“The road of life twists and turns
and no two directions are ever the same,
Yet our lessons come from the
journey, not the destination”.



Quilting is my Chosen Path through Life’s Journey...


I continue to learn so much along the way, not only about quilting, but about Life and the many threads of truth that weave all creation together. 
Though accomplished in several forms of needlework, I most enjoy working with fabric, especially Batiks!

As far back as I can remember, I’ve held needle and thread in hand.

I love pulling thread through fabric! I get such charge out of combining fabrics to create unique and exciting designsI proudly proclaim: I’m a fabri-holic. I share the opinion of many quilters that, when it comes to fabric ...more is definitely MORE!

The more fabrics I bring into in a quilt design, the happier I become!

Through the marriage of design and color, the viewer is invited to look beyond the beauty of the overall composition to explore the subtle nuances that lie within the quilt itself. The composition encompasses every patch, every stitch; from center to edge. Thus, the “Whole” is truly “Greater” than the sum of its parts.

The “Whole is Greater” series and Art-inspired designs honor the exploration and creative expression of quilting as Art. Absolute Joy fuels my creative expressions!

I hope I can encourage you to take the quilting journey
and wish you piece-filled blessings along the way!


Cat collaborated with Paula Nadelstern to develop the “Puzzle Quilt Block of the Month”, which she has taught for several years. Paula writes, 

“I recognize in Cat a kindred spirit with a love for complex fabric, she has a true grasp of my design sensibility. She strives to be an artist who uses the vocabulary of quilt making to create a distinctive and deliberate personal response.”


Cat lectures & teaches locally and beyond the Kansas City area.  She has had the honor teaching on several quilt cruises hosted by Stitchin' Heaven Travel.  Debby Luttrell (of Stitchin' Heaven) writes, 

“In Cat's classes you have the pleasure of experiencing a really great teaching style. Cat is known for her patient attitude and putting her students at ease. The quilt patterns she produces are of the highest quality.”


“I have had the best job in the world,”  Cat says of her work with Anthology Fabrics.“I have worked with the best people and best fabric in the industry!”  As Creative Director from 2010-2015, Cat worked with pattern designers, publishers, educators and shop owners to promote the "Artistry of Batiks" and the superior quality of Anthology Fabrics Batiks. She also served as in-house pattern and project designer.  Cat has worked hand-in-hand with Anthology Fabrics artisans in Indonesia to develop new and innovative fabric designs that are used in all facets of quilting and sewing. 

Cat resides with her family near Kansas City, Missouri.



Inspirational Favorites

00.Flower_Lavender hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Flower
Lavender
00.Flower_Orchid hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Flower
Orchid
00.Flower_Poppies hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Flower
Poppy
00.Flower_Roses hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Flower
Rose
01.Food_Coffee hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Beverage
Coffee!!!!!
01.Food_Korean hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Food
Korean
01.Food_Mediterranean hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Food
Mediterranean
01.Food_NasiGoreng at Gdrive
Favorite Food
Nasi Goreng
01.Food_Pizza hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Food
Pizza
02.Artist_Kahlo hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Artist
Frida Kahlo
02.Artist_O'Keefe hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Artist
Georgia O'Keefe
02.Artist_Seurat hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Artist
Georges Seurat
02.Artist_VanGogh hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Artist
Vincent VanGogh
03.Places_MountAgung hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Place
Mount Agung, Bali
03.Places_Tanahlot hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Place
Tanah Lot, Bali
03.Places_TirtaEmpul hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Place
Tirta Empul, Bali
03.Places_UluWatu hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Place 
Ulu Watu, Bali
03_Places_StitchinHeaven hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Place
Anywhere with Stitchin' Heaven!
04.Musician_Marsalis hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Musician
Wynton Marsalis
04.Musician_Parker hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Musician
Charlie Parker
04.Musician_YoYoMa hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Musician
YoYo Ma
04.Musician_Horowitz hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Musician
Vladimir Horowitz
05.Singer_Cassidy hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Singer
Eva Cassidy
05.Singer_Connick hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Singer
Harry Connick Jr.
05.Singer_Holiday hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Singer
Billie Holiday
05.Singer_Jones hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Singer
Ricki Lee Jones
05.Singer_Mitchell hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Singer
Joni Mitchell
05.Singer_Reed hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Singer
Francine Reed
05.Singer_Vaughn hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Singer
Sarah Vaughn
05.SingerSongWriter_Costello at Gdrive
Favorite Singer/Song Writer
Elvis Costello
05.SingerSongWriter_Lovett hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Singer/Song Writer
Lyle Lovett
06.Composer_Debussy hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Composer
Claude Debussy
06.Composer_Granados hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Composer
Enrique Granados
06.Composer_Saint-Saens hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Composer
Camille Saint-Saens
06.Composer_Strauss hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Composer
Richard Strauss
07.Writer_Byatt hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Writer
A.S. Byatt
07.Writer_Faulkner hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Writer
William Faulkner
07.Writer_Martin hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Writer
George R. R. Martin
07.Writer_Tolkien hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Writer
J. R. R. Tokien
07.Writer_Williams hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Play Wright
Tennessee Williams
08.Books_Breakfast-at-Tiffannys hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Book
Breakfast at Tiffany's
08.Books_Chocolat hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Book
Chocolat
08.Books_ColdSassyTree hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Book
Cold Sassy Tree
08.Books_DeltaWeding hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Book
Delta Wedding
08.Books_EnchantedApril hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Book
Enchanted April
08.Books_GrassHarp hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Book
Grass Harp
08.Books_Hobbit hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Book
Hobbit
08.Books_LePetitPrince hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Book
Le Petit Prince
08.Books_Outlander at Gdrive
Favorite Book
The Outlander Series
08.Books_Pillars-of-the-earth hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Book
Pillars of the Earth
08.Books_SongofIce&Fire hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Book
Song of Ice and Fire Series
08.Books_TheChildrensBook hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Book
The Children's Book
08.Books_To_Kill_a_Mockingbird hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Book
To Kill A Mockingbird
09.FabricDesigner_Nadelstern hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Fabric Designer
Paula Nadelstern
09.FabricDesigner_KaffeFassett hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Colorist
Kaffe Fassett
1.03_TetraBatiks_Solo hosted at Gdrive
Favorite Fabric
BATIK!!!!!