Meet Quilting Designers of the StudioE Fabrics RSVP Program – Allison Aller and Kelly Ashton

Allison Aller

Meet Allison Aller of Allie’s in Stitches.

This is her block that will be a part of the final Peppered Cottons quilt to be shown at the Spring ’18 Quilt Market in Portland.  Allison Aller of Allie’s in Stitches blog is here: http://alliesinstitches.blogspot.com/

Allie studied design in college and has been putting her education to work in her quilting ever since. Years of traditional quilting, Broderie Perse, and landscape quilts eventually led to a serious 15 year affair with crazy quilting, expanding and exploring the boundaries of that fascinating but Victorian-bound genre. Next she polished up the dusty but beloved field of stained glass quilts, making it sparkle with new techniques and out of the box interpretations. She has written three books for C & T Publishing: Allie Aller’s Crazy Quilting, Quilting…Just A Little Bit Crazy (with co-author Valerie Bothell), and Allie Aller’s Stained Glass Quilts Reimagined. She filmed a class on crazy quilting for Craftsy, and appeared on two

episodes of The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims. Another book is in the works on a new subject and she is more excited than ever about her work!

Find her here:

Her blog: http://alliesinstitches.blogspot.com/

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/allison.aller

On Instagram https://www.instagram.com/alliealler/

Email: aaller@gmail.com

Author of Stained Glass Quilts Reimagined

Kelly Ashton

Meet Kelly Ashton of Kellyquilter Designs

This is her block that will be a part of the final Peppered Cottons quilt to be shown at the Spring ’18 Quilt Market in Portland.

As a self-described “pragmatic quilt-maker”, Kelly Ashton approaches quilt design and construction with a knowledge of and appreciation for the theoretical while searching for and developing skills and short-cuts that are practical.  Kelly’s passion for patchwork covers a dichotomy between “microwave quilts” (quilts that are simple in design and quick to piece) to “crock-pot quilts” (quilts that are more intricate and complex in their construction), and she happily moves back and forth betwixt the two…..and everything in-between!  Her current obsession, designing and piecing blocks and quilts that require set-in seams (Y-seams) pieced by machine resulted in the authoring of her book, Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles, and More:  Skill-Building Techniques for 60-Degree Patchwork (Martingale, 2014).  In addition to designing quilt patterns, Kelly loves to teach and talk about quilts.  Her motto is “Have quilts.  Will travel.”, and she loves to provide quilt presentations and workshops anywhere!

Kelly resides in Overland Park, KS with her husband, Jeff Seib, and their fur-baby, Shyma.  For more information, please check her website  (kellyquilter.com), “Like” her Facebook page (Kelly Ashton: Quilting Lectures & Workshops), follow her on Instagram (kellyaquilter), and check out her Craftsy classes,  “Piece Any Project:  Conquer Challenging Seams” and “Finish It!  Borders, Backing, Binding, and Beyond (Craftsy.com).  In addition to quilty things, Kelly owns and operates The Creative Place, a retreat for quilters and other artists located in Spring Hill, KS.  (creativeplaceretreats.com / FB:  The Creative Place, event venue).

Email: kelly@kellyquilter.com .  https://www.facebook.com/kellyquilterdesigns/


Meet two more tomorrow!

Author: Vanessa Denniston

Digital Marketing Manager