Cathey Marie Designs
by Cathey M. Laird​​
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Quilting & Sewing Patterns

How It All Began    

     For as long as I can remember, creating new things has given me a sense of fulfillment and brought me joy. As a child, I would walk down our dirt road to my Grandparent's house so I could sew with my Grandma.  I loved creating things with fabric.  I caught the designing bug at a very early age.  
     At the age of 48, I found myself unhappy with my job and wishing I could find a way to make a career of sewing and quilting.  That same day, I received a newsletter from one of my local quilt shops,
Fox's Sew & Vac .  I said a prayer and picked up the phone.  I talked with the owner and she suggested that I teach some classes at the shop. Within 2 months, I was not only teaching but was also working there!
     It wasn't long before I started designing and writing my own patterns to sell at the shop.  After a couple of years, with encouragement from the owner and our sales representative, I decided to submit some of my patterns to the Cut Loose Press division of Checker Distributors.  I've had 50 patterns published since then and have hundreds of designs still in my head!
     I'm very grateful to be able to do something every day that brings me joy and a feeling of accomplishment. 
     You can view my patterns
HERE .  They are available for purchase at Fox's Sew & Vac  or at your local independent quilt shop .
     If you've made any of my patterns, I'd love to see pictures.  Send them to cathey@zoominternet.net. 
     Thank you for visiting my website!
Cathey