Lectures, Workshops & Judging

Kathy provides lectures and workshops for quilt guilds, shops, shows and community groups.  Most of her lectures include trunk shows. Kathy is able to customize any lecture or workshop to meet the needs of your group. Listed at the end of this page is information about Kathy’s quilt show judging. Once you have determined the services that may be of interest to your group, feel free to contact Kathy by email or phone with any questions. A written contract is required to hold dates for any group.

Background and Qualifications

  • Born & raised in Wisconsin
  • University of Wisconsin (B.A. degree received in 1974)
  • Married for 36 years
  • Missionary to Mexico (1986 to 1993)
  • Quilt maker since 1974, quilts exhibited at regional, national and international shows since 1995
  • Member of numerous quilt related organizations
  • 2000 – 2002 Program Chair for her local guild in Springfield, Missouri
  • Teacher at the Quilt Sampler Quilt Shop in Springfield, Missouri since 1995
  • Co-founder & leader of a local appliqué group in 2004 – As the Needle Turns
  • Quilt making teacher for guilds, shops & shows since 1995
  • Regular columnist for The Appliqué Society Newsletter (Quilts Up Close) for 10 years
  • Pattern designer & author of quilt related books and patterns
  • Quilt show judge since 1999
  • AQS Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles since 2001
  • Travels nationally & internationally to provide teaching, judging & appraisal services
  • Member of BERNINA of America’s Artisan Program since 2005
  • Nominee for the Professional Quilter 2002 Teacher of the Year Award
  • Recipient of the 2008 Jewel Pierce Patterson Scholarship for Quilt Teachers
  • Making a Grand Entrance: curator of 26 quilts exhibited at the 2009 and 2010 International Quilt Festivals
  • Other interests: basket making, counted cross stitch & rug hooking
  • Areas of expertise: edge treatments for quilts, hand & machine appliqué, crazy quilts, Victorian purses, underwater fish scenes, realistic entryways, hand embroidery & silk ribbons, beading, color & design, textile, quilt & Amish history.