Carol Krueger was born in the Mojave Desert of Southern California. She began sewing at the age of eleven during the height of the colorful geometric prints and paisley fashions of the hippie generation. She continued sewing throughout her high school years producing everything from bed quilts, to velvet formals, to polyester double-knit pantsuits for her mother.
Her post-college wanderlust led her on travels to the Outer Hebrides of Scotland to witness the making of Harris Tweed, to Guatemala to visit the Mayan weavers near Antigua, and to New Zealand to view the Maori Carving School near Rotorua. She traveled to more than twenty-five countries, exploring the artisans and craftspeople of these regions. Her bright and varied use of color and design is a direct reflection of these native influences.
During the late 70’s through early 90’s Carol’s professional career was in the beauty industry as a hairdresser and make-up artist. In the vibrant Bay Area of San Francisco, she maintained a successful hairdressing clientele while juggling her freelance make-up work for print ads and TV commercials.
Since 1992 she has been a studio artist living near Boulder, Colorado where she creates bold, vivid portraits and abstract compositions via her mastery of computer digitized machine embroidery and other mixed media.
Krueger personally demonstrated her award-winning abstract embroidery and intricate hand beading on two episodes of the DIY Network’s Uncommon Threads with host Allison Whitlock. She was also featured in a segment of the PBS show, The Art of Quilting.
Carol Krueger’s publications include the The Fiberarts Design Book 7, Creative Quilting with Beads, by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader, The Surface Design Journal and Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine. Her portrait of Barack Obama comprised of over 40,000 glass seed beads is featured in Dr. Carolyn Mazlomi’s book, Journey of Hope.
Her fiber art, shown both internationally and in various venues around the country appears in both private and corporate collections. Her work was recently juried into ITAB at the The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. and her Maori themed piece, Hei Tiki, is included in the International Jewelry Quilt Project which finished its tour in Japan and is currently touring in the South of France.