Quilting Arts TV, 2 episodes in series 2100, episodes 2103 & 2105 (Airing in 2018)
Quilting Arts TV, 1 episode in series 2200 (Airing TBD)
Quilting Arts Magazine OCT/NOV 2017
International Quilt Association Journal Winter 2018
Quilts: A World of Beauty 2017, International Quilt Festival/Chicago, IL (April 12-14)
The Little Black Dress, Mancuso Quilt Show, Edison, NJ (April 26-29)
Quilts: A World of Beauty 2017, International Quilt Market/Portland, OR, (May 18-20)
The Van Gogh Challenge sponsored by Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics, MN - "Starry Night on a Sunny Day" - 2017 Dutch Gallery Finalist
Quilts: A World of Beauty, International Quilt Festival Houston, Texas - "Daddy, Hold my Hand" - 3rd place winner People-Portraits-Figures
Quilts: A World of Beauty, International Quilt Festival Houston, Texas - "Blossomed" - 2nd place winner People-Portraits-Figures
The Little Black Dress, The Brush Art Gallery & Studios, Lowell, MA
Quilts: A World of Beauty, International Quilt Festival Houston, Texas
The Lion King Challenge sponsored by Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics, MN - "The Calm Before the Roar" - 2016 Finalist
Blending inspirational photography, mosaic design and quilting combined with some latest technology, a digital die cutting machine I create mosaic art quilts. Almost spontaneously I capture images that strike an emotional connection or that have a story to tell. Some of my favorite subjects are children, family and nature. I also seek out images that have enticing light effects. How the light impacts or falls on my subject artistically excites me. After choosing a photo, I will freehand draw a mosaic design of it which is later used to create a digital pattern. Next, I carefully select commercial batiks and hand-dyed fabrics to achieve the perfect combination of shading, contrast and interest. In the end, all of the small, intricate fabric pieces are cut with precision using a digital cutter, fused into place and free-motion stitched to create a mosaic art quilt that I feel holds emotion and is visually stunning.
Heidi Proffetty has exhibited and won awards for her mosaic quilt artwork. In 2017, she won 2nd and 3rd place awards at International Quilt Festival in Houston. She has been a featured guest artist on Quilting Arts TV, with shows airing in 2018 and her artwork has been featured in Oct/Nov 2017 Quilting Arts Magazine. In 2018, she will continue to make and enter her quilts in exhibits and shows and has plans to start lecturing and teaching her passion of recreating stories through fabric and stitching using her original technique of creating mosaic art quilts using a digital cutter.