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Superior Stars: Karen Eckmeier

Posted: 4 May 2015 at 6 a.m.

Karen Eckmeier

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!

Rhythm and Roses

Sunshine and Shadow Garden

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!

 

Connecticut

To see more of Karen’s work, such as her newest piece Sunshine and Shadow Garden, check out her website, kareneckmeier.com.
 

Images care of Karen Eckmeier

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  • 3. Eileen in Texas (08 May 2015 at 12:51 p.m.)

    I love Karen's methods and especially enjoy her as a teacher! If you get the chance, be sure to take one of her classes. Her enthusiasm is contagious!
  • 2. Karen Eckmeier (04 May 2015 at 12:50 p.m.)

    little correction...that's a close up of Rhythm & Roses....not my new piece Sunshine & Shade Garden, which is still in the very early stages of being topstitched.
  • 1. Angie in SoCal (04 May 2015 at 11:21 a.m.)

    I have her books. Love her landscapes.

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