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Quilting is my passion! I have been a quilter for over 20 years and a quilt instructor, quilt designer and pattern writer for over 7 years. My dream of earning a living with quilting came true when I joined the Connecting Threads staff in July, 2011. I love my job! Everyday, when I come to work, I am surrounded by quilts and creative, fun people. I design and write patterns for quilts and quilted projects, re-color, update, edit and archive patterns, help with new fabric collections, write tutorials and sew projects. Soon I will be leaping into the 21st century when I learn how to blog!

My tastes in quilting are eclectic. I enjoy many styles of fabric and quilting techniques. Most of my quilts are scrappy. I especially like to design, make and teach quilts that involve experimenting with the interplay of color values and have secondary patterns in the design.

I’ve been blessed with a supportive husband and two great children (a teenage son and college-age daughter) who tolerate appearing in public with me despite the inevitable thread on my clothes.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, paper piecing, machine quilting, crazy quilting, general sewing

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Ann Johnson's Blog

Pin Cushion in a Cup

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 11:30am 4 Comments

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Okay - so making a pin cushion out of a cup is not a new idea. The reason for this one is, well - I found a cute (and free!) grey cup and saucer in the photo department's prop give-away. Since my quilt studio is done in yellow and grey, it was logical that, all of a sudden, I needed a new pin cushion! For more detailed information about the supplies used and how to make the pin…

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Yo-Yo Christmas Ornaments

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 8:30am 8 Comments

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I enjoy making Yo-Yos, so I thought I would "whip up" some Yo-Yo ornaments I saw in a recent issue of Quilter's World called Quilting for the Holidays. I decided to make two of each while I was at it so I could share some as gifts. For detailed information about cutting and making Yo-Yos of different sizes with and without …

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Furoshiki Fun

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 11:30am 10 Comments

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As Christmas approaches, I have started thinking about wrapping presents with fabric. Each year we throw away so much wrapping paper - what a waste! Please check out my Notions blog today to learn about traditional Japanese wrapping cloths called…

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CT Now Carries my Favorite 0.4 mm Patchwork Pins!

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 4:09pm 0 Comments

CT recently started carrying the 0.4 mm version of Clover Patchwork Pins. I kept asking for them and now we have them! At .4mm x 36 mm, these are my absolute favorite straight pins for piecing quilts.…

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At 3:24am on June 3, 2014, Genevieve/France said…

Hello Ann

For the stuffing, I don't think it needs to be 100% cotton, On the last piece I did, I used cotton acrylic blend, worked fine.  If you're able to find knitting cotton no. 8 should work fine, even if it's blended with acrylic. I've seen sites where they sell 100% acrylic for stuffing boutis. It's about the thickness of the cottton, knowing that when you stuff the cotton is double, so if you can only find a thinner cotton, cut 2 lengths, put them together in a needle or use the lasso method, & then they will be doubled to go into the motifs & tunnels. My boutis with  the dragonfly, I used a grey yarn. Hope this helps.

At 2:50pm on May 29, 2014, Genevieve/France said…

Thankyou Ann for your kind comments on my boutis. The boutis of Dec. 2012 (the last one I did) is about 30 inch square & it took me 6 months, working on it daily to complete. It isn't difficult, but it can be time consuming depending on how detailed the pattern is!! I didn't use baptiste as I didn't have any on hand when I decided to do it, so I just used a light weight cotton. I haven't used roving, (had to look it up to see what it was lol). On this one I used a cotton wool. On another small project I used wool.

Hope to see your finished project when you get around to doing it!

At 5:39am on April 9, 2014, Sandra Bain said…

Ready to put quilt into a beautiful mystery. Got a little behind filling projects for others.  Whoa is me!   

At 11:34am on April 2, 2014, Sara Medd said…

Love this quilt.  Thanks so much!  I really enjoy mystery quilts and yours have been so well done.  I will make this again someday.  Sara Medd

At 7:56pm on April 1, 2014, Susan M Morris said…

 than I  will wait till noon to look at Part 3 since I live on est. time  I should be in in the shower so I can go to bed the time is to:54 est.   I need to get up at 7: 30 am..  Maybe tomorrow night I will finishes fussy cutting and cut rest of fabric one.  

At 1:56pm on March 21, 2014, Linda Christianson said…

I have my pieces cut and sewn. The emails are not necessary. So to not get them I will join to make comments, then back-out since clicking on not following does not seem to work, then checking it at my setting I still got emails-60 of them.

At 10:42am on March 21, 2014, Kim Webb said…

Hi Ann,

Thanks for hosting this mystery.

Really looking forward to it.

HST are done. Now to start the rest

At 8:01am on March 18, 2014, jane johnson said…

Hi Anne

I have switched my fabrics 1 and 3, as you suggested, and look forward to starting tomorrow.

At 2:36pm on March 20, 2012, Joanna liguz said…

Ann, Please go on my page to see my blocks,,I did it last time with the pictures,but  I forgot how to do it again. theya re the ones with the lady bugs in them! let me know how they are..I am learning so much from them..thanks, ~ Joanna

At 1:07pm on February 25, 2012, Susan Thomas said…
Ann, I know as I signed up for the Perfect Points "class", I saw the infor for fabric amounts, and now I can't locate it! I'm on an iPad and learning my way around! I'll keep searching!
 
 
 

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