Kathy’s passion and avocation have been sewing since she was twelve years old. In the late 1980s, Kathy was introduced to quilting through an appliqué class. From that simple beginning, her work has evolved from a traditional form to a more artistic format. She is primarily self-taught, but has taken classes from many internationally known textile artists. In addition, she takes painting and drawing classes with local artists. Since her redirection (or retirement) from education in 2002, Kathy enjoys experimenting with a wide range of fabrics and techniques in both traditional and non-traditional ways. Currently, her interests are landscapes, flowers, wearable art, fabric manipulation, creating her own painted and dyed fabric and working in mixed media with textiles, threads, paints and embellishments. She looks to nature for her inspiration, photographing the flowers in her garden or beautiful landscapes around her home or in her travels. Her work is more representational than abstract, although she is beginning to experiment with some abstract expression. In 2010, Kathy’s piece, Saco Mills, was purchased by the Saco Museum, Saco, Maine, to be part of their permanent collection and in 1999 Kathy’s wallhanging, “Manatee Mama and Baby” was selected as part of a display on Endangered Species exhibited at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts. Her wearable art and art quilts have been juried into national shows. Current venues for her work are Harvest Gold Gallery in Lovell, ME; The Center for Maine Craft in Gardiner, ME; Seaside Creations, Bailey Island, ME; The Birch Canoe, Casco, ME; and Sisters We Three. She has quilts in each of the schools in Old Orchard Beach and in private collections throughout the country. Kathy lives in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. She has three daughters, one in Maine, one in Florida, one in California and four grandchildren.