Thursday, February 7, 2013

Lois Schlowsky - New Member from Atlanta

 My name is Lois Romei Schlowsky and I am so thrilled to be the new member of Material Mavens. Just love your name!!! I am intrigued by your bi-monthly challenge to create marvelous fabric works of art.

I look forward to many fun projects together

I have been sewing since home economics class in the 7th grade.
In high school, I made and designed most of my clothes. Then I went to Art School (majoring in printmaking and painting) at RIT where I met Tricia Deck, who is a dear friend.  (So happy you put a good word in for me Tricia.)

Professionally, I had a career as an illustrator, doing corporate illustration and children’s  textbook book illustration for 25 plus years.

My husband and I moved to Aruba for 5 years, where I resumed gallery painting , and got reintroduced to sewing by a Quilting Group I joined on Aruba.   I had seen some of Tricia’s quilts- found the island quilting group and decided at her urging to give it a go.
The group was about 25 strong, which is amazing for such a tiny island.  I could not have been with a more supportive, diverse group of women, from age 23 to 82.
I have included a couple of quilts I made on Aruba for you to see.

I now live in Atlanta Georgia, and after several years of caring for my mother with Alzheimer’s, now have the time to get back to quilting.  I have a painter’s mindset with my fabric, and create with fabric on the fly.  I so admire the patience and skill it takes to do precise piecing.My work tends to be more fluid as  I’ve never been able to color within the lines!!!!


  1. Welcome Lois. These pieces are spectacular. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

  2. Hi Lois,

    I'm so glad that Tricia suggested that you join us! Your Aruba quilts are fabulous...really looking forward to our next reveal as there will be work from 3 new members.

  3. i am truly awed by your work, and I feel we are so very fortunate in The Material Mavens to have you as a new member! Your work is mind-blowing. Thank you for joining us! If you have time, I'll hope the first challenge--due on the 15th of March--will be one you can have time to make, but if you'd prefer waiting until the next challenge, that would be understandable and fine! You and Tricai = quite a pair of outstanding new members!

  4. Welcome Lois! Truly lovely work. I am looking forward to the Reveal on the 15th to see what everyone comes up with.

  5. Hi Lois, You are a very talented artist. Love your painting with fabric. Welcome!

  6. What a lovely addition your work will be in our group. Love the vibrant colors and irregular borders on the two pieces you submitted here. Sure hope you will be able to make a communication quilt ~ I haven't even started so it's not like you are behind... ha.

  7. I will have time to do the first challenge. It is already well under way. Thanks ladies for all your welcoming kind words.

  8. Welcome Lois. I am so excited to have you join our group. Your quilts are absolutely stunning, and I love your freedom in creating them. I'm looking forward to learning a great deal from you and anxiously await your first MM quilt!

  9. Welcome to the group. What a fantastic addition to the group. I have trouble coloring outside the lines so hope your quilts will give me the inspiration to try something different.