For the last six years, Cathy Miller has traveled all over the world and sold thousands of records with songs about quilters, quilting and other knit-picky topics.
Miller discovered the musical possibilities of quilting after studying the stories behind some of her favorite quilts for a play.
She says almost every quilt has a story that can be turned into a song, such as Rajah Quilt, which is about a quilt stitched together by female convicts on the way to Australia, or When The Boys Were Thirsty, which tells the tale of a Civil War-era woman who died after catching typhus from a confederate soldier to whom she lent a quilt.
So far, Miller hasnt made the pop charts but figures if she sells to just a fraction of the 21 million quilters worldwide, shell do pretty well especially because she always leaves her audience in stitches.
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