Karen Novak began quilting in 1983 while living in Ohio. Karen attended various classes and lectures over the years and was a member of the Wooster Tree City Quilters, serving as president in 1995. Her quilts and clothing won various ribbons at local quilt shows and at the Ohio State Fair.
After attending several wonderful retreats, she decided to pursue being a quiltmaking teacher. After moving to Florida, Karen was hired in 2001 to teach at the new Jo Ann ETC store in Brandon Florida. In 2005 Karen taught at her first quiltmaking retreat and became a certified Quilt in a Day instructor that same year.
Karen currently lives in Aiken, South Carolina where she has been employed at Creative Sewing since 2010. She continues to teach quilting classes on a regular schedule as well as selling and training Babylock, Viking and Bernina sewing machines. Karen has taught over 35 Quilt in a Day patterns and enjoys each and every class.