Pittsburgh Artist Registry

Cathleen Margaret

Cathleen Margaret

Artistic Category Artist
Career Level Professional
Experienced With Commissions, For-hire services, Leading workshops, Speaking engagements, Teaching engagements

All of my work is inspired by the mysterious relationship among God, the human trek toward destiny, and nature. Here, in my work and the manipulation of material and form, is where I find the importance of truth and deception. I enjoy pushing boundaries within techniques such as poetry, writing, hand painting cloth, hand and machine embroidery, decoupage, bead embroidery, redwork, stumpwork, peyote, hand and machine quilting, felting, crochet, and papier-mâché. The fun begins when more than one technique visits within a piece to create cohesion and chaos, straight and crooked, as is the way of our journey into enlightenment


cathleen margaret is a writer, musician and fiber artist. Awards include National Poetry Series Competition Finalist; MacDowell Colony Charlotte Sheedy Fellowship; MFA in Creative Writing, University of Southern Maine at Stonecoast; The Surdna Foundation Grant; The Pittsburgh Foundation Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Grant; The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts' Master/Apprentice Fellowship in Traditional Quilting; and The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts' Fellowship in Literature. Publications include Our Name is Memory; Bebop in the Small of Her Back; Berthenia Belle; and Daughter Mouth Blues (Blacksmith and Bones Press). Her fiber art has shown in various galleries around the country including the Renwick Gallery of American Art (Washington, DC), among others. She has shared her gift of combining creative writing and fiber art with various organizations including Brooklyn Public Library, Cuyahoga Valley National Park and The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Artists-in-Education Residency Program. www.cathleenmargaret.com.





Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15136
(412) 431-4087


  • Publishing
  • Prose
  • Poetry
  • Playwriting
  • Fiction
  • Artist Books
  • Mixed-media
  • Textile
  • Painting


  • Acrylic paint
  • Assemblage
  • Collage
  • Cultural
  • Ethnic
  • Fabric
  • Feminist
  • Fiber
  • Folk
  • Indie
  • Narrative
  • Organic
  • Recycling /green
  • Text
  • Traditional
  • Watercolor
  • Abstract
  • Spiritual/Religious
  • Acrylic
  • Experimental