Kathleen L. (Kathy) Moore lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she divides her time between volunteering at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum (IQSC/M), researching Nebraska history, making quilts, quilting with friends as often as possible and wrangling her husband, Ray, and two cats, Chester and Jessicat. She also has two beloved daughters and three beautiful grandchildren.
Already an accomplished dressmaker, Moore began quilting in her 40s while living in Lawrence, Kan. Her first quiltmaking class required her to hand piece and applique a small sample quilt. She finished the piece, thinking all the while that a sewing machine would make the project go faster. Many quilts and a few years later, Moore and her husband moved to Lincoln.
When a friend of a friend invited her to help vacuum and fold quilts for storage at the newly created IQSC, a new aspect of quilting opened itself to her and soon she was working on a second master’s degree, this time in textile history with an emphasis in quilt studies.
Moore is a current member of the Lincoln (NE) Quilters Guild and the Nebraska State Quilt Guild; a board member of the American Quilt Study Group; a member of the American Quilter’s Society; the Nebraska Statue Historical Society; and a friend and volunteer at the IQSC/M; and a member of the Textile Society of America.
Kathy is the co-author of Home on the Plains: Quilts and the Sod House Experience.