Karen Brauer's Profile

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I am a retired public school teacher, having taught over 35 years, with a Ph.D. in education. I was a reading specialist in Aurora Public Schools and a classroom teacher in many private Christian schools. I have three children and four grand children..

I have been sewing since I was 6. My first project was making some blankets and sheets for my doll. I remember how huge my stitches were as I sewed by hand. I didn't have any sewing lessons until I was in junior high (not middle school then) and took sewing in Home Economics. I sewed most of my own clothes through high school and college, sewed my own wedding gown, and made many of my kids' clothes as they grew up. Now I sew for my Etsy shop.
I have been quilting for about 15 years, especially the past four years and I love quilting! I love using bright colors in my quilts.
I have a mid-arm HQ…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 27
  • Joined February 15, 2008

Favorite materials

cotton fabrics, bright colors, warm and natural batting, YLI thread

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About

I am a retired public school teacher, having taught over 35 years, with a Ph.D. in education. I was a reading specialist in Aurora Public Schools and a classroom teacher in many private Christian schools. I have three children and four grand children..

I have been sewing since I was 6. My first project was making some blankets and sheets for my doll. I remember how huge my stitches were as I sewed by hand. I didn't have any sewing lessons until I was in junior high (not middle school then) and took sewing in Home Economics. I sewed most of my own clothes through high school and college, sewed my own wedding gown, and made many of my kids' clothes as they grew up. Now I sew for my Etsy shop.
I have been quilting for about 15 years, especially the past four years and I love quilting! I love using bright colors in my quilts.
I have a mid-arm HQ 16 sit down that I use to quilt my larger projects. I also have two Husqvaqrna Viking machines that I use for piecing, some quilting, and embroidery.
Thanks for reading my little bit about me.

I specialize in BABY Quilts.

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