Biography | Artist Statement | Resume

About Kathie:

Textiles have always held an important place in Kathie's life. Her love of fabrics and sewing really took off when she made her own dress for a 7th grade party. She enjoyed designing and sewing clothing, home dec projects and fabric art dolls. Since the late 1990s her passion has been creating art by painting with fabric.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries, art centers and at national and international quilt shows; and has been featured in books and magazines. She also exhibits with the Fiber Artists Coalition and Loose Threads.. She is a member of the Charlevoix Circle of Arts, Crooked Tree Art Council, the Jordan River Art Council and a Professional Artist member of Studio Art Quilt Associates.

Kathie offers a variety of fiber art workshops including Creating Strong Compositions, Driven to Abstraction, and Capturing the Muse, as well as several art doll workshops. More information about classes can be found on her blog along with note cards featuring her work, table art and doll patterns.

Artist Statement:

I create my art in a cozy studio that overlooks a woodland lake. No surprise that I find my inspiration in the ever-changing seasons and shifting colors of the woods and the fields. The landscape as well as the abundant northern Michigan wildlife supplies endless opportunities for study and interpretation. I “paint” with fabric because I’m fascinated by the visual and tactile texture of cloth that is further enhanced by the impression made by the stitch.
 
 
Resume:

Solo Shows:
 
 
Charlevoix Circle of Arts
2010

Jordan Valley District Library
2009

Charlevoix Public Library
2007

Juried Exhibits:

Nocturne
Crooked Tree Art Center, Petoskey MI
2013

Let It Snow! Juried Fine Arts
Charlevoix Circle of Arts, Charlevoix MI
2012

Crooked Tree Fine Arts
Crooked Tree Art Center, Petoskey MI
2012, 2011, 2010

Rare Threads
Jordan River Arts Center, East Jordan MI
2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2003

In Blooming Color
Charlevoix Circle of Arts, Charlevoix MI
2011

Volusia Wrapped in Fiber
Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach Florida
2011

Out of the Box
Charlevoix Circle of Arts, Charlevoix MI
2010

All Area/All Media Statewide Exhibit
arTCenter, Traverse City MI
2008

Celebrate Spring
International Quilt Festival, Chicago IL & Houston TX
2007

14th Annual Art Quilt Exhibit
Allwood Audubon Center, Allwood OH
2006

SAQA at Park Church
Convergence Convention, Grand Rapids MI
2006

Small Wonders
International Quilt Festival, Chicago IL & Houston TX
2006, 2005

Featured Artist:

Doorway to the Future
Compuware World Headquarters, Detroit MI
2010

Rare Threads
Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan MI
2003

Fiber Artist Coalition Group Exhibits:

13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
American Craft Council, Minneapolis MN
2012
Waukesha Civic Theatre, Waukesha WI
2012
Prairie Art Center, Schaumburg, IL
2011
Northville Art House, Northville MI
2011
Iowa Artisans Gallery, Iowa City IA
2011
Simply Chicago Art, Chicago, IL
2011
Charlevoix Circle of Arts, Charlevoix MI
2010
Governor French Gallery, Belleview IL
2009

Blue World/Green World
Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point WI
2012
Prairie Art Center, Schaumburg IL
2012

Conversations In Stitch
Bloomingdale Park District Museum, IL
2012
Mosquito Hill, New London WI
2012
South Shore Art Center, Cohaseseet MA
2011
Anderson Art Center, Kenosha WI
2011

Midwest Mediation
Prairie Art Center, Schaumburg IL
2011
Simply Chicago Art, Chicago IL
2011
Bloomingdale Park District Museum IL
2010

Winds of Change
Gallery 50, Traverse City MI
2009

Terra Suava
Quilt Expo, Madison WI
2008
St. Petersburg College, Clearwater FL
2008

Other Touring Exhibits:

Machine Quilting Unlimited: Seasons
National Tour
2012-2013

SAQA: It's a Quilt
International Venues
2012

Michigan Quilt Artist Invitational
Statewide Venues
2006-2012

Fiber Force
Mancuso Quilts Shows Inc.
National Tour
2008-2009

Fabrications: A Collaborative Spirit
Mancuso Quilt Shows, Inc
National tour
2006-2007

Fiberarts Connection of S.California
California and Washington Venues
2004-2005

Hoffman Challenge Traveling Exhibit
National Tour
2005, 2004, 2000

Selected Small Group and Invitational Exhibits:

2012 Invitational Quilt Exhibition
Brigham City Museum, Brigham City UT
2012

Material Obsessions
Charlevoix Public Library, Charlevoix MI
2012, 2011

Metamorphosis
Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan MI
2010

Healing H'Arts
Charlevoix Circle of Arts, Charlevoix MI
2009

Fabrications Collaboration
Crooked Tree Art Center, Petoskey MI
2008
University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor MI
2008

It's Good to be Green
Latimer Museum, Tillamook OR
2007

Mirror Images: Self Portraits
Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan MI
2007

Stretching & Tradition
Quilter's Heritage Celebration Show, Lancaster PA
2007

The Hole Thing
Quilt University
2007
American Sewing Expo, Novi MI
2006

To Miss New Orleans
Houston International Quilt Show, Houston TX
2005

Fashion Showcase
Patchwork & Quilt Expo, The Hague, Netherlands
2004

The Journal Quilt Project
Houston International Quilt Show, Houston TX
2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Awards:
Third Place
Let It Snow! Juried Fine Arts
Charlevoix Circle of Arts, Charlevoix MI
2012

Honorable Mention
Crooked Tree Juried Fine Arts, Petoskey MI
2011, 2010

Finalist
Small Wonders, International Quilt Festival, Chicago IL & Houston TX
2006, 2005

Best of Show, Wearable Art
International Quilt Festival, Chicago IL
2004
Best of Show
Jekyll Island Doll Symposium, Jekyll Island
2000

Publication of Artworks:

Art Quilting Studio
Winter, 2013

Cutting Edge Art Quilts
Mary Kerr, Schiffer Publications
2013

Art Quilt Porfolio: The Natural World
Martha Sielman, Lark Books
2012

Adventures in Design
Joen Wolfrom, C & T Publishing, 2011

Machine Quilting Unlimited
2012, 2011

Calendar of the Charlevoix Circle of Arts
2010, 2009

Mixed-Media Self-Portraits
Cate Coulacos Prato, Interweave Press
2008

Creative Quilting: The Journal Quilt Project
Karey Patterson Bresenhan, Quilting Arts
2006

Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Postcards
Franki Kohler, C & T Publishing
2006

Quilting Arts Magazine
2006, 2005

Quilt Magazine
2006

Dolls United Magazine
2005

Art Doll Quarterly
2004, 2003

Dollmaking as a Transformational Process
Pamela Hastings
2003

Soft Dolls and Animals Magazine
2001, 2000

Professional Affiliations:

Charlevoix Circle of Arts
Crooked Tree Arts Council
Jordan River Arts Council
Studio Art Quilt Associates