Kristin Shields is a folk artist, quilter and teacher. She grew up in Massachusetts and has lived in four different U.S. time zones, including Hawaii. Currently, she lives in the high desert of Central Oregon. Kristin's interests beyond textiles include travel, mixed media art, photography, reading, birding, hiking, mountain biking and cross-country skiing.
While her education is in the sciences, she started quilting in 1991. Since then, her work has evolved from traditional piecing and appliqué to liberated piecing and original appliqué design. Her current work features liberated and improvisational quilting and original folk art designs often with animals, whimsy, rich color and embroidery. In addition to belonging to four local quilt guilds, Kristin is a member of The Undercover Quilters Book Club.
Kristin will be holding two workshops. Totally Improv will take place on Monday, September 8, from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm and continue on Tuesday, September 9 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. Liberated Baskets will take place on Wednesday, September 10 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. The fee for each workshop is $65 for members, $75 for non-members. The supply list will be distributed a few weeks before the workshop.
There is limited space in these workshops, so register as soon as possible.