Teacher: Kim Lacy
Kim is a self taught artist who grew up in a very artistic family. She made her first quilt in 1976 when she was on maternity leave after the birth of her daughter. Her early work was all traditional quilting such as pillows, baby quilts, and quilted bag. In the early 1990’s she began experimenting with art quilts after her mother shared the magic of Quilt National with her and she was hooked by the art quilt movement. She learned to free motion quilt and was captivated by the possibilities this provided.
She is inspired by the shapes and forms of nature. Her access to the professional and amateur photography of her friends is a constant source of inspiration. Their images of wildlife, natural wonders, and fractals have been the focus of many of her quilts. Geology and paleontology have also influenced much of my recent work, especially the fractal nature of the ammonite.