On this beautiful Monday morning, I would like to introduce you to Quiltsy Team member Catherine Butt. The name of Catherine's Etsy shop honours her dad who passed when he was only 52.
The charity that Catherine is supporting this month is Project Linus as it is one of the few charities she has found in Columbus, Ohio, her home town, that accepts donations for babies/children/teens. Since she doesn't make the larger quilts, this lends itself well to the size she make and gives her a good feeling that she is helping these children with a craft that she is passionate about.
Catherine is donating a girl’s baby or toddler quilt this time. Her last donation to Project Linus was for a boy. She enjoyed working with the pink fabrics, and the delightful appliqued birds add such a touch of whimsy.
A detail photo of the birds is seen below.
Catherine has had her Etsy shop since September 2007. It has been a wonderful place to sell her quilts that are mostly art quilts. Having been a professional artist for over 25 years, she suddenly developed a passion for quilting after seeing an art quilt in a quilt show and buying it! Ever since she has had a passion for fabric and art and she taught herself how to machine quilt and appliqué by trial and error. She first started selling wall hangings to fellow employees and three years later found Etsy.
Art quilts are her passion, where she doesn't even start with an idea. She says she just starts pulling out fabrics that go well together and then starst sewing and cutting and piecing. It’s so much fun to see what the end result is.
Catherine has two wonderful grown children in their twenties and a generous supportive husband who loves to race cars. Her son follows in his dad’s footsteps and her daughter loves animals like she does, so their home is full of car talk and animals. She is the grandmother of three dogs so far that we babysit quite often. She still also loves to do her artwork that was her very first true love ... watercolors and colored pencils are her favorite mediums.
You can find Catherine online at:
Written by fibre artist Kathy Kinsella, a Quiltsy team member since 2010.
Kathy's Etsy shop
Kathy's Etsy shop