Kathleen Riggins

Kathleen has been quilting and sewing since before she can remember – her mom would put the foot control of her sewing machine up on a box so that Kathleen’s short little feet could reach it. She has distinct memories of being very excited when on Christmas morning she exclaimed “ Mom! You have the same sewing machine as Santa!” As Santa had given her a doll’s bib with the same decorative stitches as were on her mom’s machine.
Kathleen grew up in the quilting industry, as her parents opened Quilting From The Heart when she was 11. After university and a few years in the outside world (including a year in England) Kathleen and her husband Rocky joined the family business in 2012. She began longarm quilting in 2013 mainly as a way to sell mid-arm quilting machines at work. Soon she discovered that she really really loved longarm quilting, and she must have a longarm of her very own. Her longarm now resides in her living room, the only room in her house it would fit in. Kathleen now travels around the world teaching machine quilting.
When Kathleen isn’t quilting (which isn’t very often) she can usually be found snowboarding, reading, or dreaming of what to quilt next. Visit her online at kathleenquilts.com
Twitter: @kathleenquilts