Karen started quilting at age 30 when she taught herself to sew for the sole purpose of making a quilt. After reading The Fabric Makes the Quilt by Roberta Horton, Karen felt her chains to conform were lifted. She was now free to play with fabric. This started her creative journey.
Rhythm and Roses by Karen Eckmeier won 3rd Place in the Innovative Pieced category at Houston 2014. This beautiful quilt took 2 months to create and was completed with King Tut cotton quilting thread. Karen loves the “electric” feel of this quilt. Simply beautiful!
Karen gains inspiration from visiting quilt shows and from her beautiful surroundings in Connecticut. She loves the peaceful setting of living in a rural town with only one stoplight. When not hiking, baking, reading, or traveling, Karen astounds us with her quilting talent!
Images care of Karen Eckmeier