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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 2017, Monroe, NC
www.charlottequiltersguild.org

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

Quilting In Toccoa, Toccoa, GA
www.quiltingintoccoa.com

2017 North Carolina Quilt Symposium, Raleigh, NC (Peace College)
www.tarheelquiltersguild.org/north-carolina-quilt-symposium.html

2017 International Quilt Fest, Houston, TX
https://www.quilts.com/quilt-festival-houston.html‎

Tennessee Quiltfest, Jonesboro, Tennessee
www.tennesseequilts.com/‎

Current Calendar

March 4, 2017
Quilter’s Loft
Mooresville, NC

“Crazy Quilt BOM”

Crazy Quilt
March 10-11, 2017
Charlotte Quilter’s Guild Show
Monroe, NC

“Nature’s Treasures” BOM

Nature’s Treasures
March 13, 2017
Sew Original
Winston Salem, NC

“Prayer Flag/Garland”

Prayer Flag/Garland
March 15, 2017
Cabarrus Art Guild
Concord, NC

 “Endless Embroidery” BOM Class 1

Endless Embroidery example
March 16, 2017
Quilter’s Loft
Mooresville, NC
“Crazy Quilt Purse”
Crazy Quilt Purse
March 20, 2017
Sew Much Fun!
Lowell, NC
Beginning Quilting (Part 1)
(Part 2 on March 27, 2017)
Beginning Quilting
March 22, 2017
Quilter’s Loft
 Mooresville, NC

 “Quilted Words (Machine Quilting Class)”

Quilted Words (Machine Style)
 March 24, 2017
Random Arts
Saluda, NC

“Garden Girls!”

Garden Girls!
 March 25, 2017
Cabarrus Art Guild
Concord, NC

Garden Girls!

Garden Girls!
 March 27, 2017
Sew Much Fun!
Lowell, NC
 Beginning Quilting (part 2)
(Part 1 on March 20, 2017)
Beginning Quilting – part 2
April 4,  2017      10:30-4:00
Quilter’s Loft
Mooresville, NC
“Little House on the Hill”
 

 

April 5, 2017   10:30-12:30

“Endless Embroidery” BOM Class 2
(feel free to come to any of these classes even if it is later in the year)
Cabarrus Art Guild in Downtown Concord
April 5, 2017    1:30-3:30pm
Cabarrus Art Guild in Downtown Concord
“Seeds and Pods” BOM Class 1
April 6, 2017   10:30-3:30pm
Sew Original in Winston Salem, NC
“Machine Quilting”
April 8, 2017     10:30-12:30pm
Quilter’s Loft in Mooresville, NC
“Crazy Quilt” BOM #4
Crazy Quilt
 
April 8, 2017 1:30-3:30pm
Quilter’s Loft in Mooresville, NC
“Nature’s Treasures”  BOM #2 (Dandelion)
(Feel free to join this class at any time)
April 9, 2017    10:00-3:30pm
Sew Much Fun! Lowell, NC
“Machine Quilting”
April 26, 2017  10:30-4:00pm
Sew Original in Winston Salem, NC
“Flower Doodles”
May 6, 2017
Quilter’s Loft in Mooresville, NC
“Crazy Quilt” BOM #6
May 6, 2017
Quilter’s Loft in Mooresville, NC
“Nature’s Treasures”  BOM #3 (Wiggle Flowers)

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