27 Ireland St., Worthington MA, 413-238-0219
Kathy Ford grew up in Rochester, New York, graduated from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in 1980 with a major in design theory, and moved to New York City to pursue a career in architecture.
She received her Masters in Architecture from Harvard University in 1985 and has been practicing architecture in New York and Massachusetts for the past thirty years. She has a long history of working with local non-profit community organizations to design affordable housing in existing and historic buildings.
Her life as a quiltmaker began shortly after becoming a mother in 1991.
Kathy currently lives with her two dogs in the hilltowns of western Massachusetts, where she devotes daily work to quiltmaking, writing, homesteading, and maintaining her architecture practice. As a passionate seeker, her explorations in holistic health and spirituality have included mothering a child with special needs, training in energy medicine, yoga, and Continuum. She began writing her blog spontaneous accomplishment in 2011, providing inspiration for the endeavor of seeing and feeling connection. Adding Wood To The Fire, A Quiltmaker’s Way was published in December 2017. Part tale of artist finding voice, of quiltmaking process, and of awakening, the heart of the book is a story of creative spirit.
Kathy’s quilts have been exhibited in juried shows and sold to private collections. Her body of work can be seen at kathyford.net