HEIDI ZIELINSKI - Fiber Artist
Creating art out of fiber and stitch is my passion. In no other pursuit have I ever found the rewards and joy that I find in using textiles, thread, paint, beads, yarns, and whatever else inspires me to make an object of beauty to share with others.
My work is based in the quilting tradition of three layers stitched together, but the artistry of it goes far beyond the basic piecing of geometric shapes to create a bedcovering. You will see reflections of nature in my work as I live in a valley in the Rocky Mountains of Western Montana surrounded by mountains, rivers, streams and my own garden. Color and texture inspire my work and they are my palette.
I write about what I am doing with my art and where I hope to go. I create, I write, I teach, I share and I think about my art and tell you about it all on the pages of my blog.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
The first one never had a title except for "Challenge 2008" because it was made for the 2008 Sapphire Quilt Show challenge. We were given the florally fabric with the black background and a dull light green tone-on-tone fabric with vines on it which were both very difficult to coordinate with other fabrics. It took me months to come up with this collection---but it was worth it! This piece won the challenge and was purchased before the show was over. I will always regret that the price it sold for was an error and they got it for a song. And I never even got to bond with it as I finished it just before the show! At least I have pictures! I am glad that it went to someone who really enjoys and appreciates it---and bought another piece shortly thereafter!
I have been busy working on pieces for my upcoming solo show at Montana Art and Framing in Missoula, Montana. I have 8 new pieces and hope to complete several more. I am pretty happy with what I have so far and hope that the gallery owner will be too. I haven't made my final decision, but I think the show will be called "Stitch: Lines of Communication". With all the quilting and the hand embroidery on these pieces the lines are pretty integral to the work. Now to write up a publicity statement about the show and what my title means. Back to work!