Ann Lainhart

From 1994 through 2002, I was the proprietor of The Quilted Gallery located in Rocky Neck Art Colony in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Being able to devote full time to quilting for five months of each year enabled me to explore several new ideas in my quilting.

I have been quilting for more than 35 years and teaching for more than 30 years. I have been a member of three local Massachusetts quilt guilds as well as the East Coast Quilters Alliance and the American Quilter’s Society. I have had articles in American Quilter and Quilter’s World and my book Fussy-Cut Mariner Compasses was published by the American Quilter’s Society in 2010.

I consider myself a contemporary traditionalist when it comes to quilting. By this I mean that much of my work is based on traditional quilt blocks such as Mariner’s Compass, but by using modern cottons, hand-dyed fabrics, border prints, and fussy-cutting, my work has a very contemporary feel. I also make pieces based on Bargello designs, a tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages in needlework, and pieces based on Chinese lattice designs, a tradition that goes back hundreds of years in China.

Photo of Ann lainhart, one of the artists at Collections Gallery an artists cooperative in cape cod, mass
Quilted wall art by Ann lainhart, one of the artists at Collections Gallery an artists cooperative in cape cod, mass Quilted wall hanging by Ann Lainhart, one of the artists at Collections Gallery an artists cooperative in cape cod, mass
Fussy Cut purses by Ann Lainhart, one of the artists at Collections Gallery an artists cooperative in cape cod, mass Bargello Jacket by Ann lainhart