After 40 years of working with fabrics, Laurie instinctively knows how to make a sewing machine do her bidding to tell a tale. But still, she claims that “there’s a surprising amount of serendipity that happens in the process.” Sometimes, fabric has a mind of its own, just like the many moods of the ocean. Often, fanciful magic occurs when she takes textiles in her hands. But there is one common thread that runs throughout. All of Laurie’s creations come from the heart.