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Karen Gibbs is the owner/designer of The Quilt Studio, a multi-faceted design studio in Ballston Lake, New York, which includes a longarm quilting and design service and a pattern design division. Karen has a background in textile design, previously working in the River Art division of Eagle's Eye, a clothing manufacturer in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. Eagle's Eye was mainly known for their sweaters depicting holiday scenes with coordinating turtlenecks. Each sweater was graphed out, with designs broken down into little rectangles, each rectangle representing a stitch. During this time, Karen began teaching herself quilting, learning quickly what a rotary cutter was. Combining quilting with endless rectangles brought her to bargello. Karenís family is a continual source of inspiration, looking at the world through her children's eyes. She is an active member of Wings Falls Quilters Guild, which according to her husband meets for the entire day on the second Saturday of every month!