Quilting is my passion


Welcome to my website. My name is Karolyn Minerd, but I go by my nickname "Nubin". I am a professional long arm quilter and quilt instructor. I live in Oro Valley near Tucson, Arizona.




Nubin Quilts

I have known Nubin for almost 20 years. We became friends immediately! She is one of the nicest people I've ever had the pleasure to meet; kind, generous of spirit, loving, and an amazing talent. Her quilts have won many awards both locally and nationally. Her long -arm quilting has won multitudes of ribbons and awards for her clients. Her creativity and talent always enhances a quilt top contributing to a wonderfully finished work of art. Nubin is also a wonderfully talented teacher. Not only is she entertaining, she has the ability to make her students so comfortable, they really enjoy their time with her and always want more! Nubin Minerd is truly a "Quilter Extraordinaire!!".


- Nancy Landon Owner:

Phone# (520)-498-4698

Cactus Quilt Shop Tucson, AZ

"Nubin is probably the most creative person I know! Combine that with her incredibly generous
spirit & you have a treasure for sure! I have had the privilege to have many of my quilts quilted
by Nubin, who adds her personal touch & award winning skills to all she does! I have handed
over quilts I’ve designed & made, & when I get them back - Nubin’s special touch adds another
level of specialness to my designs that I never realized. Nubin’s gift & talents also have led her
to teaching & I can’t think of a better teacher & workshop leader I would want to take a class


- Brenda Riddle

Brenda Riddle Designs | Acorn Quilt & Gift Company

"Nubin Minerd is a talented quilter, artist, designer and teacher! She is so versatile teaching many quilting techniques. Machine quilting, machine applique, wool work and machine piecing are just a few of the classes she has taught for me. You would enjoy any class taught by Nubin. Her quilts are outstanding and her machine quilting does what it is suppose to do, enhance the quilt. Nubin has the extra zip in her personality making her class lots of fun and at the same time always encouraging you as you learn a new technique. She designs many of her quilts and

she is well known for her long arm quilting, having won many awards."


-Lena Tsuruda

Phone# (520)-722-8810

The Quilt Basket ~ Tucson, AZ