Fashion Buying and Merchandise ’85

KAREN GLOEGGLER is senior technical designer for ladies’ swimwear at Sears/Kmart. Also an avid quilter and quilting teacher, she wrote a how-to book, Jane Austen Quilts Inspired by Her Novels, after designing an Austen-inspired quilt as a high school graduation gift for her niece. Gloeggler says that, in addition to being one of the most important novelists of the 19th century, Austen had a knack for sewing.