Meet Quilt Artist Karen Charles

The Quilters’ Community | Episode 96

Karen Charles has been quilting for 40 years and is now an event specialist for Husqvarna Viking traveling the country teaching, demonstrating and having fun with sewing machines. Most of Karen’s quilts include many, many fabrics and she prefers to do her own quilting. And one of her favorite things to do is appliqué with embroidery. Meet Karen and tune in to future videos featuring Karen demonstrating a variety of quiltmaking techniques. To watch more quilting videos of the Quilters Newsletter TV visit and Visit to find applique and embroidery supplies.

Designer Biography

Karen Charles is an award-winning quiltmaker with 25 years experience in the art of quilting, embroidery, couture sewing and crafts. She has exhibited her quilts nationally and at the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, Canada. Her 13 years managing a sewing machine store provided her a unique perspective of the quilt industry and she is now an event specialist for Husqvarna Viking. She has expansive machine and software knowledge and is enthusiastic about sharing information with others. In teaching she makes sure all students, regardless of skill level, are able to achieve the most complicated tasks.


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