Ana started sewing clothing at the age of 9 for 4-H. At age 16 she started hand quilting and binding. By 21 she had started a scrapbooking and quilting business. Making quilts and quilting on commission was in higher demand, so in 2010 she got rid of scrapbooking to focus on quilting. Since 2008, Ana has made over 450 quilted items for others. She discovered Quiltworx online in 2013, by 2014 she was looking all over for a class to learn to paper piece.
Ana’s first pattern was Winter Wonderland table runner with CI Jodie Madison. Her second was Stormy Seas, then Weathered Windmill (2015) and another Weathered Windmill in 2016. By the end of 2017, Ana has completed 26 “Judy” patterns.
When she isn’t teaching or quilting Ana works full time at Zoetis Inc. (Animal Health), spends time with her husband, daughter and two dogs, gardens and does woodworking.
In September 2017, Ana opened a home training center/studio in Charles City, Iowa to teach and carry Quiltworx patterns and fabric by Judy and Judel along with basic paper piecing supplies. She travels in Iowa, mainly, but is willing to go anywhere!