Kathy has a background in fine art and computer design. She also loves cat designs, stained glass, anything Art Nouveau, and other classic styles. She loves to work with both EQ6 and Corel Draw to design her patterns. “Using computers for design is great, ” she says, “because once you have the basic design in a digital form you can make it any size and it is still true to form.” Kathy is a quilt tutor and visited many quilt clubs and groups throughout the region.
“Gather ye Rosebuds” by Kathy Adams
“Bali Twist” by Kathy Adams
Kathy loves to incorporate embroidery into her designs. This one, “Bali Twist” was designed using EQ6, and the embroidered ‘Garuda’ bird was created using Generations.
For more details and photos of Kathy’s original designs, visit her blog and you will see works in progress, as well. Kathy’s award winning quilts are shown below.
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Viewers’ Choice Tasmanian Maritime Museum and Art Gallery “What a Site” competition displayed at the Museum in October-November 2013. The quilts of the 16 finalists will be displayed at the Australian Quilt Convention and State quilt shows in 2014. Viewer’s Choice Toowoomba Quilters Inc. annual exhibition 2015.
“A Citizen of Woodfordia” – selected as a finalist in 2013 National Quilt Challenge, displayed at the Australian Quilt Convention and toured State quilt exhibitions in 2013.
” A Year in My Garden” – Highly commended Class 5 Professional – Applique or other techniques, Quilts across Queensland, Brisbane RNA show 2013. 1st place Viewer’s Choice Toowoomba Quilt Exhibition and equal 2nd Viewers Choice Queensland Quilters Inc. quilt exhibition in 2012.
“Art Nouveau Garden” 3rd place Class 5 Brisbane RNA Exhibition 2011
Sue Ann from Michigan, USA, also made a fine example of the Art Nouveau Garden quilt design
“The Sky is Blue, The Sea is Blue” won Category 16 1st place Queensland Quilters Inc. quilt exhibition and 2nd place Viewers Choice Toowoomba Quilt Exhibition in 2010.
Cecily Hamilton won Viewer’s Choice at Roma Quilt Show in 2016 her quilt made using Kathy’s Gather Ye Rosebuds pattern.
v Audrey Foletta was one of two quilters who made Kathy’s B.O.M. design “Gather Ye Rosebuds” and won prizes at quilt exhibitions during 2010. Audrey won 1st place Category Four at Queensland Quilters Inc. quilt exhibition. Jo Jesser won 3rd place commercially quilted section at Canberra Quilt Show with this same design.
Jeanette Orr (below) won 3rd place National Quilt Championships large wall quilt and a Judges Choice at Malvern, England in May 2013.
Quilts commercially quilted by Kathy that won prizes for KoolKat Quilting customers
Judi Bellingham won 1st place commercially quilted section at the 2009 Queensland Quilters Inc. quilt exhibiton with “Taking Leaf of My Senses” (left) and Vicki Jarrett took 2nd place with “Summertime in Illuka” with another quilt custom-quilted by Kathy. This completed a hat-trick: Kathy quilted winning quilts for Karen Mersiades in 2007 and Robyn Mallett in 2008 in this same section. Also in 2008, Kathy quilted the Qld Quilters Inc raffle quilt which won Best in Show at the Brisbane RNA Exhibition, and the Toowoomba Quilters Inc. raffle quilt which won 3rd place in the group/collaborative quilt section of the same show.