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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

Alex’s Agenda

Here is my current schedule. Engagements can change on a daily basis, but here are the currently confirmed dates. I will keep this updated as correctly as possible on a monthly basis. Hope you are in one of these areas, I would love to meet you!

Alex Anderson reserves the right to make any last minute schedule changes.

June 14, ’14 Amador Valley Quilt Guild – Day Lecture
Pleasanton, CA
July 17 – 19, ’14
Ricky Tims Super Seminar
Cedar Rapids, IA


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I love writing and feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to be published. The goal I intend when writing each book is to educate and inspire. As you browse through my books or use them as a teaching text, my wish for you is to become as intrigued with quilts as I am. All my books are published by C&T Publishing.

In addition to books, I am pleased to have patterns to offer. I have partnered with JWD Publishing and plan to grow with this company. My patterns are based on traditional roots, yet provide a surprising twist or playful element. Each pattern has complete instruction and too can be used as class text.

When ever I am traveling or teaching I am always flattered and more than happy to oblige when asked to autograph my books. I thought it would be great to offer my web buddies the same opportunity. If you would like a personalized autographed copy of a book, please make sure you specify this during the checkout process. If you follow the simple ordering instructions, I?ll have your order to you in no time!

2011 Alex Anderson Quilt Retreat

Quilt’n at the Hilton with Alex Anderson 2011

Every fall I host a four-day retreat in my hometown Livermore, CA. It was started and created because of YOU! Yes, that’s right. My friends on the Internet convinced me that we needed an annual gathering place to quilt and play together. As a result, this retreat has turned into an annual event that I look forward to all year long. Each retreat has a different theme, and we also encourage guests to bring their own projects to work on. So whether you are working on the retreat project or “doing your own thing,” This year Laura Nownes and myself will provide instruction on Y-seams. Again, the return rate of guests has been fabulous and deep friendships have been made. Please note that we now have expanded to two sessions.

Session 1, September 29 through October 2, 2011
No-Frills, Early-Start, Sept. 28
Note – 2011 Session Filled:
To be waitlisted or be put on 2012 contact list please email Susan Moore at [email protected]

Enjoy a fun-filled four days and three nights sewing, laughing, shopping, and eating.  Bring a quilt or two to share at show and tell.  Our sewing room is open 24 hours a day. Sew on your own schedule.  Shop our on-site, full-service quilt shop, provided by Cotton Patch.  Cut out your next quilt in minutes on our Accuquilt machine.

Required Skills: Basic quilting skills plus a good sense of humor and the ability to have fun.
Contact Susan Moore at sujie[email protected] for availability & registration information.

Instructors Alex Anderson and Laura Nownes will make that tricky little Y- seam your best friend.

Per Person Rates:
Private Room $895  –  Shared Room  $695  –  Machine Rental $45 –  Early Start – $50

Price includes lodging, instruction, door prizes, shopping discounts and most of your meals. Our no-frills, early-start is offered to first session. It is for guests who would like to check in a day early and sew. There will be no instructors and no meals served that day or the following morning. Guests are responsible for their own lodging on the night of the early-start. Retreat officially begins on Sept. 29 at 3 pm.

2011 theme – Y-seams.

Please vist for more details, including location, schedule, lesson info, and supplies list.

Contact Susan at [email protected] for registration and availability.

Quilting in the Garden 2011

Alden Lane presents “Quilting in the Garden” 2011, September 24th & 25th from 9am-4pm.  Our featured artists are Rob Appell and Verna Mosquera.

Quilting in the Garden 2010

Much thanks to each and every person who participated in big or small ways to make tthe 2010 “Quilting in the Garden” event the best ever.

Last year’s quilt show saw more people enjoying the beautiful display of quilts than any other quilt show in our past. The collection of quilts was just amazing, The weather superb.

Special Thanks to guest artist, Sue Nickels who’s quilts demonstrated an amazing level of detail and certainly raises the bar.

Watch here for news about the 2011 quilt show.

For more information, visit

Alden Lane Nursery
981 Alden Lane
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 447-0280