About Gypsy Wood Leathers

Our mission here at Gypsy Wood Leathers is to bring leather to the home sewer by offering a one-stop shop for all of your leather quilting needs, inspiring others to break out of their creative boxes

About the Founder

Cathy Wiggins is a self-taught quilter, who loves sharing her passion with others through teaching, lecturing, and judging. After 20+ years in the telecommunications industry, she left the corporate world to become an artist. Since beginning of her quilting career in 2003, she has won praise and recognition, both nationally and internationally, for her unique and whimsical designs and use of leather. Cathy’s quilts and articles have been featured in numerous magazines, TV, and Internet shows. Solo exhibitions of Cathy’s work include a retrospect exhibition covering 15 years of quilting at the 2015 Machine Quilting Expo, the Feature Artist at the 2016 Road to California Quilt show, solo exhibitions at 2016 and 2017 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, and 2016 IQA Houston. Cathy has now turned her focus to leather and is pioneering the art of quilting on leather by launching her own leather line for the home sewer. Her pieces are held in museum and private collections across the country. In 2016, she was honored for her innovation and pioneering spirit by having the Machine Quilting Expo’s New Traditions in Textiles Category titled as ‘The Cathy Wiggins Award’

One of a kind art pieces created by Cathy Wiggins are available at www.cathywiggins.com

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Gypsy Wood Leathers
260 Pasture Gate Road
Macon, NC 27551
Email: cathy@cathywiggins.com