Smith Stitch Studio
After many years of working in the field of Education and retiring from the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education in 2008, Catherine Whall Smith re-entered the world of quilts, and realized how much she enjoyed the tactile sensations of needle, thread, and fabric. She resumed her passion for all things fiber. The color, tactile sensation and the endless possibilities of design elements became her day to day work. . Using fabric, pattern, and color, and a limited variety of shapes to guide her, the quilt starts to take form. A dominant feature is the simple line and her interest in how it separates visual space. This recurring subject invites her to explore the spaces created where line meets line or lines overlap lines.