Kathy Schmitz never really knew what was going to hit her when she signed up to do her first Quilt Market. She had always been a quilter. In fact, she is a fourth generation quilter. Kathy made her first quilt when she was 13 years old on her grandmother’s treadle sewing machine. In high school, she made another quilt using batiks. At the time, her mother questioned Kathy’s fabric choices but soon realized how creative Kathy really was. Quilt Market seemed the perfect fit to peddle her line of quilt inspired cards and plaques.