Fiber artist Katie Pasquini was born and raised in Eureka, California, with her seven brothers and sisters. She graduated from Eureka High School, where her main focus was the arts. After her senior year, Katie lived in Woodside, California, caring for her mother, who had Lou Gehrig's disease. While there, she attended a quilting class, which started Katie on her fantastic journey with cloth. When Katie and her mom returned to Eureka, she opened Katie's Quilt Shop, which she ran for five years. She then began traveling in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Belgium, Switzerland, and England, teaching contemporary quilt designing.
Katie has changed her style over the years, starting with traditional works, then creating mandalas, followed by dimensional quilts. She is enjoying landscapes and flora and feels as though she has returned full circle to her beginnings as a painter. Now she is painting with fabric.
Katie has won many awards throughout her career, including the Penny Nii award at the 1998 Visions Show for her quilt Passages, Chaco Canyon. Her quilt Rio Hondo was chosen as one of the 100 best quilts of the twentieth century. Visit Katie's web site at katiepm.com.
By this author:
3 Dimensional Design
Artful Log Cabin Quilts
Color and Composition for the Creative Quilter
Design Explorations for the Creative Quilter
Fractured Landscape Quilts
Ghost Layers & Color Washes
Inspirations in Design for the Creative Quilter
Katie Pasquini Masopust Teaches You Simple Steps to Dynamic Art Quilts DVD