Hello I am Carolina, mother of three wonderful children, my oldest daughter who is 16 years old, my 12 years old son and my youngest daughter who is 9 years old, and wife of my wonderful and loved husband with who we have been together for 23 years in this life.

I was born in Chile in the picturesque Valparaíso where I had a beautiful childhood alongside my dear parents and my siblings.

vista de valparaisoEven if it isn’t related at all with what I do today, I am an Industrial civil engineer. I worked for 5 years in logistics and when my first daughter was born I changed into teaching, a work that let me spend more time with my daughter and later on, with my son too. For five year I taught engineering students in the same university that formed me.

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Until when, eight years ago, because of my husband’s working challenges, we left Santiago and went to live in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In Buenos Aires, I had the incredible opportunity of learning patchwork with Teresita Leal and Cecilia Koppman, known Argentinian quilters, every week I had classes to learn the innumerable and varied patchwork and quilting techniques.

I have always liked constantly learning and perfecting myself and in this new activity in my life I keep on doing it, and that is why every February I travel to the United States to the Festival of Modern Quilting «Quiltcon» where I go to different classes, workshops and talks with known international quilters. This allows me to be constantly having new ideas, new techniques, and to see and be able to take quilting towards a more modern and actual place. I also studied «The Interction of Color» with Professor and artist Eduardo Vilches in the Universidad Católica.

In 2015 we went back to Santiago where, for 4 years, I worked in my own studio and with Janome, with who, together, we have been creating and constantly doing new workshops to achieve that the quilting grows in Chile.

My quilts have been exposed in many Quilt Festivals around the world like Quilt Week (Paducah, Lancaster, Des Moines, Daytona Beach, Grand Rapids, Virginia Beach), Quiltcon, Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, European Carrefour do Patchwork, Fiberart International, Festival do Patchwork Gramado and Floripa Quilt Festival (both in Brazil). Additionally my work has been featured at art centers and galleries in Europe, USA and Chile.
I love to teach online quilting and design classes in both English and Spanish, and I also create many recorded classes for those who need to learn at their own pace and time. Online classes allows me to connect with students from many different countries, which is a very enriching experience.
I  live in São Paulo since 2019, where I have my own studio, from where I am continuously creating and developing my art and teaching that WE ARE ALL CREATIVE.

I let you now with my page, which is a form of communicating, telling interesting stories, idea, news, and thoughts, I invite you to look around…

Welcome!!

A big hug to everyone.

Carolina

Carolina

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