I’m so happy you have stopped by my studio. My name is Karen aka Lady K and I have been making quilts since 2003 but only have I really known the “right” way to do things since 2012. I was pretty much self-taught till then, but now there’s not much stopping me.
I consider myself a Modern Traditional Quilter. What the heck does that mean, you wonder? I love traditional piecing, patchwork, and quilt layouts, but I prefer to use modern colors and fabrics. I like using tonals for background fabrics as well as solids in colors ranging from white to gray to everything in between. The modern term for this is “low volume”. Reproduction fabrics tug at my heartstrings though, so you’ll see Civil War and 1930 repros in my work as well.
Having worked in quilt shops since 2012, I have extensive experience making quilts of all styles using a variety of techniques. This accumulated experience has led me to where I am today, designing quilt patterns for magazines like Quilt Now, Love Patchwork & Quilting and McCall’s Quilting, and now developing and selling patterns available for PDF download in my Etsy shoppe.
I have had the honor of being named Aurifil Artisans for Aurifil for 2017, 2018, and now 2019. Since 2012 I have used Aurifil thread in everything I make and honestly it’s the best thread for my projects. Their 100% cotton thread is delicate yet strong and holds my quilts, pillows, and bags together perfectly, and allows me to make beautiful things to be treasured. I work in my home studio in Northern Virginia and find inspiration in everything from art to music to my surroundings.
Please check out my Instagram account for a daily view into my creative life and the projects I am working on daily at @LadyKQuilts.