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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

For info on Guild or other teaching engagements, please contact me at:

[email protected]

Concord Park and Rec. David Phillips Location on Burrage Rd. Concord, NC

www.concordnc.gov

Sew Much Fun! Gastonia, NC
www.sewmuchfun4you.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

The Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace, Sanford, NC

The Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza, Statesville, NC

The Quilting Expo, Columbia, SC

www.quiltersgallery.net

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

SCHEDULED EVENTS

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

Cobblestone Quilt Guild, Charleston, SC

 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

Making Faces with Fabric!

November 14th, 2019  at  Sew Original, Winston Salem

                                           AND

November 18th, 2019  at  Sew Much Fun! Lowell, NC

Faces!

 

Machine Quilting and More!

November 21, 2019  at Concord Park and Rec. on Burrage Rd. Concord, NC

December 2, 2019   at  Sew Much Fun! Lowell, NC

December 5, 2019  at  Sew Original, Winston Salem, NC

Machine Quilting Ideas
Machine Quilting

 

Binding with Confidence!

December 10th, 2019 at Concord Park and Rec. David Phillips Center, Burrage Rd.

 

The Quilting and Fiber Marketplace Show

Friday, Jan. 10 and Sat. Jan. 11, 2020 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St.  Sanford, NC 27330

www.quiltersgallery.net (for more Information)

 
Myrtle Beach Quilt Party!  (Double Tree Myrtle Beach, SC)
 
Thur. Jan. 16th – Sat. Jan. 18th, 2020
 

Making Faces with Fabric!  (Thur. creating faces & Fri. machine quilting the faces)

Faces!

Wildflowers or Weeds!  (Sat. Jan. 18th)

  

Wildflowers!

 

The Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza Show
 
Friday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 at Statesville Civic Center, 300 S. Center St.
Statesville, NC 28677
 
 
 
 
Mid-Atlantic Quiltfest!  Hampton VA.
 
Thurs. Feb. 27, 2020
Seeds and Pods! (9am – 4pm)
 
Seeds and Pods 3

 

Sunflower Garden!  

Friday Feb. 28, 2020 (9am – 4pm)

Sunflower

 

Bloom Garland!

Sat. Feb. 29, 2020 (9am – 4pm)

Bloom Garland

 

 

Columbia Quilt Guild  (Monday March 23, 2020)

Blue Ridge Quilt Guild

Wed. April 1, 2020 Lecture and Trunk Show

Thur. April 2, 2020 Workshop on Wool Applique (Birdies!)

 

Lake Norman Quilt Guild

Sat. April 25, 2020  Making Faces with Fabric!

 

Quiltfest Greenville!  Mancuso Show in Greenville, SC

April 30, 2020 – May 2, 2020

Seeds and Pods!  (more to come later)

 

“Artistic Artifacts” in Alexandria, VA  www.artisticartifacts.com

Two fun days of workshops!  Come join me in this amazing shop of creativity!

 

Judging the Forsythe Quilt Guild Show

June, 3, 2020

 

Threads of Time Quilt Guild

 

Divine Quilt Guild Columbia, SC

Lecture and Trunk Show

Monday June 22, 2020

 

“John C. Campbell Folk School”  Brasstown, NC

July 5th – 11th, 2020

“Seeds and Pods”

 

JCCFS  July 10 – 12, 2020

Bloom!

Wildflowers!

 

Swamp Fox Quilt Guild

Lecture and Trunk Show  Thur. August 6, 2020

Workshop Fri. August 7, 2020

 

Asheville Quilt Show, Agriculture Center on Airport Rd.

Sept. 2020

 

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