I've sewn since I can remember. Like many of us, I learned to sew sitting on my mothers knee at the Singer treadle machine. Remembering what I sewed is impossible, I only know that I've always known about sewing. I still have that Singer treadle machine, it sits in my living room. It's a good reminder of keeping things simple in life.
My quilting journey began in the early 2000's, so I'm of the generation who always had a rotary cutter. However, I thought when I started down this slippery slope that the only reason one made a quilt top was so that they had something to hand quilt. OK, you can stop laughing, but I hand quilted everything in my early days of quilting. Yes, in the 2000's
I've taken the risk of leaving my day job to pursue quilting as a full time career. With a car full of samples, I'm available for trunk shows and teaching. I currently offer two lectures, The Machine Quilter who Hand Quilts and My Life in Quilts. Both include approx 40 quilts. My current workshop is String Steps, a liberated Court House Steps block that is as individual as each quilter.
When not away teaching, I run a long arm quilting business from my home studio, and I love stitching on other peoples quilt top. My job is to make your work look the best it can be, and it's such a thrill to watch these tops come to life as a quilt. Feel free to contact me it you would like to turn some of your tops into quilts.
PUBLICATIONS AND EXHIBITS
Annie's Publication Cover Quilt - Spinning Triangles
American Patchwork and Quilting June 2016 - Cover Quilt Americana Stars
Best Long arm Quilter NW Washington Fair 2010
3rd place Teachers Category Innovations Machine Conference, Tacoma, WA
Annie's charms 30' stars
Pacific NW Quilt and Textile Museum Exhibit Jan 4 2017 - Feb 26, 2017
American Patchwork and Quilting string squares cover
Pat Sloan APQ Radio Podcast
American Patchwork and Quilting Black and white
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