Who Is Karen Miller?

National Educator

National Educator

National Educator


There's nothing more fun than spending time with folks who are excited to learn a new skill.   

Retreats, Workshops, Lectures & Trunk Shows -- these are a few of my favorite things.  

Getting to know these lovely ladies --Priceless!

- International Quilt Market & Festival

- Missouri Star Academy

- Quilts 2018

- Birds of a Feather

- Guilds ~ Guilds ~ Guilds

Aurifil Designer

National Educator

National Educator


I've been creating with Aurifil thread for nearly 10 years and believe it to be the best cotton thread on the Market!

I'm thrilled that I can stitch with all the weights on my home sewing machines -- therefore enhancing the look of my finished quilts.   

Have YOU tried Aurifil thread ?


National Educator



From the makers of Aurifil...  Aurifilosophy - the search for Knowledge and Truth, especially about the nature and behavior of Aurifil thread.  A program designed to unlock the mysteries of thread, educate, inspire, and enable all users to achieve brilliant results.  

I share my Aurifil-centric trunk of quilts, a wealth of quilty information and inspiration, exclusive Aurifil resources, and swag.


Quilt Along Host



You may recognize it as 


Quilts, Crows and Cardinals Blog...  

- tutorials 

- tips 

- patterns

- inspiration

- and more...

Tutorial Writer

Quilt Along Host

Quilt Along Host


Redbird & Berries continues to be one of my most popular online tutorials.  Grab a PDF download from My Tutorials page.   


Other popular patterns & tutorials:

- Mitered & Flanged Machine Binding

- Hearts Content Pillow

- Chevron w/ a Twist Quilt

- Computer Printed Quilt Labels

- Needle Turn Applique Basics 

I share a wealth of information at the link below.

Quilt Along Host

Quilt Along Host

Quilt Along Host


New to Free Motion Quilting or like to add some structure to your FMQ learning adventure?   

Be sure to peruse the detailed lessons shared in my 2016 or 2019 Quilt Along programs which include Blog posts supported by YouTube Videos and lots of free motion fun!

Click the link below to get started -- It's FREE!

YouTube Extraordinaire

YouTube Extraordinaire

YouTube Extraordinaire


Just kidding... 

but I do share some AMAZING free motion tips and tricks on  my YouTube Channel.  

- quilt a curled feather

- tackle those pebbles

- get started with FMQ

- learn about ruler work

- quilt a Valentine for YOU

and more...


YouTube Extraordinaire

YouTube Extraordinaire


Of Patterns, Tutorials and my very own "A Quilter's Doodles" coloring book... 


A Quilter's Doodles I ~ 

20 Free Motion Quilting Doodles by Karen L. Miller​

Each hand-drawn doodle is dated and initialed and is printed on single-sided 80# perforated paper.

Most doodles are inspired by continuous-line free motion quilting motifs.

Available at my Programs

Moda Bake Shop Chef

YouTube Extraordinaire

Moda Bake Shop Chef


Writing patterns and and publishing detailed tutorials on Moda's Bake Shop spring-boarded my exposure in the quilting community.  For that I couldn't be more thankful. 


- Redbird & Berries Mini Quilt

- Family Tree Envelope Pillow

- Hearts Content Pillow

- Chevron with a Twist Quilt

- Free Motion Quilting Tips & Tricks

- Chevron Shuffle Mini Quilt 

You'll find an index to my Moda Bake Shop Tutorials below: