About Cathy Thomas


My name is Cathy Thomas, and I have enjoyed piecing quilts for many years. The past twenty-two 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 an appreciation for the story behind the quilt, whether it be traditional or contemporary. I am intrigued by the picture and storyline the quilter has created through her use of color and design, and I am privileged to be part of the overall result.

I love all quilts, but especially Civil War reproduction and primitive quilts. In more recent years, I have also developed a passion for wool appliqué. The craftsmanship in both art forms speaks of love, comfort, and artistry. To me, every quilt or wool appliqué piece 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 these simple arts of quilting and appliqué. In sharing my quilt patterns and wool designs with you, I hope to inspire your own passion for creating a warm and welcoming home through the work of your hands.



Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine (Winter 2013)
My pattern "The Tree Lighting" premiered in the Winter 2013 edition of this publication.

Click here for more information about The Tree Lighting