A JOURNEY TO CREATIVE QUILTING
Anne Marcellis learned about quilting in 2001 after years of sewing clothes for children and herself. Then her journey started when she made her first wall quilt and secured the mitered borders with super glue! It ignited a passion in her that hasn’t slowed down. Her techniques have improved significantly, to the point of designing her own patterns, teaching and speaking to guilds in Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee.
She also judges quilt shows and has become proficient in many different free motion quilting techniques class and has just finished teaching a 10 session, 3 hours each. She has won several show ribbons, People’s Choice Awards and Best of Show awards at quilt shows. One of her quilts, Sammy’s Delight, is featured in the 2019 Quilt Art Engagement Calendar by American Quilter’s Society in Paducah, KY. It has received many awards and has traveled to Lancaster, Houston, Chicago, and Grand Rapids. Her winning Hidden Stars quilt appears in the 2023 AQS calendar and been juried into 2023 Paducah show.
Anne’s work features lots of vibrant colors and movement. Her unique designs and patterns are written with the novice in mind with lots of details and diagrams. Anne’s patterns have been published in American Quilter, Fons & Porter Love of Quilting and Minnesota Shop Hop magazines. She loves “thinking outside the box” and is now experimenting with a more modern and artsy approach to quilting but uses traditional elements in her designs. She also loves trying to develop new techniques that make quilting easier while building confidence. Most of all, she adores all things quilty and stitchy as well as sharing and inspiring her creative processes with other quilters.
Anne is a Christian and is very thankful to Jesus for the talent He's given her. She speaks to guilds about quilting, free motion quilting, and “Everything you never knew about 9 degree rulers” separately. She will take you through her fast paced “Journey to Creative Quilting” that includes lots of TIPS and TRICKS, as well as showing many quilts as examples throughout her presentation, so get out your paper and pen and be ready to learn and be inspired to try new ideas!