In first grade, Kirstyn got on a bus she didn’t normally get on—on purpose, just to see where it would go. Having survived that ordeal (and her parents’ reaction), she has carried that same sense of adventure into her creative path, not always knowing where “that bus” would lead, but staying the creative course anyway. It was her time spent as a staff artist in the garment industry and a push from her dear friend Jane to go to Quilt Market that led her to begin designing appliqué, embroidery, and simple sewing projects.
Kirstyn’s love of Scandinavian design stems from the midcentury Danish furniture and other miscellaneous Scandinavian artifacts her folks collected along life’s way, as well as her visits to Sweden and Finland (and her own Scandinavian roots). Her work has appeared on greeting cards and stationery, picture frames and photo albums, quilting fabric and clothing for companies large and small. Her studio is now in Seattle, where she lives with her rockin’ keyboard-playing husband, Wes. Contact Kirstyn at kirstyncogan.com.