Born the fifth of seven children, Katie was encouraged by her parents at a young age to follow the path which spoke to her instinctively, and that path was art. She knew at an early age she wanted be an artist, and over the years that focus has never wavered. Thinking that painting would be her life, fate then stepped in when she discovered that an 'embroidery class' she had signed up for in college was actually a beginning quilting class. Exploring art through fabric was a new and exciting journey for Katie. Always one to push herself to continue to grow as an artist, Katie's work has evolved over her thirty-year career.
Katie invites us on a private tour of her home, studios, and the property she shares with her husband and three fun loving dogs. Never one to stop pushing herself artistically, Katie shares quilts from each series.
Katie unravels the mystery of piecing together a current Graffiti series WIP on her design wall. The giant jigsaw puzzle is worked bit by bit.
Ricky and Katie sit on the porch swing to chat about her Alegre Retreat and her ever evolving work over a thirty-year career as an artist.
Katie shares her paint studio work and TQS delves deeper into the three loves that center and ground her life.