Karen K. Stone

Lancaster 2019


Innovation and tradition motivate Karen K. Stone, a quilter since 1986. Her quilts have won numerous awards, including first prizes in international competitions, and her designs appear frequently in exhibitions and on magazine covers. Her CLAM SESSION quilt was awarded Master of Innovative Artistry at the 2009 International Quilt Festival, and her INDIAN ORANGE PEEL quilt was the People’s Choice at Quilt National 1995.

Having enjoyed incredible success in design, publication, and teaching, Karen finds no greater satisfaction than in hand-stitching binding onto a newly quilted piece, with the possible exception of students returning to report they’re having a lot more fun quilting since taking her color class. Karen holds degrees in Piano from Baylor and Indiana Universities and lives in Beaumont, Texas. See her at karenkstone.com.