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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Kate Spencer

owner Lady Kate Designs
Home 4314 Langland St County: Hamilton
Cincinnati Ohio 45223 United States
Home Phone: 5135416306 Website: Lady Kate Designs


Having settled in Cincinnati 25 years ago after a lifetime of moving around the US from border to border and coast to coast, Kate is a retired college professor of English who has taken up a second career as a quilter, making miniature patchwork quilts for wall hangings and table runners. I have been inspired by the example of my maternal grandmother, Georgia, who also took up quilting in later life and who designed many of her own quilts, and by her mother, Pearle, who created many beautiful works in a variety of textile crafts-quilting, sewing, embroidery, crocheting, and lace-making.

Artist Statement

All my quilts are machine-pieced and hand-quilted; most are original designs and one-of-a-kind items. Although I mostly adopt traditional patchwork quilt blocks, I take my inspiration from modern fabrics with their vibrant color palette and patterns, experimenting with different combinations of colors. Unlike traditional quilters, I quilt with contrasting thread so that the stitches show as a more assertive aspect of the design.