Kathy began quilt making over 20 years ago after a move to Australia with her family. She opened a patchwork shop in 2003, and eventually developed the popular Material Obsession shop with her husband/photographer, John. Kathy lives in Sydney with her family. We feel very lucky to have her teach a 2-day workshop and give a lecture. In her lecture “The Accidental Designer” she will talk about the Material Obsession story as a shop owner, author, textile designer and teacher. Wearing so many hats gives her a unique look behind the curtain of the industry. Here is an excerpt from her blog and books in her own words:
I take my role as a quilting storyteller seriously. The process balances the need to create and the need to leave an impactful legacy—that defines my artist direction as well as the time and pace in which I live. When looking at traditional quilts, I often think about the quilters who came before me and imagine their lives. I am sure they would have envy of our fabric options and tools. One of the things I like about designing quilts is using a variety of styles, colours and values in fabrics. Most of the time when I am teaching this is the thing people want to know from me...how do I combine the fabrics?
Phyllis Martin, Program
This is going to be a wonderful workshop. I thought you might like to know a few of her books that contain the Modern Wedge quilt. They are a great addition to your quilting library and can be found at Back Porch and of course Amazon.
Here are a few of the quilts you could make with the wedge ruler tool.
Linda Garofalo, Workshops
Meetings are generally held on the first Monday of every month at:
Pacific Grove Community Center Directions
515 Junipero Street (at 15th)
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts promptly at 7:00 p.m.