Heidi Pridemore was born and raised in Rochester, NY, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from Rochester Institute of Technology. In 2000, Heidi began offering her services as a product designer to a number of fabric companies. She created her own line of quilt patterns in 2002 and in 2004 Heidi started designing fabric in her own bright and whimsical style. By 2005 the work load warranted expanding to a partnership and The Whimsical Workshop LLC began with Heidi as the main designer. Heidi is known for her fun and whimsical quilts which she often makes in dramatic, bright colors. She also has an excellent reputation for writing clear and easy to follow instructions. Heidi designs a large number of project sheets featuring fabric lines from national companies such as Blank Quilting, David Textiles, Studio E, Timeless Treasures and Robert Kaufman. She also designs quilt patterns for a variety of popular quilting magazines such as Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quick Quilts, The Quilter and Quilts. In addition she has completed five books; Quilted Whimsy, Bold Batiks and Dazzling Designs for Leisure Arts. For C&T Publishing she has written “Pop Up Paper Structures”. For F&W Media, Fabric Jewelry-Wrapped, Braided and Sewn, published in 2009. Heidi spends most of her time designing and traveling to trade shows, giving lectures and running workshops. When not traveling she enjoys staying at home in Arizona with her husband Matthew and their Great Pyrenees dog Cleo.
GO! Dies Used in this Pattern:
- GO! Qube Mix & Match 8" Block (AQ55776)
- GO! Square-6 1/2" (6" Finished) (AQ55000)
- Optional: GO! Strip Cutter-1 1/2" (1" Finished) (AQ55024)
- Optional: GO! Strip Cutter-2 1/2" (2" Finished) (AQ55017 or AQ55014)
- Optional: GO! Strip Cutter-3 1/2" (3" Finished) (AQ55032)