I have been quilting officially since 2003 but did my first experiments in patchwork [hexagons cut out of newspaper], at about the age of 8. I started making art quilts after my first trip to Kauai and came back inspired with colorful images in my head and in photographs that I needed to recreate in fabric.

I have been involved with fabric for all my life. My grandmother taught me to sew at a young age and I would design and make some of my own clothes. At 18 I went to college in Carlisle, England and studied Textile Design majoring in weaving. My first real job was working for Laura Ashley in one of their factories that produced clothing, I was trained, becoming proficient and fast on the sewing machine. From here I set up a small business making rag rugs using some of my stash. I even got a stall at the Covent Garden Craft Market to sell them.

I moved to Auburn, California from England in 1998, with my husband, and two daughters. We have lived here for fifteen years now and I also have an American born son.

My biggest love in quilting is color and fabric. The technique I use on my quilts is mostly raw-edge collage appliqué. This allows me to cut, layer then glue the fabrics before machine quilting them. Influences for my quilts come from many places. I use photos of landscapes, sea-life, birds and the work of illustrator Charley Harper.

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March 2023: Karen Brow-Meier

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Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
33501 Stonehill Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629

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