Karlee Porter is an artist! In her own words: "I excelled in the clay pencil holders of elementary school; I dominated the 10 minute drawing warm ups of my inner city middle school art class; and, against my mother’s most polite wishes, I skipped most of my high school core classes to escape to the art studio on the 3rd floor of my art-deco-from-the-great-depression high school."
Happily for us, these days she considers fabric and thread her medium. We chat about her first entry at Houston Quilt Festival (1st place ribbon winner, woot, woot!), her signature graffiti quilting, the art and business of digital quilting designs, plus the roses and thorns of being an entrepreneur.
Karlee has built a unique business that prints full-size quilt tops. These gorgeous "panels" are a wonderful stepping stone for quilters that is low-risk, and still beautiful.
I know you'll appreciate Karlee's thoughts about where our validation comes from. Solid life lesson in that one.
You can find Karlee in all these places:
FB: Karlee Porter Design
FB Group: Quilting with Karlee
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