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 decided to focus on quilting. Since 2008, Ana has made over 600 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 Geese in Flight placemats, Stormy Seas, then Weathered Windmill (2015), and another Weathered Windmill in 2016. By the end of 2019, Ana has completed over 50 Quiltworx patterns and excitedly shares her love of paper piecing with others.
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, does woodworking and spends summers camping…and sewing.
In September 2017, Ana opened a home training center/studio in Charles City, Iowa to teach and carry Quiltworx patterns, fabric by Judy and Judel, a huge selection of Moda Grunge, along with basic paper piecing supplies. Ana loves to color kits using Quiltster, cuts them down to strips for her students and even offers kit cutting services! She offers classes nearly every Saturday, with Technique of the Month and Judy Support Group alternating years. And finally, adding the finishing touches with custom or E2E long arm quilting and binding services.
Find the most up-to-date schedule on www.Facebook.com/SewThat. The training center is closed Memorial Day through Labor Day, while everyone is out enjoying summer, but www.icansewthat.com is always open! With online classes starting soon.
Ana is based in Iowa, but willing to travel!