Designer Spotlights

Anna Aldmon

Anna Aldmon is a passionate designer and digitizer. She transforms market-proven traditional hand appliqué designs and her own original designs into stunning machine embroidery designs. Her career with computer systems, combined with over 30 years of hand piecing, hand quilting and hand appliqué is exactly what makes her a leader in the Sewing, Quilting and Machine Appliqué world.

Annie Unrein

A creative lifetime quilter, Annie Unrein of Patterns by Annie and ByAnnie.com has been designing patterns and teaching since 2000. Annie is the creator of ByAnnie’s Soft and Stable®, an innovative product she designed to add body, stability and a professional finish to purses, bags, home decor items, and more.

Barbara Persing

Barb is a quilter, fiber artist, designer, author and teacher. She has won many awards for her quilts and has been featured as a solo artist. Her quilts have also been published in numerous quilting magazines. Barbara began her longarm machine quilting services in 2000 and in 2006 began designing and publishing quilt patterns. Quilters know her by her unique design aesthetic and signature edge-coloring appliqué technique.

Eye of the Beholder and Purrfect Spots Collaboration

Two talented women from the quilting world have joined forces to bring you a new book! Margaret Willingham of Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design and Nan Baker, Marketing Director for The Quilt Pattern Magazine and Purrfect Spots Designs have combined their distinctly different styles in Christmas RAPPing, Christmas quilts featuring Reverse Applique and Paper-Piecing.

Karla Alexander

Quilt designer and author, Karla Alexander lives in beautiful Salem, Oregon with husband Don and family dog, Lucy. Karla has written eight books, each published by Martingale & Co. She has been featured on Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson as well as the Quilt Show with Ricky and Alex. Karla is also proud to be included as one of the designers on the Creative Grids Rulers team.