Kathy McNeil is an internationally award winning quilt artist, author, pattern designer, art quilt teacher and judge. Kathy offers workshops, trunk shows and lectures, On line classes through American Quilters Society and quilting cruises to great destinations with Quilt Seminars at Sea.
Hand appliqueing thousands of little scraps of fabric together, she creates quilts that look like paintings. These wall hangings are inherently and symbolically full of love and comfort. Often using over a hundred different fabrics in one composition, she revels in adding small details and surprises for the viewer to find. The quilting itself adds an additional element of texture to her work. Her quilts are frequently featured in museums, magazines, calendars, and international shows. Many of her quilts are in private collections.
Every creative act begins as a connection between the artist and their world. Exploration of that moment of inspiration fuels the process of telling a story and making art. Results are never predictable, as the discovery is different each time. A mastery of techniques and design will be noted and appreciated by others, but will the magic that inspired the artist, reach out and touch someone else? When it does.... something big is shared.
Click here to view Kathy's YouTube video Interview by AQS Bonnine Browning.
Paducah Best of Show