Instructor

Stone, Karen K.
A quilter since 1986, Karen’s inspiration manifests equally of innovation and tradition. Her quilts have won numerous awards, including first prizes in international competitions, and her designs appear frequently in exhibitions. Her Clam Session quilt received the Master of Innovative Artistry award at IQA in 2009, and her Indian Orange Peel Quilt was People’s Choice at Quilt National ’95, and is now part of the QN collection at the International Quilt Museum. Her Sacred quilt was Best of Show in Dallas in 2020. Her pieces have been juried into Quilts-Art-Quilts 2022, Quilt National 2023, and won awards in QuiltCon 2022 and 2023. Having enjoyed success in design, publication, and teaching, she continues to reinvent herself in new works. Karen holds degrees in Piano from Baylor and Indiana Universities, has two beautiful daughters, three exemplary cats, and rides her bike from historic Deep Ellum in Dallas, TX. See more at karenkstonequilts.com.

Instructor Workshops

An Evening with Karen Stone (40th Anniversary Tribute), #KAREN

Special Events
Friday, 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Mezzanine
Stone, Karen K.
All Levels
$35

Join renowned international award-winning quilter Karen K. Stone as she helps commemorate the American Quilter’s Society’s 40th Anniversary. Journey with Karen through a lifetime of quilts as she shares stories, lessons learned, and special memories. Throughout the presentation, you’re invited to join the discussion with questions. Karen reminisces about her cherished memories of her award-winning quilts and her enduring connection with AQS. Plus, delightful memories she's shared with fellow quilters, judges, and instructors. As an invaluable part of the AQS family, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to Karen. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening filled with the beauty of Karen's quilts and the timeless memories she has graciously shared.

karenkstonequilts.com

Cinco de Mayo - New York Beauty, #547100w

Piecing
Wednesday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Motivate A
Stone, Karen K.
All Levels
$160
Plus Material Fee

Karen's original quilt set the standard for contemporary interpretations of traditional patterns. Enjoy a day of color work, paper foundation technique, curved piecing (and alternatives), plus the variations that make this project unique.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

karenkstonequilts.com

BERNINA

Free-Motion Raw-Edge Appliqué, #548524

Quilting/Finishing-DOMESTIC MACHINE
Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Team Room 1
Stone, Karen K.
All Levels
$95
Plus Kit Fee

A leafy gala of fabric, color, guided free-cutting, improvisation, and free-motion stitching. Great first experience for those new to free-motion machine quilting! Super fun, and most everyone finishes their little quilt (small version of pictured).

karenkstonequilts.com

BERNINA

Improv in Foundation Piecing, #547103t

Piecing
Thursday, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Team Room 1
Stone, Karen K.
All Levels
$160

Let’s face it - making stuff up is fun! The pictured quilt “Starburst” was constructed improvisationally. Karen will help you find your improv wings, with just enough structure to guarantee a wonderful outcome. Let’s explore some possibilities!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

karenkstonequilts.com

BERNINA

An Evening with Karen Stone (40th Anniversary Tribute), #KAREN

Stone, Karen K.
Friday
Mezzanine

Join renowned international award-winning quilter Karen K. Stone as she helps commemorate the American Quilter’s Society’s 40th Anniversary. Journey with Karen through a lifetime of quilts as she shares stories, lessons learned, and special memories. Throughout the presentation, you’re invited to join the discussion with questions. Karen reminisces about her cherished memories of her award-winning quilts and her enduring connection with AQS. Plus, delightful memories she's shared with fellow quilters, judges, and instructors. As an invaluable part of the AQS family, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to Karen. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening filled with the beauty of Karen's quilts and the timeless memories she has graciously shared.

karenkstonequilts.com

Cinco de Mayo - New York Beauty, #547100w

Stone, Karen K.
Wednesday
Motivate A

Karen's original quilt set the standard for contemporary interpretations of traditional patterns. Enjoy a day of color work, paper foundation technique, curved piecing (and alternatives), plus the variations that make this project unique.

Registration for this class includes show admission for Wednesday.

karenkstonequilts.com

BERNINA

Free-Motion Raw-Edge Appliqué, #548524

Stone, Karen K.
Friday
Team Room 1

A leafy gala of fabric, color, guided free-cutting, improvisation, and free-motion stitching. Great first experience for those new to free-motion machine quilting! Super fun, and most everyone finishes their little quilt (small version of pictured).

karenkstonequilts.com

BERNINA

Improv in Foundation Piecing, #547103t

Stone, Karen K.
Thursday
Team Room 1

Let’s face it - making stuff up is fun! The pictured quilt “Starburst” was constructed improvisationally. Karen will help you find your improv wings, with just enough structure to guarantee a wonderful outcome. Let’s explore some possibilities!

Registration for this class includes show admission for Thursday.

karenkstonequilts.com

BERNINA