When the exhibition hall opened at QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, Texas, a special, brand new display was right up front. It was the rst time the quilts had been displayed in public, and these vibrant pieces were immediately engaging. The quilts were surprisingly modern, although they were not new at all. They were vintage, and part of “Modern Materials, Quilts of the 1970s” from the Volckening Collection of Portland, Oregon.
Kathy is one of the most celebrated Australian quilt artists.
Her flair and expertise in creating a palette of fabrics when she is planning her quilts has brought her international recognition.
She admits to a true passion for fabric and is part of the design team of Free Spirit, for whom she has designed a first spectacular collection: “Flock Together”, which you will find showcased in her “Kismet” quilt in this issue.
Her shop, MATERIAL OBSESSION in Sydney, is like a multi-coloured beehive, with a workroom overflowing with creativity and led by talented designers and shelf upon shelf of vibrant fabrics: www.materialobsessons.com
Today we are thrilled that Kathy is sharing her knowledge with you in a series of lessons, the first one of which is all about the most basic step of all: creating a palette of fabrics.
Come, let us follow the master in Simply Moderne #6 and create “Kismet Revisited”, a project displayed by Kathy.