Karen is the author of Optical Illusions for Quilters (AQS), Combing Through Your Scraps (AQS), Floral Illusions (AQS) , 3 Quilters Celebrate the 4 Seasons (AQS) & 3-D Fun with Pandora’s Box, co-authored with Sharlene Jorgenson of Quilting from the Heartland. Her newest book is Celtic Pieced Illusions (AQS).
She has been a fabric designer for almost two decades, working with several New York based fabric houses and now working with Troy's Riverwoods Collections. She has created over 100 different collections. Karen's current fabrics can be seen here. Look for them at your local quilt shop!
Nominated for Teacher of the year in 1995, 2000 and in 2005, by Professional Quilter Journal, Karen travels internationally to teach her techniques and methods. In 2012, Karen was honored to be asked to judge the IQA Quilt show.
In addition to traveling to guilds and quilt shows, Karen's new venture is her online class with Craftsy,
Karen now lives in the rolling hills of middle Tennessee with her husband Rick, and their sweet (but willful) Shih Tzu, Benji. Their grown children, Angela and Josh visit when they can!