KCG Designs began in 1981 at a time when I was a stay at home mom, who was raising two sons.
Our family did a lot of entertaining back then and I wanted to use table linens that were different
in shape, color and style.
The linens that I came across were all the same with no variations, so I started to create my own unique
line of table linens as well as other items for the home.
As a student of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York; I learned the basics of designing
fashion and interiors. I also learned to do textile design which was applied to some of the fabrics that I still
do today. I would dye the fabrics, silkscreen prints or hand stencil the designs.
Since then, the table linens have gone as far away as Italy, Paris, Mexico, Spain and Britian.
Afterwards, I started concentrating on other items such as pillows, beaded sachet holders, painted victorian screens, floorcloths
and then children's wear, which I call Snowflake & Co.
My then husband, helped me to put a lot of the designs together. After his death in
1989, everything was put on hold until recently.
I hope that you enjoy what I have designed and continue to enjoy what I design in the future.
August 2004 -
KCG Designs has become the proud sponsor of Donna Matthieson, who recently became the first Aboriginal
women to become a professional golfer with the LPGA of the United States, The GPGA of Canada.
We congratulate Donna on becoming an important part of the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
Donna is currently with Assiniboine Golf Course, in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada.
Look for Donna in the future in various golf tournament that she will be participating in.
Recently, Donna Matthieson has been taken under the wing of
Sandra Post in Toronto as her coach. Sandra Post was Canada's first women player on the LPGA Tour to play in the United
All the very best Donna and congratulations!
April 20, 2005
KCG Designs has decided to give some space to PlatinumBlack. An up and coming hiphop, bebop
and a funky kinda rap group, here in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Big things will come from this group of young men. So keep an eye on them!
All the best of luck! To Addison and his home boys!
Good Morning Corky,
I just received your items in the mail and found them to be absolutely beautiful! People
were asking me where I got them? They have never seen anything like these. I said that there is a lady in
Winnipeg who makes them. So I will be ordering more of these as gifts for a few of my friends. They also like
the idea that you can change the potpourri when you want to change the scent.
The Silk India Purse that I purchased for my grandmother as a birthday gift was unique and beautiful.
She loved it! I didn't realize that you did that kind of beautiful work until I saw a sample.
What a lovely idea.
Someone in Australia sent me a gift that you made. It is absolutely beautiful. It is a gift
that I will treasure for many years to come.
Mrs Janet Myers
I recently received a lovely wedding gift from someone who was visiting Canada and brought back a set
of glass beaded napkin rings.
The glass beaded napkin rings are absolutely beautiful! They go perfectly with my decor.
I recently had a few people over for dinner and was asked where or from whom I received the napkin rings from. So, you
should be hearing from them soon!
What I know for sure............
" I believe in what I do and what I
create. It makes me feel good
when someone uses or receives an item,
that I have created with
pride, no mater where in the world it
ends up going and
what it's final destination is
or purpose that it is used for.
To me everything is art and art is everything.
Everything around me is a source of inspiration
things of beauty. I am grateful for the creative
God has given me and believe that if we look
we can see all things as something of
beauty that God has created."
THANK YOU AND PLEASE
are two words that you should always say;
No matter what you receive.
grateful for everything that you already have in
your life and for what you receive daily.
Life is very brief and short. Everyday is
a gift from God
Tomorrow is not promised
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing
of my mother-in-law, Doris Schmautz-Dignard, who passed away on May 15th, 2005.
On the KCG Home Designs page, go to "Beaded Sachets"
There you will find, "Dolly's Silk Purse".
Proceeds from this particular
item, will go to the
Winnipeg Humane Society In her memory.
"Dolly, you will be sadly missed by all of us in the
Love from all of us, You will remain in out hearts forever
Norman,Corky, Sandi, Kenny, Chrissy, Selby, Mattieus, Nicholas,
Graham, Seth, David, Jag-a-muffin and Cannelle
It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of
Pola Goldberg, November 3, 2007
(Mother of Chuck Yechel Goldberg)
You will be sadly missed by everyone in the entire Goldberg family.
To Chuck, Joseph and Pola, you are now at peace.
You will remain in out hearts forever remembered
Ida, Mark,Benjamin,Adina,Joshia,Hy,Laurie and Corky
and all of the grandchildren
IN MEMORY OF
TO A LONG TIME FRIEND
Maria Mongello-Glass - 2007
A long time friend that I met over
50 years ago.
You were one of God's angels that was put on this earth
and now you have joined Johnny Glass.
were such a kind person full of life with a "Back at you " attitude.
I will miss you old friend and the many times that
we share conversation.
Always in the hearts of those you leave behind.
Those memories will be etched in my mind forever.
Aunt Rose, Anne Mongello, children, grandchildren, cousins,
Mary, Joann and Carole, her children and grandchildren
and Corky Karen Goldberg-Schmautz (from Canada)
Robin Dale Boyce
Aug 3, 2008
It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of
Robin Dale Boyce
at the young age of 53. He was my husband (Norm's) cousin.
In August of 2007, Robin was diagnosed
with throat cancer
and was told that he only had one year to live..
Robin did everything that he could to keep
and not think about what kinda future he would have.
From June to August 2008, those
with fun and laughter for both
Robin and Norm and Robin's family.
The week before his passing, Norm and Robin and his
brothers and brother-in-law went
The following week Robin past away.
During those two months, is when I first became acquainted
with Robin. I had heard of him,
but never really met him.
I found Robin to be a very caring
very understanding, and a lot of fun.
Robin was in a hurry, to get things
all, there wasn't a whole lot of time left for him.
Robin had commissioned me to create an etched glass
design for his bathroom,
(now that Norm had fixed it for him).
I wanted to make a few designs to submit, but only one
preliminary design was created,
that he would see and approve.
I wasn't sure if there was enough time or not
for me to finish it.
I really didn't know how much time he had left with us.
The morning of August 3, 2008, as I was
working on the
etched piece, we received a call
from his sister, Penny
that he was gone. Gone to be with his father (Jimmy Boyce,
and his brother-in-law, Grant Phillips).
All I could do was stare at the piece
that I was working on.
Later that day, I went by his house to
flowers, to keep them from dying, and to
say good by.
The day before he died, he asked
Norm and I to
do one last task for
him. We went shopping for a
big red wagon and a lot of beach toys
for his 9 grandchildren.
in our lives there are people who touch us so
deeply, that we cannot forget them. If only for a brief
moment in time that they pass through the very
our souls, and somehow make a difference of who we are
and what our purpose
in life is as well as theirs.
man who spread joy and happiness for his family and
friends, will sorely be missed,
if not deeply missed.
For the brief moment that Robin
touch my life, I will never forget him.
For those that he leaves behind
that he shared so much with.
Keep on Dancin!
thanks to Laura for opening her house to us and many others.
Until we all met on the other side Robin!
long PAPA. B.
Robin leaves behind many brothers, sisters, daughters, grandchildren, neices, nephews, his
long time love, Laura and his mother, aunt Dode
Catch you later ROBIN!!