Sunday, July 5, 2009

More Inspiration from Karen Azevedo

Last year Karen emailed me with her first linen wholecloth quilt, a few months later I got a picture of her second one and now we're up to three! I would say she has become as addicted to this type of quilting as the rest of us. I get bumps when I see her work and have to keep sharing her with the rest of you.

Karen wears two hats ~ she does long arm quilting and you can visit her website at She also does new product reviews for the Machine Quilting Unlimited magazine. One of my students gave me a copy of this magazine a few months ago and was raving about it...I was SO impressed I immediately went on-line and signed up for a year's subscription. The articles are full of great information and beautiful photography. I don't normally spend a lot of time on magazines but I have read both of my issues cover to cover twice. I was also invited to write an article for this magazine on wholecloth quilting and the first part will be appearing in their September issue.

Karen's email to me is copied below...thank you for continuing to inspiring us all Karen!

"I am attaching some photos of my latest wholecloth. It is not an antique linen in the middle but rather a new doily that I found in one of our local shops. My access to antique linen is very limited! The lace doily is made in Germany in an area called Plauen so they call it Plauen lace.

On my wholecloth I also bought a square doily that matched the center lace and then cut it apart so that I had 4 pieces and put them in the corners. I also added an additional lace heart for the very middle. Both the front and back are a cream colored sateen. I also beaded parts of it.

I have since found several other pieces of Plauen Lace and am anxious to start designing around them."

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