ISBN 978-1-60460-013-1 AQS Publishing

This last month has been exciting!

My first book, Easy Grid Quilts, has just been published, and I’ve been taking complimentary copies to my local quilt shops to get them excited too.

It has taken me close to two years to write the book, make the quilts, and work through getting the book ready with my publisher, AQS Publishing—they were wonderful to work with through the whole process.

The idea for the book began a few years ago, as I created quilts from “grids” that I had designed to be able to play with color in some very formal ways. One grid is based on a mathematical matrix, one uses percentages, and another is about a size progression I discovered. While this may all sound like math, for me it is all about the visual relationships, and my book will let other quilters try their own color combinations with my patterns and instructions.

There are a total of five grids in the book, with variations on each, and lots of quilts to provide ideas for how to use the basic layouts.

I will be teaching in the Phoenix area starting this summer, and I look forward to sharing my ideas with students.

Easy Grid Quilts is available on Amazon, or check to see if your local quilt shop has it or will order it for you.

AQS Publishing Catalog

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“Tucson” Quilt in Arizona Daily Star

by Karen on June 26, 2012

Karen Fisher's "Tucson—Heart of Arizona" is among the quilts on display at the Arizona History Museum.

On June 21, the Caliente section of the Arizona Daily Star showcased my quilt Tucson—Heart of Arizona to promote an event at the Arizona History Museum where the quilt is on display in the 100 Years 100 Quilts Show. The show celebrates Arizona quilters and quilting in our state’s centennial year, and will be on display through December 2012.

I will be at the museum on July 14 to talk about my quilting and show off some of my work in addition to the “Tucson” quilt. And I am currently working on a book of patterns for a modular version of the “Tucson” quilt. The “Tucson” quilt pattern book will be available in early fall.

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100 Years 100 Quilts, Arizona Centennial Quilt Project

February 18, 2012

Opening February 18, 2012 the 100 Years 100 Quilts show was a smashing success.  The display is a collaborative project between the Arizona Historical Society and the Arizona Centennial Quilt Project (a Project of the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame) and is made possible in part through a grant by the Arizona Humanities Council and [...]

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Arizona Valentines: Romancing the State

February 14, 2012

Arizona Valentines: Romancing the State is currently showing at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. It is a juried show celebrating Arizona’s Centennial on February 14, Valentine’s Day. The show includes a wonderful assortment of photographs, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and mixed media pieces. My quilt, Hearts for Arizona, is the only fiber piece in the show. [...]

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The Same But Different

April 3, 2010

2010 Arizona Quilters Guild Sol y Sombra: 1st Place, Exemplary Workmanship 2010 Tucson Quilters Guild Quilt Fiesta: 1st Place, Exemplary Piecing Viewer’s Choice Honorable Mention This quilt was inspired by an earlier quilt I made with friends. I made the center nine blocks, Shirley added the little squares, and Deanna added the wandering “geese.” Karen [...]

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