Programs Offered


"By the end of the day she had me quilting feathers of all kinds that anyone would be proud to claim as their own!”


"... Loved your quiet teaching style and your tips as we learned. Thanks again"


“Karen is a very patient teacher who has amazing quilting skills"



From Tears in Home Ec Class to Best of Show….My Quilting Journey

Hair Care Join Karen as she shares her journey from her first struggles with a sewing machine to owning a quilting business and winning awards.


Along with stories of her growth as a quilter, Karen will share her work with other quilters and of course will bring a trunk load of quilts for all to see.


Tips and techniques, triumphs and tribulations— all stitched together to provide a quilt picture of her story.


One hour - $100 plus mileage

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What Judges Look For

Nails Are you ready to put your quilts into competition? Is your guild thinking about holding a judged quilt show?


Karen is an experienced quilt judge who can clue you in on just what judges look for when they evaluate a quilt in competition. She will take the fear out of judging.


A mock judging is part of the presentation. Handouts are provided.


 One hour - $100 plus mileage


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Longarm Quilting: Edge-to-Edge to Heirloom

Makeup Using a multimedia format, Karen will present the different levels of longarm quilting from simple edge-to-edge to custom heirloom. Slides and real life examples will be presented.


Karen will also cover how to get your quilt top ready for a longarm quilter and how to establish a relationship with your quilter.


 One hour - $100 plus mileage

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I’ve Purchased a Home Quilting System, Now What Do I Do?

Home Service Many quilters are thinking about purchasing or have purchased home quilting systems to finish their quilts. Once it is set up in your home – what do you do next?


The entire process of loading a quilt, selecting thread, troubleshooting tension, performing basic maintenance can be daunting. In this multimedia presentation,


Karen walks you through loading a quilt, making sure the top is centered and stabilized, and choosing threads.There is a handout with pictures for each participant to carry home.


Following the presentation, there is a question & answer session.This is an invaluable program for anyone with a new quilting system or anyone considering the purchasing of one.


One hour - $100 plus mileage