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Quiltmaking has been my passion since I was 13 years old. Following a career as an investment portfolio manager and raising two sons, I now enjoy creating quilts full time. I'm inspired by antique quilts, especially ones that contain improvisational elements in their design or construction. I also enjoy the challenge of upcycling, and wrote the book "Quilts from the Selvage Edge" on that topic. (Published by the American Quilter's Society, 2008.) I'm a member of the Empire Quilter's Guild in New York City, and the Modern Connecticut Quilter's Guild.

Visit my blogs: www.selvageblog.blogspot.com and www.karengriskaquilts.blogspot.com.

Interested in clergy stoles? Visit my other Etsy shop: Shadrachs
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Shadrachs?ref=pr_shop_more

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  • Female
  • Born on April 29
  • Joined June 16, 2011

Favorite materials

silk dupioni, shot cottons, solid cottons, fabulous prints, interesting novelty prints, reproduction fabrics, shirtings, upcycled fabrics, selvages, Asian fabrics, florals on a black background, and fabrics designed by Jennifer Paganelli

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Quiltmaking has been my passion since I was 13 years old. Following a career as an investment portfolio manager and raising two sons, I now enjoy creating quilts full time. I'm inspired by antique quilts, especially ones that contain improvisational elements in their design or construction. I also enjoy the challenge of upcycling, and wrote the book "Quilts from the Selvage Edge" on that topic. (Published by the American Quilter's Society, 2008.) I'm a member of the Empire Quilter's Guild in New York City, and the Modern Connecticut Quilter's Guild.

Visit my blogs: www.selvageblog.blogspot.com and www.karengriskaquilts.blogspot.com.

Interested in clergy stoles? Visit my other Etsy shop: Shadrachs
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Shadrachs?ref=pr_shop_more

My quilts have appeared in numerous books, magazines, museum exhibits and quilt shows. See my blogs for details.

See my quilt studio photos here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/KarenGriskaQuilts/about?ref=l2-more-about

When I'm not in the quilt studio, I like spending time with my husband. We enjoy hiking in New England, traveling, photography, eating pizza, and visiting with our two grown sons.

My quilts now reside here:
Arizona
Australia
Belgium
California
Canada
Connecticut
Florida
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Nebraska
Netherlands
New Hampshire
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Russia
Tennessee
Texas
United Kingdom
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Washington DC
Wisconsin

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