Kathie Ratcliffe - Miniature Quilts
Kathie pieces quilts in miniature form inspired by antique originals. Her work illustrates the range of American quilt design of the 19th century, emphasizing the “art” of the quilt and the great blaze of color and graphic design of the 1800s era of “American Fancy.” New patterns incorporate abstract design elements of modern art. Some are quiet and elegant, others use quilt motifs in imaginative ways with a contemporary twist. The quilts are archivally framed and are a beautiful addition to all styles of décor.
With quilts in the finest Americana shows and private collections, she has been honored as one of the foremost traditional American textile artists and selected for many years by museum professionals for the Early American Life Directory of Traditional American Crafts.