An award-winning self taught artist, instructor and lecturer, Olszanski specializes in quilt art collages that portray metaphorical imagery inspired by nature and science. Olszanski composes improvisational styled collage quilts with a variety of fabrics, threads, and embellishments. Unlike traditional quilts composed of 3 separate layers; she pieces, appliqués and embroiders directly on a layered foundation of fabric and quilt batting which results in immediate dimensionality. Olszanski's work has been exhibited and collected internationally.

The artist resides in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.