2018 Local Featured Quilter Cathy Wiese
I began quilting in 1992 trying to justify the purchase of a new sewing machine. I knew no one that quilted. I made a trip to the local fabric store and found a ruler, and a rotary cutter. Getting home, it was puzzling how I was supposed to cut with the cutter without tearing up what was behind the fabric. Back to the fabric store where I discovered a cutting mat. The curtain has fallen and time has passed and many quilts have come out of my sewing room.
Hand quilting is my passion and very meditative for me. But I quickly found that the process is VERY time consuming and I wasn't keeping up with the numbers that I was piecing. I have been very fortunate to have some very artistic machine quilters work on my quilts.
Applique is also on my list of obessions. Took awhile, but it too is very meditative. Since retiring in 1998, it is unusual that I don't spend some time in my sewing room, that usually looks like a tornado has come through.
I am looking forward to sharing my efforts with you at the next Festival!