Exhibits & More


2022 “Gastronomy,” Studio Art Quilt Associates Global Exhibit,  Quilt Festival Houston, TX

2022 “New Quilts from an Old Favorite — Shakespeare,” National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY

2021 “Domino Effect,” The Studio Door, Hillcrest, San Diego, CA

2021, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013  SAQA Regional Showcase, Poway Center for the Performing Arts, CA

2020 “Here and Now, Now and Then,” Studio Art Quilt Associates, Front Porch Gallery, Carlsbad, CA

2020 “Southern California Contemporary Quilts,” Oceanside Museum of Art, CA

2020 “Juried Exhibit 2020,” Front Porch Gallery, Carlsbad, CA

2019 “Collage: Intersections,” Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA

2018 “Grateful Thread Art Quilts,” Encinitas Community Center, CA

Some members of Paradise Textile Arts in Fallbrook, CA

2018, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011   Paradise Textile Artists and Grateful Thread group shows, Mission Trails Visitor Center, San Diego, CA

2017 “Art Quilts,” California Heritage Museum, Studio Art Quilt Associates, Santa Monica, CA

2017 “Drought Tolerance,” Fallbrook Library, Fallbrook, CA, invited artist

2017 “Let’s Get Mod,” SAQA juried exhibit, Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City, Reno, NV

2017 “Grateful Thread Art Quilts,” Spanish Village, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA


2016 “Sunny Side of the Street,” “Beyond the Blue,” Ashton Gallery, San Diego, CA

Bay Area buddies: Heather, Gay Nichols and Carolyn Hartsough

2015  “7 Artists in 7 Years,” Paradise Textile Artists special exhibit, San Diego Quilt Show, San Diego, CA

2015  “Oasis,” Regional exhibit by Southern California and Southern Nevada SAQA members

2014, 2009, 2007 Group show, Brandon Gallery, Fallbrook, CA

2011 “America Celebrates: Quilts of Joy and Remembrance,” Longmont Museum, CO, invited artist for traveling show

2010 SAQA, San Diego chapter, Ink Spot Gallery, San Diego

2000 “Short Stories,” one-person show, YWCA, San Jose, CA

2000   “Cowgirl” juried theme exhibit, Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1998    “Grand Slam: 20th-Century Baseball Quilts,” curator of a traveling exhibit of quilts made on the theme of baseball

1996   “New Quilts of Northern California,” Northern California Quilt Council, exhibited in Palm Springs and San Jose, CA, juried show

1993    “Music and Mexico,” two-person exhibit with Nina Antze, New Pieces Gallery, Berkeley, CA

1992    “On the Surface: Recent Quilts by Three California Artists,” with Linda MacDonald and Marion Ongerth, American Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA


“Why Knit? Why Not?” by Heather Urquhart, San Jose Mercury News, April 12, 2002

“The Fabric Stamping Handbook,” by Jean Ray Laury, 2002, contains a photo of “Talkin’ Baseball
“Sacred Connections: The Work of Ann Stamm Merrell (1951-1999),” by Heather Urquhart, American Quilter, Winter 2000
“Pieced in our Time, A New Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts is Anything but Cozy,” by Heather Urquhart, West, Sunday magazine of the San Jose Mercury News, April 26, 1998
“Hooray America: Embroidered Flour Sacks,” by Heather Urquhart, Piecework, May/June 1996
“Imagery on Fabric,” by Jean Ray Laury, 1993, contains photo of “Don’t Make War So Beautiful”


University of California Berkeley, master’s degree in journalism

University of California Santa Cruz, bachelor’s degree in sociology

Many quilting and surface design workshops and symposiums in California and around the country, including Quilting and Surface Design Symposium in Ohio and Penland School of Arts and Crafts in North Carolina


Paradise Textile Artists critique group, San Diego, CA

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Studio Art Quilt Associates

Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA

Visions critique group, San Diego, CA

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