Karen Combs

Grand Rapids 2019


Karen Combs is an internationally-known quilter, teacher, author, and fabric designer who has been frequently nominated for Quilt Teacher of the Year by Professional Quilter magazine. She is in high demand as a teacher who encourages her students, makes learning fun, and makes the complex easy to understand. Karen’s quilts are known for their unique twists on traditional patterns; she is intrigued by quilts of illusion and has been designing quilts with a 3-D look for several years. Karen is the author of several books published by AQS: Optical Illusions for Quilters, Combing through Your Scraps, Floral Illusions for Quilters, 3 Quilters Celebrate the 4 Seasons, and Celtic Pieced Illusions. She also co-authored 3-D Fun with Pandora’s Box with Sharlene Jorgenson. Karen’s work has appeared in many magazines, and she has been featured on several television shows, including Quilting from the Heartland, Series 700, Quilt Central, Quilt America, and Simply Quilts. Karen travels nationwide to teach her techniques and methods. Her website is karencombs.com.

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