March 15, 2017

Instructor and author Katie Pasquini Masopust, known as Katie PM, will be returning to the Hudson River Valley Fiber Art Workshops program from June 11-17 for her popular Fractured Landscapes workshop. We still have a few spots available in Katie’s, open to all levels, workshop and so we’re happy to share more about Katie through our 2017 instructors interview series.

Q: Where do you draw your inspiration from?
KPM: I draw my inspiration from the landscape around me as well as from my paintings and photographs.

Q: What are you most proud of in regards to your art?
KPM: I am proud of my work. I try to have strong compositions, inspirational subject matter, sophisticated color schemes, and good technique. I am proud of some of the awards I have won. The Silver Star at the Houston Quilt Festival, the Quilts Japan prize at Quilt National. My quilt, Rio Hondo, was chosen as one of the 100 quilts of the 20th Century.

Q: What are your biggest challenge to creating art and how do you deal with them?
KPM: My biggest challenge is getting time in my studio. I travel a lot to teach and write books and do many things that take up my time, but I am happier working on my quilts in my studio.

Q: What advice has influenced you?
KPM: Do the work. Keep working and coming up with new ideas and inspirations.

Q: Is there something you are currently working on, or excited about starting that you can tell us about?
KPM: I am working on a fabric line for Free Spirit based on my paintings that I am very excited about and working on a fiction book with my brother. A murder mystery where the clues are in the quilt, I made the quilt.

An image of Katie’s ‘Rio Hondo’ quilt can be seen in her online gallery here.

You can find more details about Katie’s work on her website and follow her on Facebook.