Vicki McCarty is the owner and designer of Calico Patch Designs. Vicki learned to quilt from her grandmother over 40 years ago in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. In 1998, she began teaching quilting classes for Community Education and grew a small quilting community in eastern Kentucky. In 2000, she opened Calico Patch Quilt Shop and continued to teach sewing, quilting and embroidery as well as designing quilts for classes, shop hops and retreats. In 2015 she introduced Calcio Patch Designs nationwide. She has since lectured and taught at quilt shows and guilds across the country. Vicki’s designs have been published in American Quilter, Primitive Quilts & Projects, Quilt Sampler, Simply Vintage, AQS's OnPoint magazines and the MODA Bake Shop. She and her quilting husband Tom McCarty, were featured as a Top Quilt shop in the Better Homes & Gardens Fall 2018 Quilt Sampler with their project featured on the front cover. In 2018 Vicki began designing several lines of fabric for Marcus Fabrics with her innovative “Patch-Its”. In late 2020 she launched “Garden Getaway” along with a nation wide Block of the Month of the same name. In early 2021 Vicki begin designing for Henry Glass and looks forward to new lines which include wool and flannel. Vicki loves to mix wool applique with traditional cotton background blocks made with quick and practical methods. Her designs are regularly featured on the Wool Applique Facebook Group.