Carol Mikkelson

Carol grew up in Golden Colorado, where even as a young child she loved making things. Her first sewing projects were doll clothes, which she was taught to make by her maternal grandmother. Carol went to college where she majored in art, earning a BFA in photography. After a few years of working as a darkroom technician, she moved to Vail Colorado to work as a ski instructor, where she met her husband Karl. Carol started quilting while living there and has now been a quilter off and off for the last 25 years. She has two adult children and enjoyed her years as a stay-at-home mom. While her kids were young she volunteered her skills to start a 4-H quilting group for teens as well as teaching art for her son's Boy Scout Troop. She is looking forward to being part of Steamboat's creative community through Sew Steamboat. Carol is inspired by the work of others and hopes she can lift other people up in their creative journeys.