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Karen G. Fisher
Like many women, Karen made a quilt for her granddaughter, fell in love with the medium, and let it grow from there. Before quilting, her main medium was ceramics, and Karen feels some of her quiltmaking style has grown out of her ceramics work in terms of building a surface with color, pattern, and texture. Karen also loves to use commercial tone-on-tone fabrics for the visual sparkle they give a piece, and always enjoys the hunt to find the groups of colors she wants for a new quilt.
Karenís work has been published in American Quilter, the 2007 Quilt Art Engagement Calendar, Quilting Arts, and The Quilting Quarterly. Rose of Sharon: New Quilts from an Old Favorite includes her quilt MY FATHERíS ROSE GARDEN. Karenís quilts have been shown in Paducah, Cincinnati, California, and exhibited at both the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum and The National Quilt Museum. As an active quilter, she is always adding to her skillsótaking workshops with Carol Taylor, Katie Pasquini-Masopust, Paula Nadelstern, and others.
Karenís formal art training includes a BFA in sculpture from the University of Arizona, plus a BFA in art education, and an earth science teaching endorsement. She has taught both art and science at the high school and middle school levels, and has included quilting in the art curriculum. Karen has been active with the Tucson Quilters Guild for the last six years, where she served as program co-chair and had the opportunity to work with the amazing group of nationally recognized speakers the guild brings to Tucson each year.
Books by Karen G. Fisher