Hi there, I’m Anna! Glad you stopped by.

EST. 2010

I’m a mom to two incredibly inspiring daughters. My oldest daughter had the curliest blonde hair when she was little and my nickname for her was ‘noodlehead’. It’s one of many nicknames, but it stuck, it’s fun and a little goofy – just like us. I’m pretty sure I’m a lot like you. I love to sew and be creative.

I grew up sewing with my mom. It definitely wasn’t my favorite thing to do, but I loved being able to make something on my own. Having two daughters gave me the drive to start sewing more and more.

Before having children, I graduated college in 2002 with a B.A. in Art. I thought I’d spend my working career doing graphic design and marketing, and did so for the first 10 years after college. But after falling in love with blogging and being able to do my own creative work, I started my blog in 2009. I started my business and selling my own patterns in 2010! Since launching my own patterns, I’ve also written a book (Handmade Style, Lucky Spool Media, 2015) and have designed several fabric collections.

I’m having fun creating, making up new things as I go along, and discovering new techniques. I wouldn’t be sewing today if it weren’t for the support of my family and friends along the way. Thank you!

If this is your first visit, please feel free to check out the free tutorials and browse my shop where you can shop my original designs as well as shop for supplies. Here are a few posts you might like to read: Where I sew, My Sewing machine

I currently use a Janome 1600p.

Print Magazine Features

Better Homes & Gardens DIY Magazine
Stitch With Style – May 2013
Making: Flora – Spring 2016Petal Pouch
Making: Fauna – Fall 2016, Wool + Wax Tote
Making: Dots – Spring 2017, Minimalist Wallet


Stitch Supply Co. – September 8, 2018
Bijou Lovely – Iron Mountain, MI February 16-17, 2018
Sewtopia – Denver, CO April 2017
Stitch Supply Co. – August 2016
Olive Juice Quilts – June 11, 2016
Lake Superior Modern Quilt Guild – Duluth, MN August 7-8, 2015
Nido Workshop – April 10-12, 2015
Sewcial Lounge – Madison, WI March 2015
Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild – Workshop, October 2014
Sewcial Lounge – Madison, WI July 2014
Olive Juice Quilts – Onalaska, WI February 2014, June 2014
Pink Castle Fabrics – Camp Stitchalot December 2013
Sewing Summit 2012 – Speaker

Books – Contributor

Fabric-by-Fabric One Yard Wonders


Love to Sew Podcast – February 2019
Making Podcast – Spring 2018
Modern Sewciety Podcast – November 2015
Modern Sewciety Podcast – May 2014
American Patchwork & Quilting – June 2015

My Book

Handmade Style – Lucky Spool Media, May 2015

Signed copies available in my shop (ships free to US addresses!), also available at independent quilt shops and Amazon or anywhere books are sold.

Check out my book’s info page for more details!

My Fabric

Riverbend, August 2023

Click here for more information about Riverbend!

Around the Bend, July 2022

Click here for more information about Around the Bend!

Quarry Trail, January 2021

Click here for more information about Quarry Trail!

Driftless, December 2019

Driftless shipped to stores starting December 2019. It’s a collection of my hand drawn illustrations overprinted on Essex, Essex Yarn Dyed, and Essex Homespun.

Forage, August 2018

My first collection with Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Forage, shipped to stores August 2018! It’s a collection overprinted on Essex and Essex Yarn Dyed (cotton/linen blend).

My first fabric collection, Rain Walk (quilting cottons and canvas) for Cloud9 Fabrics, debuted in June 2015. See my lookbook for Rain walk fabric here!