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Cathy Jack Coupland


Accredited Tutor Patchwork

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Background

Cathy Jack Coupland, a long time member of The Embroiderers’ Guild NSW Inc., is an Accredited Tutor (Patchwork) who now specialises in free machine embroidered art quilts.  Other techniques Cathy uses include beading, machine quilting, machine embroidery and surface stitchery.

Having passed the Proficiency Certificate with Distinction in 2007, Cathy has focussed on her passion for free machine embroidery and contemporary work.  Her quilts are usually entirely covered with stitch, with surfaces manipulated into fascinating undulating dimensions.  This coupled with Cathy’s passion for originality and strong colour combinations produce vibrant artworks

Cathy works towards exhibitions around Australia and in 2013 was part of a very successful exhibition in Newcastle entitled ‘Diversity’ along with 7 other textile artists.  Other achievements include:

2013 winner Tutors and Past Winners category, Margaret Oppen Prize, The Embroiderers’ Guild NSW Inc.

2013 two artworks selected into Ozquilt Network’s Australia Wide 3 touring exhibition.

2010 winner Calendar competition, The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc.

2010 winner Mixed Techniques Anything Goes category, Sydney Quilt Show, The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc.

2009 selected into Art Quilt Australia.

2009 article in Australian Patchwork and Quilting’s Showcase Special.

2004 winner Amateur Traditional category, Sydney Quilt Show, The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc.

In 2013 Cathy became an Accredited Teacher (Special Techniques) with The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc. and is a member of their Valuation Team.  This year Cathy with will be Judging at The Royal Easter Show. 

Cathy has a passion for strong design and sound technique and may work at the machine up to five hours per day to accomplish the larger scale of her work.   


For more information phone the Guild on 02 9743 2501 or email:tutor@embroiderersguildnsw.org.au