I seem to have a split personality these days. After more than
40 years of making, collecting, and teaching people how to
make traditional quilts, I still love that style. If that style
interests you too, then come into my Hand Quilting World.

Over the last few years, I've been drawn to explore the newest
ideas that quilting has to offer. I've been quilting with a
computerized longarm, designing digitized patterns, and
enjoying the Modern Quilt movement.

If you are shopping for digitized patterns or information on
longarm quilting, enter here.

Both worlds are exciting to me and I'd like to share them with
you. On this page, you'll find examples of my traditional hand
work, digitized quilting, my Quilt Rescue project, working with
young quilters, and finishing quilts for others.

Enjoy the quilt show and then follow the links to see more
about the areas that interest you.
Home Page of Anita Shackelford   
"The Shackelford Family Album Quilt" hand appliqued and hand
quilted, also includes trapunto, ruching and embroidery.
"Those Our Hearts are Fondest Of" , hand appliqued and hand quilted,
also includes ruching and embroidery.
"Little Rose", hand appliqued and hand quilted
with circular ruched flowers and buds.
"Sweetheart Rose", hand appliqued and
hand quilted with trapunto.
Cherry Wreath with a Ruched Butterfly.
Hand appliqued and hand quilted.
Detail of my French Basket pattern, which
includes both strip and circular ruching.
Hand appliqued and hand quilted.
Traditional and new come together in my Amish
Bars and Four Patch. This very traditional quilt
was custom quilted on my Statler Stitcher.
Another Modern Mix, with redwork patterns,
embroidered by hand, and quilted with my
Statler Stitcher.
My niece, Rose Willow, working on a Mosaic quilt which
is one of the projects in our
Teens & Tweens book.
My granddaughter, Amber, using the longarm to quilt
her "Flowers in the Window" which is also included in
Teens & Tweens.
T Shirt quilts and collage wall quilts are popular ways to save
those special memories. Ask us about having one made.
My Quilt Rescue project includes finishing antique quilt tops and quilting
them on our Statler Stitcher. Let us know if you have an old piece that
needs to be finished into a lovely quilt to display in your home.
If you are interested in learning more creative ways to
use your Statler Stitcher, I offer special projects, which
can be downloaded and followed on your own at home
or as a hands on workshop in my studio.
My daughter, Jen and I are available to finish your new quilt
tops with fine custom quilting.
This quilt was finished with a combination of freehand background
and my digitized Amish Feathers.
Fine applique looks beautiful with freehand background quilting.
For a simpler finish, we also offer
hundreds of theme pantograph quilting patterns.
My Two Quilting Worlds
What's New?
We recently added a list of Joan Knight's
amazing videos.  We don't know anyone
who knows more about Creative Studio.

And we just listed Joyce Lundrigan's new
Echo Meander E2E patterns.
Take a look, Clicky
Joan Knight and I are so excited to announce our fall retreat for next year! We’ll
be returning to the Norcross Mariott in Atlanta Georgia, October 15-18, 2015. We
loved this venue. The space was just right, the food was fabulous, and the staff
went out of their way to meet our every need.

We had a great group of students there this past September and we know most
of you are looking forward to returning to Atlanta. Registration is now available
on my website.  Information on classes and special events will be posted after
the new year, but as always, they will be a good mix of design plus the latest
and greatest from Creative Studio.

Those who have been to a Southern Belle Statler Retreat know there is nothing
else like it. If this date works for you, please join us for three days of fun, food,
friendship, laughter, and learning. How much more could we squeeze into a