Instructor

Proffetty, Heidi
Heidi Proffetty is a professional educator, designer, and award-winning quilter. With over 30 years of experience, she has a genuine passion for quilting and sewing. She is widely recognized for her unique mosaic quilting style, in which she blends traditional and innovative techniques to create her art quilts. Heidi also teaches students on how to make one-of-a-kind stitch art designs created from sewing machine stitches. Her quilting and stitching techniques have been published in AQ Magazine, Quilting Arts Magazine, Art Quilting Studio, Classic Sewing, and Patchwork Professional, and she has appeared on The Quilt Show and Quilting Arts TV. Additionally, she frequently creates original sewing and quilting projects shared with the Janome community through the Maker/Artisan program offered by Janome Sewing Machines. See more at heidiproffetty.com.

Instructor Workshops

Making Mosaic Art Quilts, #541805

Lectures
Thursday, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Mezzanine
Proffetty, Heidi
All Levels
$15

In this one-hour lecture, Heidi shares how she creates different styles of mosaic quilts. First, she’ll explain 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 discusses 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. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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Mini Poinsettia Mosaic, #544100f

Fiber Art
Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Integrity A
Proffetty, Heidi
All Levels
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Bring the beauty of Mosaics to your quiltmaking. Heidi breaks down each step she takes to create a mosaic quilt including working from a photograph, how to draw mosaic shapes, recognizing values and translating them to the colors, and how to choose just the right fabrics. She shares traditional and innovative designs and cutting techniques. Plus, she shows you how to do her technique of putting the mosaic design together without the need for a light box, stencils, or fabric marking tools. The poinsettia mosaic design is built from a pre-cut kit in the first half of the day. In the second half of the day, Heidi demonstrates quilting. Then, it’s your turn to layer your quilt, do some simple free-motion quilting, attach a gorgeous accent binding, and add fairy dust glitter.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

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Janome

Pretty Daisy Mosaic Mini Quilt, #543502

Appliqué
Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Team Room 2
Proffetty, Heidi
All Levels
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Introduce the art of Mosaics to your quiltmaking using Heidi Proffetty’s unique mosaic quilt making techniques. Heidi breaks down each step she takes to create a mosaic quilt, including working from a photograph and making designs of your own. You’ll learn about mosaic shapes, how to recognize values, and choosing just the right fabrics. She shares traditional and innovative designs and cutting techniques. Plus, she shows you how to do her technique of putting the mosaic design together without the need for a light box, stencils, or fabric marking tools. Using a purchased kit, you'll make this pretty daisy mosaic quilt. Plus, Heidi shares her tips for successfully quilting and finishing your project at home.

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Quad Four Quilt Tile, #543100w

Appliqué
Wednesday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Team Room 2
Proffetty, Heidi
Beginner, Intermediate
$125
Plus Kit Fee

Reimagine hand-painted tile art as a stunning art quilt. Learn how Heidi draws from tile art's rich history to create her tiled designs while adding a quiltmaker's touch. Discover how to create endless quilt tile designs using color, repeating patterns, symmetry, grids, intertwining shapes, and motifs. Practice drawing your own tile design which can be used to make one of your tile quilts. Heidi demonstrates traditional and innovative designs and cutting processes as well as how to assemble the design without a light box, stencils, or fabric marking tools. Make this stunning 18" x 18" tile quilt using a kit and a few basic supplies. Although this isn't a sewing machine class, don't worry—Heidi shares her tips on how to quilt and complete your project at home.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

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Whimsy Palm Tree Mosaic Quilt, #543505

Appliqué
Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Team Room 2
Proffetty, Heidi
Beginner, Intermediate
$70
Plus Kit Fee

Let's escape on a tropical vacation while making this whimsical palm tree mosaic mini quilt. Introduce the art of Mosaics to your quiltmaking using Heidi Proffetty’s unique mosaic quilt making techniques. Heidi breaks down each step she takes to create a mosaic quilt including making a design of your own, learn about mosaic shapes, how to recognize values, and choosing just the right fabrics. She shares traditional and innovative designs and cutting techniques plus she shows you how to do her technique of putting the mosaic design together without the need for a light box, stencils, or fabric marking tools. Using a supplied kit, you'll make this "Take Me Away on a Vacation" mosaic quilt. Plus, Heidi shares her tips for successfully quilting and finishing your project at home.

heidiproffetty.com

Making Mosaic Art Quilts, #541805

Proffetty, Heidi
Thursday
Mezzanine

In this one-hour lecture, Heidi shares how she creates different styles of mosaic quilts. First, she’ll explain 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 discusses 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. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

heidiproffetty.com

Mini Poinsettia Mosaic, #544100f

Proffetty, Heidi
Friday
Integrity A

Bring the beauty of Mosaics to your quiltmaking. Heidi breaks down each step she takes to create a mosaic quilt including working from a photograph, how to draw mosaic shapes, recognizing values and translating them to the colors, and how to choose just the right fabrics. She shares traditional and innovative designs and cutting techniques. Plus, she shows you how to do her technique of putting the mosaic design together without the need for a light box, stencils, or fabric marking tools. The poinsettia mosaic design is built from a pre-cut kit in the first half of the day. In the second half of the day, Heidi demonstrates quilting. Then, it’s your turn to layer your quilt, do some simple free-motion quilting, attach a gorgeous accent binding, and add fairy dust glitter.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Friday.

heidiproffetty.com

Janome

Pretty Daisy Mosaic Mini Quilt, #543502

Proffetty, Heidi
Thursday
Team Room 2

Introduce the art of Mosaics to your quiltmaking using Heidi Proffetty’s unique mosaic quilt making techniques. Heidi breaks down each step she takes to create a mosaic quilt, including working from a photograph and making designs of your own. You’ll learn about mosaic shapes, how to recognize values, and choosing just the right fabrics. She shares traditional and innovative designs and cutting techniques. Plus, she shows you how to do her technique of putting the mosaic design together without the need for a light box, stencils, or fabric marking tools. Using a purchased kit, you'll make this pretty daisy mosaic quilt. Plus, Heidi shares her tips for successfully quilting and finishing your project at home.

heidiproffetty.com

Quad Four Quilt Tile, #543100w

Proffetty, Heidi
Wednesday
Team Room 2

Reimagine hand-painted tile art as a stunning art quilt. Learn how Heidi draws from tile art's rich history to create her tiled designs while adding a quiltmaker's touch. Discover how to create endless quilt tile designs using color, repeating patterns, symmetry, grids, intertwining shapes, and motifs. Practice drawing your own tile design which can be used to make one of your tile quilts. Heidi demonstrates traditional and innovative designs and cutting processes as well as how to assemble the design without a light box, stencils, or fabric marking tools. Make this stunning 18" x 18" tile quilt using a kit and a few basic supplies. Although this isn't a sewing machine class, don't worry—Heidi shares her tips on how to quilt and complete your project at home.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

heidiproffetty.com

 

Whimsy Palm Tree Mosaic Quilt, #543505

Proffetty, Heidi
Saturday
Team Room 2

Let's escape on a tropical vacation while making this whimsical palm tree mosaic mini quilt. Introduce the art of Mosaics to your quiltmaking using Heidi Proffetty’s unique mosaic quilt making techniques. Heidi breaks down each step she takes to create a mosaic quilt including making a design of your own, learn about mosaic shapes, how to recognize values, and choosing just the right fabrics. She shares traditional and innovative designs and cutting techniques plus she shows you how to do her technique of putting the mosaic design together without the need for a light box, stencils, or fabric marking tools. Using a supplied kit, you'll make this "Take Me Away on a Vacation" mosaic quilt. Plus, Heidi shares her tips for successfully quilting and finishing your project at home.

heidiproffetty.com