If you were at QuiltCon, the work of Kathryn Simel might look familiar to you. She and her booth were there promoting her quilt pattern company, Midcoast Cottage Design! Kathryn lives in Maine, and her designs are inspired by the nautical motifs of New England. I loved their graphic whimsicality and sense of humor (she has a breast cancer quilt pattern called “Tatas” — AWESOME), and their geometric arrangement on the fabric made them very modern and very traditional all at once.
Since Kathryn lives in a part of the country that is just about the opposite of mine in every way, I thought it would be fun to interview her and see what makes her tick. Here’s what she had to say:
What is your sewing story?
I took my first quilting class in 1989 when I was home with my son on maternity leave. (more…)