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Quilt Local : Finding Inspiration in the Everyday with Heather Jones

  • Patch Reef Park Community Center 2000 Yamato Road Boca Raton, FL, 33431 United States (map)

Lecture and trunk show.

  • Free for SFMQG Members (Scroll to bottom of page to sign up.)
  • Guests $5.

Quilter, designer, instructor and author Heather Jones will be visiting us to discuss topics covered in her book Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday (forward by Denyse Schmidt). The lecture includes a trunk show of Heather's quilts.

"Radiance" - a quilt by Heather Jones

"Anni" - a quilt by Heather Jones

For hundreds of years quilt makers have been inspired by places and objects in their everyday lives. Think of Churn Dash, Rail Fence, Flying Geese, Log Cabin, and hundreds of other quilt patterns developed in the past. The (mostly) women who made these quilts had a desire to create beautiful, functional objects, and drew upon what they saw in their daily lives as inspiration for their work. Heather Jones is honored to carry on the tradition in her debut book, Quilt Local, featuring 40 stunning projects inspired by country roads, cityscapes, and street signs (the landscape of her modern existence), plus invaluable lessons on color theory and sparking creativity.

"You + Me" - a quilt by Heather Jones

The following topics are included in the lecture:

  • ways to find inspiration
  • how to document inspiration and translate it into quilting projects
  • both a slide and a trunk show of a selection of projects from the book, the inspiration behind them, and a discussion of color theory and fabric choice
Heather Jones is an author, designer and self-taught quilter. Her first solo book, Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday was released in October 2015. She is the founder and former president of the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild; three of her original quilts were chosen as winners of “Project Modern,” a year-long national quilting design competition sponsored by the national Modern Quilt Guild; and she is also a two-time finalist for the Martha Stewart American Made Awards. Heather is often inspired by everyday places and things, and is excited by the challenge to translate that inspiration into her work. She has a great love and respect for the traditional art of quilting, is an avid collector of vintage quilts, and loves to bring a modern twist to traditional patterns. Heather lives outside of Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and two young children. Find Heather on her website, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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