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Kris has been sewing or quilting for over 20 years and has run a successful long arm quilting business for the past ten. She teaches at national shows and guilds across the country, and has won numerous national awards for her machine quilting skills over the years. Most recently Kris was award Best Long Arm Quilting at AQS Paducah 2018, Phoenix, and Des Moines, 2016, and the PFAFF Master Award for Machine Artistry at the International Quilt Festival Houston, 2015 and Best of Show at the Northwest Quilt Expo in 2014. Two of her quilts, Tiger, Tiger and Star of India, are part of the permanent collection at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah. She recently published her first book, Easy Machine English Paper Piecing.
Kris’ classes focus on teaching quilter’s how to expand their knowledge base and to break out of their comfort zone. She believes quilting should be fun and not stressful.
She enjoys teaching and sharing her love and passion for all things quilt related. Currently, Kris lives in Kansas City, MO with her husband of 26 years, Chris, and two children William (19) and Tony (16).
To learn more about Kris, see her website, QuilterOnTheRun.com.
Quilting Tips: I love the concept of being consistently inconsistent. Trying to make everything exactly the same and perfect is not only impossible it is very stressful. Instead I like quilting designs that are all just a little different or consistently inconsistent. This allows you to have beautiful flowing designs without the stress of “hitting” every line exactly perfect.