Kathy Ford

I am a fabric artist who comes to my work as an architect, interested in the tension between what can be planned and what flows intuitively as a basis for design. 

Quiltmaking is my primary medium. Contemporary designs are built from blocks of either abstract geometrics or representational collage, with the intent of discovering order in the spaces in between.

I make rugs with discarded clothing doomed for the landfill or incineration. The U.S. alone sends about 21 billion pounds of textile waste to landfills every year. And sadly, only 10-15% of donated clothing actually ends up in the secondhand market. This is something that I care very much about and hope to make a difference, both with product and awareness.