Featured Artist 2020 - Heidi Stagno – Quilting with Heidi
Heidi and her husband John are the proud parents of 11-year-old identical twin girls. On occasion, you might see the twins helping out at the longarm center. Their “jobs” include printing price tags and organizing the thread. Heidi and her family live in Yucaipa, Ca. The beautiful city of Yucaipa feels just like the small town of Pocatello, ID where Heidi grew-up. Her Grandmother Leota taught her to tie quilts. This was more of a utilitarian style of quilting but this started the fascination with fabric, design and texture.
Heidi first saw a longarm quilting machine while visiting a quilt shop in Oregon. At that moment she was hooked. “I just wanted to get my hands on that machine and drive it”. Heidi bought her first longarm quilting machine in 2001. After 3 years of perfecting her skills and building her customer base she quit her full-time job as a retail manager. In 2007 she bought a quilt shop located in Calimesa and re-named it Busy Bee Quilt Shop.
After 7 years of being a shop owner Heidi wanted to focus more on the Art of Longarm Quilting. So, in 2014 Heidi sold Busy Bee Quilt Shop and opened Heidi’s Longarm Quilting Center just a few doors down from Busy Bee. When she’s not quilting, she is going on field trips and volunteering at the twins’ school. Heidi enjoys baking, camping and spending time with her family. www.quiltingwithheidi.com