For those of you who are not aware of it, I am not a morning person, not at all! However, there was a time when I could be pursuaded to jump out of bed before 7:00 a.m., grab a cup of coffee, and be emersed in quilting. It was HGTV’s, Simply Quilts hosted by Alex Anderson that motivated me in the mornings. So imagine my excitement to be able to meet her in Houston, at the International Quilt Festival!
If you are too young to remember, Simply Quilts, perhaps you will recognize her from one of her many books that she has written. There are 30 of them, selling near 1 million copies world wide. She is a national spokesperson for Bernina of America, a promotional partner with AccuQuilt’s GO!, a fabric designer with P&B Textiles, and threads with Superior Threads. She is a founding partner of The QuiltShow.com, and is a co-host of “The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims”.
This lady knows quilting. So I asked what her advice would be to someone new to quilting.
You can find out more about Alex on her website, www.alexandersonquilts.com or check out TheQuiltShow.com.
Incidentally, Alex was the person that got my friend, Sheri, interested in quilting. Thank you! Now I have someone to share this passion with.
Perhaps I should have asked how do I get into the business of interviewing wonderful quilters full-time, Linda B.