Kathy Doughty is a self-taught quilter, author, fabric designer and obsessive quilter. Since 2003, Kathy has been the owner of Material Obsession, a patchwork shop in Sydney, Australia that is known for innovation in contemporary fabrics and designs. Working with customers, teachers and industry leaders has provided a unique skill base and an eclectic style that she loves to share. “When surrounded by supportive, generous, creative people it is easy to feel that new direction is the norm,” she says. Many of the concepts that define the current modern movement have been practiced at Material Obsession since its inception. Kathy’s workshops are focused on building confidence in making decisions and learning to take control of the design process. Students enjoy a flexible environment where all intentions are welcome!