Dragonflies (Anisoptera) are wonders of nature. Strong, agile fliers, dragonflies dart effortlessly among stems and flowers. They move easily forward and backward, suddenly change direction and even remain stationary in flight. Their two pairs of wings shimmer with iridescent, metallic-like colors that have long made them a favorite of quilters. Dragonflies are found throughout the [Continue Reading]
I am pleased to announce that Ann Shaw Quilting patterns are now available for sale on Etsy. Click the Etsy logo to go directly to my shop Here you can purchase classic patterns like Gallus gallus And my brand new pattern series: Foliage.
I’m excited to announce that my episode on The Quilt Show is scheduled to air on March 12! Click this LINK to watch the promo for my show. As a bonus, you can view this show for free from March 19th through March 26th. I talk about how my approach to quilting has evolved, [Continue Reading]
Quilters have an enduring appreciation for the simple elegance of leaves. I’m fascinated by the amazing varieties of leaf shapes — from simple curves to complex forms. To honor this bit of nature that surrounds us, I’ve begun a new pattern series, “Foliage”. My first patterns draw on trees that are indigenous to the Pacific [Continue Reading]
I was honored this August to do a taping with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims for their webcast “The Quilt Show”. In case you haven’t heard, “The Quilt Show” is a premier web-based broadcast that focuses on one of the most popular and enduring of American crafts — quilting. In 2007, Ricky joined Alex in [Continue Reading]
A few spots are still available for my 5 day workshop at Quilting Adventures in the beautiful hill country of Texas. Debby and Kim have a wonderful program of Quilt Seminars that have broad appeal. I will be in New Braunfels March 26-31, 2017 to teach my Designing from Nature workshop. Join us for a [Continue Reading]
I am pleased to announce that I have been invited to teach at Hudson River Valley Art Workshops in the Catskills Mountains of Upstate New York. Held at the Green Arms 1889 Inn, workshops organizer Kim LaPolla offers an idyllic, intimate setting for these week long workshops. I will be offering my Photo/Design/Quilt workshop where [Continue Reading]
I was delighted this summer to meet Natalie Barnes during Quilters Affair in Sisters, Oregon. Natalie is a fabric designer for Windham Fabrics is introducing her new line of fabrics, Handmaker Fabrics with Windham Fabrics. Natalie kindly send me samples of her fabrics and asked me to create something. I was inspired by the [Continue Reading]
Majestic, soaring … apt words to describe the American Bald Eagle. This most magnificent of raptors was adopted as America’s national symbol in 1782. This Artisan pattern features the eagle, wings spread. Detailed piecing and a border incorporated as an element in the piecing design bring this bird to life. (36″ x 34″, 2016) This [Continue Reading]
What a great weekend!! My thanks to everyone for making this year’s Cascadia Quilt Workshop such a success. I loved the variety of projects that were chosen, and even the weather cooperated, giving us great views of the Camas Meadows Golf course.