PROMOTING THE ART OF QUILTING IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA LOWCOUNTRY
Program: "Things I've Learned While Quilting"
Speaker: Catherine Redford
Internationally known quilt artist Catherine Redford will be with us in person for the lecture. She is known for her modern quilt designs and innovative machine quilting techniques. She is also passionate about embellishing quilts with hand embroidery and beadwork. She will bring some of her work as well as showing us a Powerpoint presentation of others. She is known for her entertaining and joyful style.
Catherine Redford was born and raised in England. She and her husband moved to Naperville, Illinois in 1995. She has sewn and created since she was a young girl and outfitted her and her siblings' Barbies and action men. She discovered quilting in 1998 and five years later began teaching and hasn't stopped! She is known for her creative modern quilts and machine quilting as well as her wonderful embroidery embellishments which we will delve into on her visit to PQG. Her artist's statement:
"I believe we all have an innate need to create in some sphere of our lives, being made in the image of a creator god. Quilting is my outlet of choice. I share my love of quilting as an inspiration to others. I have found that as I pass on the knowledge I have gained on my journey I learn more tips and techniques that take me still further.
Quilting is a choice and as such I think that all quilters have the right to choose the elements of their craft that bring joy to them. There are always parts of our lives that we just "have to do" in pursuit of our long-term goals. It's the same when we quilt. I always encouraged my children to try a new vegetable but could accept that there were some that they would never learn to love. I encourage my students to try all the processes involved in finishing a quilt but accept that there will be some people that find their joy in making tops by machine whilst others enjoy handwork and still others love to machine quilt. That's OK! That's where teamwork comes in and there's a whole community of quilters out there willing to help."
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