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Welcome to the website of Susan Edmonson Designs.

Susan Edmonson is an award winning quilt maker who started this journey in 1981 and today continues to wow her audiences with her unique artistry. She has designed quilt patterns and kits for two national stores as well as her own pattern line.

Her specialties have been folk art, crazy quilted purses, wall quilts, and “flower doodles.” Fabric collage books and mini art quilts are among her newest creations using mixed media techniques. All of her work is lavished with beading and embroidery. She loves working with vintage style fabrics and colors. The patterns she designs have evolved from original pieces inspired from vintage quilt designs and nature that showcase her own unique style.

She teaches and lectures at local and regional guilds throughout the Southeast. Most recently she has been on the faculty for many Symposiums, Myrtle Beach Quilt Party, Mid-Atlantic Quiltfest, Inspired, Art & Soul, John C. Campbell Folk School, Carolina Mixed Media Art Guild Retreat & other large events. Her students are always encouraged to have fun with their projects while embracing new techniques. Many of her creations have been featured in “Altered Couture”, “Haute Handbag” and “Sew Somerset” publications by Stampington & Co. and more.

She has taught at Houston International Quiltfest in 2015, and will again in October of 2017.

In 2005 – 2011 Susan and Kristin Steiner teamed up to form “Creative Spirits.” This was a very unique creativity retreat held in Blowing Rock, N.C. called “Believe In Yourself.” Many mixed media & fabric techniques were always featured.

Fall 2012 Susan began a new mixed media retreat/workshop called “Stitched With Creativity”. This event focuses on stitching with many different materials & elements using many creative techniques to create unique art!

She has been published in Quilting Arts magazine and was featured on Quilting Arts TV in the 1700 & 1800 series.

Susan majored in Art and Design at Queens College in Charlotte, N.C.  Although raised in Charlotte, she now lives in Concord, N.C. with her husband Tim, of 39 years. Brandon and Chad, her two sons and their families are a very important part of her life. (And there is a tiny bit of baby pink in the near future).

About Susan Edmonson

Fiber arts are my passion. I majored in art at Queens University in Charlotte, NC, and have not slowed down since. I have been a quilt designer, hosted art retreats, traveled to shops all over the country to teach, and am a Bernina Ambassador. I love sharing this passion I have for quilting, stitching and creating with everyone.

If you are interested in scheduling me for a class at your shop, or for a small group, the best thing to do is to give me a call, or send me an email, and let me know when and where.

Where I Am Teaching and Exhibiting

 

SHOPS WHERE I TEACH

Random Arts, Saluda, NC
http://www.randomartsnow.com/

Sew Much Fun! Gastonia, NC
www.sewmuchfun4you.com

Quilter’s Loft, Mooresville, NC
www.quiltersloftcompany.blogspot.com

Sew Original, Winston Salem, NC
www.seworiginal.org

Studio Stitch, Greensboro, NC
www.studiostitchonline.com

Cabarrus Art Guild, Concord, NC
Cabarrusartguild.org

SHOWS WHERE I AM EXHIBITING

Charlotte Quilters Guild Show 2019, Monroe, NC
www.charlottequiltersguild.org

The Quilting Expo, Columbia, SC
www.quiltersgallery.net

Asheville Quilt Show, Asheville, NC
www.ashevillequiltguild.org/quilt-show

Hickory Quilt Guild Show, Hickory, NC

 

SCHEDULED EVENTS

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
https://www.folkschool.org

Cobblestone Quilt Guild, Charleston, SC

2018 International Quilt Fest, Houston, TX
https://www.quilts.com/quilt-festival-houston.html‎

Old Courthouse Gallery, Caberras Arts Council, Concord, NC

Mid-Atlantic Quiltfest, Hampton, VA

Current Calendar

 

Cabarrus Art Guild, Concord, NC

“Endless Embroidery BOM”

Sept. 5th,  Oct. 3rd, 2018

Endless Embroidery

 

Charlotte Quilter’s Guild

Lecture and Trunk Show  (Sept. 5, 2018)

“Garden Girls” Workshop  (Sat. Sept. 8th, 2018)

Garden Girls

Garden Girls 2

 

Cobblestone Quilt Guild, Charleston, SC

Sept. 13th – 14th

Trunk Show and Lecture And Workshop

“Garden Girls”

Cabarrus Art Guild, Concord, NC

Wool Applique with Hand Embroidery, From Sue Spargo’s Book “Bird Dance” (these classes build on each other, so it will be an ongoing class for several months)

Sept. 24th, Oct. 8th & Oct. 29th 2018

 

Asheville Quilt Show, Agriculture Center on Airport Rd.

Sept. 27, 2018 – Sept. 30, 2018

Booth from Show

 

Rutherfordton Quilt Show Judging

Oct. 6th, 2018

 

Hickory Quilt Show

October 12th – 13th

 

“Crazy Quilt” BOM

Quilter’s Loft, Mooresville, NC

Oct. 20th, 2018 (??)

Crazy Quilt (free-motion appliqué with embroidery

 

Severeville, TN

Workshop

Oct. 23rd – 24th, 2018

 

November 2018

Houston International Quiltfest 2018!

“Persimmon Twist”

Houston International Quiltfest

Nov. 7th, 2018

Paint Dyed Batting, “Persimmon Twist”

 

“Coneflower Garden”

Houston International Quiltfest

Nov. 8th, 2018

 

 

Houston International Quiltfest 2018!

Friday Sampler

“Hand Embroidery”

 

November 2018

Houston International Quiltfest 2018!

“Paint Dyed Batting” Persimmon Twist at the Mixed Media Forum

Thursday, Nov. 8th, 2018

 

Quilter’s Loft,  Mooresville, NC

“Crazy Quilt BOM”

Crazy Quilt (free-motion embroidery)

 

“Seeds and Pods” 2

Myrtle Beach Quilt Party (Jan. 17th – 19th, 2018)

Thur. – Fri. Jan. 17th – 18th, 2019

Seeds and Pods 2

“Making Faces with Fabric” (from Melissa Averinos new Book)

Sat. Jan. 19th, 2018

 

“Quilting and Needle Arts Extravaganza Show” Statesville, NC

Jan. 25 – 26th

 

“Austin Area Quilt Guild” Austin, TX

Feb. 1st – 5th, 2019

Trunk Show and Lecture and Workshop

 

“Mid-Atlantic Quiltfest” Hampton, VA

Feb. 27th – March 3rd, 2019

 

“John C. Campbell Folk School”  Brasstown, NC

July 7th – 13th, 2019

“Seeds and Pods”

 

Maine Quilt Guild

Sept. 4th – 8th, 2019

Lecture, Trunk Show and Workshop

 

Sanford Quilt Guild Show Judging

Oct. 17th, 2019

 

 

 

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