My name is Karla and I confess… I was about to throw in the fat-quarter…I actually did toss the fabric out in front of me, about to discard my whole idea…and that’s when the magic happened…Image of Karla Kiefner

​The latest ride on my very curvy quilting journey started by accident as I discovered the nuances of value in using both sides of fabric. This started the #usebothsides quilt patterns a short time ago.  More than 35 patterns later and tons of ideas in my head, I’m having more fun than a quilter should be allowed!

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Visit my Etsy shop for LOTS of patterns and focus fabric kits!

Most importantly, turn that fabric over and #usebothsides!


​Karla Kiefner quilt-maker, pattern designer, teacher, blogger, and guild speaker, wife, and mother of two daughters.

Search #usebothsides on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram to see pictures of quilts from classes being shared by other quilters!

Creative Bee Studios patterns have been featured in AQ Magazine, Hancock’s of Paducah, Nancy’s Notions, and Connecting Threads!


Shop patterns: Etsy Shop/CreativeBeeStudios. 

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Presentations, Workshops, and Classes

I love meeting quilters and sharing my quilting journey! I provide an integrated trunk show and power point presentation, generally lasting 45 – 50 minutes. I’m happy to adapt my program to your group’s time and space needs.

Classes and workshops are available, tailored to your group’s size and needs. Quilters have a ton of much fun learning how to use BOTH sides!

Complete the following form and I’ll send you information for your guild or group. We’ll work together to design a program or workshop that works for you! (Please check your spam/junk folder if necessary.)

Learn more about Programs, Classes, & Workshops
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