As a way to get to know our fellow LSMQG members we plan to feature a different quilter each month. Let one of the leadership team know if you would like to be featured!
HEIDI: I never saw myself becoming a quilter. I have always enjoyed sewing “occasionally" in the beginning. Making simple baby blankets and things around the house.
Around 2008, I discovered a tote bag pattern and fell in love. I became a bag/purse making maniac. Searching for cute patterns led me into the blogging world. It was there that I discovered all sorts of beautiful quilts. Nothing like my grandma made.
A majority of the quilts that I made were given away to babies and family in the beginning. It's just been in the last few years that I've tried to focus on making quilts for me and my family.
Being a part of the LSMQG has not only been a huge inspiration to my creative journey, but has helped me grow as a quilter. Teaching me to better identify what IS a modern quilt. I've also learned that in the scale of traditional vs modern, I definitely do not sit on the super modern side but rather somewhere in the middle. I love modern fabrics and quilts that push the boundaries. But I also love the look of a simple patchwork quilt tied with yarn. Mostly because they remind me of my grandma.
In the past few years I've made a conscious effort to avoid most online swaps and groups. This was all in my desire to sew for me and invest in making things that I love. I've started 2018 with my new motto "The best way to get things done is to begin" and it's working!! I've already made and finished 4 quilts this year. Yay me!!
Thank you, Heidi, for letting us get to know you better and for sharing photos of your beautiful quilts!
The Lake Superior Modern Quilt Guild meets the
2nd Thursday each month from 6pm-8pm at
McTavish Quilting Studio
(1831 E 8th St., Duluth, MN 55812)