Grandma and her boys

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The Singing Quilter

This evening at Rainbow Quilters we were entertained by the Singing Quilter.....

Cathy Miller is a Canadian quilter and folksinger from Victoria British Columbia. Since September 2000 she and her musician husband John have toured a program of songs, stories and quilts to guilds and quilting events across North America, Australia and New Zealand, the UK and Germany



They have performed at over 500 quilting events for more than 50,000 quilters worldwide.
These include appearances at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, the AQS Nashville Show, Quilt Canada, the Quilters' Guild of the British Isles, Ricky Tims' La Veta Colorado gallery, Eleanor Burns' Quilting retreat, and on Alex Anderson's now defunct TV program, "Simply Quilts".


To date Cathy has released five CDs of songs about quilting.
These songs range from the historical, through the poignant, to the drop-dead funny!
This program was so entertaining and inspire both the quilters and non-quilters alike in the group.
 With songs covering a wide range of topics including, History, Traditions, Superstitions, Hiding fabric, Quilt Lore and Superhuman Achievements.


Read more about Cathy  Here

Here are some of her fabulous quilts... From her Trunk / suitcase

 I just love this one made of Australian fabrics with a shadow behind the blocks...Picture does not do it justice as normal when it is a snap shot.

 Reverse applique.....

 English paper pieceing

This one is enhanced with beads and sitchery


Cathy was a musician and singer until about 1991 or there abouts and she then found Quilting the rest as they say is history

3 comments:

shez said...

Laurie what an interesting post,i havent heard of her,maybe in the near future she might come my way.

Isabella said...

Oh that sounds like a great night Laurie I hadnt heard of them iether her quilts look great.

Bee Jay said...

What a great way to spend an evening - her quilts are superb and I'm sure you were entertained thoroughly! Blessings!