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Meet Kathy

Kathy Graves grew up sewing various projects with her Mom. In high school, she took her first quilt class and made a blue and brown sampler quilt with matching pillows. In the late 1980’s, Kathy’s Mom shared Mary Ellen Hopkins book, "It’s Okay If You Sit On My Quilt", which introduced her to the joy and speed of rotary cutting. Kathy was a prolific quilt maker and took a class, often making 2 quilt tops a week. Kathy rekindled her love of quilting after struggling with tick-borne diseases. She loves exploring modern quilting including improv, taking traditional quilts and making them modern, curved piecing, paper piecing, unique rulers, and long arm quilting. Kathy recalls how she and her mother struggled with finding long arm quilters in the 1990s to finish their quilts and if one was found, it was far from home with turnaround times of over 6 months. Kathy Graves loves helping quilters finish their quilts so they are loved and used. She is the president of  Rhode Island Modern Quilt Guild and a member of the Rhododendron Needlers Quilt Guild. She also is available to share her passion for quilting in trunk show and talks on Modern Quilting for quilt guilds.

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