Bio

IMG_1562I have been sewing and creating my whole life! My mother introduced me to sewing at age 5; in those days, kids were required to be of age 6 by December 31 to enter grade one and since I missed that deadline by just 5 days, my mom needed something to entertain me!

I learned patience and techniques from my mom in those early years which allowed me to sail through the fiber and fashion parts of Home Economics classes in Junior and Senior High (the cooking segments were not so successful!) I learned to knit and embroider from my Grannie, learned advanced garment construction from my mom, and picked up cross-stitching, crochet, tatting, and rug hooking along the way. Following high school, I received professional training in dressmaking and tailoring, completing the NAIT diploma program of tailoring.

I began my quilting study with Earthly Goods Quilting (Premiere Quilt Shop, Edmonton, Alberta), in February 1992 – quite accidentally. My mother was unable to attend the Rotary Cutting class she was registered in, so I stepped in to fill her spot. I was immediately drawn to the wonderful samples and beautiful cotton and it wasn’t long before I was hooked.

Publications

  • 2015 International Gathering of the GuildsTM in Glasgow, Scotland (2015)
    Canadian Quilter’s Association, Winter 2016
  • Bird of Wisdom (2014)
  • 2014/15 (Winter) Quilter’s Connection for Canadian Quilters, Issue #22
  • 2014 International Gathering of the GuildsTM in Ireland (2014)
    Canadian Quilter’s Association, Jan-Feb 2015
  • I Spy With a Quilters Eye in Ireland (2013)
    Canadian Quilter’s Association, February 2014
  • I Spy With a Quilters Eye in Ireland (2013)
    The Anchor, Edson, Alberta, January 2014
  • 2013 International Quilt Festival of Ireland (2013)
    The Country Register, Alberta, January-February 2014
  • 2012 International Quilt Festival of Ireland (2012)
    Canadian Quilter’s Association, February 2013
  • Family Rhapsody (2007)
    2009 Ricky Tims’ Rhapsody Quilts: Desert Visions, C&T Publishing
  • Genuine 007 (2005)
    2009 (May) Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, “Horse Sense”
  • Dear Jane Software: Sewing Methods, Electric Quilt Company, 2003

Awards and Exhibitions

  • Jane at 25 (2016) 
    2016 (September) Share Jane Exhibit, European Patchwork Meeting, Sainte-Maria-aux-Mines, France
  • Dear Jane, Sincerely Kim Caskey (2004) 
    2016 (September) Share Jane Exhibit, European Patchwork Meeting, Sainte-Maria-aux-Mines, France
  • Kool Kaleidoscope (2014) 
    2015 (June) Edmonton & District Quilters Guild Festival of Quilts, Edmonton, AB, 1st Place in Category
  • Festival Friends I (2013) 
    2013 (June) International Quilt Festival of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, Honourable Mention
  • Festival Friends II & III (2013) 
    2013 (June) International Quilt Festival of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
  • From Alberta, Canada – Hello Again (2013)
    2013 (June) Cead Mile Failte Exhibit, 2013 International Quilt Festival of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
  • Message In Water Diptych (2012)
  • 2013 (June) Edmonton & District Quilters Guild Festival of Quilts, Edmonton, AB, 1st Place in Category
  • 2013 (Dec 17 – Jan 23) Waterworks Show, University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
  • 2012 (Aug 1 – Sept 30) Waterworks Show, Fibre Art Network, Chapel Gallery, North Battleford, Saskatchewan
  • Full Circle (2012)
    2013 (June) Edmonton & District Quilters Guild Festival of Quilts, Edmonton, AB
  • Zen Garden Triptych (2012)
    2012 (June) Prairie Rose Quilt Show, 1st Place Traditional
  • Alberta, Canada Hello (2012)
    2012 (June) Cead Mile Failte Exhibit, 2012 International Quilt Festival of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
  • I Believe (2010)
  • 2011 (June) Edmonton & District Quilters Guild, 1st Place in Category
  • Zip Line (2010)
    2010 (October) Great Canadian Quilt Challenge, 3rd Place
  • Just a Stone’s Throw Away (2010)
    2010 (April) GeoPhysical Show, Fibre Art Network Exhibit at Quilt Canada
  • A Family Rhapsody (2007)
    2008 Great Canadian Quilt Challenge, 1st Place
    2008 CQA NJS, Judge’s Choice
  • Tribal Pride on Parade (2007)
    2008 CQA NJS, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s NL
    2007 Pacific International Quilt Festival XVI
  • Dear Jane, Sincerely, Kim Caskey (2005)
    2005 (September) International Dear Jane Festival, Maple Hall, La Conner, WA
  • Southern Alberta (2005)
    2005 Calgary Stampede Western Art Showcase – 1st place
  • Storybook Farm (2005)
    2005 Farm Fair Edmonton, 1st place
  • Forgotten Farms (2004)
    2004 Farm Fair International Country Fair, 1st place
    2005 Calgary Stampede Western Art Showcase, 2nd place
    2005 Agrium Country Fair Spruce Meadows, 2nd place
  • Colour Rhythm (2004)
    2004 Quilt Quest Robert Kaufman Challenge, accepted entry for International travelling show
  • Fastest Time Wins (2004)
    2004 Farm Fair Edmonton, 1st place
  • Simplify (2004)
    2004 Agrium Country Fair, 2nd place
  • Rodeo Boots (2003)
    2003 Farm Fair Edmonton, 1st place