World Quilt Show Florida
January 18-20, 2018
Orange County Convention Center – Orlando, Florida
The World Quilt Show Florida at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, January 18-20, 2018 features well-known instructors including the very talented and informative Frieda Anderson.
Frieda made her first quilt when she was in high school. She has always made things, and loves the process of creating. In college she majored in Art History and minored in ceramics, but returned to fiber because it was more satisfying. She can’t remember when she didn’t sew
She finds each step of quilt making, from the beginning to the end, a real challenge. Frieda says, “It is hard to say what part I like best. I love the pure creativity involved in conceiving and designing a new quilt. I love to piece and I love to fuse. I have found that by fusing smaller pieces, I can work out design issues. Then I like to make a bigger, bolder statement and piece the same quilt in a large format. Most of my work is machine quilted and nature inspired.”
Frieda’s original quilts are inspired by the everyday scenery that surrounds her and the colors of the mid-west landscape she lives in. She works with her own hand dyed cotton and silk fabrics. The dyeing process is always an adventure. The ways the dyed fabric look influence the rhythm of her work and the way she uses color in her pieces and often affects how she quilts her quilts. Trees and leaves are a big part of what influences her designs. Frieda has been making quilts for over 40 years.
Naturally Inspired Workshops:
DragonFly Garden, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm – Thursday, January 18
Seaside Village, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm – Friday, January 19
Under the Sea, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm – Saturday, January 20
For detailed information about Frieda’s workshops, please visit www.quiltfest.com.
World Quilt Florida is generously sponsored by Major Annual Sponsor Brother/The Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore; Major Vendor Sponsors BERNINA/Wandering Stitches, Juki – Baby Lock/The Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore, Innova Longarm Quilting Systems/Florida Quilting Center; and Silver Sponsor Handi Quilter/Heart of Florida Sewing Machine Co.