Karen has been quilting since she was a little girl of about 6 or 7 years old. Growing up in Nebraska, her Grandma taught her everything she needed to know to sew, live and survive. (Living off the land, using what you have and loving God Always in Everything you do.) She learned how to sew on a treadle sewing machine, sew by hand, and then off she went into the world of quilting, crafting and art! Her motto is: Doing something you love is called "Passion" and you can see it when she teaches. Karen has had a quilt shop since 1995 and still enjoys taking classes herself!