KAREN FISHER ART QUILTS
Teaching at Houston International Quilt Festival October 27-31, 2021
Karen G. Fisher has been quilting since 2002, when she made a baby quilt for her first grand-daughter. For that first quilt, she found beautiful fabrics, and cut and stitched until it was finished.
Her trick was that she came from both a sewing background, and an art background, with degrees in Art, Art Education, and a teaching certification in Earth Science. She feels her strongest skill is being able to visualize an idea, and then be able to turn it into fabric. All her quilts happen in her head first, and sometimes they live there a long time before they come out!
Over the years, Karen has focused on learning new techniques, so that when she has an idea, she can figure out how to make it happen. She also loves commercial fabrics, and has built a sizeable inventory to draw from when an idea has reached the “making” stage.
She has won multiple awards, both local and national, over the years. In 2012, her book Easy Grid Quilts was published by AQS. She has had work in several magazines, and currently has two quilts touring with the HERStory exhibit, which premiered at the 2017 Houston Quilt Festival.
In 2018 two of her quilts were exhibited at Houston Quilt Festival: Dear Paula, With Sincere Thanks, and Medieval.
At Houston 2019 Karen made several presentations.
Currently she is President of the Tucson Quilters Guild.