Artist Spotlight Karen Eckmeier: Laid-Back Creativity

In this Spotlight with Karen Eckmeier, teacher, author, and award-winning quilter, we explore her creative process and laid-back approach to the craft.

Karen is most known for her "Accidental Landscape" quilts, "Happy Villages", and her work with curves. I think you'll find this conversation inspiring and encouraging as Karen is just delightful!

by Karen Eckmeier

by Karen Eckmeier

In this video, I talk with Karen about:

  • Her creative process (it's VERY laid back and improvisational)
  • How she designs her quilts
  • Her surprising approach to color choices
  • Where she finds her inspiration
  • How she helps her students get out of their comfort zones

If you'd like to take Karen's Accidental Landscape class, you can do so by joining Meander (an International Online Quilt Guild). Learn more / join Meander, here.

You can find Karen's books and patterns on her website.


Karen and I would love to hear from you! What was your biggest takeaway from this conversation? Leave a comment below.

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  • I had the pleasure of meeting Karen when she came to our guild in Massachusetts. We had dinner the night before her presentation and she was a huge hit at the guild. I love her “out of the box” approach to quilts. Karen is a wonderful person.

    Cyndi Meaney
  • I belong to Seaside Piecemakers, a quilting guild in Florida. We were very fortunate to have Karen lecture and teach at our January, 2020 meeting. She was wonderful and very inspiring! Thank you, Karen!

    Julie Wolf
  • I found her charming, humble and an over the top talented artist. Her work is so dynamic and expressive it is obvious it comes from an old soul.
    Her advice was touching and encouraging and I would love to someday have a class with her. ♥️

    Patricia DeMatteo

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