Carin grew up in the South Puget Sound area of Washington State where she spentmany happyhoursrummaging through her mom’s fabric scrap bags and teaching herself to sew, starting with doll clothesand thenprogressingon to clothing of her ownincluding her wedding dress. She and her husband have raised their children an hour east of Seattle in Duvall, WA, where they have lived for over 20 years,enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
She discovered and fell in love with quilt making in her late 20’s and has since made over 100 quiltsranging in size from dolly bed to king. When she discovered foundation paper-piecing she fell in lovewith the accuracy it provided (because picking stitches is her least favorite part of sewing).
In June 2019, Carin was convinced by a friend/certified shop owner to try Quiltworx patterns and lookinto becoming aCertified Instructor.Within three months she had attended two retreats, Phase 1training, and completedseveralquilts.. She was officially hooked!
In Winter of 2019, Carinstarted teaching Quiltworx classes and thoroughly enjoysthe excitement andsupport of the Quiltworx community and quilters around the world. Carin also loves the brillianttechniques and tools that Judy created that simplify and speed up the process of creating to completingquilts(and she secretly has a crush on “smart corners”).
Carin’s first Quiltworx projects were the Frozen Fountain from a kit, Raindrops, Gemstone Wedding Star,and Poinsettia table topper. Her then 11-year-old son helped her color Allisyn’s Wonderd Land inQuiltster to look like a campfire with bright flames on black and white and it is a stunning eye-catcher.She takes inspiration fromanyone and anything around her to color quiltsin Quiltster, including a dressworn by her Sunday School teacher that she then turned into a Kentucky Spirits quilt she’stitled“Lynda’s Dress”.
Most would say thatCarin’s vibrant, cheerful personality make her easy to work with and her studentslove the humor and patience she brings to the classroom.Sheloves meeting new people and showinghow easy the Quiltworx techniques are.
You can find Carin for classes, retreats, guild presentations, demos, and trunk shows:
Facebook: Spumoni Garden Quilts by Carin
Sorry, there are no classes scheduled for Carin Brimley at this time.