In 1997 she started publishing quilt patterns under the name Lady of the Lake.  Although she has made many types of quilts, Carole’s favorites are the multi-fabric, antique looking ones using traditional patterns.  She has been published in the following:

*Quick Classic Quilts, Four Patches to Feathered Stars by Marsha McCloskey 1996.

*Scrap Quilts Fast and Fun by Oxmoor House 1997.

*Relax and Quilt by Oxmoor House 1998.

*Quick Quilts From Your Scrapbag by Oxmoor House 1999.

*Fat Quarter Friendly by Oxmoor House 2000.

*Big Book of Scrap Quilts by Oxmoor House 2005.


*For the Love of Quilting Fons and Porter July/August 1999 (p.18).

*Early American Life December 2003 (p.40).


Since 2002 she has been juried into Folk Art Shows in St. Charles, Illinois, Sharonville and Morrow, Ohio, and York, Pennsylvania with Carole’s small quilts and her husband’s hooked rugs.

In 2002 she was juried into the Early American Life Directory of Traditional American Crafts.


Now that her husband has retired, they have moved back to Michigan.  Besides quilting Carole also enjoys her flower garden, and making antique looking counted cross-stitch samplers.

Lady of the Lake Patterns and Quilts



Carole was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of  Michigan.  She is married and has two grown children.  She began quilting in 1975 with her first lessons coming from her mother-in-law.  Since then she has taken many classes from nationally known teachers.

She did some limited teaching while living in Indiana.  Because of her husband’s job, they moved to Nebraska, and in 1994 she began teaching and lecturing on a regular basis in Nebraska, Iowa, and Michigan.

Contact Info

Carole Collins

P.O. Box 214 (200 Karen Drive)

Galien, MI. 49113

Phone: 269-545-0019

I now offer for sale some of my patterns, small quilts, and quilt accessories as shown on the website.  To place an order or for  more information please use the contact information as shown below.