Kathleen Loomis spent her career as a newspaper journalist and corporate writer/editor. Since her retirement in 2000, she has worked full-time as a fiber artist. Kathleen uses the techniques and format of traditional quilts, but in recent years her work has been largely political. Her large quilt Memorial Day traveled in Quilt National ’09 and won the Quilts Japan Prize. She has had work in four Quilt Nationals, and won awards at Quilts=Art=Quilts, Schweinfurth Art Center, Art Quilt Elements, Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA, and Innovations in Fiber Art VI, Sebastopol Center for the Arts. She has taught a in many venues in the US, Japan and Europe, and her book, Pattern-Free Quilts: Riffs on the Rail Fence Block was published in 2015.