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Posts Tagged ‘Cathy Wiggins’

Winning Quilters Are Winning Teachers Too

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Knowing what it takes to win in an exceptional quilt show provides great credentials for a quilt teacher. Three of Road to California’s upcoming 2015 faculty were winners in Road’s 2014 Contest:

Lenore Crawford:

2014 Outstanding Art Quilt sponsored by SewBatik.

Lenore won $3,000 for her work.Lenore Crawford winner

Lenore will be teaching 2 classes at Road 2015:

4601R  Thursday – Saturday  Fusing/Fabric Painting to Create Impressionable Fabric Art

Lenore will demonstrate her techniques to help you use your own photo to design a fused project utilizing fabric painting and machine quilting.

Lenore Crawford2

 Lenore Crawford 1












7003R   Sunday  Shredded Fabric Art

Students will learn to create their own shredded fabric impressionistic art quilt using a technique originated by Noriko EndoLenore Crawford3


Jerry Granata:

2014 Third Place: Mini Quilt Sponsored by Busy Bee Quilt Shop

Jerry won $50.00 for his work.

Jerry Granata winner

Jerry will be teaching three different level classes on how to quilt using your domestic machine:

3005C  Wednesday  Introduction to Domestic Machine Quiltling

4006C  Thursday  Quilting for Show on Your Domestic Machine

6006C  Saturday  Introduction to Domestic Machine Quilting

In addition, Jerry will be guiding students in a quilt/art form he has perfected:

5006C Friday  Quilting with Unusual FabricsJerry Granata mixed mediums

You will learn how to quilt with unusual items such as silk, satin, vinyl, theatrical gels, even aluminum foil, among many others! 


Cathy Wiggins:

Road 2014 Best Painted Surface sponsored by BlocLoc Rulers USAUS LLC

Cathy won $1,000 for her workCathy Wiggins winner

Cathy will be sharing her longarm quilting techniques to assist students in four classes:

3012R Wednesday  Quilting for Show

Students will practice techniques as well as walk the show floor to discuss the award winning quilts.Cathy Wiggins 1

4014R  Thursday  Discover ‘Your’ Quilting Style

Students will go through a series of exercises to determine their personal quilting style as well as walk the show floor to discuss the award winning quilts.  

5013R  Friday  Quilting the Art Quilt

Cathy will teach how to successfully quilt texture into landscapes, animals, plants and even people.Cathy wiggins 2

6012R  Saturday  Quilting Leather

A hands-on workshop on everything involved with the fun, new medium, leather quiltingCathy Wiggins Leather


Please go to the Road to California website for more details on these upcoming classes. Registration begins Sunday, July 13th at 8:00 a.m. PDT. For information on how to register, visit this previous blog post




So You Want To Make A Winning Quilt? Thoughts From Our 2013 Director's Award Winner

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

This year’s Director’s Award was given to Macon, North Carolina resident, Cathy Wiggins, for her quilt, Carousel Stampede. Cathy received a $1,500 prize from the award’s sponsor, Superior Threads.

Cathy became interested in quilting after she attended her first guild meeting held in Lake Gaston, North Carolina, in 2002. Up to this point, she had never owned a sewing machine. She went out and bought a $99 machine and used it to make several quilts before upgrading a few years later. After attending her first quilt show in 2003, she knew she was born to make quilts. She bought her longarm in 2006 and has never looked back.

Cathy had been collecting carousel horse images for a while and knew that she would one day make a quilt of them. Once she started painting quilts, the time was right to create her stampede of carousel horses. All of Cathy’s show quilts are a game of some kind and this one is no different. She decided to give each horse a name so the viewers could identify their favorite horse. She tried to include a horse that would appeal to everyone.Carousel Stampede

Approximately 600 hours were spent creating Carousel Stampede. Cathy started with white muslin and spent 250 hours painting it, followed by 300 hours of quilting and another 40+ hours adding the crystals.

When Cathy found out she had won the Director’s Award, she was “thrilled.” Said Cathy, “I love seeing people enjoy my quilts while hanging at shows but when they win a large prize such as this one, it just means that many more people will be able to enjoy something I have created through publications, articles, etc.”

What did she do with her prize money? Cathy purchased an iPad Mini to replace her old, original iPad.

Where does Cathy do next after winning such a prestigious prize? She is going to continue painting her quilts, keeping her tradition of making them in to some sort of puzzle. She loves creating quilts that bring a smile to people’s faces.