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Celtic Pieced Illusions

Karen's newest book, published by the American Quilter's Society.

     Piecework enthusiasts rejoice! Now great Celtic designs can be created with only two simple blocks. Quilters traditionally use appliqué to create Celtic designs. Instead, Karen has translated knot work into pieced patterns. She found she can create many Celtic designs with two, three, or more blocks, so the possibilities are unlimited.

Famous for her use of color and color illusion, the author shows how to use color, texture, and value to add excitement to Celtic quilts. She shares her simple design concepts for those who want to design their own Celtic quilts, while providing piecing tips, pressing options, and quilting ideas. Even beginning quilt makers can tackle these colorful quilt patterns. Teaching tips and lesson plans are included for quilt teachers and shop owners.  $25.00    To order, click here.

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  • A quick rotary cutting technique as well as traditional piecing.

  • Quickly create new designs with a twist of the wrist

  • Fabric Selection Chapter to help you make a dazzling quilt

  • Use two simple blocks to create unlimited designs 

  • Add illusions to your quilts with step-by-step instructions 


New Video Tips!

Let Karen show you some illusion tricks and piecing tips from her new book, Celtic Pieced Illusions! Click here to view the online video clip.  (Note: this clip requires a high speed connection and Windows Media Player.)


Quilt example from Celtic Patchwork Illusions

          Celtic Charm              Celtic Cross                 Celtic Vision            Celtic Round-about      Celtic Reflections


         Celtic Quest               Celtic Hearts                  Celtic Fire            Celtic Rose Window        Celtic Rings


        Lavender and Lace        Celtic Fantasy              Celtic Dawn                              Celtic Maze










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