karen2014I’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.


I am a contributor to the Celebrate Hand Quilting blog and a member of the facebook groups “Celebrate Hand Quilting” and “Jane Stickle Quilt Group” both are closed groups but easy to join – just request it.