Katie Pedersen

Home: Seattle, Washington

The art of making something by hand sets each of us on a journey to discovering who we are as artists. This personal process can start with simply sewing two pieces of fabric together. Constant practice and study have become my best teachers. I love that quilts provide a physical utilitarian object that showcase the evolution of one’s creative confidence and developing aesthetic.

I enjoy merging improvisational techniques with modern and/or traditional quilt design. Exploring new ideas keeps my style in constant evolution and the process fresh. I wish I could sew as fast as the ideas come to me. The good news is I’ll never run out.

I love sharing stories about my quilts and the skills and techniques I’ve learned from making them. My workshops and truck show/lectures make modern improvisational quilting fun, laid back and accessible. Interested in a lecture or an improvisational workshop in your community or guild? Simply drop me a line at sewkatiedid @ gmail.com. I also host weekly Open Studios and workshops in my West Seattle studio. You can find out more about me, and see my quilts, at my website