Catherine Conkey is a contemporary quilt artist, teacher, and professional photographer residing in Portland, Oregon. Catherine began quilting 15 years ago, coming into it with a background in art and design. She utilizes and enjoys a broad range of styles and techniques, but is perhaps known best for her innovative use of fabric and color. Her newest body of work combines her early love of drawing portraits with her love of quilt making. She calls this unique and innovative style “Playful Portraiture”, and it combines piecing and appliqué to contextually depict people in a somewhat whimsical, contemporary folk art style.
Note: Catherine is currently on hiatus from quilting to devote full time to her photography business, White Rabbit Studioz. You can see her photography work at www.whiterabbitstudioz.com.