Annie Smith

Fiber Arts, Quilting, Weaving

Lesson Fees
from $50.00 / 60 Minutes

About

Annie is a fifth generation Californian, now located in Fort Worth, Texas. Her love of quilting went from hobby to profession in 1984. While working in Silicon Valley for twenty years, she honed her teaching skills on-the-job as a Customer Service Excellence instructor and teaching quilting classes at the local quilt shop. Annie has dedicated her career to full-time quilt designing and instruction since 2003. She teaches all over the United States and beyond, to quilt stores, quilt guilds, quilting venues and specialty events - usually on location and now via online resources. When Annie is at home, she enjoys spending time with her family and quilting for eight granchildren, and counting...  

 


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I’m more than just a pretty face.

I am a Quilter.
I’ve been sewing since I was 8 years old and quilting since 1980. I design quilts and have my own Pattern Publishing company.
I won Best of Show at the California State Fair for Crazy Quilting.

I am a Maker and I make my own clothes (among other things).

I am a national and international Quilting Instructor – to
Guilds, Quilt Shops, Quilt show venues and Online. I teach at places like Smoky Mountain Quiltfest, Road to California/Road@Home, International Quilt Market and John C. Campbell Folk School. And, I do my own retreats.

I am a Virtual Quilt Instructor and offer Virtual Lectures and Workshops for Individuals, Quilt Guilds, Quilt Groups or Mini-Groups and Quilt Shops.

I am a Podcasting Quilter. I created the first podcast for Quilters in 2005 – Quilting Stash. I’ve done more than a few podcasts. And, I’m still going.

I am a Bernina Artisan Ambassador.  

I am an Aurifilosopher. 

I am the Quilt Police (aka: Quilt Judge).

I am a C&T Author. 

I’m an iQuilt instructor,  an Aurifil Aurifilosopher and an  Annie's Craft Store Instructor

I’ve been featured in Quilter’s Home magazine, Quilter’s Newsletter and American Quilter magazines.   

I am an Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims’ QuiltShow.com alumni. (And, I'll be featured in an upcoming season, too!)

Episode #209.

 I have been an:
Artist in Residence at Empty Spools Seminars in Asilomar, CA
Artist in Residence at Elly Sienkiewicz’s Applique Academy
Aurifil Designer of the Month

An Instructor at John C. Campbell Folk School

My expertise is Machine Applique and the Art of Color/Fabric Selection.

The West of Baltimore quilt is my best known quilt. It has been around the world, curated for Elly Sienkiewicz’s Baltimore Revival II exhibit at Houston Quilt Festival, and featured in the Keepsake Quilting catalog for 2 1/2 years as a block of the month kit.

I know a thing or two about Quilting.


Reviews from Group Classes

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Verified Student on January 22, 2024
Class: Traditional Machine Applique Workshop

Very educational and interesting



Tricia L. on January 7, 2024
Class: Traditional Machine Applique Workshop

Fantastic!



Steve H. on October 18, 2023
Class: If Our Quilts Could Talk

Enjoyable and informative. I learned a lot about quilting, which I'd known nothing about, as well as how to document the items we weave at home. The class also prompts me to add more details (initials & year) to items I make as a woodworker.



Wanda H. on October 18, 2023
Class: If Our Quilts Could Talk

The class was absolutely so interesting and informative. The speaker was very engaging and knowledgable about the topic presented. Annie Smith was inclusive and well-organized with a mixture of slides and live presentation. Amazing!



Pat B. on March 29, 2023
Class: All Sorts of Handwork: Slowstitching

Excellent!



Verified Student on March 29, 2023
Class: All Sorts of Handwork: Slowstitching

Wonderful. I wish it had been more lessons. I learned quite a bit and truly enjoy this instructor. I will definitely take more quilting/stitching courses online.



Kathryn W. on February 8, 2023
Class: Creating Garment Patterns That Really Fit

Excellent. Annie is a very helpful and caring teacher.



Verified Student on January 28, 2023
Class: Creating Garment Patterns That Really Fit

It was outstanding!



Verified Student on January 24, 2023
Class: Creating Garment Patterns That Really Fit

Very good. It met my expectations.


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Jenn on January 24, 2023
Class: Creating Garment Patterns That Really Fit

It was great!



Paula K. on January 23, 2023
Class: Creating Garment Patterns That Really Fit

Organized, informative, great way to learn and improve skills.



Verified Student on January 23, 2023
Class: Creating Garment Patterns That Really Fit



Janice B. on June 3, 2022
Class: Quilters Palette - Sampler of Techniques

Very good - almost as if one was in an in-person class. The instructor was very knowledgeable in online classroom teaching.



Suzanne W. on May 26, 2022
Class: Quilters Palette - Sampler of Techniques

It was excellent! We met every week for about three months. I will miss those classes.


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Patricia M. on May 26, 2022
Class: Quilters Palette - Sampler of Techniques

the teacher knows her stuff and communicates clearly. I have taken two other classes with Annie, and this one seemed a little less well paced than the others, but still - overall - worked well.



Linda D. on May 25, 2022
Class: Quilters Palette - Sampler of Techniques

An excellent learning experience. Annie was a wonderful teacher.



Kathy T. on May 25, 2022
Class: Quilters Palette - Sampler of Techniques



Kelly on May 25, 2022
Class: Quilters Palette - Sampler of Techniques

Wonderful! Annie is an excellent instructor. I learned a lot.



Verified Student on July 30, 2021
Class: Intro to Quiltmaking


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Verified Student on July 30, 2021
Class: Intro to Quiltmaking

Well organized and thought out, with an overview of the material the multi-week course would cover, and a few useful hints for general quilting.


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Deanne B. on April 1, 2021
Class: Color Sense for Quilting

The class was every bit as good as being there in person. The instruction was excellent with individual teaching and help being readily available. The demonstrations were actually more easily observed through Zoom (because the speaker could be highlighted) than trying to gather 12 people around a sewing machine. The class members were not able to have the same mingling and closeness as would be in person. But in general the class was excellent and very worth the money. Our instructor was available the entire length of the class each day (10-6:30). We were able to take breaks but that made it feel very much like we were in the classroom setting at Campbell. It was great! Without that continuity and accessibility of the instructor, it would have been a very different class. There was also an advantage in that we didn't have to lug our sewing machines to class (from home). Also, we had our own fabric stashes to work with since we were in our own homes. That was a real plus!


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Deanne B. on April 1, 2021
Class: Color Sense for Quilting

The class was every bit as good as being there in person. The instruction was excellent with individual teaching and help being readily available. The demonstrations were actually more easily observed through Zoom (because the speaker could be highlighted) than trying to gather 12 people around a sewing machine. The class members were not able to have the same mingling and closeness as would be in person. But in general the class was excellent and very worth the money. Our instructor was available the entire length of the class each day (10-6:30). We were able to take breaks but that made it feel very much like we were in the classroom setting at Campbell. It was great! Without that continuity and accessibility of the instructor, it would have been a very different class. There was also an advantage in that we didn't have to lug our sewing machines to class (from home). Also, we had our own fabric stashes to work with since we were in our own homes. That was a real plus!


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Chris T. on March 29, 2021
Class: Color Sense for Quilting

Very well organized. Annie Smith worked hard to build community in an online setting and to encourage creativity.



Patricia M. on March 29, 2021
Class: Color Sense for Quilting

Excellent



Deborah K. on March 29, 2021
Class: Color Sense for Quilting

It was informative, educational, and very encouraging. The class content was exactly what I had hoped it would be.



Sherri H. on March 29, 2021
Class: Color Sense for Quilting

Amazing! Annie has infectious enthusiasm, and a kindness and patience that is beyond anything I've experienced before. She certainly exemplifies the idea of teacher as servant of her students' needs.


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Kathy T. on March 29, 2021
Class: Color Sense for Quilting

I enjoyed it! As we discussed during the class, there are some advantages to the online version: you have access to your complete sewing studio and fabric stash, and with Annie’s multiple cameras, EVERYONE could see what see was demonstrating. With saved videos, you could go back and revisit something you missed. She is an excellent online instructor; she has figured out how to teach quilting effectively online!



Janice B. on March 29, 2021
Class: Color Sense for Quilting

Excellent - the teaching was wonderful, and by the end one felt one was in an actual classroom setting!



Ali W. on March 29, 2021
Class: Color Sense for Quilting

So awesome! Annie is a lovely instructor and let everyone come and go as they pleased. The material was super fun, and everyone was so supportive of each other’s work. It really felt like being at the folk school.

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