My name is Linda Kittmer and I’m from a relatively small town, Georgetown, Ontario, which is about thirty minutes outside of Toronto.
I consider myself a fibre artist foremost, but I also do mixed media work, art journalling and photography, and these various passions sometimes cross over into one another. Although I have always been interested in art, and took some art classes in high school and university, once I started working as a teacher, my art was put on the back burner while I worked full time and raised my son.
Having grown up in Kitchener, near Mennonite communities, I saw a lot of quilts and always admired them. Although there are no quilters in my family, in 1999, I decided to teach myself to quilt. I began as a self taught traditional quilter. Although I used some patterns, I quickly discovered that I preferred creating my own unique designs. Being a prolific quilter, I quickly ran out of beds, sofas and cribs to cover. This was also the time when I discovered that the traditional quilt guild was no longer meeting my creative needs.
| 'Out of the Blue' deals with
to escape depression
|This is a face on a bag that won 1st place|
in an "ugly fabric" challenge
I have a blog, http://lindakittmer.blogspot.ca, where I post about my artistic passions. Art is relaxing and therapeutic and I make every effort to spend time in my studio each and every day. For me, art is the answer...no matter what the question!