LECTURES

Making Mosaic Art Quilts

In this lecture, Heidi will share how she creates different styles of mosaic quilts. First, explaining how she works from her own photographs to make figurative and non-figurative mosaic quilt designs and then how she draws upon ancient tile artwork reimagining her own Moroccan mosaic tile quilt designs. She’ll discuss both traditional and innovative methods for drawing and tracing designs and fabric cutting techniques. Lastly, she’ll share some of her tips for professionally finishing a mosaic quilt. This lecture will give you just enough insight into Heidi’s creative and inspirational mosaic quilt making process to make you want to learn more.

Making the Leap from Quilter/Sewist to Mosaic Quilt Artist 

Have you ever come across an art quilt for the first time that made your jaw drop and you felt so emotionally charged that you were compelled to learn how to make art like that? And would you ever consider taking the leap towards developing your own artistic style? In this lecture, I will share my experiences as I made the transition from Quilter/Sewist to Art Quilter, developing my own original technique of mixing some technology with fabric and stitching to create mosaic-style art quilts.

You can do WHAT with a digital cutter? A Digital Cutter Basics Presentation 

Perhaps you don’t know what a digital cutting machine is? Or maybe you know what a digital cutter is but think it’s just for crafters. Or maybe you’re a quilter who’s been frustrated using a digital cutter and have it tucked away not being used. Then this presentation will both surprise and inform new and existing users. Artists and quilters are using digital cutters in ways you never imagined to create art. Digital cutters offer us creative freedom and endless design options. They can cut all sorts of materials from fabric for applique, paper thin metals for embellishing, foam board for creating stamps and plastic for stencils to name just a few. This is a Lecture with Demonstration about digital cutters featuring the Janome Artistic Edge Digital Cutter and software.