About Us

From book author & quilt instructor to pattern & notion developer, Kari's passion for quilting is obvious.  Some of the most well-written patterns have come from New Leaf Stitches, along with her patented, innovative notion, Clearly Perfect Angles.  Her latest venture is as a fabric designer for Hoffman California Fabrics.  Kari is a 2016 Aurifil Designer and also a Creative Grids Ruler designer. Her patterns, books and notions can be found in quilt stores around the world.  Her work can also be found in many leading quilt magazines including covers in the US and France.


Kari is pleased to have been a host on PBS television’s Love of Quilting, nominated as “Best Teacher/Instructor”, “Best Quilt Book Author” and is proud to be a BERNINA Ambassador.


As a recycled Home-Ec teacher, she still finds teaching exciting.  Only now, Kari gets to teach quilters from all over the nation. 


Kari and her husband, Brian, have lived in the beautiful Minnesota lakes country their entire lives.  They are now enjoying their grown sons' families, including five granddaughters.  Follow Kari on her blog and social media as she shares the many blessings in her life.