About Katharina Litchman

Katharina Litchman

Katharina Litchman

I have a passion for all things hand-made. I worked in clay, studied photography and darkroom techniques, attended design classes at Parson’s School of Design in New York City, and learnt the art of Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangements). But most of all, I enjoy working in fiber with its tactile quality. Many of my fabrics are hand dyed or painted.

My work has been featured in “Quilting Arts” and “Love of Quilting” magazines, in the Newsday blog, and as an Artist Feature in “The Catskill Mountain Region Guide magazine.” Teaching engagements include the Sullivan County Community College, local quilting guilds, The Frost Valley YMCA, NY and Liberty High School, NY. I am a member of Studio Art Quilt Associates, an international organization promoting art quilting, and the Fiber Revolution, a network of professional textile artists combining their knowledge and experience in marketing to exhibit and sell their artwork.

In 2011 I was inducted into the Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame (Arkville, NY) as the first art quilter. My work is sold in galleries, by commission and referrals. My piece “Drought” was recently accepted into the permanent collection of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY.

My hand dyed silk scarves are sold at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance Gift Shop.

I sign my quilts “Mietzi” (for InterPet), after my first cat “Mietzi.” A portion of the proceeds of quilt sales are donated to InterPet, our family supported activity that promotes spaying/neutering and adoptions of cats and dogs.

Juried and Selected Shows

2016
Stamford Art Association – “Faces and Figures”, Stamford, CT
Delaware Valley Arts Alliance – Virtual Galleries 2016

2015
Delaware Valley Arts Alliance – Virtual Galleries 2015
Delaware Valley Arts Alliance – “Synthesis,” (curated by Katharina), Narrowsburg, NY, July

2014
Straub Center
– Pennington, NJ
Yeiser Art Center – Fantastic Fibers, Paducah, KY
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Art – “Fragmentation,” Cedarburg, WI
Slater Memorial Museum of Art – “Diversity,” Norwich, CT

2013
Gallery 919: Unity of Greater Hartford
– South Windsor, CT
International Quilt Conference – “Botswana Collection”, Johannesburg, South Africa

2012
Martin Museum of Art –
“Fragmentation,” Waco, TX
The Noyes Museum of Art – Hammonton, NJ 
Delaware Valley Arts Alliance – “Nature-Interpretations in Fiber,” (curated by Katharina), Narrowsburg, NY
Martin Museum of Art – “Fragmentation,” Waco, TX
728 Gallery – Botswana Collection, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Windsor Art Center –
“Identity,” Windsor, CT
West Windsor Arts Council – Princeton, NJ

2010
Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery  –
Hunter, NY
Botswana Crafts – Botswana
Fiber Revolution in Russia – Pushkin Library, St. Petersburg, Russia
AQS Quilt Show Lancaster – Lancaster, PA 
Delaware Arts Center for Contemporary Arts – Wilmington, DE

2009
Patchwork Quilt Show –
Solothurn, Switzerland 
Latimer Quilt and Textile Center – Tillamook, OR
Greene County Council on the Arts – Catskill, NY, SOLO SHOW

2008
Tactile Architecture –
International Quilt Market, Houston, TX
Botswana Craft – Botswana
Joburg Quilts Festival – Johannesburg, South Africa
University of Connecticut – Stamford, CT
The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts – Millville, NJ
Windsor Art Center – Windsor, CT
Textures Gallery – Scottsdale, AZ

2007
Red Eft Gallery –
Wurtsboro, NY
Sagatuck Art Center – Michigan
Museum of American Quilter’s Society – Paducah, KY
Sugar Maples Faculty Show – Maplecrest, NY

2006
Delaware Valley Arts Alliance –
Narrowsburg, NY
Georgian Court University – Lakewood, N]
Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts – Melville, NJ
Patchwork &. Quilt Expo – Lyon, France
Tactile Architecture – International Quilt Market, Houston, TX
Slater Memorial Museum – Norwich, CT
Quilters’ Heritage Celebration – Lancaster, PA
J&J World Headquarters – “Renewal,” New Brunswick, NJ
Catskill Art Society – Hurleyville, NY

2005
Swizz Manhattan –
New York City
Roxbury Art Group – Roxbury, NY
Quilting-by-the-Lake – group show, Morrisville, NY

2004
Quilts=Art=Quilts
– Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY
Blue Victorian Gallery – Jeffersonville, NY

2003
Fine Craft Exhibition
-Pen & Brush Gallery, New York City
Quilts=Art=Quilts – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY
Roscoe Arts Festival – group show by invitation, Roscoe, NY
Great Catskill Mountain Quilt Show – Hunter, NY
Catskill Art Society July – “Women Artists of the Catskills,” Hurleyville, NY

Affiliations:

Fiber Revolution
Studio Art Quilt Associates
Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame, NY
Calico Geese Quilting Guild, Sullivan County, NY