& Welcome to My Web Site …
My name is Kathy Kansier. I am a quilt teacher, quilt show judge and AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser. I travel to provide these services for guilds, shops, and quilt shows.
I have been happily married to my husband, David for 33 years. We live in Southwest Missouri, between Springfield and Branson. David owns a construction company. We both grew up in Wisconsin, became born-again Christians in 1980, and served as missionaries to Mexico prior to moving to Missouri in 1993. Our seven children are grown and we are now enjoying being grandparents.
I like making quilts using a variety of techniques, colors and fabrics. I would be bored if I only made one type of quilt. One day I may be working on a hand appliqué quilt, the next day I may be piecing quilt blocks on my Bernina sewing machine and the next day I may be beading on an art quilt. I also enjoy making baskets, rug hooking and cross stitching.
The appliqué quilt in my photo on this page is one I designed. I self-published a book with the directions and patterns for this quilt. The book, along with other items I have for sale, can be purchased on the store page of this web site. I also made the quilt that was used for the background of this web site. It is an underwater scene with lots of beads and embellishments. More of my quilts, student quilts and antique quilts can be seen in the gallery section.
I recently updated my web site and I hope you will enjoy all the information you will find on it. Please visit often because I will be adding quilt making tutorials, articles, and good recipes to my blog on an ongoing basis. I love reading about quilts on other web sites so I have added a huge number of quilt-related links for you to explore.
If you have a guild or quilt show and are interested in having me teach, judge or appraise, please refer to my services page. If you are a student who will be in one of my upcoming workshops, you will be able to find a photo of the workshop project as well as the supply list in that section. If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call me.
I enjoy seeing quilts, making quilts and encouraging others to enjoy quilt making. The best aspects of my quilt making experience are the places I have visited and the friends I have met along the way. I look forward to possibly having you as one of my quilt making friends too!
NEWS FLASH: 2014 marks the 40th anniversary for the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. It will also be the 35th anniversary for Quilt Market and the International Quilt Association (IQA). I will be teaching a full week of classes at festival again this year. The 2014 festival will include an exhibit of quilts by the 18 award winners of the Jewel Pearce Patternson Scholarship for Quilt Teachers. I received this award in 2008 and curated an exhibit of 26 quilts at the 2009 International Quilt Festivals. The exhibit was called Making a Grand Entrance. All of the quilts were entryways. There are photos of these quilts in the gallery section of my web site.
I will have two quilts in the upcoming JPP exhibit. One of the quilts will be my 2008 quilt called On a Hill Far Away. There is a photo of this quilt in the gallery section of my web site (Quilts Kathy has Made, page 2). I am currently working on a new quilt that will also be in this upcoming exhibit. The new quilt is called I Can Only Imagine. It is an entryway into Heaven. It is in pastel colors with broderie perse machine appliqued flowers around the entrance. I’m sewing this quilt on a Bernina 830 and I’m really happy with how the quilt is turning out. The flowers are hand embellished with beads and pearls. I hope you will be able to attend festival this year and see the exhibit. I will post photos of the exhibit after the festival.
A time to tear apart, and a time to sew together.— (Ecclesiastes 3:7)