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Quiltmaker & Tutor

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About 01


Quiltmaker & Tutor

 

“From owning and running one of Sydney’s iconic fabric stores, Catherine has turned her patchwork obsession into becoming one of the new talked about tutors.”  

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The Quilt Merchant 2011

 
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In quilt making Catherine is known for her use of colour, her stunning fabric choices, her signature fussy cutting, her precise piecing and her expertise in the use of From Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Templates & Rulers.

Born and raised in the state of Ohio in the USA, Catherine Butterworth comes from a family of seamstresses and quilt makers. As a trained Fashion Teacher and owner of The Fabric Shop in Chatswood, NSW for 28 years, she has extensive experience and knowledge of fabrics. 

 
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30 years of patchwork quilting experience

About 02


30 years of patchwork quilting experience

“Catherine's quilts are technical masterpieces and her eye for fussy cutting with precision rulers is magical.”  

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Material Obsession 2016

 

Awards

Sydney Quilt Show

2010 - Judges’ Commendation in the Traditional / Professional Category  (Ron's Quilt)
2010 - Judges’ Commendation in the New Traditions from Old Favourites Category  (Square Rings)
2012 - 1st Place prize winner in the Traditional / Professional Category  (Dearest Darling Julie)
2012 - 4th Place prize winner in the New Traditions from Old Favourites Category  (Stars and Roses)
2015 - 2nd Place prize winner in the Traditional / Professional Category (Carnaby Street)
2015 - Special Award: Creative Use of Colour (Carnaby Street)
2015 - Special Award: Best Quilt Inspired by an Antique Quilt (Carnaby Street)
2016 - Special Award: Creative Use of Colour  (Flowering Star)
2017 - 1st Place winner in the Pieced/ Professional Category  (From the Inside Out)
2017 - 1st Place winner in the Modern Category (The Miller's Wheel)


Festival of Quilts (South Australia)

2014 - Special Award: Retaining the Tradition  (Sisterhood)
2015 - 3rd Place winner in the Traditional / Professional Category  (Stars and Roses)
2016 - 1st Place prize winner in the Traditional/Professional Category  (Flowering Star)
2016 - 3rd Place prize winner in the Traditional/Professional Category  (Extended Family)

2016 - BEST OF SHOW for Flowering Star

 

 

Modern Quilt Show Australia

2016 - 2nd Place prize winner in the Modern Traditional Category  (The Miller's Wheel)
2016 - Judge's Choice: Anna Maria Horner  (The Miller's Wheel)

 

World Quilt Competition  (Manchester, New Hampshire, USA)

2017 - Honorable Mention- Traditional Category  (Flowering Star)
2017 - Honorable Mention- Traditional Category  (Carnaby Street)

 

Road to California  (Ontario, California, USA)

2018 - Best Piecing  (From the Inside Out)

 
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A lifetime of fabrics

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A lifetime of fabrics

 

Workshops

Catherine’s workshops are technique oriented. Her aim is to provide students with a practical knowledge of the selected topic and then to inspire them with a broad range of design possibilities.  

 

“As with all of Catherine’s classes, you get the benefit of her expert design skills as well as the construction techniques. You cannot get enough of Catherine’s tips for design and construction.”

Killara Village Quilts, NSW 2011


 

April 21st & 22nd, 2018 - Eight Pointed Star Workshop with Alice Springs Quilting Club

 

Catherine teaches signature workshops all over Australia. Inquire below to schedule a workshop.

 
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Sydney, Australia

About 04


Sydney, Australia

General inquires