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Heidi Zielinski

Stevensville, MT


Using cloth and bead, my work focuses on the natural world influenced by living in Western Montana surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, living a good life, and finding joy in what we have.  I consider myself a positive, optimistic woman and living in a landscape filled with green forests, clear streams and snow-topped peaks certainly feeds that way of being.  My mother found her greatest joy in being in the woods and meadows, and she helped me learn to appreciate  flowers, birds and trees and everything they interact with.  She was always my greatest champion and teacher and I honor and celebrate her through my art.  Life is precious and while we are here it is a gift to be able to pursue what brings us joy.  I find that every day that I spend in my studio using my fabric, thread, beads and memories to depict a good life lived.

Selected Exhibitions and Honors

Published Magazine Articles (authored):
Strata Art Quilts, The Quilt Life magazine, October 2013
Stamp and Stitch, American Quilter, March 2014
Free Form Quilting for Fabric Art, Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine, March/April 2014
The Visual Spectrum: A Color Wheel Series, Machine Quilting Unlimited, May/June 2016
Abstracting Nature, Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine, Sept/Oct 2017
Upcoming (non-authored) Magazine Article:
Art Quilting Studio (Stampington Publishers) Artist Portfolio featured artist – Spring 2020
Recent Juried Quilt Shows:
Pacific International Quilt Fest 2019
Visions Art Museum Day of The Dead Special Exhibition 2019
Quiltfest Lancaster 2019

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