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, using fabric scraps and discards for material in collaboration with my own hand-dyed pieces. 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 have started making rugs with discarded knit clothing doomed for landfill or incineration as a way to address the 21 billion pounds of textile waste sent to landfills every year here in the United States alone.