Bio/Awards

Contact Info: 
kakiyork@gmail.com


Kathy has been making art quilts since 2003. During that time she has won numerous awards including two first place awards at the Houston International Quilt Show. She has the distinguished honor of being a finalist in the prestigious Quilt National 2009. She is a frequent contributor to Quilting Arts Magazine, including the cover multiple times. Her work appears in numerous quilting books including: 500 Art Quilts, Embellished Mini-Quilts, and the Journal Quilt Project.
I make art quilts to give my life experiences a voice. Working with fabric is deeply rewarding because it is a medium that longs to be touched. The most favorite thing about creating my work is color. I also love the very repetitive nature of my work because it gives me time to think. I am always surprised at the multiple levels of meaning that are subconsciously and simultaneously expressed.”
Kathy York’s interest in fabric design began as an extension of surface design on her art quilts. Many of her designs originate from found objects that are used for batik. Her work is well known for its bright, fresh colors and bold, crisp graphics.
Kathy lives in Austin, TX with her 2 children.  She can frequently be seen walking or riding her bicycle through the neighborhood ever watchful for the next inspiration. 

Awards:

2016
One Earth - 2nd Place, A World of Beauty, IQA Houston
i Quilt - Honorable Mention, A World of Beauty, IQA Houston
Pink and Orange - Honorable Mention, Austin Area Quilt Festival
Dot - Honorable Mention, Austin Area Quilt Festival

2015
Two Deer (or Too Dear) - 2nd Place, A World of Beauty, IQA Houston
i Quilt - Best of Show, QuiltCon
Little Bird (group quilt) - 2nd Place, Dallas Quilt Guild Show

2014
High Rise - Finalist, Art Quilt Elements, Wayne PA
Little Bird (group quilt) - Honorable Mention, Austin Area Quilt Festival
Just Around the Corner - Finalist, Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Art Center 
Mod Seven (group quilt) - Judges Choice, Austin Area Quilt Festival
Balancing Act (group quilt) - 2nd Place and Creativity Award, Austin Area Quilt Festival

2013
Windows - 2nd Place, A World of Beauty, IQA Houston
You Are What You Eat - Honorable Mention, A World of Beauty, IQA Houston
Fresh Plus - Honorable Mention, QuiltCon
Exquisite Journey (group quilt) - Honorable Mention, Minnesota Quilters 35th Quilt Show
Balancing Act (group quilt) - Honorable Mention, Dallas Quilt Guild Show

2012
Suburbs - Honorable Mention, A World of Beauty, IQA Houston
Building Up - Honorable Mention, Austin Area Quilt Festival
Rainbow Pixel Project (group quilt) - Honorable Mention, Austin Area Quilt Festival 
Artists Garden (group quilt) - 1st Place, Creativity Award, Austin Area Quilt Guild

2011
High Rise - Honorable Mention, A World of Beauty, IQA Houston

2010
Self Portrait '08 - Honorable Mention, Austin Area Quilt Festival 
A Few of My Favorite Things - 2nd Place, Dallas Quilt Guild Show
Building Up - Finalist, Quilts=Art=Quilts, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center

2009
Building Up - 1st Place, A World of Beauty, IQA Houston
Vertigo - 1st Place, Dallas Quilt Guild Show
Little Fish in a Big City - Finalist, Quilt National '09
Falling Through the Cracks - 3rd Place, A World of Beauty, IQA Houston
Doors Across Austin - Best in Show, Art Quilts: Transitions, Cary, NC

2008
Self Portrait '08 - 2nd Place, A World of Beauty, IQA Houston
Garden Girl and Kite Boy - Honorable Mention, Austin Area Quilt Festival

2007
Vertigo - 2nd Place, A World of Beauty, IQA Houston
Kiwi and Fuschia Meet for Mojitos (group quilt) - 2nd Place, A World of Beauty, IQA Houston  
Little Cities - 1st Place, Dallas Quilt Guild Show
Little Cities - Honorable Mention, Road to California 
Altered States (group quilt) - Honorable Mention, Dallas Quilt Guild Show
Altered States (group quilt) - 3rd Place, Quilter's Heritage Celebration
Synchronized Swimming - Honorable Mention and Judge's Choice, Dallas Quilt Guild Show

2006
Little Cities - 1st Place, A World of Beauty, IQA Houston
Fauna (group quilt) - 2nd Place, Pacific International Quilt Festival XVIII
Altered States (group quilt) - 3rd Place, A World of Beauty, IQA Houston
Jay Walk - 2nd Place and Design Award, Austin Area Quilt Festival

2005
Sixteen Sweet Santas - 1st Place, Dallas Quilt Guild Show
Leaves (Austin Art Quilt Bee) - 2nd Place, A World of Beauty, IQA Houston
A Multicolored World - 1st Place, Small Wonders: IQF Houston
Swimming in a Sea of Buttons - 2nd Place, Small Wonders: IQF Houston

2004
all the fishies - Finalist, Husqvarna-Viking Masterpieces: Color, Couleur, Colore, Kulor!
Sixteen Sweet Santas - 2nd Place, Austin Area Quilt Festival
Leaves (Austin Art Quilt Bee) - 1st Place, Austin Area Quilt Festival

2002
Turtles in the Grass - Honorable Mention, Austin Area Quilt Festival
Martha's Pumpkin Men - 3rd Place, Austin Area Quilt Festival

2000
Mikey Likes It - Honorable Mention, Austin Area Quilt Festival