the zen quiter - a quilt and pattern shop

Fredericksburg, Texas

Announcement    Colorful, eclectic, modern wall hangings, quilts and qult patterns to brighten your life. See more of my work at


Last updated on Oct 21, 2021

Colorful, eclectic, modern wall hangings, quilts and qult patterns to brighten your life. See more of my work at


Carrie Wikander

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Carrie Wikander


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

About TheZenQuilter

Sales 36
On Etsy since 2011

Mid-Life Inspiration

I didn't know I was creative until I turned 30. It started out with painting quirky little bugs, lizards and farm animals, and when I moved back to Texas, my wonderful mother got me started on quilting. After the first one I made I was completely hooked! And when I attended the Houston Quilt Festival, there was no turning back - I simply have to quilt. As much as possible, every chance I get.
Once I discovered quilting I realized I could never go back to relaxing on weekends - I dream in quilts, I see them everywhere, ideas pop into my head at the oddest moment (such as waiting in line at the driver's license office), and if I don't get to work on my art for a period of time, I become cranky and restless, as if there's an alien in my chest wanting to burst out.
I'm really inspired by modern art and art quilts, and I strive to create with a peaceful, "in the moment" attitude. I learn something with every quilt I make, and that brings joy. I hope to pass that joy on to anyone who sees or buys it.
I'd been wanting to put my art out into the world, and then a good friend suggested Etsy, and a love affair began anew. Not only do I love having a shop on Etsy, I love to shop on Etsy - creativity abounds here, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it.

Shop members

  • Carrie Wikander

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My life followed the usual trajectory:college, teaching, marriage, family...until I discovered my creative side and ten years later I'm still in a frenzy! Ideas abound, and in between life you'll find me in my studio, creating with joyful abandon.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 9, 2012
Welcome to The Zen Quilter.

In this shop you'll find original fiber art and quilted wall hangings that I hope give off a positive vibe and that make you smile, think, giggle, or bring a moment of peace to your day.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Although I strive for perfection, I have yet to attain it completely, so all items are on an as-is basis.but if for any reason you are completely unhappy with the product once you see it in person, let me know and I will offer a refund minus the shipping.
Paypal account accepts major credit cards. Will accept payment by check if you contact me through Etsy.
Items will be shipped within 5 days of purchase, by USPS or UPS. Tracking numbers will be emailed to buyers as soon as the items are shipped.

Some of my art may be crushed during shipping and so requires special shipping methods which tend to be more expenseive. I'll try to let you know if this is the case.
If you want expedited shipping, let me know via email.