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Can Not Believe It Is Already September!

I can not believe that it is already September!! It has been a very busy summer. Not much quilting was getting done but a lot of teaching and a great family reunion. I am home the most of September so I am planning on doing a lot of quilting so join me on my facebook page, katiepm, as I will be posting work as it goes along. What bliss a whole month in the studio, with walks in the morning with my dogs and time with my husband. May you have an equally great month.

enjoy creating

First of August

It is the first of August and I have just returned from a great trip to teach in Taiwan and China. I had great dedicated creative students in all of the classes. It was a trip of a lifetime. I am so blessed to do what I do and so glad that I love teaching. I will be teaching and lecturing in the Bay Area this month then a trip to Madeline Island School of Design for a week long workshop on how to make a quilt from a watercolor painting. I am very excited about that. My new book “Artful Log Cabin” is out and seems to be doing good. So that makes me happy. Now it is time to spend sometime in my studio and make some new quilts!! I can’t wait
happy end of the summer to you


“Life’s Works” at the Vermont Quilt Festival

Summer is here and it is certainly a different experience in Northern California than it was ever in Santa Fe New Mexico. Soooo much cooler! I love it. I just returned from a great trip showing off my quilts at my exhibition “Life’s Works” at the Vermont Quilt Festival.

I have decided to extend the great discount rates on my quilts for the month of July. So please look at the following price list and let me know if you are interested in any of the works.


Memorial Day Quilts 2017 Katiepm

Time Is Really Going Fast

The first of June already!! time is really going fast this year and I am very busy. Off to teach in Boston next week for Quilters Connection, teaching a two day Artful log cabin and a lecture and a book signing at their show. Then I drive to Greenville to teach a week long workshop on Fractured Landscapes! Haven’t taught that one in a long time but it is making a comeback and I am excited. Then home for a few days then out to the Vermont Quilt Festival where I am having a show of my life work as a quiltmaker. I will hang 45 of my quilts, old to new. If you are in the area please stop by and say hi!! Then a brake and go to my family reunion at Trinity Lake. I always look forward to that.

This past weekend my sisters and I got together to make patriotic quilts for our Veterans.

We give them to vets that we know and also the vets that are affiliated with the wonderful program at College of the Redwoods with Crystal Morse. She is awesome and so caring for their needs and she often feels they need a quilt!! and we handle that for her.

Have a great summer



Just found this great article about paint brushes that I thought I would share

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Summer Is Coming

Summer is coming and I am so excited as I watch my garden grow. Living in Northern California is certainly different garden wise from living in New Mexico!! a lot more mowing and pulling of weeds.

I have just finished the January on line courses and am getting ready to start the new set in June.

Color and Composition which is 8 lessons on art considerations that should be thought of when making a quilt.

Working in a Series consists of 6 pieces that work together to create a series.

Please check workshops for more information on those and to register.

Classes start on June 4th with the first assignment sent out
for the Series class that is when you would need to have an idea or quilt for the first piece in your series.

Please also check out my itinerary page to see where I will be teaching, maybe we could meet and do a class together.

Alegre Retreat for 2018 is very exciting and almost full!! already!! please go to for more information on the Retreat held at the Gateway Canyons Resort in Gateway, Colorado.

I am taking the month off from quilting in May to paint in my new studio and to tame my yard!!

Have a great summer and enjoy creating


Zooming Through February

Hard to believe that January is already over and we are zooming through February. Big teaching time for me. So I am zooming as well. Off to teach at the Beach City Quilters in California then home for a few days then a whole week at Asilomar by the Sea in Monterey California, one of my favorite spots for teaching. Such a perfect setting with walks on the beach in the mornings and great classes during the day. and the shopping is great with an on site quilt shop with over 600 bolts of fabrics brought to us by Carolie Hensley from her Cotton Patch Quilt Shop! Then home for just one day then flying to Sitges Spain to have an exhibition and teach a few classes, I love Spain and the Spanish Ladies!! Then home again for a week then an Artful Log Cabin class at the before mentioned Cotton Patch in Lafayette California. Noticing a lot of California classes! Moving back to California has been good for me. I love it here. Then in April I run my Alegre Retreat in Gateway Colorado, go to the web site to learn more about that venue and maybe join us for a really great time. Then April ends up with judging then a week of teaching at the big Paducah Quilt show. Then I hope to have a few week brake before I start again. Please check out my itinerary page to see if I will be teaching near you and we could do a class together. until then happy stitching.
love and hugs

Madeline Island School of the Arts Workshop

From Watercolor to Quilt – 5 day workshop

at Madeline Island School of the Arts
August 28 – September 1, 2017

Come join me for a five day quilting workshop retreat at
Madeline Island School of the Arts in stunning Lake Superior!

Imagine – Five full days to focus on your work! Let the friendly MISA staff take care of the details while you invest in yourself! Believe me – this is truly a quilter’s paradise!

In this class, we will begin by creating our own watercolor paintings – don’t worry, no prior painting experience is needed!

We’ll learn many different techniques, and there is plenty of time for experimentation. You will then choose your most dynamic painting to create your own enlarged template and then translate it into a beautiful, abstract quilt using fabrics. When the quilt is done, it will look like a loose, layered, colorful watercolor painting!

Make the most of your week by staying with me on campus!

Your comfortable rooms overlook a peaceful meadow and are located just steps away from the large, light filled studios. These studios are lined with windows, and can easily accommodate an eight-foot table for each student! They also stay open 24/7 and include bottomless cookie jars and unlimited refreshments.

Speaking of the food –

If you stay on campus, your lodging price includes the weekly meal plan! You will be treated to delicious daily breakfast, lunch and two

on-campus dinners. MISA consistently garners high marks from alumni for their amazing meals, and they work very hard to ensure all dietary needs are met (and exceeded!) with a wide variety of artfully prepared meals – you won’t be disappointed!

 Getting there is easy –

Board the car ferry in Bayfield, Wisconsin and in 20 minutes
you’ll slip into “Island Time.”
MISA also provides a convenient roundtrip shuttle service, from the Duluth, Minnesota airport and will bring you directly to your doorstep on campus.

Please consider joining me for an unforgettable
week of creativity and relaxation
August 28 – September 1, 2017!


You can find more details about the workshop and register at:

Click here to download the brochure 


Thanksgiving and Christmas

One of my favorite times of the year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I am generally home for the holidays and I enjoy decorating my house for Christmas, working in my studio and spending time with family.

It is going to be a great December! A few weeks ago Alex and Ricki and crew from TQS stopped by my house for a visit and named me the Legend for 2016! What an honor! You can see that show on TQS ( If you are not already a subscriber sign up and share this with me.

TQS The Quilt Show My Episode is Show#1913 and will post on December 18th 2016.
You can view a preview of the trailer on YouTube:

You can view the full episode for FREE starting December 25th January 1st, 2017 at:


I have done 4 lessons for iquilt and they are now out as DVDs so you could own one yourself if you haven’t downloaded it on iquilt. They are 25 dollars apiece. I had such fun making each and everyone of them and I hope you learn and enjoy watching.

I am taking sign ups for my online courses that I do myself. Color and Composition and Working in a Series that will be starting in January, find out more about them under the pull down tab of Teaching and sign up before we fill up.

As for working in my new studio….. You can see me in my new studio on the TQS show and I will be posting images as I finish up two major pieces this month. One is a very large artful log cabin that I have been working on to demonstrate construction in my classes and I have just a few more blocks and quilting it and it is done. Also working on the fifth in my Graffiti series, this one is in complementary colors of violet and yellow with gray added. It is a very exciting piece to work on. Hopefully I can complete these two by the end of the month because I am planning on the best year next year. I am thinking about a new series based on some very special paintings of mine. That will get the year off to a good start. I am having several exhibitions next year, one in Setges Spain, one at the Vermont Quilt Festival and one in Rome at the end of the year!! So I want to produce some new work and the beginnings of any series are very exciting!! I will be teaching a lot next year so maybe I will be somewhere near you and you can join me for a class and or lecture. Check out my itinerary pull down tab to see where I will be. My most exotic trip next year will be to Taiiwan and China!! I love my life and feel very thankful that I am able to travel and teach and enjoy every minute of it.

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and that all of your dreams come true!!