In the studio - Tuesday - Sunday. 10 .m. - 4 p.m.
Hours subject to change. To ensure artist availability, please email.
Kris Khan is a fiber artist in Omaha, Nebraska working from her studio at the historic Hot Shops Art Center. She had a long career as a nurse in a variety of settings, retiring in 2011 to begin a second career making quilts.
Although she had been sewing since childhood, beginning with doll clothes, it was not until about 2001 that Khan first tried quilting. She learned the technical aspects by following other designers’ patterns and writings. In 2006, she studied intensively with art quilter Nancy Crow, and Khan’s approach to creating quilts changed utterly. Since then, she has embraced the wonderful and frightening process of improvisational design, piecing and quilting.
Kris loves color and fabric and likes to work and play with them to create unique quilts and other sewn items. She is influenced by the natural and build environment, and by her experiences as a nurse and parent. Her quilts comfort individuals, while her facemasks protect the community. Khan’s bags replace plastic ones that might otherwise be used. These projects generate a lot of scraps, which are upcycled into “zero waste quilts and other items, thereby keeping them out of the landfill.
Her work may be viewed in various Hot Shops shows and galleries in Omaha, as well as on Instagram @kriskhan03, and in her Etsy shop at etsy.com/shop/kriskhandesigns.