Karen Combs

April 2020

Karen Combs - Columbia, Tennessee
(www.karencombs.com)

Karen is an internationally known quilter, teacher, author and designer who has been nominated 3 times by students for Quilt Teacher of the Year. Teaching since 1989, she is in high demand as a teacher who encourages her students, makes learning fun and makes the complex easy to understand!

Karen is fascinated with optical illusions and quilts; this is the subject of many of her workshops. She is the author of scores of magazine articles, quilt patterns and has written 9 quilting books, among them, Optical Illusions for Quilters, Combing Through Your Scraps and Celtic Patchwork Illusions. She has designed over 100 fabric collections, both quilting cotton and batiks and is known for her innovative designs. She currently designs for Banyan Batiks, a division of Northcott.

Karen has appeared on many quilting TV programs and has a Craftsy class, New Directions in Tumbling blocks.

She has worked with Quilt Seminars at Sea for over a decade, teaching her quilting techniques and traveling the world.

Karen lives in the rolling hills of middle Tennessee with her husband, Rick and cute Shih Tzu named Benji.

Crystal Star Workshop


How did you do that? This is what your friends will ask after you take this class!!

In this all-day class, you will make the traditional quilt block Crystal Star into a wall hanging that looks 3-D. You will also learn how to use color to enhance the 3-D effect. It's fun and fast!


Fabric packets will be available in class.

April Program is Canceled