Kathy combines painting on fabric with free motion embroidery to produce works of art. She also blends innovative and traditional techniques to create unique wall hangings and original wearable art. Her pieces have been juried into Canadian Quilters' Association / Association canadienne de la courtepointe ( CQA/ACC ) National Juried Shows, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery Grand National Exhibitions and Ontario Network of Needleworkers Threadworks. In 1999 she won the CQA/ACC Award of Excellence in Wearable Art and in 2005 received Honourable Mention.
She is a juried member of the New Brunswick Crafts Council selling her work in art galleries and seasonal art and craft shows.
Kathy loves teaching and since 1993 has been sharing her knowledge teaching and delivering slide/trunk shows from coast to coast for guilds, Quilt Canada's, fibre art festivals, retreats etc. In 2005, she was honoured with the CQA/ACC Teacher of the Year Award.
Her workshops are sewing machine based and include traditional topics such as appliqué, and trapunto as well as her specialities, painting on fabric, free motion embroidery and three dimensional thread appliqués. Students describe her as knowledgeable, patient and encouraging and appreciate the wonderful personal attention they each receive.