About Bonnie Langenfeld
I have to create. It can be home decor, drawing, sewing, inventing new uses for things, or new ways to do things.
I first learned to sew on my mother's machine. I can still see where it was and what I sewed. It was like magic-fast, amazing
and a bit scary. From then on I was hooked and have sewn almost everything our family has needed, short of underwear and attach-
ing buttons! (I have to draw the line somewhere!)
Since about 2000, I have developed Landscapes in Fabric into the creative business it is today. I love the solitude of the the work time
and interactions with people who enjoy discussing the art process, and viewing my work.
My work is currently displayed in The Hirdie Girdie Art Gallery in Sanibel, FL. Additionally I participate in shows put on by my quilt groups. I teach classes and enjoy give presentations anywhere I am asked. Ironically, I was an elementary teacher for 35 years and at the time, hated giving presentations! Now I love it!
For many years I only did raw edge applique and thread sketching/painting. I pride myself in not using any paint or ink to enhance the images. (Ok, once in a while I do write house numbers with a fine marker, but that's it.) Very recently I began to create with synthetic felt. It stitches and melts very easily so it is a great medium for creating textures on my landscapes.
I've just added a new class, learn to make an adorable Bearded Collie Dog with bobbin work!
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Awards & Recognition
Honorable Mention, "Boats at Dawn", Peace River Quilters Show-2017
Honorable Mention, "Into the Sunset", Peace River Quilters Show-2017
Honorable Mention, "Tiki Hut", Peace River Quilters Show -2015
First Place Double Award for "Blue Winter" and "Glorious Everglades -2014
1st, 2nd and 3rd places in three different categories, Members Flower Challenge, Art Quilters Unlimited
Hirdie Girdie Gallery, Sanibel, FL Coop Gallery Member -2014
2nd Place "Everglades Avenue", Alliance for the Arts -2013
1st Place Mixed Media, "1800s Garden" 4th Annual Juried Arts Competition
Honorable Mention, "Lady Slipper" Hopkins Center for the Arts
Award of Excellence, "From Sea to Shining Sea", Hopkins Center for the Arts
"From Sea to Shining Sea" Freedom-The Fiber of our Nation, juried exhibit, Minneapolis Textile Center