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Superior Stars: Kathy McNeil

Posted: 2 June 2015 at 6 a.m.

Kathy McNeil is an incredible, award-winning quilter.  In fact, two of her priceless winning quilts are on display at Superior Threads (come see them for yourself!).  The two quilts we have on display are Natural Wonders and Jingle Bells.

Natural Wonders

Jingle Bells

Kathy’s most recent award-winning quilt is this beauty, Reflections, which won Best of Show Mancuso, Savannah 2015.  This gorgeous quilt is hand appliqued with Kimono Silk and Bottom Line.


Kathy grew up in a small mountain community in Washington state (there were only 30 students in her graduating class!).  She spent a lot of hours playing in the woods with her younger brother and drawing pictures from fairy tale books.

Her love for quilts began when she worked as a nurse in a hospital. She saw the love and comfort that quilts brought to patients. Then when her daughter asked Kathy to make a quilt for her dorm room, she decided to try. Kathy and her daughter went to the quilt store to buy fabric and saw a pictorial quilt.  At that time she didn't know that people made pictures with quilts, but this marked the beginning of an incredible 17 year journey.

Kathy says she still wakes up so excited to see what she can create with fabric and thread.

To see more of Kathy’s incredible work, visit her website

Images courtesy of Kathy McNeil

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