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Accidental Landscapes Student Gallery

"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."

"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.

"They (the guild) absolutely loved you ... your work ... your patient instruction and kind demeanor. "  

"Karen went around constantly observing, offering advice, but never criticizing or trying to rearrange what the student laid out for her quilt."

"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." 

" 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!"

Sea Shell by the Sea Shore

Janet Hinderer, Newbury Park, CA

Beach with an amazing treasure chest created by Cena Harmon, FL

"I am so loving your Accidental Landscape technique!. I thought I'd share my latest. It's called Sanibel Lighthouse."

Joan Grasamkee, FL

Mary Ann McCammon (back row, second from left) teaching Accidental Landscapes in Yelapa, Mexico, a village south of Puerto Vallarta only accessible by boat.

joansbags   Josie

Joan S, Southern MD, "Alaskan Mountain Views Bag"

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.

Dennie Jo Jones, Branford, FL with her blue ribbon winning Autumn Hills Sarasota, FL

  Karen Goddard's beach scene

The Hill Country Quilt Guild Mountain Views workshop in Kerrville, TX

  Ethelann Wood and her framed beaches 

Mountain View workshop with the Berkshire Quilters in  Great Barrington, MA
Illini Country Stitchers, Champaign, IL  Seascapes made in the Accidental Landscapes Workshop Northern Star Quilt Guild, Somers, NY Mountain View workshop
"First Light" by Didi Salvatierra, MD  
Peggy Burdge of Elizabethtown, PA made these landscapes from my magazine articles and then made a whimsical holiday landscape of her own
Kathy Cruthirds, from Nampa, Idaho,  enjoyed making several beautiful Accidental Landscapes on her own using my book as inspiration.