Richard D. Tharp, International Educator and Textile Artist


I was taught quiltmaking at a very early age, cutting out quilt pieces for my grandma and my aunts; and went on to to work in the garment industry. My tenure for a quilt designer in Louisville, Kentucky exposed to me to many textiles and designs. The first American Quilter's Society Exhibition in Paducah Kentucky finalized my direction into the world of Art Quilts and Textile Designs; and 10 of my quilt designs were selected for the top 100 designs for the AccuQuilt 2013 Barn Quilt Designer Contest.