karenquiltingI’m Karen, I have lived in  Arkansas since 1980 although I grew up in Wisconsin and lived there for the first almost 20 years of my life.  My husband and I spent 9 years traveling and living in other states while he served in the US Navy.   I have been quilting for a lot of years.  I hand quilt, hand piece and machine piece, love needle turn applique.  Besides quilting I love hiking, camping, gardening, reading & traveling .  Quilting is the main craft that I enjoy although I can do other needle crafts and have worked in stain glass.  I have been married since 1972 to the same guy and we have 2 daughters, 2 son-in-laws and 2 wonderful grandchildren from our youngest daughter.  We have a small motorhome and  enjoy traveling off and on throughout the year when my husband isn’t doing contract work.  He is semi-retired and it will be permanent soon. In the past I have worked as a nurses aide, a day care worker and in later years as a Administrative Secretary and Medical Records Manager for a small Hospice Group.  I have been lucky to leave all that drama behind me and enjoy quilting full time for some time now