Alex was recently at a trade show in Las Vegas to introduce her new product line with Floriani.  We can't wait to find it in our local quilt shop.


“Have you ever stumbled across a product that totally exceeded your expectations? It is one of the best experiences in life. The only thing that can make it better is if you are desperately searching for a solution when you find this product by accident. Such was the case for me.

When a product I have used for years went through some changes and I found myself searching for a replacement, a friend asked if I had ever tried Floriani Products. I had not, but I immediately began looking for them. I contacted several Quilt Shops before finding one that carried Floriani, and once I tried them I fell in love. I couldn’t believe these products had existed for years and I didn’t know about them! Not only did I not know about them, but most of the Quilting World did not know about them, so I made it my mission to change that!

I phoned the office of RNK Distributing, looking for the creator of the Floriani Product Line, and was referred to Kay Brooks. When I talked to Kay, I explained how much I loved using the products, and that I was perplexed how few people in the Quilting World knew about them or had access to them through their local Quilt Shops. I wanted to change that for the good of the industry.

Within a matter of minutes, Ricky (not my Ricky Tims, but Kay’s husband - and by now you know Ricky and Kay are the RNK Founders) asked a question that will no doubt have a major impact on the Quilting Industry. He asked me if I would like to work with Kay to build a line of quilting products per my specifications, using the adhesives and fusibles Kay had created for Floriani, that would be distributed exclusively through Independent (no chains or mass) retailers.

That was the beginning of Quilters Select™ by Floriani with Alex Anderson. Since that day, Kay and I have worked nonstop to choose the World’s Best Quilting Products, and I have personally tweaked each one of them to assure the perfect performance for my quilters. This line truly is Made by Quilters for Quilters!"