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Pomegranates have deep meaning in the Jewish faith. Each pomegranate is said to have 613 seeds, which corresponds with the 613 Mitzvot or commandments of the Torah This quilt was made for the Quilt Life magazine in celebration of Chanukah for the Dec. 2010 issue.

Grape Quilt

The Quilt Life Magazine has “forced” me to create in a short amount of time. My article in the Oct.2010 issue focused on the rich fodder the Livermore Valley Vineyards. This quilt was created in one month with the help of Pam Vierra McGinnis and Paula Reid.


Chop Sticks was made with a variety of Sonya Lee Barrington hand dyes. This is the entire quilt of which the head line banner of my site was designed. Each square measures 2″ finished. Machine quilted by Alex


Mud – The title of this quilt was inspired by a poem celebrating the virtues of the Yellow Rose. The upshot of the poem is, “No one but the yellow rose bush knows how good mud feels between the toes”.

Author: Polly Chase Boyden. Hand appliqued and hand quilted by Alex. Pattern available in Beautifully Quilted – to order go here

Win an Alex Anderson Quilt and Ricky Tims La Veta Quilt Retreat to aid the Victims of Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

All Proceeds go to the Red Cross

In light of the tragedy that has devastated Japan, we felt moved to contribute with the work of Alex’s hands and the gift of learning from Ricky. Together we can make a difference for the people of Japan who have suffered so greatly. Let’s celebrate the ability to help those in need TQS style. Show your support to the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami by entering now to be eligible to win two great prizes for one lucky person.

Enter now to be eligible to win Bridge of Life, a quilt designed, pieced and appliqued by Alex Anderson, border by Gloria Smith and machine quilted by Paula Reid. This quilt has debuted in two books — Sew with the Stars (P&B Textiles) and Alex Anderson’s Machine and Hand Applique (C&T Publishing). This quilt will continue her journey by helping people in need.

Bridge of Life 66″ x72″

Ricky has graciously offered one free tuition to a Ricky Tims Retreat in La Veta, CO, sometime in 2012. During this five day, ten-person retreat you will have the opportunity to study in an incredibly special environment with Ricky and foster your creative spirit.

TQS is sweetening the pot by throwing in $500.00 to help with transportation and lodging (to be reimbursed at the retreat).

Please, be Someone’s Angel in Japan.

It is really quite easy to contribute. Simply fill out the following form, then click continue. You will then be provided with a page to print and mail directly to Alex (mailing address on next page).

Please send this in with a check or money order made to the Red Cross Disaster Relief / memo: Japan (it is tax deductible). The amount is up to you and we encourage you to be generous. The donations will be delivered weekly to the Red Cross. Thank you so much for participating with this important effort.

Note: International donors can contribute in their local currency.

The drawing will be held late April and the winner will be contacted and announced thereafter. Alex and Ricky are very excited about letting go of one Alex’s favorite “babies” and are also super pleased that one of you will be joining Ricky in La Veta for this important effort in lending a helping hand and as an expression of support and deep concern for our brothers and sisters in need.