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About The Artist, Cheryl Karl
My earliest sewing memory is sometime in grade school when I made an applicate of a flower in a pot, sewn on the machine and I saved it all these years.
I was making my own cotton dresses in high school, changing the patterns to design my own styles. Then a year after high school I found a magazine on quilting and the rest is history. I liked that I could make more things from the scraps of cotton from all these clothes I made. And I also liked that quilts are flat and you don't need to fit the fabric on a 3-D body, which I wasn't good at.
I knew early on I couldn't make in my lifetime all the ideas I had for quilts. I tried selling my quilts at different small venues without much success, so then I concentrated on making quilts for friends and family as gifts.
Over the years I perfected my craft. Then around the year 2000, after a divorce, I got tired of just doing quilts. I tried oil painting, watercolors, I took a Rosemaling class, I tried painting on silk and on sneakers. I took a class doing wood carved birds.
Plus I bought a small house and I've done a lot of renovating and decorating projects. I'm great at painting, staining, polyurathane. I've made curtains, valances, cushions, pillows, plus a couple of wood tables.
At 61 years, in 2016, I decided the time is right to try to sell my art online. It's a little scary to put yourself "out there" and also exciting!
We'll see what happens!