Zen Chic

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A former interior designer and student of textile design, Brigitte Heitland has been sewing since she was a young girl. After making her own clothes for many years, Brigitte discovered quilting about ten years ago.  But she was hooked immediately.

Brigitte brings a modern, sophisticated style in her quilts.  They are are characterized by an astute simplicity, harmonious color and outstanding workmanship. Brigitte launched her brand ZEN CHIC in 2010 with her quilt patterns and soon added fabric design.  As an experienced, skilled long-arm quilter, she teaches classes on contemporary quilting techniques.  She also teaches classes on the use of color, using solids in quilts and finding inspiration for color palettes.

Brigitte is mother of three children and lives with her family in Germany. To learn more about her style and work, you’re invited to visit her website – www.brigitteheitland.de

    This is the third blogpost in a series, you will find part 1 here and part 2 here.The series is about a challenge: My quilt buddies came up with this idea to proof how my book can have an impact on them. All of them went from the same inspirational... Read more »
    In last week's blog post I already introduced my new quilt book ZEN CHIC INSPIRED, A GUIDE FOR THE MODERN QUILTER.I talked about what is Zen Chic Inspired and for whom I wrote this book. And I also showed you a little sneak peek inside and a video about my... Read more »
  • Why Zen Chic Inspired will make you a better modern Quilter - Part 1
    What is ZEN CHIC INSPIRED?Zen Chic Inspired is a new book, my first book, a guide for modern quilters. I connect the dots between Interior design and quilting by guiding you how to derive a quilt idea from a room, to be more exact: from that room which is the... Read more »
  • Aurifil Threadbox, Moda TRUE BLUE Jelly Roll and Zen Chic pattern GIVEAWAY!
    Yay - three wonderful ingredients in this very generous giveaway from Aurifil. Today they talk with me about my new collection TRUE BLUE on their blog and what inspired this group.Hop over to get all the new informations and take your chance to win!... Read more »
    Thank you dear readers for participating and following the ZEN CHIC INSPIRED Blog Hop. I could learn so much from your comments, who gave me ideas how to make it easier for you to design your own quilt or to find more confidence in color choices.Of course I'd like to... Read more »
  • All good things come to an end... and this ZEN CHIC INSPIRED Blog Hop ends with a giveaway, yay!If you have followed the other bloggers for the last couple of days, you might be as well inspired as I was seeing them bringing the book to action! I saw the... Read more »
  • Zen Chic Inspired Blog Hop
    Here I can hold it in hands: Zen Chic Inspired, my first book about modern quilting, especially about how to design a modern quilt just arrived in the mail! Thanks to the great team of Martingale (graphic designer and editors) my vision came true and is now a real physical... Read more »
  • My Splendid Sampler Block - Under the Apple-Tree
    Since this fun project is around already all year long, chances are you’ve heard of the Splendid Sampler. If not, just a couple of words to introduce you in all that fun!The Splendid Sampler is a year-long quilt-along hosted by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson. There are nearly countless designers... Read more »
  • Some Insights and tips about solids
    If you know me for a while, you might have realized that I often have some solids in my quilt patterns. Moda asked me about my tips and my experiences how to design a quilt with solids and here is my interview...... Read more »
  • TRUE BLUE - Zen Chic Collection for Quilt Market Houston 2016
    Quilt Market Houston 2016 was a blast! We had lots of fun with Moda's theme of this season "What's your super power?" The complete Moda booth was decorated with comic sketches and super hero figures. And - it won an award for the cool idea!We were nearly 30 designers attending... Read more »



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