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American Quilter's Society
PO Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290

Toll-free (for orders only, please):
Phone: 270-898-7903
Fax: 270-898-1173

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5801 Kentucky Dam Road Paducah, KY 42003-9323

Quilting Community AQS Authors

Sarah Ann Smith

Sarah Ann Smith

When Sarah's family returned to the US when she was six, she had lived on four continents. Shortly after that, a neighbor girl made her an apron for her doll. Sarah promptly started sewing clothes for her trolls, and she hasn't stopped sewing or traveling since. In 1988, Sarah began quilting, which morphed into the perfect marriage of two of her favorite things: sewing and art. Her only problem is that no one has yet created a 37-hour day!

Sarah's work has been juried into shows and published in magazines and books in the US and Europe, and is in public and private collections including the International Quilt Festival Collection. A former US diplomat, Sarah draws on her assignments in Africa, South America and North America, as well as travels to Asia and Europe for her art. She specializes in machine work, coloring with threads, and using whatever technique will help turn the picture in her mind into cloth. Sarah is now a (sometimes tired!) full-time artist, member of the Frayed Edges mini-group, quilt teacher, pattern designer, and mom living in Camden, Maine, with her husband, two sons, pug, four cats and assorted dust bunnies. To see her art, teaching schedule, and blog, or to contact her, visit


Books by Sarah Ann Smith