As a fourth generation quilter, Kim McCloskey is beginning to think that maybe her love of quilting is in her DNA. She made her first quilt over 30 years ago to welcome her firstborn and hasn’t looked back. After retiring as an English teacher she was free to pursue her passion, so she bought a long arm and began teaching sewing and quilting classes at Dave’s Bernina in Provo where she gives her students personal attention in a relaxing and fun atmosphere. She is an award-winning quilter who loves to design her own quilts, experiment with new techniques and create long arm quilting designs.
Kim’s love of quilts began when she received her great grandmother’s quilt as a wedding gift over 30 years ago and her love of creating quilts began a short time later when she made her first quilt for her newborn. Over the years her passion for quilting has led her to develop her quilting skills in a number of styles including traditional and art quilts, both pieced and appliquéd. Working on a longarm has allowed her the creativity to explore quilting designs, including ruler work and free motion designs. She is an award-winning quilter who loves to design her own quilts and quilting patterns and experiment with new techniques. As a retired English teacher, she enjoys combining her passion for quilting with her love of teaching. Although she has traded literature lessons for sewing and quilting classes, she knows that her students all crave personal attention in a fun and relaxing atmosphere, which she strives to do in every class she teaches. She lives in Provo and when she is not in her sewing studio, you can find her working and teaching at Dave’s Bernina or playing with her three adorable grandsons.