Georgia Heller - Quilt Artist
 

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Artist Statement

 

I consider myself a 21st century folk artist. After retiring from a successful business career, I discovered a love of quilts and quilt-making. I enjoy quilt design and at times use the computer to assist in the early stages of the design process. The last couple of years my focus has been on developing quilted collage techniques to achieve different visual and textural effects. The use of colorful fabrics, decorative threads and the sewing machine enhance and embellish the folk art quality of the quilts.

 

 

Awards

2009

Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show, "Ballet Shoes" 2nd Place Appliquéd Wall Hangings

Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show, "Protect, Save, Enjoy" 3rd Place Art: Innovative

Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show, "Blowin' in the Wind" Honorable Mention Pieced Wall Hangings

Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show, "Man and Desert" Honorable Mention Art: Innovative

A World of Quilts XXX, "Man and Desert" 3rd Place Art: Miniature

A World of Quilts XXX, "Sonoran Spring" 2nd Place Special Techniques

A World of Quilts XXX, "Woman With Book" 3rd Place Art: People, Portraits, Figures

Northern Star "Going Green" Challenge, "Protect, Save Enjoy" 3rd Place Environmental Message

A Symphony of Quilts, "Western Travel Memories" Best Machine Quilting and Honorable Mention Innovative

A Symphony of Quilts, "Blowin' in the Wind" Honorable Mention Pieced, Machine-Quilted

 

2008

Village Squares, "Western Travel Memories" 1st Place Master Quilters: Small Quilts

Arizona Quilters Guild, "Hatbox Fabric Fantasy" 3rd Place Medium Appliqué Machine-Quilted

A World of Quilts XXIX, "Blowin' in the Wind" 1st Place Innovative Pieced

A World of Quilts XXIX, "Summer Jewels" 2nd Place Innovative Appliqué

 A World of Quilts XXIX, "Western Travel Memories" Honorable Mention Art: Pictorial

 

2007

Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show, “Hatbox Fabric Fantasy”  1st Place Machine Quilted Bed Quilts

Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show, “Salad Days” 1st Place Innovative Quilts

A World of Quilts XXVIII, “Hatbox Fabric Fantasy” 1st Place Machine Quilted Bed Quilts and Best Use of Color

A World of Quilts XXVIII, “Salad Days"  1st Place Art: Pictorial

A World of Quilts XXVIII, “My Impression of Street in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer"  1st  Place Special Techniques

Northern Star “What Is Old Is New Again” Challenge, “Grand Tetons at Sunrise” Winner in Transcended group

 

2006

A World of Quilts XXVII, “Folk Art Embellished” 1st Place Innovative Appliqué Quilts

Northern Star “Shakespeare in Stitches” Challenge, “Salad Days” 2nd Place Interpretation of  Quote and 2nd Place Innovation

 

2005

Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show, “Winter Garden” Viewer’s Choice and 1st Place Machine Quilted Bed Quilts

Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show, “Scarlet Macaw in a Tropical Garden” 3rd Place Innovative Quilts

Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show, “Move Over Coco” 1st Group Quilts

A World of Quilts XXVI, “Winter Garden” 1st Place Machine Quilted Bed Quilts

A World of Quilts XXVI, “Lauren’s Butterfly Garden 2nd Place Professionally Quilted

Northern Star “Portrait of…” Challenge, “Scarlet Macaw in a Tropical Garden” 3rd Place Realism

 

2004

A World of Quilts XXV, “Move Over Coco” Honorable Mention Group Quilts

A World of Quilts XXV, “Long Island Tree of Life” Honorable Mention Machine Quilted Wall Hangings

Maine State Show, “Move Over Coco” Honorable Mention Group Quilts

Spring Shower of Quilts, “Folk Art With Thread” 2nd Place Group Quilts

Spring Shower of Quilts, “Long Island Tree of Life” 3rd Place Appliquéd Quilts

 

2003

Northern Star “Border Crossings” Challenge, “Across the Skies” 2nd Place Interpretation of Theme

Dutchess Heritage Show, “Floral Collage” 3rd Place Innovative Quilts

 

2002

A World of Quilts XXIV, “Floral Collage” Honorable Mention Machine Quilted Wall Hangings

Spring Shower of Quilts, “The Enchanted Isles” 1st Place Group Quilts

 

2001

Northern Star “Book or Poem” Challenge, “The Enchanted Isles” 2nd Place Large Quilts

 

 

Exhibitions

2009

Stitching It Together: Art Quilts by The Salon Seven, New Rochelle Public Library, New Rochelle, NY - January

Zen Stitches,  Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY,  June - September

A Stroll Through a Japanese Garden,  A World of Quilts XXX, Somers, NY - May

Going Green Challenge, Quilter's Heritage Celebration, Lancaster, PA - April 

 

2008

Inspired by Picasso, A World of Quilts XXIX, Somers, NY - May

Goddesses, A World of Quilts XXIX, Somers, NY - May

Everything Old is New Again, Quilter's Heritage Celebration, Lancaster, PA - March

 

2007

Quilts of Common Threads 2007, Cos Cob Library, Cos Cob, CT – November

Inspired by Picasso, Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show, Poughkeepsie, NY –  October

Spontaneous Transformations, A World of Quilts  XXVIII, Somers, NY May

 

2006

Visual Journeys: Art Quilts by The Salon Seven, New Rochelle Public Library, New Rochelle, NY November

Visual Journeys: Art Quilts by The Salon Seven, Larchmont Public Library, Larchmont, NY   October

Inspired by Van Gogh, A World of Quilts XXVII, Somers, NY  –  May

Shakespeare In Stitches, Quilter's Heritage Celebration, Lancaster, PA - April

Best of New England Guilds, New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA,  January – March

 

2005

Quilts of Common Threads 2005, Cos Cob Library, Cos Cob, CT, September – November

Sharing the Joy: Art Quilts by The Salon Seven, Mt. Kisco Library, Mt. Kisco, NY –  June

Portrait Challenge, Quilter's Heritage Celebration, Lancaster, PA - April

 

2004

Folk Art – A Somers View, Somers Historical Society, Somers, NY –  October

Quilts of Common Threads 2004, SoundWaters, Stamford, CT –  June

Reflections, Quilter's Heritage Celebration, Lancaster, PA - March

 

2003

Border Crossings, Quilter's Heritage Celebration, Lancaster, PA - April

 

2001

Common Threads Quilters, Cos Cob Library, Cos Cob, CT –  May