Cathy Wiggins

                Creating Art with Leather


"Once I began my journey into leather, I knew my childhood love of horses would somehow be expressed. By giving myself the time and freedom to explore creating with leather, I rediscovered my love for life and my passion for expressing my inner spirit."

- Cathy Wiggins



Cathy uses several different hides in her art, including cow, rattlesnake, python, hair-on hides, deer and lamb. Beginning with line drawings, she brings these images to life by layering and quilting the hides on a longarm sewing machine, thereby elevating the art of quilting to a new level. Once the images are complete, she further enhances them with dyes, paints, polishes and western-style rivets, grommets, conchos and more.


She has truly mastered the art of quilting on leather, bringing the world a whole new form of fine art. Her artwork can be found in museums and private collections nationwide.

Gypsy Wood Leathers

Cathy is the founder and owner of Gypsy Wood Leathers. Her company is the leading supplier of leather for quilting and crafting.

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Cathy's Book

Cathy has written a book about her art and her process. This book covers everything you need to know to begin your own leather quilting journey!

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