Laura Fisher (1945-2021)
Photo from John Sauls
Laura Fisher was a long-time New York quilt dealer with a fabulous eye for the off-beat quilt. She's been a friend for years and we are all shocked to hear she died suddenly of heart disease earlier this month.
When the whole internet thing was new Laura used to send me photos of her quilt inventory. I was learning to photoshop and could cut out the radiator, square it up and do a little color correction..
She dealt in all kinds of folk arts.
The best memorial is probably the group of books she wrote over the years.
Here she is in her forties
She loved bold quilts and dramatic color (few frou-frou quilts in her inventory.)
Log cabins were a special fascination. She enjoyed the
graphics in many of these utility tops and comforters.
And she loved an unusual pattern,
Been trying to copy this for years
Laura had some one of a kind beauties.
Showing Martha Stewart a white work quilt.
We will miss Laura and her artist's eye.
UPDATE: An obituary in Antiques & The Arts: