Karen, the owner of QuiltPatternsMore.com, grew up in a small rural town in northeast Ohio. Mom got me interested in sewing at a very young age, starting in Blue Birds, 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 sailboat, our first liveaboard boat. I stopped making clothes and the boating passion took over.
We traveled for a year onboard our boat, from the Great Lakes to the Florida Keys, then settled in Annapolis, MD. Following with many more moves land side and on boats. My boat travels included the Caribbean, New England, and Great Lakes. I spent several years working in the yacht industry.
My land side moves included several states; some in Florida, Colorado, now in Tennessee enjoying the mountain views.
Start of my quilting passion:
I started quilting in 2000, after taking a beginners’ quilting class and loved it. Since then, I’ve been hooked. My fabric stash fills many cupboards in my quilt studio, along with an extensive quilt book library.
While living aboard, I started designing the Chesapeake Bay lighthouse patterns. As you can see, the lighthouses are my specialty. They are special to me because of my many years of boating which started in the mid 1970’s. The lighthouses are an important part of navigation.
In mid 2000’s after moving to CO, I started my quilting business, which at first, was longarm quilting, then it progressed into some custom made quilts and publishing my patterns. Now, my business includes designing / publishing patterns and designing / making custom quilts by request.
I’m so thankful for God blessing me with so many opportunities and combining my God given talent to create art out of fabric.
Thank you for visiting my website. I hope many quilters will enjoy my patterns. They can be purchased here on my website.
Please feel free to e-mail me any questions you may have regarding my patterns, or quilting in general.