Cathy Wiggins is a self-taught quilter who truly loves sharing her passion with others through teaching, lecturing, and judging. In 2003, after 20+ years in the telecommunications industry, she gave up the corporate world to become a quilter. Cathy has published several books on her whimsical techniques, has been featured in virtually all of the well-known quilting magazines, and has filmed for numerous quilting television shows. More recently, she has turned her focus to leather and is pioneering the art of quilting on leather with the launch of her own leather line for the home sewer. In the last several years, she has had multiple solo exhibitions of her artistic creations throughout the country at IQA Houston, Road to California, and MQX, to name a few. In early 2016, MQX Quilt Festivals honored Cathy for her innovation and pioneering spirit by creating a new award category titled “New Traditions in Textiles, the Cathy Wiggins Award.” For more information about Cathy visit: gypsywoodleathers.com.