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Celebrity Status

So…. there is this really awesome online platform for quilters, maybe you’ve heard of it. It’s called “The Quilt Show” and it is basically the Netflix for Quilters. Well, last month, Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims (the hosts of the show) asked ME to be a guest on the show!!! This was such an honor! The show is shot at the Comcast building in Centennial Colorado. I just live on the other side of the Rockies, in Northern Utah. So I decided to make a little road trip out of it. This was actually, now that I think about it, […]

Quilted Post Cards – Spread that love like Glitter!

I have been into hand-lettering for a long time and I am embarrassed to admit how long it took me to realize that combining hand-lettering and quilting is basically the best idea ever! This might sound crazy or whatever, but ever since I started participating in the quilting/sewing/crafting industry, every 18 months or so I have this existential crisis about my identity as a creative/career/all around human being. I have always been into art, and from a young age (starting in about 2nd grade) I already knew in my head that I would do something artsy as a career path. I […]

One-Upping Myself.

I recently created a new computerized quilting design that took me FOR FREAKING EVER. As I was digitizing it, I realized that this might be a good opportunity to help people understand exactly what goes into the digitizing process for computerized quilting designs. So, first off, here is the design in all its glory: Now, I have created designs similar to this in the past, but nothing this intricate. While I do have other Graffiti Quilting designs that have the same layout: starting in the center and working towards the edges, like this one: And this one: And this one: […]

International Quilt Association Featured ME!!!

So last fall my quilt The Royal Huntress won 3rd place in the Houston International Quilt festival, and the year before that, my quilt Disparity won 1st place! So, this year IQA asked if they could do a feature on me and my journey as an artist. Here is what they published: Pretty cool right?? Man I feel like such a celebrity! Haha. Thanks for taking the time to read. Be great to each other, -Karlee

Houston Awards Ceremony, and a New Endeavor…

Hey everyone! So last time I wrote, I talked about my quilt The Royal Huntress, and I was waiting to go to Houston International Quilt Festival to find out what the results of the competition would be. Well, I went, and here is what happened… Well there you have it folks! When I originally entered my quilt into the competition, I entered it into the “Surface Design” category, which was required because the fabric was custom printed. It could have easily gone into the whole cloth quilt category, or especially the embellished category. Anyway, I guess the judges felt that […]

So much has happened!

I know you’re probably thinking to yourself, “Oh wow. A Blog post from Karlee. She hasn’t blogged in like 43 years!” Well, I know. I am guilty of not keeping up in the blogosphere but it hasn’t been for lack of being productive! So much has been going on, and I wanted to take a moment to share the latest and greatest news with you all. First of all, remember how last year my quilt “Disparity” won first place in the Houston International Quilt Festival? Well, I created another competition quilt for Houston, and not only did it get in […]

The Royal Huntress

For those of you who have been following my work, I’m sure you were dying to see my quilt “The Royal Huntress” all finished! Instead of writing all about it, I made this video to share with you all. This will give you a glimpse into the process, conception, embellishment and completion of this quilt!

Creating new from the old…

Hello buddies! It’s the beginning of a new month, you know what that means! NEW COMPUTERIZED QUILTING DESIGNS! I am so super duper fricken’ super excited to show you this latest collection. But, let me give you a little background first… In about 2013, I was being really super experimental in my free-motion quilting (that experimentation is what lead me to creating and writing the book on Graffiti Quilting.) As I was experimenting with Graffiti Quilting and the many different ways I could use the same technique with different formulas, one formula I came up with was this: -Start at […]

Online Master Classes!

Hello all my lovely people! I have some awesome and exciting new to share with you all! Watch this video to find out what it is: So there you have it folks! I have two classes that I am teaching online this coming Spring and Summer. Here are the schedules for each of the classes: Graffiti Quilting Session 1: March 24th – May 12th, 2018 1 PM – 3 PM (Mountain Standard Time) Click Here to Register Click Here to Join the Facebook Group Saturday, March 24th Saturday, April 7th Saturday, April 21st Saturday, May 12th   Session 2: May […]

Karlee Curls For Everyone!

Hey my lovely people! I hope you all have been enjoying your 2018 thus far. Things over here have been quite crazy, to say the least. I booked myself a pretty busy first quarter of the year, and I am super excited to tell you all about what I’ve got going on in the next couple months. First of all, for all you computerized quilters out there, as per usual, I have a few new fun designs that have just launched. Over the last 15 years or so (way before I got into quilting) there was this design that I […]