Kay Cogswell has been involved in Civil War costuming activities since 1974. She is an active member of the North-South Skirmish Association’s (N-SSA) Costume Committee and is currently the Judge’s Chairwoman. Kay, also, conducts sewing workshops for the N-SSA Costume Committee. She is an award-winning seamstress and also a prior winner of the N-SSA’s prestigious Delaney Award for the best reproduction garment made by the contestant where it was judged on authenticity, construction, design and fit.
In addition to being an avid researcher of original civil war costumes, she is a collector of hair jewelry and possesses an extensive collection. Besides sewing, researching, and collecting, Kay’s other major interest these days is golfing. She picked up the sport five years ago again and has become totally addicted to hitting and chasing the little white ball around the course.
Kay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from George Mason University and retired from Northrop Grumman Corporation after a 42-year career in Human Resources. Kay resides in Vienna, VA.