First, Ann learned to sew, then she learned to dye fabric. In between, she earned a B.A. in literature from Stanford University, and an M.A. in geography from the University of Oregon. She taught new math for the Peace Corps in Peru, and raised two sons in Oregon with her husband Jim. They are all enjoying learning and playing with two of the next generation.
Ann’s years of exploration with dye and fabric have led to piles of quilts, numerous exhibitions, worldwide travel, six books, and many wonderful friends. Look for her next dyeing book and a teaching video in 2013. A few times a year, Ann now teaches small classes in her own studio on fabric dyeing and quilt design.
Ann has been making quilts for 30 years and plans to make them for another 30. She is currently working on a 15 piece series of large quits for a solo exhibit in 2013. Her collectors respect her viewpoint and her students admire her generosity and skill in teaching what she knows. Please find more information on Ann’s web site, www.annjohnston.net.