2009 Faculty

Mickey Lawler, West Hartford, CT

Mickey will be offering four classes, one of them will be a two day class, Painting Landscape Fabrics. The three other one day classes will be Painting Water Fabrics, Painting Sky Fabrics and Playing with Paints on Fabric. All classes will involve using non toxic transparent permanent textile paints to create your own fabrics. Mickey will also be a demonstrator at the Roundabout.

More about Mickey:
Carolyn: How many years have you been quilting?
Mickey: I’ve been quilting for 35 years.

Carolyn: What motivated you to start quilting?
Mickey: I started quilting in self-defense! I had 3 little ones under age 4, and desperately needed a “grown-up” creative outlet.

Carolyn: Where have you traveled in your quilting teaching career?
Mickey: I’ve taught throughout the US and Canada.

Carolyn: What is the most, unusual, frightening, funny, frustrating experience you have had in your quilting career?
Mickey: (This one’s too hard!! Most of my funny, frightening, frustrating experiences are bound to hurt someone’s feelings if they should see it!!)

Carolyn: Does anyone else in your family quilt?
Mickey: My grandmother was a quilter, and now 2 out of 3 of my daughters are also.

Carolyn: What is your birth order? – only child, first, second, third, or ??
Mickey: My older sister was born with Down Syndrome, so I have always seen myself as the oldest in my family. Hmmm, I’ve often wondered about that.

Carolyn: Where did you grow up?
Mickey: I grew up in West Hartford, CT. I still live in West Hartford, CT. I love roots!

Carolyn: Do you have children – grandchildren?
Mickey: I have three grown daughters and a beautiful new little grandson.

Carolyn: Do you have any pets?
Mickey: I have no pets presently, although our family had a lovely Collie and, after her, a sweet Cockapoo.

Carolyn: What is your favorite food?
Mickey: Oh dear, a favorite food? So many! But I would have to say Maine lobster – such a New Englander!

Carolyn: What would be on your “bucket list” (like the movie) if you could do anything and money was no object?
Mickey: If money were no object there are two things I would like to do. I would love to have a half acre in the sunshine just for my painting tables, with a HUGE indoor studio for painting in winter-time.
The second desire is to see Greenland before the blue ice is gone. That blue is the most astounding I could ever imagine!

Carolyn: Do you have any other hobbies besides quilting?
Mickey: I really enjoy gardening, oil painting, seeing really good films, and running away to Cape Cod.