From book author & quilt instructor to notion & pattern developer, Kari's passion for quilting is obvious. Some of the most loved notions, including the Clearly Perfect Angles and Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmers, have been developed by Kari. Her latest venture is as a fabric designer for Hoffman California Fabrics, creating one of their top selling lines in 2017. Kari is an Aurifil Thread Designer and 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.
In 2019 Kari was chosen as one of the "100 People You Should Know" in the quilt industry by American Quilt Retailer. She 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, Kari still finds teaching exciting. Only now, she gets to teach quilters from all over the nation.
Kari and her husband have lived in the beautiful Minnesota lakes country their entire lives. They are now enjoying their grown sons' families, including SIX granddaughters, plus a grandson born in 2020. Follow Kari on her social media and blog as she shares the many blessings in her life.