About Cathy Hurst

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If you love quilting then you've come to the right place. Because I do too!

Quilting is such a great way to get the creative juices going, and a crafty excuse to take time out and relax.

I began quilting in 1992 when I made a cot quilt for my eldest son. I have made lots of quilts and wall hangings over the years and am still as addicted as ever! I love lots of bold colour and am a big fan of the Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics. I am currently going through a Sue Spargo phase and the next thing will be to combine the two - Kaffe and Sue!

I decided that I wanted to make quilting more than a hobby and work with creative people from all over the country full time.  I started sourcing fabrics, patterns and other quilting tools for my friends, neighbours and customers. Before I knew it I was running classes, judging and guest speaking to other passionate quilters like myself. 

In October 2012 I attended the Machine Quilters Exposition in Portland, Oregon. I saw some amazing quilts that have gave me lots of inspiration. I also attended classes with some of my quilting idols. While I was in the States, I also attended Quilt Market and Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. Over 60,000 people attended Quilt Festival. The market place gave me a great overview of all the latest products in the quilting world and I bought home quite a bit for the shop.

Get inspired - shop on-line or visit our Oamaru store

I really enjoy helping and inspiring people with their patchwork and quilting. I would love to see you in the shop but if it's just not possible there is always the On-line shopping option.  I spend lots of time maintaining a website so anyone, anywhere can find lots of inspiration and choose from the quilting range that I've accumulated through reputable designers and suppliers all over the world.

I look forward to giving you a hand... If you need anything just email me or give me a call.

Cathy Hurst
Owner Operator of The Quilting Shed
Oamaru NZ

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