Linda Schmidt still uses some elements of traditional quilting, but most of her work involves wearable art and landscapes, particularly changing photographs into fabric art. Her work can be seen at http://www.shortattentionspanquilting.com/. She has been teaching at Quilt U since 2002.
Linda was chosen as the 2003 Teacher of the Year by The Professional Quilter Magazine, and has won prizes including First Place, Best of Show, Judge’s Choice, and Viewers’ Choice at many of the quilt shows in the US - AQS, IQA, NQA, PIQF, PENQV, Road to California and others. She has exhibited and taught nationally and internationally; judged wearable art at the national level; was chosen as a Fairfield Designer twice and a Bernina designer twice. She has been teaching for the last 15 years in both English and French.
She has several pieces in traveling international exhibitions, including the Husqvarna Spirit and Strength Exhibition; the Women of Biblical Proportions Exhibition; Skydyes; Tactile Architecture; ArtQuilts/Water; Imagine That!; Celebrate Spring, five years of Journal Quilts, and many others. She has five part-time paying jobs (secretary, teacher, writer, maker of commission quilts and giver of talks and workshops. She is also a musician, composes music, and plays the flute, guitar, and piano.