Linda Visnaw (right) compliments Barb Gunther (left) on her interpretation of Linda’s Desert Etchings Embroidery Collection
Linda Visnaw is a Quilting Educator and Fiber Artist who lives in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
With a teaching degree and over 50 years of sewing experience, Linda’s enthusiasm is contagious as she works to inspire confidence in her students unlocking their creativity in a gentle and encouraging manner. With her background in education, she has designed a series of step-by-step lessons that guide quilters through the entry-level techniques of designing quilting motifs, free-motion quilting, and coloring with Tsukineko Inks.
Linda’s desire to share her expertise is not limited to teaching local classes. She has been invited to teach on the Hopi Reservation. She says, “Although the Hopi have been quilting since the early 1900s they are now eager to broaden their skills and use more of their own art in the quilting process of their quilts. I feel honored to work with them.”
Linda has written articles for SewNews; appeared on America Sews, America Quilts Creatively, and Quilt It on QNNTV.com. She has taught throughout the United States; including at the Houston Quilt Market, Road to California Quilt Show, the American Sewing Expo, Novi, MI, Sewing and Stitchery Expo, Puyallup, WA, and the Vermont Quilt Show.
Linda is also a Sulky Thread Artist whose quilts have appeared in their magazine ads and has toured the country with their consumer show booths. One of Linda’s Thread Sketches Patterns, “Daisy Chain”, is featured in the Fun with Sulky Blendables Thread Book – #900-B21. She is also certified in Golden Threads; Quilting from the Heartland techniques; and has designed for Cactus Punch, Inspira, and Golden Threads.
Linda has produced four of her own embroidery design CDs: Thread Sketches – a series of whole cloth quilt patterns. Her newest releases are: a quilt pattern, Desert Etchings; an embroidery collection: Desert Etchings Embroidery Collection; and free-motion support materials: including two workbooks: Doodling – All Over Quilt Design and Doodling – Border Design; and two Doodling Design easy reference laminated cards.
As a member of the Havasu Stitchers, Linda is part of the team that spearheads a weeklong educational quilting event called “Quilting at the Lake” in January each year in Lake Havasu City. Being part of the guild helps her grow personally and professionally as she takes new classes and exhibits her quilts in the bi-annual quilt show. Linda enjoys longarm quilting for herself and others. In 2012, a member’s quilt that Linda quilted came in second in the 2012 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival.
Linda spends her non-quilting time soaking up the desert sun with her husband Paul, dog Duke, and tuxedo cat Sylvester.
Linda Visnaw Gallery
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