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American Quilter's Society
PO Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290

Toll-free (for orders only, please):
Phone: 270-898-7903
Fax: 270-898-1173

Physical Street Address for UPS/FedEx Shipments Only:
5801 Kentucky Dam Road Paducah, KY 42003-9323

Quilting Community AQS Authors

Karen Griska

Karen Griska

Karen Griska is a passionate and prolific quilt artist who made her first quilt at age 13, a charming one-patch. A self-taught quilter, she has now made over 200 quilts, all original designs. Her favorite part of the quiltmaking process is creating the design. Karen does not usually sketch a plan in advance, but prefers to develop the design as she works. The thrill of discovery fuels her passion for quilting. Karen created the Oregon Trail Quilt Challenge in which quilters make a small quilt using only a given bundle of fabrics and no pattern. “What,” she asks, “would you make if you were out on the Oregon Trail and could use only the materials you had on hand and the ideas in your head?” Karen gives lectures and workshop on Creativity in Quilting, Improvisational Sampler Quilts, and Dynamic String Quilts and teaches a variety of inventive classes utilizing selvages. You can read more about Karen at in the Featured Quilter-Archives section. Karen and her husband currently reside in Litchfield, CT.


Books by Karen Griska