Pursuing her dream to make a career out of her artwork and illustrations, Kathy Schmitz took her quilt-themed greeting cards to Quilt Market in 2002. That’s where she was discovered by Moda Fabrics. Her first collection, Cozy Comforts, debuted later that year. She made her first quilt when she was 13 years old using her grandmother’s old treadle sewing machine. It was only natural that she studied graphic design and painting in college.