Wednesday, February 20, 2013

my Creativebug trailer shoot

It's been a few weeks since we shot the local footage for my Creativebug trailer, and I thought it was high time to share some of the images from that day with you. I'm so honored to be part of the Creativebug family and I'm incredibly excited about the quilting workshops that are launching this week. 

The folks at Creativebug put me in touch with a Cincinnati based director of photography. Mark was great to work with and I can't wait to see how his vision comes to life in my video.

We are in the process of moving (more on that later) so my studio at home has been packed up for quite a while. But, a dear friend of mine offered the use of her gorgeous house, so we set up a mini studio there. I seriously have the best friends.

Her home is filled with beautiful light.

And surrounded by natural beauty.

Her home is quite modern in both it's architecture and it's interior design, and I think it made the perfect backdrop for my work.

We shot some images of a photo of me with my great-great aunt Ollie, on the baby quilt that she made me over 30 years ago.

We looked at books on some of the artists whose work inspires me, including Albers, Rothko, and Scully.

And we draped a few of my quilts throughout her home for some final interior shots.

Then we headed to a farm about 25 miles outside of Cincinnati where my dad keeps his horse. My family and I visit the farm quilt frequently, and I thought it would be a great location to shoot my work as well.

This is my Cross Ties quilt, and although it was inspired by railroad tracks near my home, I thought this barn was the perfect backdrop for it.

This is a new quilt that is featured in the latest issue of Quilty Magazine, and I love how it looked against the yellow tractor.

And this is another new quilt, inspired by my Anni quilt, and of course, the work of Josef Albers. I hope to have the pattern available for you soon for this one.

While we were there, I got a bit sidetracked by the beautiful moss in the sunshine...

and of course, the chickens, too.

Our final stop was another rural location. These metal silos are similar to the one that inspired my Silo quilt, and it was so great to hang the quilt in front of them.

We couldn't really use the actual silo that inspired this piece since it's on the grounds of a state prison. I was frankly too nervous to even attempt a photo shoot near there. So, these had to do, and I think they did just fine. 

My workshops for Creativebug begin to air this week, along with others in the quilting category by Kaffe Fassett, Anna Maria Horner, Liza Prior Lucy, and Sue Nickels, so stay tuned for more information about them. And I have to say, I'm in some pretty good company.

I'll share more information, including links to both my trailer and my workshops when they are live. Still pinching myself. xo


Kara-Kara Pumpkineater said...

Can't wait to see it; congratulations, Heather!!! :)

nerospost said...

Thank you for an exiting post! Your quilts are beautiful as the home of your friend! Great idea to go to the farm - tractor with your quilt is super! x Teje

Flying Blind... said...

Wonderful photo shoot, although I do think a Prison Break edition would be brilliant!

Paula Prass said...

Photo shoots are hard work, but so rewarding. Awesome as usual.

Shar said...

I just watched your film on Creativebug. That was so amazing. I have loved quilting for over 20 years. Many of those years quilting had to go to the backburner. Now it is on the front burner. You said so much that was in my heart about quilting. Thank you for sharing your thought and love for quilting.

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