About Anita
Anita Shackelford has been a quiltmaker since 1967 and began
teaching in 1980. She is an internationally recognized teacher and
lecturer who loves combining appliqué and fine hand quilting to create
new quilts in 19th century style. She also enjoys using her sewing
machine for many parts of the creative process and has recently
added longarm quilting to the mix.

Anita has been featured on several television programs, including
Today’s American Quilter, Kaye’s Quilting Friends, Linda’s Electric
Quilters, and Simply Quilts. Her work and antique quilts from her
collection have been featured in several gallery and museum exhibits.

Her quilts have been exhibited in shows across the United States, in
Australia and Japan, winning many awards, including twelve Best Of
Show and many for workmanship. Two of her quilts have received the
Mary Krickbaum Award for best hand quilting at a National Quilting
Association show. Her quilts have been published in American Quilter,
American Patchwork & Quilting, Better Homes & Gardens’ Fashion
Ideas, Love of Quilting, Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, Quilting Today,
Quilting International, Quilt Craft, Traditional Quilter, Patchwork Quilt
Tsushin, Americana Magazine,
Award Winning Quilts and Their
Makers Vol I
, The Quilt: Beauty in Fabric and Thread, Rodale’s
Successful Quilting Library
, and Great American Quilts, 2001

Anita is the author of THREE DIMENSIONAL APPLIQUE and
EMBROIDERY EMBELLISHMENT: Techniques For Today's Album
,  A MODERN MIX, and TEENS & TWEENS: Quilting Fun
with Family & Friends,
all published by American Quilter's Society.   

Books and quilting tools marketed under her own business name,
Thimble Works, include
, RucheMark ruching guides, Berries, Grapes & Tendrils, and
the Infinite Feathers Design Template.                                               

Anita has been a member of the National Quilting Association since
1982 and served four years on the NQA Board as membership chair.
She is a charter member of the American Quilter's Society and the
Museum of American Quilter’s Society.

Anita travels extensively, teaching and lecturing for shops, guilds and
quilting conferences. She is a quilt judge, certified by NQA, qualified to
judge Masterpiece quilts, and has been involved in judging shows at
local, regional and national levels. She is currently the program
coordinator and serves on the faculty for NQA’s Quilt Judging Seminar.

Thimble Works
PO Box  462
Bucyrus, OH 44820