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See below Kathie's Gallery for more information about her.
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Whitlocks Vacuum and Sewing Supercenter.
I like to quilt, A LOT. I like to share what I’ve learned and I truly believe anyone who wants to quilt can, no matter their skill level. To develop and grow our art we need the space, quality tools and time to routinely practice. It all starts with sewing two pieces of fabric together.
My teaching and quilt designs fuse the tradition rooted in my childhood with improvisational techniques and a modern aesthetic. I teach fun workshops as accessible to all levels, locally and nationally.
Everyone’s approach to learning is as unique as their quilting, my adaptive instruction and small class size provide a supportive, non-prescriptive structure to develop the skills you need to refine your own distinctive quilting style. We’ll collaborate in helping you focus on play, intuition and exploring the endless possibilities quilting has to offer. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?
Here’s My Story-
I’m a maker, always been. I was the child content for hours with pompoms, goggly eyes and a bottle of glue. My mom and her posse of friends provided daily doses of creative inspiration, whether hand-stitching over a cuppa tea, quilting in our TV room or working on the latest crafting craze, they were always creating. It was just part of daily life.
After moving to Seattle I found myself purchasing a stack of fabric and true to form, with little research I just dove in. What developed were not the classic quilt designs I’d watched my mother create, but a fusing of it with my quirky way of seeing. Since then no day is complete until at least two pieces of fabric are sewn together.
I love all the steps of the process quilting offers. From the not being still, to the emerging ideas I start before the other million are finished. But most of all I love that in the end you have something that’s beautiful and everyday useful. For me, making quilts are all those happy things.
In 2015 I opened my Seattle Quilting Studio to provide a space for those interested in the art and craft of quilting. It was the realization of a long-standing dream, and another step in my creative journey.