Alex Anderson

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Alex Anderson’s love affair with quiltmaking began in 1978, when she completed her grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt as part of her work toward a degree in art at San Francisco State University. Over the years, her focus has rested on understanding fabric relationships and on an intense appreciation for traditional quilting surface design and star quilts.

Alex’s mission statement is to educate, inspire, entertain, and grow today’s quilting community. With these goals in mind (and action), she has had the privilege and pleasure of ushering tens of thousands of new people into the world of quilting. For eleven years, she hosted television’s premier quilt show, Simply Quilts, and she is currently the co-host and an executive producer of The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims (, an interactive website featuring full production videos that is connecting quilters worldwide.

When Alex is not traveling, she resides in Northern California with her husband, her kitty, and the challenges of feeding various forms of wildlife in her backyard. Visit her website at
Books by Alex Anderson