"I am so loving your Accidental Landscape technique!. I thought I'd share my latest. It's called Sanibel Lighthouse."
Joan Grasamkee, FL
Josie Muschel, a 14 year old HS freshman, chose to replicate a photograph of the Bavarian Alps of Garmisch-Partenkirchen for the needlework category of Houstonfest, her regional contest for students studying German. She asked her grandmother Martha for advice. Martha sent Karen's book "Accidental Landscapes" to her and she based her pictorial quilt on Karen's layered topstitching technique. Josie's quilt won 1st place in both, the 2015 Houstonfest and the 2015 Texas State German Contest.
View workshop with the Berkshire Quilters
in Great Barrington, MA
Jo Jones, Branford, FL with her blue
ribbon winning Autumn Hills
Hill Country Quilt Guild Mountain Views
workshop in Kerrville, TX
Goddard's beach scene
Ann McCammon (back row, second from left) teaching
Accidental Landscapes in Yelapa, Mexico, a village
south of Puerto Vallarta only accessible by boat.
Reck's "Sunrise Lake",
Mill Valley, CA inspired by my
Burdge of Elizabethtown, PA made these landscapes
from my magazine articles and then made a whimsical
holiday landscape of her own
Cruthirds, from Nampa, Idaho, enjoyed making
several beautiful Accidental Landscapes on her own
using my book as inspiration.
"I just wanted to
tell you how much I enjoyed your class on Saturday. I have never had a more
sincere, friendly, helping, instructor in my life. Thank you so much for just
being you and sharing your energy."
Paylor, Camp Hill, PA
"Although we all
used the same technique each one turned out unique and beautiful. The other
positive thing that came out of this workshop is that a few quilters learned to
step out of the box and not worry about seams matching, there were none, to go
with the feel and flow of fabric and just enjoy the process.
Light" by Didi Salvatierra, MD
guild) absolutely loved you ... your work ... your patient instruction and
kind demeanor. "
"I took my almost
finished piece to church yesterday morning to share and everyone was
amazed (as was I!) that it only took one day to get that far. It is a wonderful
technique that you have dreamed up and I feel so fortunate to have a chance to
learn from you."
"Karen went around
constantly observing, offering advice, but never criticizing or trying to
rearrange what the student laid out for her quilt."
" I really like
your pieces - they capture the essence of landscape in a simple effective way
... thanks for the inspiration"
"I was so excited
about the technique that I ran out and bought a large stash of fabric suitable
for even more projects!"