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Clowns on Parade includes:
- 8 clown patterns, an imp of a monkey, three-dimensional
embellishments, quilting motifs inspired by each distinct
personality - what a circus!
- The 8" x 10" patterns can easily be enlarged
to the 18" x 24" size of the original quilt
- Try Cathy's fusible-ppliqué method or choose your favorite
technique. Decorate a child's room or indulge your whimsical side.
These clowns are the perfect focal point for a tote, floor pillow,
or growth chart.
About the Author
Cathy Wiggins was born and raised in eastern North
Carolina where she received degrees in mathematics and software
engineering. She spent 20 years in the telecommunications
industry in product development and marketing, traveling
the world to help bring cellular and wireless communications
into everyday life.
Even though her education is in technology, her love has
always been art and any form of creativity. Through experimenting
and practice, Cathy developed her own style of painting where
she would, through the use of value and layers of paint,
interpret photographs on paper.
In October of 2002 she left the high-tech world. She and
her family moved to Lake Gaston, North Carolina, where Cathy
was introduced to quilting by a neighbor. In 2003, when attended
her first national quilt show and knew then that she had
found a home. She came home and immediately began work on
a quilt, applying the same ideas of using values to interpret
photographs in quilt design.
Cathy has taken her quilting work a step further with her
"Just for Fun" series of quilts. She still
uses the same design techniques she uses when she is working
with photos, but now she creates quilts that are both whimsical
In addition to writing articles for magazines and traveling
nationally to tech, with the success of her Just for Fun
series of quilts, she is now writing books and creating patterns
based on her award-winning quilts.
Cathy lives with her husband, Randy, daughter, Olivia, their dogs,
Stella and Walter, and their parrot, Alex.
Clowns on Parade