Playing With Color

Our November/December 2017 art studio features the vibrant work of artist Cathy Geier. One glance at her quilts explains why the article is titled Playing With Color!

Detail of Gene Kelly from Gotta Dance ©Cathy Geier
Detail of Gene Kelly from Gotta Dance ©Cathy Geier

Cathy began her quilting journey while living in Ketchikan, Alaska. Sunny days were few and far between, so Cathy cherished them and the beautiful colors in her, at that time, limited fabric stash. She started working on landscape quilts, and this led to  watercolor style quilts like Come Walk with Me.

Come Walk With Me ©Cathy Geier as seen in the November/December 2017 issue of MQU
Come Walk With Me ©Cathy Geier

Her love affair with color continues to this day. I admire her fearless use of whatever technique is required to achieve her vision. Cathy used tulle to create the sun rays in Carpathian Mountain Sunset.

Carpathian Mountain Sunset ©Cathy Geier
Carpathian Mountain Sunset ©Cathy Geier

I’ve seen River of Life in person, and the vibrant landscape beckons the viewer to take a closer look.

River of Life ©Cathy Geier
River of Life ©Cathy Geier

One of Cathy’s most recent works, The Perfect Nanny,  includes tulle, white marker, dancing chimney sweeps, and designs corresponding to the names of songs from Mary Poppins. What a joyous celebration!

The Perfect Nanny ©Cathy Geier as seen in the November/December issue of MQU
The Perfect Nanny ©Cathy Geier

Learn more about Cathy, her inspiration and methods, along with other great articles on a wide variety of machine quilting techniques in our latest issue!

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