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Arizona Quilters Guild

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  Ann Holte

Ann has been quilting since 1975, when she thought everything had to be pieced and quilted by hand to be a “real quilt.” Since then, she has learned that real quilts are sewn in as many ways as there are quilters. She is particularly interested in working with vintage quilts to translate and interpret those designs by using modern fabrics, methods, and techniques.

She started teaching in the 1980s and, along with her husband Dale, opened a quilt shop in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in 1997. Now living in the Hershey area, she is involved with several quilt guilds and meets regularly with an antique quilt study group in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She teaches quilting workshops, delivers lectures at quilt guilds, historical societies, and national retreats and shows; designs patterns; and writes about quilting.

At her studio in Hummelstown (Hershey area), Pennsylvania, she works on books and patterns. She teaches quilting and design classes in what she considers to be the perfect classroom. The space is available for others to teach sewing, quilting, and other arts and crafts workshops. Monthly sewing sessions are held to make Quilts of Valor.

Ann has written two books:  Making the Lancaster Diamond Sampler (Schiffer, 2013) and, along with authors Sue Reich and Renelda Peldunas-Harter, Quilts of Valor: A 50-State Salute (Schiffer, 2018).

You can find out more information on her website.



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