Ann Holmes Studios ~ Quilt Gallery
“No Sew Until You Quilt It” - Build your quilts on a French Fuse foundation.
You can create Intricate designs with turned edges
without complicated piecing and you can edit your work
without ripping out seams! These are washable quilts !
This is one of the 23 inch borders on the quilt “Summer’s End” that is on the cover of my book, “No Sewing Until You Quilt It” See the finished quilt at the bottom of this page.
“Let Peace be our Compass” a 24 inch square and
“Oriental Iris Triptych” 47 wide by 34 tall to the left are 2 of 7 projects in my book, that lead you from beginner projects to 2 queen size quilts.
Reach for the stars with “No Sewing Until You Quilt It”.
You can purchase my book:
“No Sewing Until You Quilt It!” in
Ann's online store
“...Starry Night” (No sewing in it, yet)
“I Want To Tell The Story” 66” wide by 90 “ long
This project was made in
3 sections with no sewing until the quilt sandwich was made; then it was stitched and quilted all at the same time.
Building quilt; one piece at a time, turning edges as you build applique style with no sewing until after you make the quilt sandwich.
Double Happy (45”w x 45”t).
Autumn Sunshine (30”w x 40”t).
Click image for larger view.
“Cygnus” - Flying geese form a constellation in the quilting Universe.
(51inches by 51”)
Enchanted Evening, 90 inch square bed quilt.
See my blog for information about the making of it. This quilt was my main project for 2013.
“Working Together to Achieve Our Goals” (96”x96”)
This quilt was made in 5 units; stitched and quilted at the same time on a home sewing machine, then the units were joined.
Peace Patches: Wish for Peace
My inspiration for this quilt is Yoko Ono’s public art
Imagine Peace Project. Years ago I tied a wish on one of her trees in Washington, DC. The work builds on the Japanese tradition of tying prayers to trees.
“Midnight Passion Flower “ 57 inch
design from a Mindware coloring book.
To add seam allowances to all the little bud shapes, I used my Magic Button 2.0 for the 18mm OLFA rotary cutter.
“Scrappy Happy Wave”
King size quilt- washed and laid flat to dry.
Note the dye catchers
“Happy in the Mountains” 84” quilt
Follow us on our YouTube channel:
No Sewing Until You Quilt It. You can watch the whole process of making this quilt.
This design can be purchased at our online store.
“Bloom Where You are Planted” on the right and
“Summer’s End” below are two queen size projects in my book: NO Sewing Until You Quilt It
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and go to Ann’s Blog for current projects. Happy quilting!
Once Upon a Starry Night installed
8 feet tall and 12Feet wide.
I made a facing after quilting, then added the binding and inserted foam core board to keep the shape.
A modern Wall Quilt for my entry way.
The design was inspired by the roofline of the Native Anerican Museum in Washinton, DC
Watch us build this quilt at
9/19/2018 –Designing Dance Til Dawn
Bird of Paradise -
queen size quilt
finished in 2020.
Watch our youtube videos:
"Lord, save me"
This quilt was inspired by a Tiffany stained glass window in Willard Chapel Auburn, NY. It was installed for Easter 2022 in
Ada, Ohio at the First United Methodist Church
Expanded Simple Gifts- a 1999 Mary Sorenson wall hanging pattern expanded to a king size quilt with a few blocks of my own creation, finished in 2022. Detail above.
This was such a fun project- watch us build it on You Tube
Scrappy Happy Wave-Building Curves in Quilts