Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Artist Profile: Heather Pregger

Heather Pregger
Fort Worth, Texas

1. Did the change in dimensions present any specific challenges for you?  Or if this is your first time with us, how did you like the size? I loved the size. I think they will display beautifully.

2. Describe your design area, specifically your work table:  what is the best thing about it? The best thing:  the view of my garden.  I have lots of windows on the West and South walls, and my space is light, bright and beautiful.

3. What set this quilt apart from other recent projects you have been working on? I don't usually work with a theme in mind. It was an interesting challenge to make my abstract quilt convey "magnetic attraction."

4. When you get “stuck” how do you deal with a “design block”?  How do you overcome it? I walk away. I find the best remedy to "design block" is time. When I come back to the studio and look at my piece again, I can usually figure out how to proceed.

5. Do you work on single or multiple projects at the same time? Single. I like to concentrate my energies on one piece.

6. What do you hope people take away from your work? A sense of color(s) flowing across the plane of the quilt. 

7. What are the best parts of working on an art quilt:  What are your least favorite parts? The best part: working out a design. I love to make pieces, place them on the design wall and start moving them around. The worst: sewing the facing.  Yuk!

8. What art/quilt-related organizations do you belong to? SAQA, Modern Quilt Guild (Fort Worth Chapter), SDA, Quilter's Guild of Dallas, AQS, IQA

9. Do you have a preferred color palette?  Why? I love the entire warm side of the color wheel. From yellow to red violet.  Those colors make me very happy.

10. What do you regard as your most interesting milestones along your art journey? My recent exhibit of quilts in the Oulu Museum of Art in Oulu, Finland is the top.  Second, winning the SAQA CREAM Award at Visions in 2014.  And my blue ribbons at Houston International Quilt Festival and American Quilter's Society-Paducah.


  1. Can't wait to see your "magnetic attraction" quilt "live and in person"!

  2. I won't be able to see it in person, so how do I get to see a photo? I work abstractly much of the time so I am very interested to see this quilt!


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