About Cathy Thomas

Cathy Thomas, Quilt Pattern Designer

Bio

My name is Cathy Thomas, also known as Cat. I live in the beautiful Rocky Mountain state of Colorado and have four grown children and seven grandchildren, including a precious little boy adopted from the earthquake ravaged country of Haiti. I enjoy reading, writing, cooking, and quilt making — especially reproduction quilts from the Civil War era and primitive designs with wool appliqué.

I have enjoyed piecing quilts for many years. The past seventeen years, I have been a longarm machine quilter by profession. As any quilter will agree, it is the quilting that brings the quilt to life. In the countless hours I have spent ‘bringing quilts to life,’ I have developed a sincere appreciation for the story behind the quilt, whether it be traditional or abstract. I am intrigued by the picture and storyline the quilter has created through her use of color and design. I am privileged to be part of the overall result.

I love quilts – antique quilts, traditional quilts, contemporary quilts! The craftsmanship speaks of love, comfort, and artistry. To me, every quilt tells a story, and the colors and designs are like snapshots of life. I am inspired by the lives of women in times gone by who have passed on a piece of their hearts through the simple art of quilting.


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