November 2021 – Sue Heinz



Sue Heinz has been quilting since the 1980’s.  Her mother was a fantastic seamstress but it wasn’t until after her mother had passed away that she was dragged to her first quilting class, which incidentally was also Sue’s first sewing class of any kind. 

Her passion these days is teaching and she brings her Fine Arts and Education background, coupled with these 35+ years of quilting experience to Tucson.  Her lecture this month, “You’ve Got a Friend Named Elmer”, is all about perfect piecing.  Imagine a world where every seam you stitch is perfect….every block true to size.  Can you also imagine precisely matching stripes, accurately piecing circles (with ease!) and eliminating bias stretch forever?  Want to dream even more?  Imagine never having to rip again!  Sue guarantees you will achieve your wildest piecing dreams when you use this simple technique that requires no pins, no clips, and no gadgets.

But Sue is also an expert on free motion quilting and has authored 5 books on the subject, each brimming with fresh design ideas.  And to go along with that, she has invented several innovative marking tools and rulers. She will be bringing many of these to Tucson but I strongly encourage you to check out Sue’s website ( where she has several on-line free tutorials available to watch.

On a personal note, Sue lives in Lino Lakes, MN with her husband Tom.  They have two wonderful daughters, two awesome sons-in-law and two beautiful grandsons.



“Binding Perfection”

Want a binding technique that is pin-free, math-free, FAST, and guarantees show quality results?  Then this class is for you.  Following on from her ELMER lecture, you apply those techniques to a sample quilt sandwich ($5 kit fee – provided in class).  Then Sue will introduce other creative ideas for adding lace, beads, zippers, and more – taking your edges from simple to stunning!


 Note that this 1/2 day workshop will be held following the General Meeting on Wednesday, November 9 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  The fee is $25.


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