The Singing Quilter Newsletter

January 2011

In this issue:

s     "Little Crazy Quilt" now available as a download

s Quilting Cruise to the Caribbean classes announced

s Upcoming tours

s What Cathy is working on now

s Panguitch Quilt Walk story

Cathy Miller and her husband John Bunge, of Victoria BC Canada travel the world singing songs about quilts, quilters and quilting.  For further information, visit the website at Or email them at

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Happy New Year!

Happy new year to everyone, and I hope you are looking forward to a wonderful and creative 2011. 

John and I are planning quite a bit of travel this year which will include visits to Australia (we are hoping they will be well along in recovery from their horrible floods by then), New Zealand, Utah, California, Arizona, Ontario and Washington state. We are very excited to be going to France for the first time -- for the European Patchwork conference in September, with possibly some more work while we're on the Continent. (John and I are  taking French lessons to prepare!)  August will be our first visit to the Association of Pacific West Quilters show in Tacoma. And we'll be returning to the Houston Quilt show again this year.

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Quilters of the Caribbean!

Join Cathy and her friends Susan Purney-Mark and Daphne Grieg
from Patchworks Studio
on Holland America's ms. Noordam
January 13-23, 2012
Round trip from Fort Lauderdale

The classes are now on the website!

Details on website:

"Little Crazy Quilt" NEW CD!

Buy it online!

I am delighted to announce that my newest quilting CD: Little Crazy Quilt",
is now available for download!

You can hear the songs on CD Baby or by visiting my website:

What Cathy is working on now:

s A Songbook with ALL the quilting songs included, plus stories, photographs, and more. I've finished scoring all 70 songs now, and am beginning to write the text.

s A pattern book/CD for the "Star and Plume" quilt. Whoo, boy, this is a big project!  I'm working on it, really I am.

s Some new Quilts!

These are all long-term projects.  I'll keep you posted as information about them becomes available.


Upcoming Tours:

March-May 2011:  Australia & New Zealand.

March 26    Dongara WA
April 2         Darwin NT
April 5         Gatton QLD
April 8          Ipswich QLD
April 12       Brisbane QLD
April 16       Bairnsdale VIC
April 18       Surrey Hills (Melbourne) VIC
May 12        Wellington NZ

June 3&4 2010:  Port Coquitlam BC
June 9-11 2010: Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival, Panguitch Utah
June 20&21 2010: La Habra CA
June 23&25 2010: Flagstaff AZ

August 26-28   Association of Pacific West Quilters, Tacoma WA

September 16/17 European Patchwork, Ste Marie aux Mines, France

In October we'll be in Ontario Canada (Orangeville, Kingsville, Newmarket and Barrie)

November will see us at the Houston Quilt Festival (Nov 2-6), Pleasanton CA (Nov 12&13) and San Mateo CA (Nov 16).

For details on any of these performances, please get in touch, or visit the website where there are contact addresses for each performance.

Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival

We are going to Utah in June to sing a very special song for this event.  On the new CD, "Little Crazy Quilt", I sing about a journey of seven men from Panguitch Utah to neighbouring Parowan - 30 miles distant - to bring food to save their community from starving. 

It was an early winter that took the crops before they were able to harvest, and the town's food supplies were not going to last the winter.  The men set out, but were halted by the deep snow after 10 miles.  They held a prayer circle on top of their quilts on the waist-deep snow, and realized that they weren't sinking when they were on the quilts.  They made it to Parowan and back with the food supplies by walking on the quilts! This all happened in 1864.  Now, each year, there is a quilt festival to celebrate this wonderful event.  We are very excited to be going to sing the song for them for the first time in June 2011.

Thank you for reading this newsletter.  Feel free to share it in its entirety.  If you have any suggestions of things you would like to hear about, please get in touch at .
Cathy Miller, January 2011