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All Things Quilting with Alex Anderson

all thing quilting

Here is the ultimate “Go To” resource guide for All Things Quilting – The Alex Anderson way.  From first step to last stitch this wonderful resource covers everything for today’s quilter.  Expand your quilting experience and fatten your tool belt with Alex’s newest publication.  Among the topics covered are….

  •  Your sewing Room
  • Fabric and Color – How to choose it and use it!
  • Drafting – Make it your way
  • Hexie Magic
  • Rotary Readiness – Including magic numbers
  • Ins and outs of Piecing – Including aligning different shapes, curves and piecing short cuts
  • Foundation Paper Piecing
  • Applique all ways
  • Settings and Borders
  • Choosing and marking quilting designs
  • Machine and Hand quilting
  • Finishing touches / Various bindings

Quilters Select

quilters selectQuilters Select

Have you ever stumbled across a product that totally exceeded your expectations? It is one of the best experiences in life. The only thing that can make it better is if you are desperately searching for a solution when you find this product by accident. Such was the case for me.

A product I have used for years went through some changes and I found myself searching for a replacement when a friend asked if I had ever tried Floriani Products. I had not, but I immediately began looking for them, but once I tried it I fell in love. I couldn’t believe these products had existed for years and I didn’t know about them. Not only did I not know about them, but the Quilting World I live in, except for a very small group, did not know about them and I made it my mission to change that!

I phoned the office of RNK Distributing looking for the creator of the Floriani Product Line, and was referred to Kay Brooks. I explained to Kay how much I loved using the products but I was perplexed that very few people in the Quilting World knew about them or had access to them through their local Quilt Shops. I wanted to change that for the good of the industry.

That was the beginning of Quilters Select™ by Floriani with Alex Anderson. Since that day Kay and I have worked nonstop to choose the World’s Best Quilting Products and I have personally tweaked each one of them to assure the perfect performance for my Quilters. This line truly is Made Specifically for Quilters!

My mission with Quilter’s Select™ is the same as it is for “The Quilt Show” to educate, inspire, connect and grow the world quilting community in a fun, positive and interactive environment. I believe this product line will help fulfill that mission.

To learn more about Quilters Select go here

3 Day Winter Class at Alden Lane

Pick Your Pattern!

Treat yourself to a three-day quilt class at Alden Lane Nursery, livermore, CA. It’s better than a spa weekend!  In addition to a fun time with fellow quilters, you will learn a potpourri of techniques! It’s YOUR CHOICE which pattern you make, and I will help guide you through the process! When I teach a technique to one participant, everyone in the class is invited to watch, so the lessons extend far beyond one pattern.
Please visit (link no longer available) to make your choice. When you register at Alden Lane, let me know which pattern you want to use (included in the class fee) and I will ship it off to you in advance. You’ll find this class to be inspiring, entertaining and satisfying. It even includes lunch!  Secure your spot today by calling 925-447-0280 and asking for Cyndee, Becky or Ruth. The price includes lunch!

Snip in RED – A FREE Pattern for you!

snipI am super excited about my latest line with RJR – RED. This contemporary collection pairs beautifully with the most traditional designs. The main print is a delicious blend of a beautiful Damask with hidden scissors. The complimentary prints have scissors, spools and thimbles along with a superb plaid, stripe and tossed floral. A MUST have for all red lovers – ask your local quilt shop about it today.  Click below to download your FREE pattern.

Snip Pattern


All A Flutter Quilt Pattern – FREE

Here is a FREE pattern for you! It celebrates my first fabric collection with RJR – Flutter.  All applique is fused and blanket stitched. The adorable birds are broiderie perse (which means the birdies are simply cut from the main fabric and blanket stitched on the edges) and the square on square blocks can be paper pieced for assured accuracy. This quilt will spice up any environment as you fluff your stuff in your own creative nest.  Call your local quilt shop for availability. flutterjpg

Download All A Flutter Piecing Instructions PDF

It’s Time to Learn to Quilt!

It’s time to jump on the quilting bandwagon – first check and see if there is a local quilt shop in your area. They will gently guide you through your first quilting experience. Another option is to take advantage of my Start Quilting Book or DVD – either way I want to personally welcome you into the fabulous and ever changing world of quilting! Also please take advantage of – the worlds largest online quilt resource. Until we meet….and we quilters do get around!

Road to California

Welcome 2014! Starting with Road to California

January 23 – 26, in Ontario, CA.

Specifically, will have a booth at this popular, well-attended event, and I’m pleased to be presenting the Saturday night lecture:

From stay-at-home mom to worldwide quilting ambassador, Alex has had quite a journey! Join her for this light-hearted virtual trunk show that illustrates the arc of her ever-changing (and still evolving) quilting odyssey. You’re guaranteed a laugh or two as you see her work, and learn the secret stories behind my quilts.

To secure a spot at this lecture (class 9602), click here.