Heidi Kaisand is a native Iowan, she was fortunate to land a job at Meredith Corporation in the cookbook division where she wrote and edited several cookbooks, as well as children’s craft titles and cross-stitch books. In 1992 she had the opportunity to meet the woman who’s idea it was to create American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. Having been a quilter for years, it was exciting to Heidi to be able to translate her how-to writing skills to a new medium.
As the National Sales Manager for APQS, Heidi is using her organizational and communication skills to help quilters find the right long-arm quilting machine for them.
In her spare time, Heidi loves to spend time with her family. Her husband, Jeff, is a full-time veterinarian. When not working in the office, he spends his time farming and taking care of their cow-calf operation. Their children include Henry Jack and Virginia Rose and Goldie Maurine, identical twins. The family loves antique tractors, fishing, golfing, and gardening.
Heidi squeezes in sewing as often as possible, and has made her sewing room kid friendly so the children can work beside her, coloring, cutting, and gluing. Teaching children to sew is a personal goal Heidi strives to meet every year. Neighborhood kids and family friends are encouraged and supported in learning to quilt.