Kari Lehman

Kari Lehman of Appalachia Modern Quilt Company believes everyone has a need to create and she loves to create quilts. I love her attitude of helping other quilters.  Her statement that “The rising tide lifts all boats, so the more we do to foster the quilting community the better off we’re all going to be” affirms her perspective that we are better when we work together.

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  1. Denise Davis on 01/20/2022 at 12:09 AM

    Kari does an incredible job quilting. I’ve had numerous quilts done by her. I’m always very pleased with the work she does. She works closely with me to make sure the quilt design fits the quilt and showcases both the quilt I’ve put so much time into making as well as the way the design lays on the quilt. I can’t thank her enough for all of the time she puts into making my quilts shine!!!!

    • Kari Lehman on 01/20/2022 at 11:49 AM

      Thank you so much, Denise. It’s always a joy working with you and on your quilts!!!!

  2. Barbara Reeves on 01/20/2022 at 5:38 AM

    Brava Kari !
    It was indeed a treat to hear your story. You are definitely an asset to the quilting community and I cherish your ability to bring my quilts to life.

    • Kari Lehman on 01/20/2022 at 11:50 AM

      Barbara, thank you. You are one of the most prolific quilters I know, and you do so much for the quilting community as well. You may be a great feature on this podcast, too!!!! Thank you for being an amazing client and friend.

  3. Brian Parrish on 01/20/2022 at 10:39 PM

    Really enjoyed hearing the journey of Appalachia Modern! It’s so inspiring to hear Kari’s story of diving into her hobby and turning it into a business of real relationships and connections. I had no idea how quilting can bring people together whether it’s in the creation process, sharing ideas and resources, or in the gifting itself. Thanks for sharing, Kari!

  4. Bonnie Calentine on 01/22/2022 at 11:40 AM

    Kari is absolutely a beautiful long armer, I have had many quilts done by her and each one is so pretty and I love what we done on them , she is very helpful with designs and thread usage. I am so happy with what she does. Loved the interview Kari! Good job. A true friend and great stitcher, good conversation with her when I drop my quilts off. Thank you Kari for you do!

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