Alex Anderson {Quilty Box May Edition}

Alex Anderson is a quilting legend. Whether you discover one of her thirty books at your local quilt store or watch her on the Quilt Show, Alex has taught quilting to an unmeasurable number of people.

Living in Northern California, Alex has an art degree from San Francisco State. Needing a few credits to get her degree, she decided to work on a quilt project. After developing quilt patterns for others, she decided she wanted to publish her own and dived head first into the quilt industry. Today, Alex is a Bernina sewing machine ambassador, fabric designer for RJR Fabrics, founding partner of the Quilt Show and won the Silver Star Award at the International Quilt Festival in 2008. In addition to her resume accomplishments, she is a generous and kind person who supports others in the industry.

During our discussion, we talk about how Alex met Ricky Tims, how she describes her career, the start of the Quilt Show, her advice for quilters developing their voice, what she included in her Quilty Box and how she plans her future projects.

Notes from the Show:

Simply Quilts

Craft Napa

Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Jinny Beyer

Jean Wells

Rosalie Dace

Sue Nickels

Gwen Marston (my podcast with her)


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Comments 2

  1. Hi Alex, you know how can I slow down my brain is trying learn everything to fast. I just started 5 years ago and I have learned a lot but I’m not a master of anything. I love quilts but I love embriodery and to put them together is mind boggling.
    I’m enjoying your May pods

  2. I loved listening to this and I’m so glad I discovered your podcasts. Great interview with Alex! I plan to subscribe so I can listen to more.

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