2013 FEATURED ARTIST: KITTY OLIVER
River City has chosen Kitty Oliver as this years featured artist. She will be displaying a wide range of quilts that are sure to be appreciated and will showcase her talents.
Kitty Oliver has been quilting for over 25 years. Her passion for quilting is a natural extension of her fascination with history and graphic design.
Kitty has shared her love of quilting with people in different ways. Aside from teaching quilting technique classes and giving lectures on quilting, she created the California Sesquicentennial Children’s Quilt Program. This program brought information on quilting and California history to thousands of school children. Kitty has found working with children especially rewarding.
Over the years Kitty has enjoyed entering her local guild show and has won numerous ribbons including Best of Show, Best Use of Color, Judges Choice, Best of Class, and numerous first place ribbons. She has had quilts juried into several larger shows including PIQF, Quilt Fest of New Jersey, the Mid- AtlanticQuilt Festival, and the California State Fair.
After receiving years of valuable feedback by having her quilts judged Kitty has decided to become a quilt judge. As a successful graduate of the West Coast Quilt Judging Academy she is looking forward to helping other quilters by providing meaningful evaluation.
Kitty is an environmental scientist who works and resides in Sacramento.