Kathy Adams of KoolKat Quilting is one of Handmade with Love designers. We are so excited to have Kathy with us.
I had an opportunity to interview Kathy a while back and would love to introduce you to her. Hope you enjoy reading about her and her "rise to fame" in the quilting world.
"I have always had cats as pets, right from when I grew up. Currently we have one very spoilt Burmese cat named Kurtley. Since I have been working from home, I have noticed how often the cat is stretched out sound asleep. This led to thoughts like “If I come back, I’m coming back as that cat,” and from there to contemplating how “cool” the cat appeared to be in its whole approach to life. Hence “KoolKat Quilting”
How did you get your start and who gave you your first “break” if they did?
"I have been quilting for the past 20 years and after having sent my quilts to a long arm quilting service and appreciating the benefits, I decided to purchase my first Gammill Classic in 2003. My first “break” occurred shortly afterwards when a friend appeared on my door-step with five quilts. “Heard you just bought a quilting machine,” she said. I had hardly opened the instruction book before I found myself plunging in at the deep end as a machine quilting service. Some time after that I decided to start designing my own quilt patterns. I have had art and design training and a love of designing and making things which has encompassed anything from making my own clothes, to pottery, lead-light glass work and now quilt patterns. This background coupled with a working knowledge of design software such as CorelDraw, helped me get started. A quilt shop in Brisbane took one of my first designs, Gather Ye Rosebuds, as a Block of the Month, and this, plus KoolKat’s machine quilting customers, has helped me to develop my quilt pattern design work."