort in Colorado. I was working on a series of realistic winter landscapes when renowned art-quilter and teacher, Katie … Continue reading

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Spring Thaw wins at Art Quilt Elements

Spring Thaw by textile artist Tracey Lawko

Spring Thaw has been recognized with the “Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts Award” at Art Quilt Elements 2016! I am thrilled that Mi-Kyoung Lee, Associate Professor and Co-ordinator of the Fiber Program at the University of the Arts … Continue reading

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Spring Thaw accepted for Art Quilt Elements 2016

Spring Thaw by textile artist Tracey Lawko

Spring Thaw accepted for Art Quilt Elements 2016! Art Quilt Elements 2016 will run from March 18 – April 30, 2016 at the Wayne Art Centre in Wayne, Pennsylvania. The show opens to the public on Friday, March 18 and … Continue reading

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SAQA Conference “Fiberlandia”, Portland, OR

Canadians at SAQA Fiberlandia

It was a great time of year to be in Oregon for the SAQA conference and to see the many beautiful waterfalls, the old-growth forests, walk on the beach, and sip some wonderful pinot noir. Rhododendrons and azaleas were everywhere and stunning … Continue reading

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Craftsmanship Award at Carnegie Craft 2015

Backlit Grasses by textile artist Tracey Lawko

I was delighted to receive the Award of Excellence in Craftsmanship at the opening reception of Carnegie Craft 2015 for my two stitched landscapes Backlit Grasses and Wildflower Fields. Thank you to Barbara and Karl Freeman for supporting fine craft and … Continue reading

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Hay Bales Study juried into Fantastic Fibers

Hay Bales Study by textile artist Tracey Lawko

My stitched landscape “Hay Bales Study” has been selected for the prestigious Fantastic Fibers exhibition at the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah Kentucky! Jurors Marcia Young (Editor in Chief of Fiber Art Now Magazine) and Laverne Zabielski (Kentucky fiber artist at … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Colour!

Water Play by Tracey Lawko

“It’s Time for Colour” is a travelling show of thirty-eight 16″ x 12″ quilts created and donated by winners of the Canadian Quilters’ Association National Juried Show. The show is to raise awareness of quilting in Canada. The quilts are for … Continue reading

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Creating Futures

Snowdrops by Tracey Lawko

“Creating Futures – Threads of Hope for African Grandmothers” showcases 29 vibrant textile artworks celebrating the hope and extraordinary resolve of African grandmothers as they work to create futures for themselves and the millions of children orphaned by HIV and … Continue reading

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What a difference framing textile art makes!

Autumn Hills (framed) by Tracey Lawko

I was delighted to recently visit two private clients who had commissioned stitched landscapes and to see them beautifully framed and well-positioned in their new homes. What a difference framing can make! There are many options for framing textile art, … Continue reading

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