Block 62 – Hen and Chicks


Designer: Heidi Kaisand

Techniques : Patchwork

Blocks by Designers (L to R, Top to Bottom):   Heidi Kaisand,  Melanie BarrettLynette Anderson, and  Joan Ford,

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Heidi Kaisand  – My grandmother taught me to quilt and I will forever be thankful to her for beginning me on a path of fabric collecting, pattern planning, and life-long friendships. Grandma loved playing with fabrics and that is one of my favorite things to do is mix and match and audition fabrics, trying to find the perfect combination for my next project.

Heidi and I meet at the wonderful first quilting trade show I did in Atlantic City. At that time she was the Editor of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine.

We are long time friends and as Heidi changed companies within the industry, we have worked together again and again.

Now with her own quilt shop, podcast, retreats,  and trade magazine, she and her family are deep in the quilting industry!

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I can’t tell you how exciting it was to see Heidi come full circle back to running a magazine!

What I love is that her children come to her shop after school each day. Her oldest son and twin daughters are learning what it means to run a small family owned business, by helping their parents. What a awesome education!

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