Frieda Anderson

FriedaAnderson_quiltartistHome: Elgin, Illinios

I made my first quilt when I was in high school. I have been designing and making original quilts ever since.

I find each step of quilt making, from the beginning to the end, a real challenge. Most of my quilts are fused or have fusing in them. My work is machine quilted and nature inspired. Every day I walk in a little woods near my home with my dog George. Much of what I see there appears in my work.

I discovered hand dyeing fabric 20 years ago, and I now work almost exclusively with my own hand dyed cotton and silks that are used in my fused and pieced quilt creations. I love the dye process, and I particularly enjoy seeing the colors emerge from the wet fabric. My hand dyed fabric and original patterns can be purchased on my website at Readers can enjoy my weekly updates and tips on my blog at