Anne Marcellis


Anne Marcellis began quilting in 2001 after years of sewing clothes for herself and her children. 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 in Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, South Carolina, Minnesota and Tennessee, speaking to guilds and conducting workshops.  Anne has become proficient in many different free motion quilting techniques and is currently teaching a 10 session, 3 hours each, free motion quilting class.  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 just returned from traveling to Lancaster, Houston, Chicago and Grand Rapids. Her winning Hidden Stars will appear in the 2023 AQS calendar.

  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.  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 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 speaks to guilds about quilting and free motion quilting separately. She will take you through her “Journey to Creative Quilting”  or "Journey to Free Motion Quilting" that includes lots of TIPS and TRICKS, demonstrations, 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!