Here is a bit of information about Cathy:
As a quilter of more than 30 years, I have constantly looked for ways to push myself creatively. Over the years I have experimented with different patterns, different fabrics and different techniques. I am as excited today by something new as I was 30 years ago.
I started my business, Eagle’s Wings Quilts 12 years ago as a part time long arm machine quilter. It was a wonderful way to express myself creatively, especially when a client told me to do whatever I wanted.
Three years ago I retired from nursing in order to pursue my quilting on a full time basis. Now, I am ready to expand. Eagle’s Wings Quilts has grown into a family business, as I partner with my husband Scott, my daughter Rebecca, son-in-law Matt and son Noel.
We are expanding into a website where I will be able to sell the traditional patterns I have designed over the years. I will also be selling quilting supplies and English Paper Piecing papers and patterns.
Two years ago I joined with three friends to make our own unique versions of Willyne Hammerstein’s La Passacaglia, a challenging but beautiful English Paper Piecing project. I was hooked on the technique, but frustrated by the inability to buy the needed paper piecing shapes at affordable prices on the Canadian market.
Hence “Little Bits”, a line of Canadian made card stock weight English Paper Piecing shapes and co-ordinating acrylic templates was formed. We chose the name Little Bits as representative of the numerous little bits of paper and fabric needed to complete an English Paper Piecing project.
Thank you Cathy for advertising with our guild.