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.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
1000 Quilt Inspirations Book
It looks like a lovely picture book with lots of inspiration for all types of quilts.
This the first time I have had my work published in a book. The pieces I submitted were all small pieces created for the Studio Art Quilt Associates on-line fundraising auction held every year in the early Fall. My pieces have always sold and I hope the recipients have enjoyed them. I made them all especially for the auction so they are 12x12.
I am getting excited as well for another new opportunity for me. I will be attending my first Studio Art Quilt Associates Conference in Portland at the end of April and am looking forward to meet many of the artists I admire and interact with on-line through the SAQA email list. I was lucky enough to obtain a Montana Arts Council Grant that will pay for half of my costs for the trip. The last two days I am there I will be visiting with my good childhood friend, Michelle, who lives in Vancouver just across the river from Portland. It is has been a long time since I have had a vacation and I love travelling by myself. I'm flying, which I also love, and staying in the conference hotel. Portland here I come!