Quilting Instructors

You have an outstanding opportunity to spend 14 days with an extraordinary teacher aboard Holland America Line’s Oosterdam.

Kathy Wylie

Toronto, Canada • www.kathykwylie.com

Kathy K. Wylie was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. After graduating from McGill University with a business degree, she moved to Toronto to begin a career in marketing with IBM Canada. Seven years later, Kathy resigned from IBM to stay home and raise her family. It was at this time that she began quilting. It was love at first sight. Quilting was a combination of so many things that Kathy enjoyed: sewing, needlework, fabric, colour, graphic design, even math!

Quilting became her passion and she now teaches and judges all over Canada. Kathy has been a guest-artist in residence at The Elly Sienkiewicz Appliqué Academy and a faculty member at Quilt Canada. Her focus is on teaching skills and techniques that will develop other quilters.

Kathy is the author of Sewflakes: Papercut Appliqué Quilts (C&T Publishing, 2007), Flourish on the Vine Pattern Pack, instruments of Praise Pattern Pack and has released other patterns in print and online. Her work has been published in magazines, including Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and on the April/May 2012 cover of Quilters Newsletter.

Kathy is interested in a broad spectrum of quilting techniques, but her style would best be described as “contemporary traditional”.

Kathy McNeil

Marysville, WA, www.kathymcneilquilts.com

Kathy McNeil is an internationally award winning quilt artist, author, pattern designer, teacher and judge. Kathy offers workshops, trunk shows and lectures, On line classes through American Quilters Society and quilting cruises to great destinations with Quilt Seminars at Sea. Hand appliqueing thousands of little scraps of fabric together, she creates quilts that look like paintings. These wall hangings are inherently and symbolically full of love and comfort.
Often using over a hundred different fabrics in one composition, she revels in adding small details and surprises for the viewer to find. The quilting itself adds an additional element of texture to her work. Her quilts are frequently featured in museums, magazines, calendars, and international shows. Many of her quilts are in private collections.