Laura Heine will be teaching two, all day classes at Road to California 2021
On Monday, January 18th 1006C – Scarlet, Lady Bug Collage
And on Wednesday, January 20th, 3003C – Vino! Collage A Glass Of Wine!
Meet Laura Heine
Laura Heine is one of the most popular teachers and vendors at Road to California. She has been sharing her unique collage quilting at Road since 2014.
A native of Montana, this registered nurse gave up a full-time nursing position to open her quilt shop in Billings in 1994 and has “never regretted it.” Laura is the mother of two grown children – daughter Jenna and son Brandon. Her best friend is her Labrador, Hannah, who comes to work with her every day.
Laura started quilting over 35 years ago when she was expecting her first child. She took a quilting class so that she could be able to say “I made one quilt in my life.” Laura figured after the baby came, her chances to quilt again would be lost. Not true!! Since then, Laura has made countless quilts and has gone on to be a fabric designer, teacher, author and thread designer.
When she isn’t collage quilting, Laura enjoys glamping— glamorous/luxury camping. She owns a pink 1956 Shasta trailer that she restored. She takes it on all travels that she drives to including every time she teaches at Road to California. It’s always fun to see her pink trailer in the parking lot of the Ontario Convention Center!!
Laura’s business in Montana, Fiberworks, is a 5,000 square foot shop where “talent, imagination and fun meets fabric, patterns, quilts, threads, and classes.” It supports a community of fiber artists that includes those just starting out, those whose work proudly adorns Fiberworks’ walls, and a delightful rainbow of colors in between. It’s a “quilter’s heaven” where “friends and quilters are invited to just bring your imagination.”
Laura’s collage quilts have received world-wide attention! She travels throughout the states lecturing and teaching her collage quilting technique.
Laura is always coming up with new ways to make collage quilts. Recently she has chosen to collage the entire quilt! Backgrounds of some of the quilts may appear pieced but they are actually collaged.
The first time Laura came to Road, her most popular collage quilting design was the Paisley Bear Floral Collage.
Over the years, she has expanded her designs to include other animals, insects, florals, and people.
Welcome back to Road to California, Laura Heine and Fiberworks. To learn more about Laura and her company, visit her website.