Welcome

With a sewing machine as her paint brush, and threads as her palette, Kathy Tidswell creates works of art using a canvas that may be a thread painting, quilt, wall hanging or wearable work of 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.

Since 1993, Kathy’s love of teaching has lead her to share her knowledge and talent delivering workshops and slide/trunk shows from coast to coast for guilds, four Quilt Canada’s (the biannual National Conference of the Canadian Quilters’ Association), 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. Read her biography for more details.

Check out the upcoming Events, see her Studio, view some of her Creations, or read recent posts

Recent Posts

Inspiration Piece for my World Wide Whispers Quilt

This is the photo that I received from Pat Findlay of Winnipeg Manitoba and from which I drew inspiration for...
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Inspiration Piece for my World Wide Whispers Quilt

World Wide Whispers

I have been part of Team Canada for the World Wide Whispers Project. In a nutshell it’s a bit like...
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World Wide Whispers

SAQA Spotlight Auction Piece

Yesterday I finished my spotlight auction piece. I had sun printed a piece using metallic paints in blue and copper....
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SAQA Spotlight Auction Piece

FAN craft sale

FAN will be holding a craft sale  Saturday December 15, 2018  at Knights of Columbus building 170 Regent Street (near...
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FAN craft sale

UK Trip Fall 2018

I just returned from a lovely trip to the UK where I did some touring, spent some time with my...
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UK Trip Fall 2018

Commissioned Thread Painting

Today I finished a thread painting of the Keswick River in autumn which was commissioned this summer. My process is...
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Commissioned Thread Painting

SAQA Atlantic Blog

There is an extensive interview  with Susan Lilley about my work on http://saqaatlanticcanada.blogspot.com posted on August 7, 2018.  
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SAQA Atlantic Blog

Opening of Exhibition Natures Thread 2018

Last night was the opening of my solo exhibition which featured thread paintings and wall quilts at the Charlotte Glencross...
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Opening of Exhibition Natures Thread 2018

Opening of Upcoming Exhibition, Natures Thread 2018

There will be an official opening at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte Street, Fredericton NB  Canada on Friday...
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Opening of Upcoming Exhibition, Natures Thread 2018

Listen to Interview on CHSR

Until mid to late September you can listen to a podcast of the interview which took place during my Fredericton...
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Listen to Interview on CHSR

Fredericton Arts Alliance residency

Here is a photo of my Saint John River piece at the beginning of day four.
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Fredericton Arts Alliance residency

On radio

There will be an interview about my fibre art work and my artist in residency at the Casemates  in Fredericton...
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On radio

Artist in Residence for Fredericton Arts Alliance

I was very pleased to learn that I had been chosen for a Fredericton Arts Alliance 1 week residency in...
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Post card for CQA fund raiser

I wanted to show a beautiful NB river for my post card for the CQA fund raiser coming at the...
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Post card for CQA fund raiser

Teaching in Ontario

I will be teaching and delivering three  slide/trunk presentations for the Oxford Quilt Guild and the London Friendship Quilter's Guild...
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