Thought you might like to see one of your designs painted. I was playing around with some new Pro Chem paints and quilted up one of your designs to try them out on. I just posted it on facebook. You have some beautiful designs here. Wish I had had you sign your book.
~ Marilyn Badger
Note: This is the wholecloth design from page 62 of Custom Curves. Click on the image to enlarge.
Iíve been buying Karenís books since her first appearance on Simply Quilts. I have every one of her books and DVDís.
All of Karenís work is so inspiring and her instructions make it very easy to follow! The DVDís are extremely helpful
especially for those of us who learn by watching. I have watched her DVDís many times and will continue to plug them in
anytime I need that extra inspiration or just to watch the beautiful quilting! The patterns in her books are so beautiful!
You can be as simplistic and/or as complex as you would like to be when making a design so the versatility is wonderful!
Karenís recent book Custom Curves continues to provide yet another excellent addition for my growing library of her work. Karen has been a big inspiration in my machine quilting life. Thank you Karen for all of the time and effort you put into making your books and DVDís, they will continue to be a great resource of mine for many years to come!
Although we havenít met, you have certainly been an inspiration to me!
Iíve been FMQ machine quilting, as a spare time hobby, for about 2 Ĺ years, and your book/DVD on McTavishing was the first one I bought when I was starting out. I watched your quilting in amazement, and started and stopped that DVD dozens of times while I tried out the techniques you demonstrated. My first attempts barely resembled quilting at all, but I was determined to learn. I must say, I thoroughly enjoy your videos; your Minnesota accent and demeanor remind me so much of home, growing up on a farm an hour or so south of Duluth. ;-)
I'd like to share with you a small wholecloth/whitework quilt that your books and videos helped make possible. So far I have Mastering the Art of McTavishing, The Secrets of Elemental Quilting and Custom Curves as well as one of Rondaís curved crosshatch rulers and used things I learned from all of them to design this quilt. Your other two books are on my wishlist and I think Iíll be ordering them soon! You should be able to see my post of this quilt on quiltingboard.com. I thought you might enjoy seeing how Iíve used your books & videos.
~ Wendy Garrison, Flagstaff, Arizona
I have just purchased your new book and it is amazing as are all of your books. When I opened the "Whitework" book my jaw dropped and remained that way until the third flip through the pages. The DVD's with the books gives the hope of success for the rest of us. Your teaching methods are clear and with practice we can all learn to be quilters. Thank you for your inspiration and I look forward to any new books in the future.
~ Brenda Lupton
I am from England and have all your books even the latest Custom Curves which I am very excited about the lovely designs and Ronda's Rulers which I ordered and have.
I just wanted to say thanks. I could not have made my latest quilt "Wedding Ring", made for my hubby Jim, and achieve the standard that I have without your books, youtubes, etc. I thank you so much for the wealth of info you have shared with us all.
I have used trapunto in the white centres, my very first attempt, easy with your very accurate instructions [in The Secrets of Elemental Quilting].
Once again thanks for sharing your wonderful talents.
My best regards to you,
~ Brenda Houlihan, England
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