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Pursuing her dream to make a career out of her artwork and illustrations, Kathy Schmitz took her quilt-themed greeting cards to Quilt Market in 2002.  That’s where she was discovered by Moda Fabrics.  Her first collection, Cozy Comforts, debuted later that year.

The youngest of three girls, Kathy was always drawing and painting, often illustrating the stories she wrote with her artwork.  With accomplished seamstresses and quilters in the family, she made her first quilt when she was 13 years old using her grandmother’s old treadle sewing machine.  It was only natural that she studied graphic design and painting in college.

The style of illustration that has become her signature came about when she wanted something new to hang over the mantle of her home at Christmas.  After digging out the three tubes of paint she had leftover from collection, she painted a picture of her house in a snow scene and promptly fell in love with the type of artwork.  Having only one house of her own, she began paint pictures of other people’s homes.

Kathy added embroidery to her repertoire in 2007 – picking up a hobby that she’d first learned to do in 2nd grade.  The line drawings of embroidery were so well-suited to her artwork that she began designing embroidery to coordinate with her fabrics.  Designing quilts – including many that incorporated her embroidery designs – came less than a year later.

A little cottage in Portland, Oregon that she shares with her husband and best friend, Steve is the house in Kathy’s latest drawings.  Her two grown boys visit often – she’s a doting Mom who beams with pride when asked about them, happily saying that they’re always in her heart.


 
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Patchwork Garden - Crackle in Bee Hive Tan by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$17.00

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Home - Fruitful Vine in Slate by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$21.00

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Home - Rice Paper in Cream by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$21.00

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Home - Rice Paper in Slate by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$21.00

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Home - Column in Oat by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$21.00

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Home - Column in Cream by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$21.00

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Home - Column in Slate by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$21.00

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Home - Falling Leaves in Cream by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$21.00

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Home - Falling Leaves in Cream by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$21.00

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Home - Field of Bloom in Oat by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$21.00

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Home - Field of Bloom in Slate by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$21.00

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Home - Fruitful Vine in Oat by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$21.00

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Home - Fruitful Vine in Cream by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$21.00

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Home - Script in Oat by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$21.00

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Patchwork Garden - Winter Berry Toss in Rosy Red by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$17.00

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Home - Script in Slate by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$21.00

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Charm Squares - Home (42 x 5" squares) by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$16.95

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Layer Cake - Home (42 x 10" squares) by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$60.95

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Panel - Home in Oat (24" x 42") by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$12.95

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Panel - Home in Cream (24" x 42") by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$12.95

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Panel - Home in Slate (24" x 42") by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$12.95

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Pattern - A Patchwork Year BOM by Kathy Schmitz

$60.00

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Patchwork Garden - Floral Squiggles in Ruby Red by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$17.00

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Patchwork Garden - Floral Squiggles in Rosy Red by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$17.00

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Patchwork Garden - Floral Squiggles in Bee Hive Tan by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$17.00

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Patchwork Garden - Floral Squiggles in Baby's Breath by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$17.00

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Home - Rice Paper in Oat by Kathy Schmitz for Moda

$21.00

 
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