Teaching/Events Schedule


Wearable Trunk Show, Workshops, Kaffe Trunk Show

Contact and Information:

Heidi Emmett
    Phone: 530-273-8067
    Email: hmemmett@gmail.com
    Blog: Designsbyheidi.wordpress.com
    Blog: Artisticalchemyblog.wordpress.com                                   (a collaborative blog that comes out once a week                  and goes along with our Artistic Alchemy Retreat at          Zephyr Point in September).


TRUNK SHOW, “Art to Wear.” This is a “Show and Tell” of my art to wear pieces, as well as some wall quilts and accessories. I speak briefly on my quilting and wearable journey. I want people to feel comfortable working with wearables and have it be an enjoyable experience. My patterns are available for sale after the show. I constantly update this Trunk Show as cool new things are always happening.

WORKSHOP, “Skinny Vest, aka Terrific Tabard.”  It is a 6 hour class. Pattern needs to be purchased at class. Limit of 15 (or as space dictates. Each student needs at least 3ft. of space for cutting and sewing). In the class, a personal fitting is done (if needed) and everyone will cut out and begin to collage/stitch on either the back or the fronts. Finishing techniques are demonstrated.

WORKSHOP, Rafiki Skirt, Women’s or childrens. It is a 6 hour class. Pattern needs to be purchased at class. Limit of 15 (or as space dictates. Each student needs at least 3 ft. of space for cutting and sewing). Learn how easy it is to make your own pattern the African way. Then it is on to arranging fabrics for placement in the skirt and sewing it up. One skirt should be completed in class. $400.

2nd TRUNK SHOW, “A Kaffe Fassett Extravaganza.
Together, Christine Barnes and I have created a fun, fast-paced lecture we’re calling “A Kaffe Extravaganza.” As most of you know, Kaffe (rhymes with “safe”) Fassett is an American artist living in London who is famous worldwide for his quilts, knit wear, needlepoint, and mosaics. His patterned, striped, and solid fabrics have been favorites with quilters—like us—for decades. Our program includes two short videos of Kaffe talking about his approach to color and design, and a trunk show of our quilts and wearables made from his fabrics and yarns.

Here are a few of my patterns:


A bit about myself:

  1. I made my own clothes from age 12. Studied fashion design at Sierra Jr. College. Taught many, many classes in quilted clothing and quilting, starting in the late 70’s before quilt guilds were even popular.
  2. I started working in a fabric store at 16 and opened my own full service fabric store at age 25. I operated it for 16 yrs.
  3. I closed the store and took a break to be a full time wife and mother. I was able to volunteer at our local K-8th grade for 17 years, all art related.
  4. I came back to quilting (more the Art to Wear area) in 2010.


  1. First published project in Belle Armoire, Fall 2012. I have been published regularly since then in issues of Stitch, and Modern Patchwork. Next project will be in the Fall issue of Modern Patchwork.
  2. I also have taken my patterns to the next level. I was asked by Checker Distributors (U.S.A.’s largest distributor to fabric and quilting shops across the country and the world) to carry my hard copy patterns. The patterns are also available as pdf’s on: http://www.craftsy.com/user/950074/pattern-store

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