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About Karen

Karen Neary has worked as a professional quilt designer since 1989. A prolific designer, her quilts have been featured in numerous magazines including Quilter's Newsletter, McCall's Quilting, AQS Magazine, Quilter's Connection and The Canadian Quilter. For 12 years, Karen wrote a regular column in Quick & Easy Quilting Magazine, and served as an Island Batik Ambassador 2018 and 2019.  She continues to design for the new lines shown at Spring and Fall Quilt Markets.

Karen has contributed to 16 books (C&T Publishing, House of White Birches, Leisure Arts, DRG) as well as authored two of her own. She has designed projects for Hoffman, Stof, Benartex, Robert Kaufman Fine Fabrics, YLI Thread, Freudenberg-Pellon, Sew-Fit Templates, Michael Miller Fabrics, Northcott, Hobbs Batting and P&B Textiles. Several of Karen's quilts have been exhibited at International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas toured North America with IQF. Three times, Karen's quilts have been juried into Paducah. Her work has been exhibited in Japan and France, and as part of the Hoffman Challenge. Karen's proudest accomplishment is making a quilt which was presented to Sir Paul McCartney on his visit to Nova Scotia in 2009. 
Karen's latest book from AQS - Quilting Beauties Come In All Shapes and Sizes -was released in 2015. 

Karen Neary is a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education programs at Mount Allison University.  She is a member of the Mayflower Quilt Guild of Nova Scotia, Canadian Quilter's Association, and an honourary member of La Guilde Acadienne de Clare.

Karen hails from Five Islands and currently resides in Amherst, Nova Scotia,Canada.

Her work appears in the following publications:

Quilting Beauties, AQS Publishing, 2015
Patchwork Panache, 2012
Canadian Heritage Quilting, with Diane Shink, Formac Lorimer Books, 2009
Sew It In A Weekend, 2008
Through The Year Quilts, 2003
Quilts For Babies & Kids,2003
Full Size Bed Quilts,2003
America From the Heart, 2002
The Best Of Scrap Quilting Made Easy,2002
Quilt Style, 2002
Weekend Quilts and Projects,2001
Quick & Easy Sewing For Christmas,2001
Quick & Easy Scrap Quilting,2000
Country Christmas Quilting,1999
Scrap Quilting Made Easy, 1997
Easy Denim Quilting,1996 
Quilter’s Connection, Winter 2015-16
AQS Magazine, Fall 2015
Quilter’s Connection, Spring 2015
Quilter’s Connection:  Fall 2014.
Quiltmaker: Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Spring 2012
Quiltmaker:100 Blocks From Today’s Top Designers, 2011
Quilter’s Connection, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
Through The Needle, Spring 2010
McCall’s Quilting, Oct 2009, Dec 2007, Nov 2005; Feb 2005
McCall’s Quick Quilts, Sept 2009, Jan 2006, Sept 2004
The Canadian Quilter, Spring 2010, Spring 2009, Summer 2007
AQS, Mar 2009
Quilter’s Newsletter: Quilt It For Keepsakes, Jan 2009
Quilter’s Newsletter: Quilt It For Xmas 2008, 2005 
A Needle Pulling Thread, Summer 2010, Summer 2006
Patchwork Quilt Tsushin, Dec 2008
Quilter's Newsletter, Quilting For Xmas, 2004 
Quilter’s World: Aug, Apr 2005; Dec,Oct, Aug, Feb 2003
The Quilter Magazine: Nov, Sept,Mar 2003
Quick & Easy Quilting: Nov,Sept,Jul,May,Mar, Jan 2002; Nov,Sept,Jul,May, Apr,Feb 2001; Dec,Oct,Aug, Jun,Apr,Feb 2000; Dec,Oct,Aug,Jun,Apr,Feb,1999; Dec,Oct,Aug,Jun,Apr,Feb 1998; Dec,Oct,Aug,Jun,Apr,,Feb 1997; Dec,Oct,Aug,Jun,Apr,Feb 1996; Dec,Oct, Aug,Jun,;Apr, Feb 1995; Dec,Oct.Aug,Jun,Apr,Feb 1994; Dec,Oct,Aug,Jun,Apr,Nov1992
Quilt World,Dec,Jul 2000; Mar 1999; Jul 1997; Nov 1996; Nov,Apr 1994.
CRAFTS Magazine, Dec 1996; Jun 1995; Feb 1992; Nov 1991 
Crafts Country Christmas, Winter 1993
Miniature Quilts, Issue 43,33
Nova Scotia Craft News, Winter 2003; Spring 2002
Quilting Beauties AQS, 2015

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