A little about me

I’m Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler.

I love to ramble and I dearly love to quilt, so I’m a self-proclaimed quilt rambler with the gift of gab and the glee of show and tell.

Through my blog, I hope to share with you many tips and techniques gleaned over my years of being involved with quilting. A writer needs an audience and I figured a rambler does too! I don’t profess to be witty or intelligent; in fact, my lacking in these qualities will quickly shine forth! But I love to tell stories – which are usually quilt related or humorous everyday events typically learned through the school of hard knocks. Just sharing the journey.

For over two decades I’ve been talking about quilts, making quilts, teaching quilting. After retiring from longarm quilting for hire, I’m now focusing on pattern design as an Island Batik Designer, offering lecture/truck shows and teaching workshops as a Certified Instructor with Studio 180 Design! I travel to teach on the road, at retreats, at sea as well as offer Land Lock Quilting Cruises in my home studio located between Houston and Galveston.

I love teaching both the true beginner as well as challenging the seasoned quilter in a fun relaxed nurturing atmosphere mixed with a little humor, and of course some rambling tips along the way. My workshops are designed to put the students at ease as they maximize their learning experience in overall instruction combined with individual attention as I enthusiastically share my love of quilting. I’ve adopted the motto from Ben & Jerry’s “If it’s not fun, why do it!”

Join me as I share tips and techniques on my blog and tutorials on YouTube. Better yet, book The Quilt Rambler for an upcoming quilt event at your quilt shop, guild, or retreat!

Let’s Talk Quilts!