Capitola Quilter

I first met Karen Foster, THE Capitola Quilter, at the Sewing Summit in …2012? Wow, time flies. I remember her because she was from Capitola and I have always loved Capitola, a wonderful town by the sea, south of Santa Cruz, California. So fun to meet up with her again at QuiltCon 2015 after only seeing her on social media.

Founding member of Santa Cruz chapter of The Modern Quilt Guild and member of the Pajaro Valley Quilt Association, Karen is also one of the main cats in the Quilt Design a Day group and has a staggering number of designs under her belt. Known to frequent quilt retreats, she is an active organizer and participant of quilt challenges, swaps and bees… AND a prolific quilter, blogger and instagrammer.

But really it’s her passion for fabric and quilts and sewing that spur all of this, and she has so many wonderful projects and how to’s to share. I’ve had a super fun time meandering through her blog putting this together and highly recommend a follow on this one.

Yes, and she played with Luna Lounge and made not one quilt, but 2, both of which made it to Quilt Market at the Andover booth. I love what she did. Ripple Strudel in the grey color way, has a great tutorial. Then Dig Deep in the neutrals is based on the Stacked Bricks pattern, one of Pam Rocco’s Fibonacci series patterns for Quilter’s Newsletter and free online.

So we’ll show you shots of both of those, and then follow with many of her other wonderful quilts. Most images have links to more details and the tutorials. SO jealous she gets to take photos of her quilts by the ocean….clearly also an influence in her beautiful quilts!

Enjoy!

Ripple Strudel by Karen Foster, the Capitola Quilter

Ripple Strudel by Karen Foster, the Capitola Quilter

Ripple Strudel by Karen Foster

Ripple Strudel by Karen Foster

Dig Deep by Karen Foster using Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt

Dig Deep by Karen Foster using Luna Lounge. Pattern based on Pam Rocco’s Stacked Bricks, Fibonacci series.

Dig Deep by Karen Foster

Dig Deep by Karen Foster

Back of Dig Deep by Karen Foster

Back of Dig Deep by Karen Foster

IG Mini by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

IG Mini by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

xPlus Quilt by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

xPlus Quilt by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Capitola Crossing by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Capitola Crossing by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Look Who's Walking by Karen Foster

Look Who’s Walking by Karen Foster

Goats Askew by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Goats Askew by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Quilt by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Quilt by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller Challenge by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller Challenge by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Old Italian Block Wedding Quilt by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Old Italian Block Wedding Quilt by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Rip Curl by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Rip Curl by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Bird's Cradle Quilt by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Bird’s Cradle Quilt by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Quilt by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Quilt by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Redwood Grove by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter. Wedding Gift.

Redwood Grove by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter. Wedding Gift.

Ring Around The Briar Roses by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Ring Around The Briar Roses by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Time To Garden by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Time To Garden by Karen Foster, Capitola Quilter

Capitola Quilter

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