"I wish I could be more of a participant. After a
busy summer of designing and manufacturing
I am launched on a major photo upgrade for
my portfolio and a house painting simultaneously.
At a snowstorm Halloween I'm scared to…"
"I have not had to buy batting for some time. When I went to order
at Hancock's of Paducah, there were six pages of choices! I have
been using the same Hobbs batting for thirty years, but am determined
to try wool on some project…"
Catherine Smith spent forty years as a law firm administrator with a four year sojourn as a fulfillment manager in the direct mail industry. She is a lifelong seamstress and tailor and has been an award winning quilter for thirty five years. She has been awarded mayoral citations for her work in teaching quilting to the homeless and mentally challenged. She markets her custom museum quality quilts through her website NYQuiltsmith.com. She is a retired member of the American Bar Association and the American Management Association. She has been recognized by her local senators for her community activism and championing of the causes of law and order and first amendment rights. She currently enjoys membership in political action committees and two national organizations concerned with first amendment rights. When her son married a vegetarian non cook she wrote a cookbook for the occasion. A current book is the result of the collaboration over five years of Catherine and her daughter in law, Donna Coogan. Catherine Smith is a lifelong resident of New York City. She is a mother of two and grandmother of three.