Karen Fricke

“I Get Crabby When I’m Not at Home”


My husband travels for a living, and he always invites me along.  I could go with him to Europe, Asia, Africa; but my favorite vacation spot is my back porch with a glass of wine, watching the birds at the feeder.  Pathetic, I know.  My friends think I’m nuts.  But I get crabby when I’m not at home.

Cotton, silk, polyester fabrics and threads; glass, pearl, shell and crystal beads, buttons, found objects.  Machine appliquéd, embroidered, and quilted; hand-embellished.

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Helen Gregory

About Helen Gregory

Helen Gregory is the managing editor for Quilting Arts Magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors. She has been quilting for years; however, her very first quilt, a hand-pieced Grandmother's Flower Garden design, is still not finished! Since joining the QA/CPS team, Helen's stash has grown to include many mixed-media items. Basically, Helen has crossed over and sees artful possibilities in, well, everything. Having worked for years in the quilting industry, both as an editor and in marketing, she is absolutely thrilled to be part of the QA team. Like everyone on the QA/CPS staff, she wears many hats, and was recently mistaken for Pokey's personal assistant during the taping of QA TV Season 4.

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  1. I’m with you Karen! I travel far on vacations and in the summer, I like nothing more than to sit out on my patio with a glass of wine and watch the hummingbirds chase each other flying in between the fence and dive bombing me!! What a blast! Cheers!