Who is Kim Lacy?
I am a self taught artist who grew up in a very artistic family. I made my first quilt in 1976 when I was on maternity leave after the birth of my daughter. My early work was all traditional quilting such as pillows, baby quilts, and quilted bag. In the early 1990's I began experimenting with art quilts after my mother shared the magic of Quilt National with me and I was hooked by the art quilt movement. I learned to free motion quilt and was captivated by the possibilities this provided.
In 2003, I began focusing on my my quilting with greater intensity. I joined a local artisans group and started showing and selling my work. I began attending local quilting guilds which hugely expanded my vision for my own work. In 2011 I entered my first juried competition at the Denver National Quilt Festival.I am inspired by the shapes and forms of nature. My access to the professional and amateur photography of my friends is a constant source of inspiration. Their images of wildlife, natural wonders, and fractals have been the focus of many of my quilts. Geology and paleontology have also influenced much of my recent work, especially the fractal nature of the ammonite.
I have explored many techniques in quilt making. I paint on fabric and have used mono-printing and stenciling extensively. I love to work with dupioni silk. I strip-piece endlessly. I often use applique and sometimes raw-edge fuse applique. I am always on the lookout for new techniques to experiment with.
I welcome commission work and would be happy to work with you to create your perfect art quilt. Please contact me for any questions or comments you have about my work.