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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 for Ron's Quilt
2010 - Judges’ Commendation in the New Traditions from Old Favourites Category for Square Rings
2012 - 1st Place prize winner in the Traditional / Professional Category for Dearest Darling Julie
2012 - 4th Place prize winner in the New Traditions from Old Favourites Category for Stars and Roses
2015 - 2nd Place prize winner in the Traditional / Professional Category for Carnaby Street
2015 - Special Award: Creative Use of Colour for Carnaby Street
2015 - Special Award: Best Quilt Inspired by an Antique Quilt for Carnaby Street
2016 - Special Award: Creative Use of Colour for Flowering Star
2017 - 1st Place winner in the Pieced /Professional Category for From the Inside Out
2017 - 1st Place winner in the Modern Category for The Miller's Wheel
2018 - 1st Place winner in the Combined Pieced & Applique Quilt Category for Painted Magnolia

 
Festival of Quilts (South Australia)

2014 - Special Award: Retaining the Tradition for Sisterhood
2015 - 3rd Place prize winner in the Traditional / Professional Category for Stars and Roses
2016 - 1st Place prize winner in the Traditional /Professional Category for Flowering Star
2016 - 3rd Place prize winner in the Traditional / Professional Category for Extended Family
2016 - BEST OF SHOW for Flowering Star
2018 - Viewers' Choice for Painted Magnolia

 

 Modern Quilt Show Australia

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

 

World Quilt Competition  (Manchester, New Hampshire, USA)

2017 - Honorable Mention- Traditional Category for Flowering Star
2017 - Honorable Mention- Traditional Category for Carnaby Street

 

Road to California  (Ontario, California, USA)

2018 - Best Piecing for From the Inside Out

Queensland Quilt Show  

2018 - 1st Place prize winner in the Professional Mixed Techniques Small Category for Painted Magnolia
2018 - 1st Place prize winner in the Professional Pieced Large Category for Carnaby Street
2018 - Judge's Choice: Joanne Wearing for Painted Magnolia

 
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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

August 11th & 12th, 2018 - Port Macquarie Modern Quilt Guild Retreat. Bonny Hills, NSW

August 25th & 26th, 2018 - Quilters Gathering, Ulladulla, NSW.  Contact Marilyn's Craft Corner for details (02 4455 4229)

 

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