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What other guilds are saying:

Anne Marcellis from Sam Quilt Designs coming to your town? Grab your notepads and pay attention for more sewing and quilting tips, tricks, and twists imaginable in this stand-up comedy show is headed your way. Be prepared to laugh at creative decisions, imaginative solutions, conundrums, and a few “oops.” Anne puts more fun into one presentation than you can imagine. Not your usual trunk show.

Lilly Logan-Vice President @ Cumberland Valley Quilters Association Brentwood, TN

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Our guild hosted Anne in January of 2024.  Her presentation at our meeting was “My Quilting Journey” which was a delightful, fast paced and very helpful array of tips and hints that she oftentimes learned the hard way.  Believe her when she says, bring a pad and paper for notes!  The accompanying trunk show was beautiful and inspirational.

 

The next day she taught her 6 hour workshop on One Block Wonders.  She is an excellent teacher.  Fun, detailed, helpful, attentive.  I have had lots of positive feedback from those who took the class.

 

Anne is a great communicator and was so nice to work with during the planning process. We highly recommend her and are thinking of bringing her back.

 

Debra Hausrath, Program Chair, Palmetto Quilt Guild. Hilton Head, SC

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I understand that you may be looking for speakers. My name is Merle Pratt and I was the Education Co-chair for the Minnesota Quilt Guild. You should consider Anne Marcellis.  I invited Anne to be our presenter in Aug 2018. Anne was great to work with. She was very prompt with the paperwork. The presentation was great. The room was bright and fun with all her colorful quilts. Her presentation is also bright, fun, and fast paced. Along with her quilt journey she had lots of tips and tricks for quilting. My only regret was that I did not take notes. 

Check out her quilt "Sammy's Delight" in the Quilt Art 2019 calendar (September). You will want to see this one in person. Her quilting is fantastic and she does it on her stationary machine.

 Happy Quilting!

Merle Pratt (Education Co-chair, Minnesota Quilters Guild)

2024 Speaking Schedule
   1 hour Powerpoint presentation with lots of TIPS & TRICKS,  trunk show and demos.
2 different presentation:
MY QUILTING JOURNEY
or
JOURNEY to FREE MOTION QUILTING  w/demos
  • Jan 18, 2024 @ 1 p.m. Palmetto Quilt Guild, Hilton Head, SC My Quilting Journey
  • Jan 18, 2023 @ 5:30 Sea Island Quilt Guild, Beaufort, SC (My Quilting Journey)
  • Jan 19, 2024 @ 9-3:30 Palmetto Quilt Guild, Hilton Head, SC (WORKSHOP-One Block Wonder w/Panels)
  • Jan 20, 2024 @9-3:30 Sea Island Quilt Guild, Beaufort, SC (WORKSHOP-Gemulicious)
  • Mar 5, 2024 Smoky Mountain Quilters, Knoxville, TN ( My Quilting Journey)
  • Mar 6, 2024 Smoky Mountain Quilters, Knoxville, WORKSHOP- Ombre Ribbons
  • May 13, 2024 Lakeshore Quilters Guild, Hendersonville, TN (My Quilting Journey)
  • May 30, 2024 Lakeshore Quilters Guild, Hendersonville, TN WORKSHOP- Starshine
  • June 4, 2024 Tri County Quilt Guild, Cypress, Texas (My Quilting Journey)
  • August 14, 2024 Warren County Quilt Guild, Marrow, OH (My Quilting Journey) 
  • August 15, 2024 Warren County Quilt Guild, Marrow, OH WORKSHOP- Starshine?
  • October 21, 2024 Warren County Quilt Guild, Rock Hill, SC, (My Quilting Journey)
2023 Speaking/teaching Schedule
   1 hour Powerpoint presentation with lots of TIPS & TRICKS,  trunk show and demos.
3 different presentation:
QUILTING
or
JOURNEY to FREE MOTION QUILTING  w/demos
or
EVERYTHING YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT 9 degree RULERS
  • March 3, 2023 Athens Dixie Stitchers Guild, Athens, AL (LECTURE: My Quilting Journey)5:30-8:30 pm (WORKSHOP: Scrappy Flower Bunches)
  • April 4, 2023  @10 a.m. Cumberland Valley Quilters Assoc. Franklin, TN (LECTURE: My Quilting Journey)
  • April 8, 2023 Cumberland Valley Quilters Assoc. Franklin, TN (WORKSHOP: Ombre Ribbons)
  • May 6, 2023 @10 a.m. Midsouth Sewing and Vacuum, Murfreesboro, TN (My Quilting Journey)
  • Sept 14, 2023 Quilting Bees of Murfreesboro, TN LECTURE: Everything You Never Knew About 9 degree Rulers
  • Sept 16, 2023 WORKSHOP   Gemulicious 9:15-3p.m. Midsouth Sewing & Vacuum, Murfreesboro, TN (Call Midsouth for details)
2022 Speaking/teaching Schedule
   1 hour Powerpoint presentation with lots of TIPS & TRICKS,  trunk show and demos.
2 different presentation:
QUILTING
or
FREE MOTION QUILTING  w/demos
  • March 8, 2022 @10 a.m. Happy Hands Quilt Guild, Shelbyville, TN (MY QUILTING JOURNEY)
  • March 26 @9 a.m. teaching One Block Wonder with panels. Anne's studio.
  • April 9, 2022 @ 10 a.m. Smyrna Friendship Quilters guild, Smyrna Middle School (library), Smyrna, Tennessee 37167 (MY QUILTING JOURNEY)
  • April 21, 2022 @ 6:30 p.m. Heritage Quilters of Huntsville guild, Faith Presbyterian Church, 5003 Whitesburg Dr., Huntsville, Alabama (MY QUILTING JOURNEY) 
  • April 22-23, 2022 (WORKSHOP) Heritage Quilters of Huntsville, AL, Southern Charms Quilt Shop
  • May 14, 2022 10-2p.m. Sewcial Quilters, Living Faith Ministries, Smyrna, TN (WORKSHOP-Ombre Ribbons)
  • June 11, 2022 10a.m.-4p.m. Historic Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Rd, Smyrna, TN (WORKSHOP-Migrating Geese
  • August 11, 2022 @ 7 p.m. Lebanon Piecemakers Quilt Guild Everything you never knew about 9 degree rulers
  • August 25, 2022 @10 a.m. (WORKSHOP-Ombre Ribbons)Quilting Bees Quilt Guild, Murfreesboro, TN
  • October 10, 2022 @ 10 a.m. (WORKSHOP-Ombre Ribbons) Athens Friendship Quilters Guild, Athens, AL
2021 Speaking Schedule
   1 hour Powerpoint presentation with lots of TIPS & TRICKS,  trunk show and demos.
3 different presentation:
MY QUILTING JOURNEY
or
FREE MOTION QUILTING  w/demos
  • July 8 @ 6:00 pm Lebanon Piecemakers Quilt Club, Lebanon First United Methodist Church, 415 W Main St, Lebanon, TN 37087  (MY QUILTING JOURNEY)
2020 Speaking Schedule
   1 hour Powerpoint presentation with lots of TIPS & TRICKS,  trunk show and demos.
2 different presentation:
QUILTING
or
FREE MOTION QUILTING  w/demos
  • May 14 @7:00 Northfield Quilt Guild, Three Links Care Center, 815 Forest Ave., Northfield, MN (CANCELLED)
  • Sep 10 @6:30 Quilting Queens Quilt Guild, Emma;s Luthrern Church 1074 Idaho, St Paul, MN (CANCELLED)

I loved this great group of ladies-Mixed Sampler Quilt Guild in Siren, WI

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Swirling quilt with 9 degree ruler

Easy for Confident beginners-no seams to match!

Queen size bed quilt

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Sammy's Delight  is double sided

(traveled to several American Quilters Society International quilt shows in America)

Kaleidoscope. I used Ricky Tims technique but made this twice as large-60". So much fun!

Rail Fence Ur Way-great for beginners (this was made with 1 jelly roll)

Kaleidoscope size 36" x 36"

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What an honor to speak to the Lakeshore Quilers Guild in Shoreview, MN. They have a lot of talented and wonderful members.

I had fun teaching EASY Foundation Paper Piecing during Schoolhouse to the Minnesota Quilters Guild.  I had 10 minutes to teach x 10 groups.  Turned out to be lots of fun! Thanks ladies.

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