...Patterns designed by Karie Lynn Tolman


Hi,  A little about me…  I’m the mother of one very talented adult daughter who is my absolute joy.   I’m blessed to have two beautiful, perfect (ok I’m the grandma) grandchildren who have me wrapped around their fingers.  I have one granddaughter and one grandson.   It is fun to have one of each when sewing and designing I have experts on what is “awesome” as my grandkids would say.   I have been sewing most of my life.  I started very young watching both of my grandmothers sew, quilt and embroidery.  I found it fascinating and I was hooked.  I have spent most of my life sewing and designing clothing and costumes for theater.  About 6 years ago I found my new passion for quilting.  Thanks to some wonderful quilting ladies I work with I fell in love with quilting and designing quilts.  I have been able to incorporate my clothing design in my quilts and my masterpieces were born.  I found that quilters are one of a kind and they are so loving, giving and fabulous people to be around.  They are like a warm blanket wrapped around you.  For the rest of who I am my friends describe me as a Jill (Jack) of all trades.  I have dabbled in a lot of things I love to learn.  Right now I run Mainframe computers (computer geek).  I enjoy gardening, writing, singing, designing, any kind of crafts, making jewelry, and teaching others how to sew and create.  I love the theater/ musicals especially; I’d love to costume “My fair Lady” one day.   I hope you enjoy my designs and I hope they bring happiness, warmth and joy to those you love.  Now start cutting your creation awaits you.  

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