Karen Conley is a country girl, growing up on a farm in northwestern Ohio, surrounded by quilters. She still has her crib quilt plus many more made by her grandmother, her mother and now her own.
Karen graduated with a BS in Education from Ohio Northern University and taught for ten years at the elementary level. She then became a stay-at-home mom. She gradually combined her love of quilting with teaching. That was over twenty-five years ago. As she was teaching, she continued taking classes. Her favorites include Jinny Beyer for her use of color and value in design and Judy Dales for creating original contemporary curved piecing designs.
In 2005, Karen invited Judy Niemeyer to her quilt shop. Fascinated by Judy’s use of color and design plus her foundation paper piecing techniques, Karen quickly started teaching Judy Niemeyer patterns. As a Certified Instructor for Judy Niemeyer, Karen has combined her early passions – quilting, teaching and traveling.