Karen, the owner of Quilt Patterns & More LLC, was born and grew up in northeast Ohio in the small rural town, Chesterland. Mom got me interested in sewing at a very young age. Starting in Blue Birds making bean bags, then Camp Fire Girls, 4-H sewing club, home-ec in junior high. These took me from simple sewing projects on to more complex clothing items. In a few years I was making most all my own clothes including tailored suits for work.
In the mid '80's my husband and I moved onto our 35’ Alberg sailboat, our first liveaboard boat. I stopped making clothes and the boating passion took over.
We traveled for one year onboard our boat, from the Great Lakes to the Florida Keys, then settled in Annapolis, MD. This was followed by many more moves landside and on boats. Lots more traveling on boats thru the Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, New England, and Great Lakes.
My landside moves included Florida, North Carolina, Colorado, California, and back to Florida.
I spent several years working the yacht industry.
Start of my quilting passion:
I started quilting in 2000, after I took a beginners’ quilting class and loved it. Since then, I’ve been hooked. My fabric stash fills many cupboards in my quilt studio. A quilt book library has grown extensively and many patterns have piled up.