Karol Kusmaul

I am a quilter in Inverness, FL.

I'm also a mom, wife, retired Art teacher. 

I love making Art quilts, and cruising thrift stores searching for great fabrics.

I have a longarm quilting business next door to my home,

where I finish and make quilts for people.



High School graduation 1972 Bloomington, Illinois

College coursework taken at: Illinois State University
  University of Grenoble, France
  University of South Florida BA Education
  University of South Florida M Ed Curriculum and Instruction

Art teacher Citrus County Schools 1978 to 2010 Elementary and High School levels
Quilting Instructor Withlacoochee Technical Institute and City of Inverness 1996 to 2016
Longarm Machine Quilting business established July 2007

Member of Studio Art Quilt Associates

Published Work

Cover of 'Fly Me To the Moon' book  Fall 2017

Quilters Newsletter magazine Aug/Sept 2014

SAQA Journal   Fall 2013                                                                                               

Fiber Art Now magazine   Summer   2013

 I'm Not Crazy - Salli McQuaid editor - Tranquil Press 2012      

1000 Artist Journal Pages   Dawn DeVries Sokol   Quarry Books   2008

Creative Quilting: The Journal Quilt Project     Quilting Arts LLC - Karey Patterson Bresenhan, Editor  2006

British Patchwork and Quilting magazine   June 2005


Events -  Exhibits - Teaching

Aug 2017   Guest instructor Dunedin Fine Art Center

July 2017   'Personal Iconography: Graffiti on Cloth'   Dinner@8 juried exhibit IQF 2017

July 2017   'Shirt Tales' solo portrait exhibit Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL

June 2017  Established online international fiber artist group Cloth in Common

Nov 2016  ‘Patterns’  Dinner@8 juried Art exhibit International Quilt Festival, Houston, Tx

Nov 2016  Guest instructor and lecturer   Quilt Guild of the Villages  The Villages, FL

Oct 2016   Guest instructor Creative Quilt Guild  Crystal River, FL

Nov 2015  ‘Affinity’  Dinner@8 juried Art exhibit International Quilt Festival, Houston, Tx

Mar 2015   ‘Food For Thought’ SAQA juried exhibit – multiple international venues

Mar 2015   Solo art quilt show  Peabody Art Gallery, Daytona Beach, FL

Feb 2015   Guest instructor  Art Quilters Unlimited, Ft Myers, FL

Aug 2014   ‘Piecing Together a Changing Planet’ SAQA juried exhibit –traveling to ten national parks

Mar 2014   ‘Redirecting the Ordinary’ SAQA juried exhibit, multiple international venues

Mar 2014   PAQA south ‘Art Quilts Whimsy’, Juried exhibit, Cary, NC

Jan 2014    Guest instructor   Cabin Fever Quilt Guild, Orlando, FL          

Oct 2013 - Aug 2014   ‘In Full Bloom’   Juried exhibit   Houston, Chicago, Portland

Oct 2013 - Aug 2014   ‘Text Messages’   SAQA juried exhibit   Houston, Cincinnati, Chicago, Portland

Sept 2013  Guest lecturer Florida Cabin Fever Quilt Guild
Fall 2013   ‘In Full Bloom’ IQF Houston, traveling through 2014
Sept 2013 to 2015   ‘Text Messages’ SAQA exhibit IQF Houston, Cincinnati, Chicago, Portland,OR
Aug 2013 to 2014   ‘Metaphors on Aging” SAQA exhibit UK, South Africa, Chicago, Portland,OR
Feb 2013 to Sept 2013   ‘Hens and Chicks’ Exhibit Traveling with Mancuso Quilt shows
Nov 2012   World Quilt Show Florida IV, Juried competition West Palm Beach, FL
Oct – Dec 2012   ‘SAQA in Florida’ juried exhibit Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach, FL
Oct 2012   Solo show Art quilts College of Central Florida Lecanto, FL
Aug 2012 to May 2013   ‘I’m Not Crazy’ SAQA Special Exhibit Traveling with Mancuso Quilt shows
Aug 2012   ‘Material Voices’ Juried show Ayer Loft Gallery Lowell, Mass
June 2012   ‘That Which I Love’ Juried show Chambers Arts Cary, NC Third place award
Oct 2010   Solo show Traditional and Art Quilts Central Florida Community College Lecanto, FL
July 2008   ‘Grab Bag Quilts’ Juried Exhibit Costa Rica
Nov 2005   ‘Journal Quilts’ IQF shows in Houston, Chicago and Long Beach, Ca

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