ABOUT

Blending inspirational photography, mosaic design and quilting combined with a bit of technology, a digital die cutting machine, I create mosaic art quilts. It all begins with the photos I capture. My images speak to me personally. They express feelings, mood, color and light connecting me to the people, places, and objects in my photos. After choosing a photo to work with, I 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 precisely cut using a digital cutter, fused into place and free motion stitched creating an art quilt that is both filled with emotion and visually stunning.

 

Heidi Proffetty, is an award-winning quilter and professional teacher known for her unique style of mosaic art quilts. In 2019 & 2018 she won a 1st place award for her quilt, "Is She Ready Yet?" at International Quilt Festival in Houston and at American Quilter’s Society in Paducah, her quilts have traveled with Cherrywood Fabric’s Challenge exhibits and have also exhibited in local galleries. She has been a featured guest artist on Quilting Arts TV and in 2018 and was a featured guest on The Quilt Show which aired on March 10, 2019. Heidi is also a regular contributor to the Janome Sewing Machine’s Maker/Artisan program where she frequently provides free projects and content related to digital cutters, quilting and sewing.

Looking ahead, she will continue to make mosaic styled art quilts, in both her original figurative and non-figurative Moroccan Mosaic styles, enter quilt shows and offer lectures and workshops to teach others her original techniques of creating mosaic quilts and other various quilting and sewing workshops.

Heidi lives in Massachusetts and when she isn’t quilting, she’s enjoys spending time with her two teenage daughters, flying with her husband, relaxing on a beach, baking and beekeeping.

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RESUME

Appearances:

The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, (Show 2406, Aired March 10, 2019)

Quilting Arts TV, series 2200, episode 2304 (Aired August 2018 on PBS)

Quilting Arts TV, series 2100, episodes 2103 & 2105 (Aired February 2018 on PBS)

Magazines:

American Quilter Magazine NOV 2021

American Quilter Magazine JUL 2021

Patchwork Professional JAN 2020

House & Garden Magazine JUNE 2019

Quilting Arts Magazine FEB/MAR 2019

Quilting Arts Magazine JUN/JUL 2018

Quilting Arts Magazine OCT/NOV 2017

 

Online Interviews:

SCHMETZ: Inspired to Sew Issue #75 MAR 2020

Create Whimsy Online Magazine Spotlight Artist DEC 2018

International Quilt Association Journal Winter 2018

Superior Threads - Superior Stars FEB 2018

Juried Shows/Exhibitions:

2022

AQS: QuiltWeek Show, Spring - Paducah, KY - 1st place winner-Small Wall Quilts-Moveable Machine

 

2021

QuiltCon Together Virtual Quilt Show

2020

Quilts: International Virtual Quilt Festival, In My Mind Exhibit

AQS: QuiltWeek Show, Spring - Paducah, KY (Show cancelled)

MQX: Quilt Show New England - Manchester, NH (Show cancelled)

2019

MQX: Quilt Show New England - Manchester, NH

AQS: QuiltWeek Show, Spring - Paducah, KY - Is She Ready Yet?" - 1st place winner-Small Wall Quilts-Pictorial

Michigan's Fiber Arts and Quilters Convention, Port Huron, MI - " A Simple Moment" - 1st place winner- Art, Modern & Specialty

Quilts: A World of Beauty, International Quilt Festival Houston, Texas 

​2018

Quilts: A World of Beauty, International Quilt Festival Houston, Texas - "Is She Ready Yet?" - 1st place winner People-Portraits-Figures

Quilts: A World of Beauty, International Quilt Market/Portland, OR

Quilts: A World of Beauty, International Quilt Festival/Chicago, IL

 

2017

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

 

2016

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