Meet Kaaren Johnston
Here’s a little more about her in her own words:
“I am an artist and have recently retired from actively designing, publishing and travel teaching in the decorative painting industry. In December of 2010, we moved from Eastern Ontario to the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Quilting, stitching, wool applique and gardening are just a few of my passions.
I have always loved quilts but never had the time to really learn the craft until I retired in 2006. Since that time and thanks to both the internet and You Tube, I have taught myself to sew, piece, appliqué and quilt. As an artist, I love to create and work with my hands and the transition from painting on canvas to designing on and with fabric was ‘seamless.’ My company is The Painted Quilt and you can see my quilts and designs on Facebook, Etsy, as well as, my blog. The first two collections that I have designed for Blank Quilting are A Vintage Autumn and Vintage Blacks.”