Karen Gonz

Redding, CA

I have been sewing since 8th grade. That was a VERY long time ago! I began by making clothes for myself. I took some tailoring classes and made suit jackets for my 1st husband. As the years went by, I began quilting and stopped doing anything but that. Twenty years ago, I got my first embroidery machine. I love to combine the embroidery with quilting as well as garment making. I also knit, crochet and cross-stitch. Thanks to ... Read Full Bio »

Craftsy Member since January 2012

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Better Quilts: Thinking Outside the Blocks
Machine Embroidered Lace Classics
Thread-Painting Essentials: Photorealistic Quilts
Creative Quilting With Rulers
Divide & Conquer: Creative Quilting for Any Space
Magical Blocks: Out of the Box
Wild Quilting: Creative Free-Motion Combinations
Discover Design: Playing With Half-Square Triangles
Sew With Your Serger: Quick & Easy Projects
Zip It Up: Easy Techniques for Zippered Bags
2016 Craftsy Block of the Month
Next Steps in Silhouette Studio
Editing Essentials: Professional Lettering Techniques
Perfect Points With Paper Piecing
2015 Summer Block of the Month
Fitting Solo: From Measurements to Muslin
Editing Essentials: Splitting & Aligning Designs
Silhouette Savvy
Next Steps With Your Walking Foot
The Perfect Finish: How to Bind a Quilt
Quilting With Rulers on a Home Machine
Paper Piecing the Quiltworx Dresden Plate
Free-Motion Quilting Essentials
Raising the Bar: Quilting Linear Spaces
Creative Closures: 8 Unique Techniques
Stitch Savvy: Creative Machine Embellishments
Essential Seed Bead Techniques
Free-Motion Quilting With Lines, Curves & Loops
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Magical Jelly Roll Quilts
Four Simple Fabrics, One Amazing Quilt
The Ultimate T-Shirt
Creative Cabled Necklines
Short Rows
Spectacular Stamping
Create Stunning Birthday Cards
Bead Stitching: Shaped Peyote
Beautiful Wirework Jewelry
The Secrets of Free-Motion Quilting
Dimensional Machine Embroidery
Sewing Designer Jeans
Creative Serging
Finishing School: Better Borders
Fast-Track Fitting
Ultimate Free-Motion Quilting
Stabilizer Savvy
Continuous-Line Embroidery
Amazing Crochet Textures
Art Quilt Backgrounds
Mexican Street Food: Tacos & Salsas
Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
Elegant Machine Embroidered Bags
Start Free-Motion Quilting
Machine Embroidered Cutwork
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Digitizing Machine Embroidery Designs
Machine Embroidered Classics
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 2
Snazzy Stitched Portraits
Improvisational Piecing, Modern Design
Precision Piecing
Finishing School: Edges & Bindings
Linear Landscape Quilts
The Machine Embroidered T-Shirt
Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags
Continuous Line Quilting
Diamond Quilt Designs
Machine Quilting with Templates
Color Play for Quilters
Creative Quilt Backs
Machine Quilting Negative Space
The Machine Embroidered Quilt
Thread Art
Stitch & Slash
Beyond Basic Machine Quilting
Stupendous Stitching
Art Quilting 101
Pictorial Quilting Techniques
Machine Quilting
Dot-to-Dot Quilting
Sew the Perfect Fit
Playing with Curves
Inset & Appliqué Circles by Machine
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Designing Modern Quilts
Free-Motion Machine Embroidery
Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
Quick-Strip Paper Piecing
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Design It, Quilt It
Machine-Finished Hand Appliqué
Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Stunning Circle Quilt
Custom Sweatshirt Jackets
2015 Craftsy Block of the Month
The Machine Embroidery Inspired Quilt

3 Class Projects

Class: Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
with Jacquie Gering

Class: Pictorial Quilting Techniques
with Wendy Butler Berns

Class: Stupendous Stitching
with Carol Ann Waugh

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