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.
Variety and learning are some of my favorite things when it comes to making quilts. I find inspiration everywhere, but especially from other quilters and I find them on Instagram and blogs.
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 and Love Patchwork & Quilting and now developing and selling patterns available for PDF download on 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 stitches. The other half of my creating team is my trusty Janome Quilt Maker Memory Craft 15000. It’s power, size, and sleek style make for an enjoyable sewing and quilting experience in everything I do. I haven’t put the threaded needle through anything it couldn’t handle and the finished product is fabulous every time.
Please check out my Instagram account for a daily view into my creative life and the projects I am working on daily at @LadyKQuilts.