New Author Cathy Busch!


cathy_buschCathy Busch learned her first sewing-related skills after school in a small town in Ohio. She would spend time with a neighbor, Mrs. Miller, who was a seamstress. Mrs. Miller didn’t teach her how to sew; Cathy’s job was to string buttons! “She must have had every button in the world,” Cathy says. “She would hand me a double-threaded needle and a tin of buttons. At first I would just take a button from the tin and put it on the string at random. Later I’d sort the buttons by color, by shape, or by the number of holes…Even after I realized that as soon as I left she’d cut the string and return the buttons to the tin, I still enjoyed developing new sorting systems for stringing the buttons.”

It’s no surprise that this early experience was a precursor to Cathy’s Education and Mathematics Degrees. She tried her hand at several crafts, and almost accidentally decided to put some counted cross-stitch blocks together. She asked the local church ladies to help, and before she knew it, she was a first-generation quilter.

Like many of us, Cathy was soon quilting in addiction mode, finding ways to combine her love of mathematics with this creative outlet. She’s drawn to adapting traditional pieced blocks to create unique quilt designs.

Newfangled bookAs Cathy’s quilting knowledge increased, her natural teaching instinct took over. Her workshops are designed with a technical component, but she strongly encourages participants to explore their creativity.

Although Cathy has written several articles, Newfangled Piecing is her first book. You can find it HERE.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

2 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
2 Comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Cyndie Salvatore

Hi! I am a member of the Fort Dodge Guild exploring program possibilities and hit upon you ! That is a good thing. I am thinking ahead to 2017 and wondered about you, guild presentation possibilities and of course cost. So would love to hear back from you. Thanks so much for your time as I know a project awaits!

Dorothy Baird

I also am looking for program possibilities for my guild and am wondering what your schedule looks like for 2017. I would appreciate any information you can send me.