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October Workshop: Patchwork Illusions with Karen Combs

  • October 23, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • online using Zoom
  • 13


  • Discount for members who pay by 10/15/21 while space is available.
  • Regular admission for non-members starting 9/11/21 while space is available.

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Patchwork Illusions with Karen Combs

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 many different quilts using these 3-D cubes.

Frankly, this is Karen's favorite class 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!

More examples from this class can be seen by clicking here.


 Karen Combs - Columbia, Tennessee 

Karen is an internationally known quilter, teacher, author and designer who has been nominated 3 times by students for Quilt Teacher of the Year. Teaching since 1989, she is in high demand as a teacher who encourages her students, makes learning fun and makes the complex easy to understand!

Karen is fascinated with optical illusions and quilts; this is the subject of many of her workshops. She is the author scores of magazine articles, quilt patterns and has written 9 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. She currently designs for Banyan Batiks, a division of Northcott.

Karen has appeared on many quilting TV programs and has a Craftsy class, New Directions in Tumbling blocks. She has worked with Quilt Seminars at Sea for over a decade, teaching her quilting techniques and traveling the world.  

Karen lives in the rolling hills of middle Tennessee with her husband, Rick and cute Shih Tzu named Benji. 

Learn more about Karen Combs:

Download Supply List here  

Order information for Required Pattern & Tool: Be sure to read the supply list before ordering the required pattern and tool for a special discount code.  The link is here and included in the Supply List. Karen has beautiful fabric options uniquely suited to this technique available for sale on her website, too.

Email Karen if you have questions about ordering the pattern or fabric. 


Meetings held the 2nd Thursday of each month

All meetings are streamed online

In person meetings are held at:

Our Father Lutheran Church

6335 S Holly St, Centennial, CO


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