My book, Combing Through Your Scraps has been out of print for several years, but quilters still have been asking for it. Thank you for your support!

To meet this demand, AQS has decided to release it as an eBook! I’m so excited that my out of print title is no longer out of reach! The book is available as an electronic book, you can download as a pdf file to read on your computer, Kindle, ebook reader or iPad.  The eBoook contains all the pages and patterns from the original. You can also print out the eBook patterns directly from your home printer.

For more information, please visit the AQS website: 

eBook Combing Through Your Scraps


What do you do with all those scraps? In this book, the author continues her quilting magic and offers an answer – fabulous scrap quilts. Focusing on color value rather than color or texture, the author offers practical magic for using those leftover, and sometimes less lovely fabrics found in almost everyone’s stash.Using only light and dark basic Nine-Patch and Split Nine-Patch blocks, you can create eye-catching designs to enhance any setting. Included are dozens of design possibilities and 18 projects.

In addition, my book, Optical Illusions for Quilter is also available as an eBook!  For more information on Optical Illusions for Quilters, please visit the AQS website:

eBook Optical Illusions For Quilters


The world of optical illusions has fascinated artists for centuries, and quiltmaker Karen Combs has been intrigued by them for years. In Optical Illusions for Quilters, she unravels the mysteries of optical illusions as applied to quilting, some of them for the first time. Masterpiece quilts are used to explain each illusion and quilters are shown how to apply these principles to their work. Though Karen’s focus is on quilting, these principles can be applied to other creative mediums. In an easy to understand manner, she encourages readers to use their imaginations, listen to their inner voices, and apply their new knowledge as they become masters of illusions.