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Exhibit in Earville, New York at the Earlville Opera House:
The 13th Annual Contemporary Art Quilts Exhibition will display the incredible fabric artistry of quilters from across the country. Explore the dynamic possibilities of botanical shapes and forms through the work of six talented art quilters. July 11- August 29th

Karel will be teaching workshops in the fall of 2015. Please see the workshops page for more information.
To learn more about Karel's musical performances, please visit our website at We are an acoustic duo playing Old Time Appalachian songs and tunes and sharing stories from the range. Karel and her husband Jonathan Lyerly will entertain you with banjo, fiddle, bass, guitar, mandolin and other surprises.
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“Your paintings bring me back to a core of my own being I had almost forgotten.  As an artist of place, you remind us that the who and where of our being is one.  Thank you for this mindful, spirited work.”  Mitra-  Winona, MN

Hi there! I’m Karel Hendee and welcome to my site. I hope you will be uplifted and reunited with a love for the natural world and the great beauty around us.  Thanks for stopping by. Please take a look around – my gallery shows much of my past work.

Please check my events page for upcoming shows, festivals, and exhibits.

The workshops page has information about the types of classes I teach and the schedule of upcoming workshops.

I have a line of greeting cards, series of prints, and calendars available.  To learn more about my wholesale products, please visit my wholesale website –

If you are interested in purchasing artwork please contact me to see what is available (contact form at bottom of left menu area). I also work with people on custom orders.  Giclee prints (high resolution prints with archival inks) are available of most images on the website.

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My latest art quilts (below) will be showing at the Earlville Opera House in New York, in an exhibit of contemporary art quilts July 11- August 29th.  These quilts are made with hand-dyed silks, cottons, and fiber, and are quilted and embellished with decorative threads.



The Secret Garden

Dream of the Adirondacks










15 Quilt Card front rgb for web