The Quilter On Fire Podcast with Guest Alex Anderson

"My special guest is Alex Anderson! Laughter is plentiful in this in-depth interview with the one and only Sweetheart of Quilting. OK yes, there are many sweethearts in quilting, but Alex has risen to the top for decades with her caring, happy demeanour and this interview "simply" makes my heart sing. That's an old school pun on her first show." - Quilter on Fire

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What is the UFO Situation?

As an April Fool's prank last week we asked people if they would like to win the opportunity to have Alex or Ricky finish their UFO. In the process, we asked a few questions about their projects. Take a look at some of their answers.

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Have Alex or Ricky Finish Your UFO

UFO quilts can keep you from making something new. They can hold back your creativity. What is the fastest way to get that UFO done and out of the way? Let someone else do it for you. How about Alex Anderson or Ricky Tims? Enter Here for your chance to have a pro finish your quilt.

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Women's History Month with Women of C&T Publishing

March is Women’s History Month and C&T Publishing is celebrating with its staff and authors! They asked the women of C&T to reflect on their careers in the publishing industry, dreams, and aspirations, and what Women’s History Month meant to them. And someone you may have heard of is participating. Yes, our very own Alex Anderson talks about what Women’s History Month means to her and so much more.

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The Quilt Show Puzzle: "Grape Escape" by Alex Anderson

Do a puzzle of Alex Anderson's quilt, Grape Escape.

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The Quilt Show Puzzle: "Hungarian Rhapsody" by Ricky Tims

Do a puzzle of Ricky Tims' quilt, Hungarian Rhapsody.

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The Quilt Show Puzzle: "Heart Blossoms" by Ricky Tims

Do a puzzle of Ricky Tims' quilt, Heart Blossoms.

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The Quilt Show Puzzle: "Anchors Aweigh" by Alex Anderson

Do a puzzle of Alex Anderson's quilt, Anchors Aweigh.

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The Quilt Show Puzzle: "Mud" by Alex Anderson

Do a puzzle of Alex Anderson's quilt, Mud.

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On The Set with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims

It's Alex vs Ricky in that time-honored showdown, hand quilting vs. machine quilting. They'll share tips, tricks and design ideas for both the hand quilting and machine quilting enthusiast alike. Starting with the tools, fabrics, threads, needles and batting choices to marking, basting and ending with a discussion on quilt density and no back-track feather designs, they cover it all.
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On The Set with Lisa Thorpe and Alex Anderson

Another Friday, another peek at how the magic of The Quilt Show is made as we go on the set with Lisa Thorpe for our latest show. Lisashows you how to build a framed bird box collage with simple machine stitches over layers of assorted fabrics, words on paper, ribbon and stamped images. Plus, Alex is eager to share what she learned from her Sue Spargo wool and embroidery class.
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Trailer 3003: How to Do Hand Quilting and How to Do Machine Quilting with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims

Debuting January 30, 2022: Alex and Ricky share tips, tricks, and design ideas for both the hand quilting and machine quilting enthusiast alike. Starting with the tools, fabrics, threads, needles and batting choices to marking, basting and ending with a discussion on quilt density and no back-track feather designs, they cover it all.

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Trailer 3002: How To Make a Bird Box and Time Stamp Collage with Lisa Thorpe | Sue Spargo Inspiration with Alex Anderson

Debuting January 16, 2022: Alex was so inspired by Sue Spargo’s recent wool and embroidery class when it comes to designing that she just had to share what she learned. Then Lisa Thorpe shows you how to build a framed bird box collage with simple machine stitches over layers of assorted fabrics, words on paper, ribbon and stamped images. Lisa also shares the importance of having a workbook to flush out ideas and themes that can be used as jumping off points for quilts.

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C&T Publishing Presents: The Quilting Hour with Alex

"Back for another exciting season, The Quilting Hour explores quilting techniques and creative trends. Every 2 weeks the LIVE one-hour conversations will focus on a specific theme or technique." Today, Alex stops by to join The Quilting Hour LIVE at 12 pm Pacific Time, which will be hosted by recent TQS guest Lee Chappell Monroe.

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On The Set with Kumiko Frydl and Alex Anderson

The Quilt Show is joined this week by Kumiko Frydl, miniature quilts expert. Go behind the scenes as she shares tips for creating shadow trapunto and micro stippling. Plus, Alex has her own segment this week all about expanding your quilt designs by using stencils as a starting point.
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Trailer 2912: How to Do Shadow Trapunto and Micro Stippling with Kumiko Frydl | How to Enhance Quilting Stencils with Alex Anderson

Debuting December 5, 2021: The master of miniature quilts, Kumiko Frydl, loves a challenge and it shows. Her full-size quilts filled with tiny and beautiful details on a miniature scale make for astounding quilts. She shares tips for creating shadow trapunto and micro stippling. While Alex shares tips for expanding your quilt designs by using stencils as a starting point.

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Festival Series: Quilting Celebrity Sew-cial

"You’re cordially invited to our celebrity sew-cial! We’ve invited some of your favorite quilting celebrities to share what they’re up to as well as share a secret of theirs! This show is full of fun, inspiration, and prizes!" Featuring a collection of award-winning quilters, including Eleanor BurnsEdyta Sitar, and our very own Alex Anderson, this is a can't miss event taking place Saturday October 30, 2021 from 12:00PM – 1:00PM.
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It's Time to Learn Paper Piecing with Alex Anderson

Alex's new class on paper piecing starts September 20, 2021. LEARN MORE. 

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What's Going on with Alex LIVE?

Alex's "official" LIVES will return soon. In the meantime, find out what she's been up to.

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When a Quilter Gets Married - Pokey Bolton's Wedding

During Alex's LIVE on Wednesday she talked about going to Pokey Bolton's wedding. Pokey's wedding was a joyous event, and she has graciously allowed us to share some pictures of the wedding with you. We were honored to be there and wish Pokey and Patrick all the best!

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