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I am Cathy Boulware, quilt piecer for the past ten years, Longarm quilter for 5 years and now I am owner of Sew Creative Quilt Fabrics!

After many years as a seamstress, I decided to get into quilting. My very first quilt was a baby quilt for one of our granddaughters, sadly we lost her only a few minutes after her birth. It was a very, very simple quilt but it was the quilt that started my journey into this amazing path. I went on to make all nine of my grandchildren their first quilts and they all still have them my oldest being 24. Several of them have been lucky enough to have more than one. With so many of the g-kids and not enough time they now only receive them on very big occasions, for instance, their weddings, but they are usually very big and very special for them and their spouse. 

In my early stages of my quilt journey, I discovered Kaffe Fassett Collective fabric. To me it was the most beautiful quilt fabric I’d ever seen. I was with my sister at our first Houston International Quilt Show when I was able to see and touch the fabulous fabrics and that is when I fell completely for this fabric line. I remember my sister telling me, “Yeah they’re pretty but I’m just not sure they are fabrics I would use”. Ha ha ha, my sister Debbie has since grown to love the Kaffe Fassett Collective fabric line as much I do, and she’s way surpassed me in the number of Kaffe quilts she’s made. 

I didn’t stop there with Kaffe’s fabrics my next love was Kim McLean Appliqué patterns. I don’t know how many times I must have expressed to Debbie, “I’m going to make one of Kim McLean’s designs someday”. I was drawn to her quilts and that’s all I could think about when I thought of quilting, but I had never appliquéd anything in my life. I had made suits and wedding gowns and tuxes and dresses and everything else but never made appliqués. Who could teach me…….

Through my sister I met a great quilter and also another faithful Kaffe Fassett Lover, who I must also add is a retailer of Kaffe Fassett Collective. She held a private class in her studio for my sister and I to teach us a method of how-to appliqué and so it began. My two favorites……. Kaffe Fassett and Appliqué, I was in heaven. No one would stop me now!

So let me show you my first appliqué quilt. A quilt design by Kim McLean a quilt artist in Australia.

The name of this quilt is “Flower Pot.”

I will always have a special place in my heart for this quilt. It was my first Kim McLean quilt and my first appliqué quilt. It hangs in my entry and everyone that walks in loves it. 

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