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Guild Program Chairs: Currently, Karen's 2021 virtual schedule is full and she is booking virtual lectures and workshops for 2022 for guilds.  If you would like more information, please click here and complete the online contact form.

 

Karen's virtual classes and lectures below as welll as here

 

What are Karen's classes like? Click here to read comments from students.

 

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Lecture

QUILTS OF ILLUSIONS

QUILTS OF ILLUSIONS

Explore the world of optical illusions with Karen as she shows you some of the wonderful quilts that she has created and shares tricks and tips how to make them.  Whether in-person or a virtual lecture, it will be a beautiful and inspiring trunk show. 

 

This lecture is available for guilds as an in-person lecture as well as a virtual lecture.  

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YOU BOUGHT THAT WHERE?!?  Virtual lecture

YOU BOUGHT THAT WHERE?!? Virtual lecture

Let Karen take you around her little town, searching for the best quilting supplies found in some unexpected places.  It's amazing what you can find at the local "feed" store!

As a bonus, Karen will take you into her studio to show you how she uses many of her finds. 

 

This lecture is available for guilds as a virtual lecture only.

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Workshops - 1/2 Day Classes (3 hours)

Chip out of Every Bock ( in person 3 hour workshop)

Chip out of Every Bock ( in person 3 hour workshop)

Is the chip going in or does it go out?  An fun quilt of illusion, so simple to make, once you know how.  A throw that can grow to any size you wish! 

Let Karen show you how easy it is to create a intriguing quilt of illusion.

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Transparency   (in-person 3 hour workshop)

Transparency (in-person 3 hour workshop)

 

In this class, learn the secrets to creating the look of transparency in your quilts. Transparency is the use of color to make your quilts look like one color is laying over another.  It's very simple if you know how.  After this class, you can amaze your friends and family with your use of color! 

Several small samples will be made and an original design using transparency will be started. 

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Workshops - 1 Day Classes (6 Hours)

Celtic Illusions ( in-person 6 hour workshop)

Celtic Illusions ( in-person 6 hour workshop)

Karen has developed a truly magical way to create pieced Celtic quilt. You won't believe how easy it is to create an amazing Celtic quilt!

Let Karen share her secrets, so you can quickly and easily create unlimited pieced Celtic quilts. 

Based on Karen's book - Celtic Pieced Illusions

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Ice Crystals (in-person 6 hour workshop)

Ice Crystals (in-person 6 hour workshop)

How did you do that?!   This is what your friends will ask after you take this class.

 Create this truly stunning 3-D quilt  with Karen’s special rotary cutting techniques,  along with tricks and tips.

A perfect class for a quilter with sewing experience.

 

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Patchwork Illusions (in-person 6 hour workshop)

Patchwork Illusions (in-person 6 hour workshop)

Visual depth has fascinated artists for centuries, Karen has developed a quick and easy rotary technique that allows you to make quilts with a 3-D look.  In the class, you will learn how to create quilts shown in the Quilter's Gallery.

Frankly, this is Karen's favorite class because it is so easy to create truly amazing quilts of illusion.  Let Karen share her secrets, so you may become a master of illusion!

 

More examples from this class can be seen by clicking here.

 

This class is also available as a virtual class, see under Virtual Classes for details. 

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Virtual Classes

Chip out of Every Bock  (4 hour virtual class)

Chip out of Every Bock (4 hour virtual class)

Does the chip go in or does it go out?  A fun quilt of illusion, so simple to make, once you know how.  A throw that can grow to any size you wish!  Let Karen show you how easy it is to create an intriguing quilt of illusion.

Karen will send a fabric selection video, supply list and pre-cutting video before class.  In class, we will look at value tips, fabric placement, cutting and sewing tips, layout options, border options and start sewing.  Students will probably get 2 or 3 blocks done in class. 

Supply list can be seen below.  After booking, Karen will send a supply list for the students. Pattern is required for class.

Pattern can be downloaded from Karen’s Etsy store for last-minute sign-ups.  Optional fabric kit is available as well as a print pattern.  If ordering the fabric kit or print pattern, please allow 10-14 days to ensure delivery.

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Jewel Box  (4 hour virtual class)

Jewel Box (4 hour virtual class)

This is a beautiful quilt with the illusion of depth. Don’t let it scare you, the piecing is easy, created from just triangles! Believe it or not, this stunning quilt is created with just one block, done in different colors. Quilt is 48” x 48”.  Different layouts will be discussed in class.

Karen will send a fabric selection video, supply list and pre-cutting video before class. 

In class, we will look at value tips, fabric placement, cutting and sewing tips, layout options, border options and start sewing.  Students will get quite a few blocks done in class.  

Supply list can be seen below. After booking, Karen will send a supply list for the students. Pattern is required for class.

Pattern can be downloaded from Karen’s Etsy store for last-minute sign-ups.  Optional gradated fabrics are available from Karen’s webstore as well as a print pattern. 

 

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Patchwork Illusions (6 hour virtual class)

Patchwork Illusions (6 hour virtual class)

Visual depth has fascinated artists for centuries, Karen has developed a quick and easy rotary technique that allows you to make quilts with a 3-D look.  In the class, you will learn how to create many different quilts using these 3-D cubes. 

Frankly, this is Karen's favorite class because it is so easy to create truly amazing quilts of illusion.  Let Karen share her secrets, so you may become a master of illusion!

 

More examples from this class can be seen by clicking here.

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