Karen K. Stone was in town last Wednesday for a trunk show/lecture and 2-day Clamshell Quilt workshop for my guild. As a beginner quilter, Karen's work peaked my interests, especially her Cinco de Mayo and New York Beauty quilts. Her trunk show was impressive and her slide presentation was entertaining and fun. I love her use of color and the randomness of her designs. I took her New York Beauty class sometime ago and unfortunately I didn't get very far. It was my first foray into paper piecing, so the finished block leaves a lot to be desired, but I have since made progress with the paper piecing skills. So I will dig through the UFO pile soon and finish it one day.