Karen has been involved in the quilting world since 1990. She grew up trying a variety of crafts with her mother, but over the years quilting became her constant passion. She bought her first long arm machine, a APQS machine, in 2005 and started working on personal quilting projects in her basement. She started her first quilting business - The Quilter’s Studio in 2010 and expanded to add the QSL Workshop, a long arm business, in 2011. In 2020, she brought her daughter, Shelby, in to help start a quilt retreat center together and most recently in 2022, she acquired Legacy Quilting. Karen enjoys contemporary quilting projects and is particularly attracted to Batik fabrics.
Shelby left the corporate world in 2020 to start a quilt retreat center with her mom, Karen, and help manage her other quilting businesses. She has dabbled in quilting and is excited to learn all about the world of long arm patterns!