Cathy Miller, The Singing Quilter

Cathy Miller and her husband John put on a great show at our November meeting.  Cathy played guitar and sang  songs she has written about the world of  a quilter, with John accompanying on harmonica and vocals – and sometimes with a laser pointer!  Their performance was held in the beautiful Church Sanctuary at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.  Prominent on stage was one of Cathy’s quilts, made mostly with pre-1972 blocks.

Cathy and John retired in 2016, after many years on the road, travelling locally and around the world, so we were fortunate to have them visit us from their home in Victoria.  Cathy now has more time for her own quilting and for staging shows with friends, as well as having an active role in the Victoria Quilters’ Guild.

Besides being a gifted singer, songwriter, and musician, Cathy is a talented quilter in her own right.  She brought some of her quilts to show us, made with a great variety of techniques, and it was easy to see that she will continue to be innovative and passionate about working with fabric.

Cathy’s and John’s presentation was sprinkled with stories both funny and touching.  It was a delightful performance.

Watch a little clip of Cathy’s performance:

Watch an earlier video of Cathy singing at the Satin Moon Quilt Shop in Victoria, a place visited by many quilters over the years, and remembered fondly: