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Quilt Patterns and Quilt Books by Anne Wiens of Sweetgrass Creative Designs - The Thrifty Quilter

Anne Wiens is by day an announcer and operations manager for two radio stations in Shelby, Montana, a small town on the northern plains, about 60miles east of Glacier National Park. Her mother, grandmothers and great-grandmother were all accomplished needlewomen, and between them, made sure her two sisters and she learned how to sew, knit, crochet, embroider, etc. As a result, quilting became Anne's passion. She has been making quilts since 1974, designing nearly as long, and has been teaching professionally since 1992 in local adult education programs and through nearby quilt shops. Many of her original patterns were designed to teach various tools and techniques.

Anne is the author of The Thrifty Quilter: Make (Nearly) Free Quilts from Leftover Fabrics, which is available as an ebook from the publisher,  Anne's method of precutting and using leftover fabrics is compatible with the AccuQuilt cutting system.  She has designed patterns that appeared in magazines such as McCall's Quilting, Quiltmaker, and Quiltmaker's 100-blocks series. Anne has been a "chef" for Moda Fabrics' "Bake Shop" blog and books, and an "ambassador" for Island Batik. Her own blog, "Seams Like a Plan"  has three free patterns she designed for Island Batik and AccuQuilt:

For occasional quiltalongs, follow Anne on social media: "SweetgrassCreativeDesigns on Facebook, and/or @sweetgrasscreativedesigns on Instagram.