I grew up in Atlanta, Texas in the late 60s and 70s where almost any female adult I encountered knew how to sew! My Mother sewed by necessity… clothes, curtains, Barbie clothes, my sister’s wedding dress and trousseau. I became very proficient as an assistant to my Mom; cutting out patterns, ironing fabric, pinning the pattern to fabric and cleaning the house (!) My Mother and Grandmothers were very adept at needlework, i.e embroidery, crewel, needlepoint, cross-stitch, crochet and knitting. Fast forward to 1993, after the birth of my son, when I decided I needed to learn to sew and bought a close-out Singer. That sat in the closet until 2010 when I discovered the Flickr group of Modern Quilting. Now, seven years and six sewing machines later, I am totally hooked.
In my previous 29 years, I have practiced law as a prosecutor and defense attorney with a large part of my practice in juvenile law. I am shutting down that side of my life to concentrate on the creative side that has been semi-dormant all of these years. Besides sewing and quilting, I enjoy embroidery and gardening. I am lucky to have a husband, Tom, and two adult children, Kelsey and Anthony, that support this endeavor. It should be noted that my two dogs, Link and Copper, in no way support my absence during the day. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and bringing my own eclectic style to Urban Spools.
Kara grew up just down the road from Urban Spools! She is finishing up her Bachelor's degree at University of North Texas. Kara started embroidering, sewing and making jewelry when she was 10 years old. Nineteen years later, she is obsessed with creating. Kara loves food, Netflix, English Paper Piecing, COFFEE and her dog Cracker Jack. Since starting work at Urban Spools, she has also caught the quilting bug!