Quilter Kathy Hicks began sewing at a very young age, when her great grand Mother taught her to sew doll clothes from leftover rags and worn out clothes. By high school she was sewing her own clothes, but it wasn’t until 1995 when she made her first quilt.
Kathy usually has three or four projects in the works at any one time, which prompted her to invest in a long arm quilting machine. This not only allows her to finish projects much faster, but she can now provide a service to others who love to quilt, but haven’t the capability to finish their own quilts at home.
Kathy’s early sewing ventures were pretty traditional, but that soon led to creating her own things. About twelve years ago, she took a quilting class and became hooked! Kathy soon began looking for other things she could make with the quilting fabric, and made a few bags. She soon began experimenting with different styles, adding pockets, coming up with closures, etc.
She enjoys working with the other artists, and meeting all the different types of people who come into the store. She collects quality quilting fabric, and especially likes batiks and artistic fabric. Kathy makes an assortment of bags and accessories from her extensive “stash” of fabric–each bag is uniquely designed, and no two bags are ever exactly alike. Kathy also enjoys working with people to pick out their own fabric from her “stash” and making a bag for them that they helped design.