Cat Allard has been sewing since she was six years old, when her Aunt Dobbin put a needle in her hand and taught her the magic of sewing.
She began quilting in 1993 after graduating with a Fine Arts degree in Painting and Photography from Long Island University (C. W. Post). She began teaching classes in fabric painting, photo quilting and general quilting in 1996. Her hand-painted fabric appears in award winning fiber art quilts, as well as in her own quilts and those of other fabric-artists.
By 2000 Cat Allard added Quilt repair and restoration to her talents and working with antique quilts became a passion, restoring several historic quilts from the 1860’s, as well as repairing current quilts so that they can be used again by their owners. She has lectured on the process to local quilt guilds and evaluated many quilts suggesting the best methods for restoration and repair.
She teaches a variety of classes, including quilt making of all kinds, bags, gifts (placemats and other home items), Sachiko, Crazy quilting and Quilting with Rulers.