The art quilt on display is made with Cherrywood hand-dyed cotton fabric with embellishments of embroidery, applique, and crocheted doilies inherited from the family. The appliqued flowers are sometimes “stuffed” for a more three-dimensional effect. Both machine and hand quilting are present.
About the Artist
Having two quilting grandmothers and learning to sew at ten years old, Kathy began to make her own quilts when her children were born.
She was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia, lived in Atlanta, Georgia, and now in Blacksburg where she has been in quilt guilds and embroidery guilds for many years. Now a member of The Quilting Party in Blacksburg and Star Stitchers Embroiderers Guild of America, she sews, embroiders, and quilts. Other interests include painting with watercolors and acrylics.
She recently retired from the English Department at Virginia Tech where she taught composition and technical writing classes. She plans to teach an Appalachian Folklore class at Radford University this coming fall semester. She enjoys travelling throughout Virginia to visit with her three children, four granddaughters, and two grandsons.