Karen Combs

quilt author, designer and instructor

Celtic Pieced Illusions

Piecework enthusiasts rejoice! Now beautiful Celtic designs can be created with only two simple blocks.

Quilters traditionally use appliqué to create Celtic designs. However, I've created a way to piece these beautiful designs.

Using just two patchwork blocks, I've discovered I can create many Celtic designs and the design possibilities are almost unlimited.

This is an On-Demand class, you can go at your own pace.

Patchwork Illusions

Visual depth has fascinated artists for centuries, Karen has developed a quick and easy rotary technique that allows you to make quilts with a 3-D look. In the class, you will learn how to create these amazing 3-D quilts.

Frankly, this is Karen's favorite class to teach because it is so easy to create truly amazing quilts of illusion. Let Karen share her secrets, so you may become a master of illusion!

This is an On-Demand class, you can work at your own pace.

Chip Out of Every Block

Ask yourself, is this chip going in or does it go out? Well it does both, depending on how you look at it!

An fun quilt of illusion, so simple to make, once you know how. A throw that can grow to any size you wish! Let Karen show you how easy it is to create a intriguing quilt of illusion.

This is an On-Demand class, you can go at your own pace. The best part, I'm right there with you, walking you through every step of the way!

More About Karen Combs

Karen is an internationally known quilter, teacher, author and designer who has been nominated 3 times by students for Quilt Teacher of the Year. 

Karen is fascinated with optical illusions and quilts; this is the subject of many of her workshops. As an author, Karen has written scores of magazine articles, quilt patterns 10 quilting books, among them, Optical Illusions for Quilters, Combing Through Your Scraps and Celtic Patchwork Illusions.

She has designed over 100 fabric collections, both quilting cotton and batiks and is known for her innovative designs. 

Karen has appeared on many quilting TV programs and has a Craftsy class, New Directions in Tumbling blocks.

More information can be found at Karen's website: Karen Comb's Studio