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Heidi Emmett, July 9-10 Speaker and Workshop

July 10 Workshop:  Terrific Tabard

The “Terriffic Tabard” is also called the “Skinny Vest.”  Each vest finishes just below the hip for a slimming silhouette. Adjustable sides add to the "skinny" look. Make the most of your large-scale printed fabrics with your own version of this versatile design.


A pattern needs to be purchased at the class ($15). In the class, a personal fitting is done, as needed, and everyone will cut out and begin to collage/stitch on either the back or the fronts. Finishing techniques are also demonstrated.

Heidi started making her own clothes at age 12.  She studied fashion design at Sierra College and taught many classes in quilted clothing and quilting, starting in the late 70’s.  She had her own full-service fabric store for 16 years.

After taking time off to be a full-time wife and mother, she cam back to quilting - this time mostly in Art to Wear - in 2010.  She has a Craftsy store where she sells the patterns she’s designed; they are also carried by Checker Distributors for fabric and quilt shops worldwide.  She’s one of the participants in the Artisic Alchemy group.

Her talk on July 9 is a trunk show called “A Kaffe Extravaganza.”  She and Christine Barnes have created a fun, fast-paced lecture based on Kaffe Fassett.  She says, “As most of you know, Kaffe (rhymes with “safe”) Fassett is an American artist living in London and is famous worldwide for his quilts, knit wear, needlepoint, and mosaics. His patterned, striped and solid fabrics have been favorites with quilters—like us— for decades. Our program includes two short videos of Kaffe talking about his approach to color and design, and a trunk show of our quilts and wearables made from his fabrics and yarns.”

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