Cathie Ugrin

Cathie Ugrin is a Manitoba based fabric artist whose work is characterized by a rich and inventive use of colour, and unique approach to design.

Thread is her pencil, fabric is her paint; the artwork created is her voice.

Cathie’s art work has been accepted into numerous National Juried Shows and Exhibits, including the International Quilt Festival held in Houston, TX, Canadian Quilt Association’s Quilt Canada, Studio Art Quilters Association’s travelling exhibit ‘Colour with a U’ and the Grand National Fibre Art Exhibition, ‘Crossroads’. She has studied with numerous international fabric and quilt artists, continually expanding her technique and approach while advancing her growth as an artist. Her pieces have reached a broad audience and have found homes across Canada, the United States, England, Finland, Italy, Peru and Slovenia. 

Cathie is one of the founding members as well as the Exhibit/ Events Coordinator of the Textile and Fibre Artists of Manitoba established in the fall of 2017.  Her lecture ‘Art and Mental Health’ has been presented in various locations across Western Canada including Canmore, Brandon, Winnipeg, Birtle and online.  Collaborating with other artists/artist groups and teaching complete her resume of fibre-related art activities. She is one of the recipients of the 2023 Manitoba Craft Council Bursary Award

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Cathie Ugrin's_Womankind - a collection of Fibre Art Cathie created and will be presented at Ties That Bind Fibre Art Symposium in Birtle, Mb June 1 and 2 2024