Catherine Redford

English-born Catherine Redford learned to knit and sew at an early age, keeping her family’s Barbie dolls and action men well dressed. In 1998 after relocating from London to Naperville, Illinois, she started quilting in 1998 and discovered a new passion in her life. Five years after taking her first quilting class, she began to teach. An award-winning quilter, active member of her local guilds, and popular teacher at local and national levels, Catherine also co-founded the Naperville Modern Quilters Guild. An author, frequent magazine contributor, and guest on Quilting Arts TV, Catherine has two DVDs and a book on modern machine quilting techniques, Modern Machine Quilting: Make a Perfectly Finished Quilt on Your Home Machine, and new book on, Butterfly Stitches from C&T, coming out soon. For more about Catherine, go to


English Paper Pieces – the Basics and Beyond

English Paper Pieces – the Basics and Beyond

With Catherine Redford. Oct 3, 2-4pm CDT Oct 4, 2-4pm CDT Oct 10, 2-4pm CDT Learn traditional techniques, tips, and tricks for today and tomorrow as you explore slow stitching. Our extended class format lets Catherine take you from the ease of working with pre-cut templates through designing your own, free-form shapes and motifs.

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