One Quilter’s Journey

One Quilter’s Journey

Unbeknownst to my general public
most of my life I have made my own
clothes, among other things. In my mid
thirties I discovered Amish Quilts,
studied them, analyzed them, then
made them; nearly all of them.

The purples, blacks, prussian blues,
burgandies and greens captured me,
and I was hooked on their geometry,
precision and workmanship.
Several dozen quilts later, I joined a
guild, the only one in NYC. Then
taught, coached and became the
quilting inside politician and historian.

Book reviews, articles, syllabi, photo
collections ensued.

Decades later, nyquiltsmith.com was
launched to market my work. Social
media happened.

My library, followers, and interests grew.

Thank goodness, I can still do it. Not
so much of it, not quite so energetically,
but, yes, now, more with the power of
words than needle and thread, I keep on
keeping on.

In the process of thinning out my quilt
library, I will be publishing bibliographies,
suggestions and book reviews for quilters
at all skill levels.

Catherine Smith
7/30/2014a4382348069_444b134888Sunshine and ShadowGlenn I. Schobert Collection

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