Kathleen Bond – February 2015 Featured Quiltmaker

 

Kathleen Bond, Prescott
Kathleen Bond, Prescott

My quilting story probably would begin -“I Was Born This Way”.

 My mother was a nurse and  a very practical woman.  Her sewing was mainly sewing clothing and knitting was for sweaters and hats.  My older sister and I would each

get a doll for Christmas, and the next  year our mother would make clothes for those dolls.  She had a wonderful button box and a basket full of trims, ribbon, lace and ric

rac.  I began hand sewing doll clothes long before I could use her sewing machine.

My father was a teacher and had summers off.  We spent summers traveling the United States.  My sister and I spent hours entertaining ourselves in the back seat

of that old Chevy with crayons, paper, scissors and glue.

I majored in art and earned a teaching certificate.  After college, I spent several years teaching elementary art before I got married and had two daughters.

My first quilt was made because I needed a bedspread.  I knew nothing about quilting.

I buy lots of small pieces of fabric because the more fabrics in a quilt the better.   I will use dotted swiss, sear sucker, corduroy and wool.  I have never seen an ugly

piece of fabric. I think if colors look good together in nature, they will probably look good together in a quilt.  My fabric collection contains 30’s fabrics, civil war,

 contemporary,  florals, plaids and stripes.

I love to add yo yos, buttons and ric rac…when it works.

 I admit I am “quilty” as charged.

 Kathleen Bond

Kathleen Bond Gallery

Mariners Compass by Kathleen Bond
Mariners Compass by Kathleen Bond
Jane Stickle Reproduction by Kathleen Bond
Jane Stickle Reproduction by Kathleen Bond
Grandmother Flower Garden variation by Kathleen Bond
Grandmother Flower Garden variation by Kathleen Bond
Folk-art Flowers by Kathleen Bond
Folk-art Flowers by Kathleen Bond
Farm Scene by Kathleen Bond
Farm Scene by Kathleen Bond
Fan Quilt Variation by Kathleen Bond
Fan Quilt Variation by Kathleen Bond
Eagles by Kathleen Bond
Eagles by Kathleen Bond
Cactus Basket detail by Kathleen Bond
Cactus Basket detail by Kathleen Bond
Cactus Baskets on Point by Kathleen Bond
Cactus Baskets on Point by Kathleen Bond
Bonnies by Kathleen Bond
Bonnies by Kathleen Bond
9-patch on Point by Kathleen Bond
9-patch on Point by Kathleen Bond
Flower Baskets by Kathleen Bond
Flower Baskets by Kathleen Bond

 

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