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Kathy Steere has been creative her entire life. The form of expression changes with her stage of life: doing craft kits as a child, making floral displays for work, leading scout projects and activities, visualizing flag routines as a color guard instructor, drawing for botanical art, and always, teaching. Kathy can draw, teaches drawing, and has always found coloring to be very restful.
She tripped into quilting in 2007. Her friend was the only person signed up for a basic quilting course which meant the class would be canceled. When the instructor agreed to teach two students, Kathy’s quilting journey began. It did not take long for her to realize matching points and accurate ¼” seams were not in her future. Free-motion quilting, though, was drawing using a needle and a power tool.
One of Kathy’s art friends introduced her to water-soluble crayons. While researching how to improve her technique on canvas, she discovered the crayons could be used on fabric. After much trial and error, more research, and practice, Kathy has figured out how to “color in the lines” on fabric. (That’s what she teaches at Quilter’s Quest.)
“Le Jardin”, a ten person collaboration art bee project Kathy designed and coordinated, won President’s Choice and Viewer’s Choice at the October 2018 Prairie Star Quilt Guild Show. It was accepted into the Spring 2019 show in Paducah, KY. It was a true group project and all were surprised by the awards and recognition.
Kathy enjoys sharing her knowledge with others and genuinely wants her students to feel successful.