Belinda Karls-Nace picked up a needle at the young age of six and never looked back. She has excelled in handwork for most of her life and has been a professional in the needlework industry for over 15 years. Belinda started Blue Ribbon Designs in early 2004, specializing in original counted-thread cross-stitch designs, specialty hand finishing of needlework smalls, and teaching handwork techniques across the country. She regularly appears in national publications and her cross-stitch charts can be found in needlework shops worldwide.
Before starting her own design company, Belinda worked in the mortgage industry as an executive assistant. Currently, she resides in West Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband and two canine companions. Belinda has a passion for anything done with a needle and thread, and many afternoons, you can find her in her home-based studio, playing with fabric and threads, sketching, sewing, quilting and machine embroidering.
You can see Belinda's inspiring work on her website: Blue Ribbon Designs. You can also follow her creative journey on her blog.