Ann Holmes Studios
QUILT AND STAINED GLASS ARTIST
Artist, author of “No Sewing Until You Quilt It”, and inventor of Ann’s Magic Buttons.
Ann has worked in stained glass since 1976. When she moved to Asheville, NC in 1998 and became
involved with the local quilt guild. Ann had a desire to recreate some of her original glass designs
into fabric, without the lead line look of stained glass quilts. As a stained glass artist she would
build a window on top of a drawing. Ann experimented with building her quilts on a see-thru
“French Fuse” foundation, and turning the edges with glue stick. Then in 2005, foot surgery
forced her to think of a quicker way to finish her project for the Asheville Quilt Show.
She asked herself, “Why am I sewing this twice?” first for stitching the top and then second
for quilting. “No Sewing Until You Quilt It – French Fuse Appliqué” is the result.
This is a turned edge technique, it is easy and fun to do, it saves time, and you can edit your work
without ripping out seams. See Rainbow Falls below in stained glass and the quilt it inspired.
It was the first quilt she made with her “NO Sewing Until You Quilt It” technique.
Ann was invited to give her 1st quilting demo in Feb 2006 and has been teaching her method
since then. She produced her DVD ©2007
The American Quilter’s Society published her Daylily pattern in the November 2008 issue
of American Quilter magazine. AQS published her “No Sewing Until You Quilt It” book
in June 2012. In 2014, Ann wrote a chapter in the AQS Book New Quilts from Old Favorites
Ann’s article: “Making Big Quilts in Manageable Units” is on the AQS web site
at AmericanQuilter.com - January 2015
Ann’s book “No Sewing Until You Quilt It”, by AQS, her Magic Button
and the other supplies used in her technique are available in Ann’s Online Store.
Click on the link at the top of this page.
Visit my blog: where I keep you posted on my current projects.
Click at the top of this page: Ann’s Blog
For more history on Ann visit her Quilt Alliance, Save Our Stories interview at:
~ Rainbow Falls in Glass ~ ~ Rainbow Falls in Fabric ~
Ann's Original Video on AQS's YouTube Channel: Quilt TV in 2012
Watch this for an overview of her technique.