Heather Jones is an author, designer and self-taught quilter who lives outside of Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and two young children. Her first solo book, Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday was released in October 2015. She is the founder and former president of the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild; three of her original quilts were chosen as winners of “Project Modern,” a year-long national quilting design competition sponsored by the national Modern Quilt Guild; and she is also a two-time finalist for the Martha Stewart American Made Awards. Heather is often inspired by everyday places and things, and is excited by the challenge to translate that inspiration into her work. She has a great love and respect for the traditional art of quilting, is an avid collector of vintage quilts, and loves to bring a modern twist to traditional patterns. Heather’s modern quilting patterns are available both online and also at independent retailers throughout the nation. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, most recently in “Lucky Spool’s Essential Guide to Modern Quilting” (2014), “Quilting the New Classics” by Michele Muska (2014), and magazines including Quilty, Quiltmaker, Modern Patchwork, Generation Q, and Love Patchwork and Quilting.
Heather has taught quilting and design workshops nationally at venues such as the Makerie in Boulder, Colorado; QuiltCon in Austin, Texas and Pasadena, California; International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, California; and A Gathering of Stitches in Portland, Maine, and at many shops and guild across the country. She offers online workshops through Creativebug.com, and has also has appeared on PBS's Quilting Arts TV and Fresh Quilting, also on PBS. Her work has been exhibited at venues including the New England Quilt Museum, QuiltCon, International Quilt Festival, and the University of Dayton, among others.
For more information, please email her at HeatherJonesStudio@gmail.com