Anita Ellis

Anita Ellis

 My life hasn’t been the same since I had my first patchwork quilt professionally quilted eight years ago. I remember the excitement as if it was yesterday, I just loved the quilting patterns. I soon had my own A1 quilting machine and Hillside Quilting was born. I still love quilting designs in such a way that the secondary patterns appear like magic.

I am known for my custom quilting and organic fluid style. Also known for working closely with my clients, be they fabric and pattern designers or beginner patchworkers, to ensure harmony and balance between the piecing and the quilting.

Teaching became a natural progression as I realised the pleasure it gave me to pass on my skills to fellow quilters. Delivering a suite of classes at the last two Australian Machine Quilting Festivals gave me the opportunity to give confidence, along with many quilting and design skills, to a whole new group of professional long arm quilters.

Teaching on domestic machines, both free motion and with rulers, has opened up many more opportunities to ensure that quilting is well and truly alive, now and into the future.

I believe my contribution to our industry of patchwork and quilting is to mentor beginner quilters and encourage more established quilters to stay fresh and push their limits.

The next step in this journey is a whole new set of classes designed for AMQF 2016

We look forward to sharing these classes with you: