After a super busy transition 2023 year, we are back up and longarming! Yahooo!!! Below is a little history of my journey to becoming an Edge to Edge Longarmer ending with the move to Fort Worth,Texas.

Hi, I’m KD, aka Karen Dougan, owner and operator of Kreative Design & Longarming. My love for sewing and crafting started at a very young age – all inspired by my mom and “Far-Far Grandma”. Fast forwarding, in 1999, when we were stationed in Tucson, AZ, several of my friends were quilters and/or scrapbookers. They inspired me to dive into these two crafts – and Boy, did I! Several moves thereafter, we landed in Bend, OR in 2012. As I got back into taking quilting and bag classes, I realized that we had moved to a quilter’s/crafter’s haven. Our area has 5 quilt stores, several big box fabric stores, numerous classes and workshops, a handful of quilt guilds, private organizations giving back to their community plus retreat opportunities galore. In the late summer of 2016, I made a huge career move leaving a corporate job and joining one of my favorite quilt stores, Quilt Works, as one of their Longarmers. After several months of top-notch training, my passion for longarming was over the top for me. For the past several years I have had the privilege of working with such amazing, talented customers who bring their masterpieces to us to be quilted. I truly love my job! When we found out that Quilt Works was closing by the end of August 2019, my husband and I decided to buy the longarm business so I could continue to serve our wonderful quilting community until our move to Texas 2023.

It may sound crazy to move from beautiful Bend, OR were we had friends, my business, and plenty of hiking and camping to enjoy BUT we felt our heart string being pulled to be closer to our growing Family (those beautiful grandbabies which just melt my heart) and near my momma who has Alzheimer. Even though GODs plan took longer than we had hope for, our prayers were answered giving us the perfect buyer who made our Valentines 2023 the closing date. We closed on the Fort Worth in March 2023 and by March 10 the movers came and went, we loaded up the doodles and off we went on an amazing 7-day road trip to our Texas home in Fort Worth getting to see family and friends on our way. We are settling in, getting lots of family time and loving this chapter of our life!!!

I have several customers who mail their quilt top(s) and backing(s) to me to be longarmed as well as local customers. I am easy to work with, offer 100s of design options as well as over 100 thread choices to make your masterpiece standout.

Reach out to me and let’s get your quilt(s) on the books.