The Artist

Kathryn R. Greenwold

Kathie began quilting with her grandmothers in Nebraska. At the age of 6 she sat under the quilt in my grandmother’s front parlor and threaded needles for the ladies who came once a week to quilt for the church mission work. By age 10, she was hand-sewing her own blocks. From these simple lessons during summer vacations, a life-long passion was born. Because she was first exposed to quilting at its most traditional, she wanted to learn where the “rules” of quilting came from. It was during this study that she discovered Amish Quilts.

When Kathie moved to upstate New York in the early 90’s, she had a hard time finding rewarding work which allowed her to be home with her children. What began as a hobby soon grew into her vocation. She now teaches at shops and guilds, lectures to community groups, travels to teach and judge at quilt shows, appraises historical quilts, and designs patterns. She has co-written the book, Amish Shadows Light Reflected and Roads to Everywhere, Ladders to Heaven with Lynn Reynolds Makrin.

Kathie lives in upstate New York with her husband, Larry. They have 4 grown children and 3 grandchildren.