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Ann Johnson
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  • West Linn, OR
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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

Gifty Galore - Gift Card Sleeves

Posted on November 7, 2016 at 8:44am 0 Comments


Click here to read about the twenty gift card sleeves I made from Fast, Fun, and More Gifty by Mari Martin - and get a head start on the…


Arbor Window Quilt and Pillow Shams

Posted on May 10, 2016 at 12:22pm 3 Comments



In 2012, I started an Arbor Window Quilt for my son with Japanese taupes. I used a pattern by the same name that I wrote for the Neutral Love collection. I finished the quilt and made two pillow shams recently. You can read the blog on Notions... please click…


Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along - Part 3

Posted on March 30, 2016 at 7:02am 0 Comments

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The mystery is solved! Part 3 is now available on Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along group page. It is not too late to join if you are still interested. Just start with Part 1 and enjoy a mysterious quilt adventure. We will keep the final design a secret unless you choose to find out.

Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along - Part 2

Posted on March 23, 2016 at 8:20am 3 Comments

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WOW! It is already time for the second installment of the Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along pattern. For those of you following along, you can download Part 2 by going to the Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along. If you have not joined yet, it is not too…


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At 12:11am on January 14, 2017, Cindy said…

Oh I see Cora has already posed the question that is on a lot of minds of late. Whether it's our crazy winter weather, or not much else going on quilting wise, some of us are ready for your next mystery quilt. No pressure of course, just curious. We love following along each week putting the clues together. Living the new fabric lines as well. So fun to see them up into one of your quilts.

At 6:23pm on December 22, 2016, Cora Hawkins said…

Hello Ann! Christmas will be upon us before we know it! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.

Question.....of course....will you be doing a mystery quilt 2017 quilt along? I guess it is a little early to ask, but.....some of us need to KNOW! Haha....I hope so!

At 6:14am on August 1, 2016, Joan said…

Good Morning, Ann!  Recently, I purchased a BOM kit from Craftsy, Lynette Jenson's Garden Charms, and was reading and researching the comments of others who are making this project while waiting for the kit.  Did you know people are still talking about and recommending your Perfect Points Quilt Along?  Thank you for the time and effort that went into that quilt along, and the mystery quilts, I've always admired you for your attention to detail and complete instructions.

At 1:16pm on July 14, 2016, Gmakitty said…

Ann. this is gmakitty and I am sad... I have cut my first session pieces and for the life on me I can't find  the rest of my fabric, I have 4  pieces and cant find the other two nor can I find where I coded them. the pieces missing  for section 5 Kelly and section 6 Indigo.... can you help me please... I have cut the first session and plan to start putting it together tomorrow... my email address is    crosstitcherus@gmail.com....much appreciated if you can help me out/// Always caring GmaKittty

At 5:41pm on March 23, 2016, Gmakitty said…

don't know where my question went, or if this was the place to put  it, but.............have not yet started my quilt plan is to start  it Thursday.... I am going to presume all cutting is done on folded  fabric.... being a newbie I have to ask/ gmakitty

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.  


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