Alex Anderson

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Alex Anderson's love of quilting all began in 1978 when she completed her Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt as a part of her work towards her degree in art from San Francisco State University. Over the years, her central focus has been to understand fabric relationships and to develop an intense appreciation of traditional quilts and beautiful quilting surface design.

Alex is the author of 30 books with C&T Publishing, in four languages, selling near 1 million copies worldwide. Her quilts and instruction tips have also appeared in numerous magazines. She is the National Spokesperson for Bernina of America, a promotional partner for AccuQuilt's GO!, as well as a designer of her own line of fabrics with P&B Textiles, and threads with Superior Threads. For 11 years, she served as host of Simply Quilts on HGTV. Alex continues to be one of the most sought-after instructors and lecturers in the international quilting and sewing industry.

Alex is a founding partner of The Quilt and The Quilt Life Magazine (published by AQS) with Ricky Tims. The Quilt Show is the world's first full-service interactive online video/web TV programming created just for quilters. With over 120,000+ registered members in over 100 countries, The Quilt's mission is to educate, inspire, entertain, connect and grow the world quilting community in a fun, positive and interactive environment. The Quilt Life Magazine is a bimonthly magazine dedicated to celebrating the lifestyle of today's quiltmaker in a fresh and beautiful format.

Alex was chosen as the 2008 Silver Star Award winner, an annual recognition by the International Quilt Festival to a quilter "whose work and influence has made -- and continues to make -- a sizable and positive impact on the quilting industry and community."

Alex was also chosen by the readers of Quilter's Newsletter magazine (Feb 2009) as "The Most Influential Person in The Quilting Industry" (in a three-way tie with Ricky Tims and Karey Bresenhan of Quilts, Inc).

Alex's personal mission is not only to share her love of quilting with anyone who will listen, but to educate and encourage those interested in quilting as clearly and simply as possible, so quilting can continue to be handed down from generation to generation.

Alex has two children and lives in Northern California with her husband.

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Alex Anderson Teaches You to Start Quilting DVD
Alex Anderson's 4-in-1 Essential Sewing Tool
Alex Anderson's Baby Quilts with Love
Alex Anderson's Hand & Machine Applique
Alex Anderson's Quilty Pencils
All-in-One Quilter's Reference Tool, Updated Second Edition
All Things Quilting with Alex Anderson
Beautifully Quilted with Alex Anderson
Empecemos el Acolchado con Alex Anderson
Fabric Shopping with Alex Anderson
Hand & Machine Quilting Tips & Tricks Tool
Hand Applique with Alex Anderson
Hand Quilting with Alex Anderson
Keep Quilting with Alex Anderson
Machine Quilting with Alex Anderson
Make Precut Quilts (contributor)
Make Star Quilts (contributor)
Make Your First Quilt with Alex Anderson
Neutral Essentials with Alex Anderson
Paper Piecing with Alex Anderson, 2nd Edition
Piecing Tips & Tricks Tool
Quilter's Fabric Handy Pocket Guide
The Quilting Manual (contributor)
Quilts for Fabric Lovers
Scrap Quilting with Alex Anderson
Shadow Redwork with Alex Anderson
Simply Stars
Start Quilting with Alex Anderson, 3rd Edition
Super Simple Jelly Roll Quilts with Alex Anderson and Liz Aneloski
Super Simple Quilts #1 with Alex Anderson & Liz Aneloski
Super Simple Quilts #2 with Alex Anderson & Liz Aneloski
Super Simple Quilts #3 with Alex Anderson & Liz Aneloski
Super Simple Quilts #4 with Alex Anderson & Liz Aneloski
Quilter's Fabric Handy Pocket Guide
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