Karen Good and Kay Cloud first met each other at the Country Folk art show in St. Charles, Illinois in 1990. Karen was representing the books she illustrates and Kay was showing her folk art designs. After seeing each other yearly in St. Charles, and admiring each other’s works, they began keeping in touch with one another, speaking regularly by phone. A few years ago, Karen asked Kay if she was interested in translating her illustrations into dimensional fabric designs and Kay enthusiastically accepted the challenge. Thus began the collaboration of Karen Good’s whimsical designs and Kay Cloud’s primitive roots and sewing expertise.