Ana Buzzalino is a fiber artist and quilt instructor living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Ana Buzzalino grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where sewing was part of her life at an early age. She took dressmaking classes and art classes while in school. In early 1983, Ana moved to Calgary. A couple of years later, while walking down the street, she saw a “blanket” on a window and went into the store to enquire about purchasing it. She was told that it wasn’t for sale, but that she could learn how to make her own. She signed up for a beginner’s quilting class that same day, and she never looked back. The rest, as they say, is history.

Ana has been teaching quilting since 1986 and has taken numerous workshops with renowned quilt and fiber artists throughout the years to improve her skills. Some of the workshops have been with Hollis Chatelain, Laura Cater Woods, Katie Pasquini Massopoust, and Elizabeth Barton among others. She has also attended several classes at the Alberta College of Arts and Design.

Ana has been a teacher on a variety of quilting techniques for the past 30 years. Some of the her workshops have been on Machine Quilting with focus on free-motion quilting, specializing in feather and filler designs, and New York Beauties Blocks quilts. Ana’s present focus is on Art Quilting, incorporating different elements of surface design, such as fabric painting, mono-printing, screen printing and hand-dyeing.

Ana is a frequent contributor to Quilting Arts Magazine and Quilting Arts TV. Her work has also appeared in the American Quilter’s Society Magazine, in A Needle Pulling Thread, and in Modern Patchwork, as well as in 101 Patchwork Projects and Quilts and Quilt Scene. Ana has also worked on 2 workshop DVDs with Interweave/F&W.

Ana’s quilts have won several awards at local and national shows, and have been juried into major International shows.

2016

“Just Before the Lights Come on”
 
Juried into Tactile Architecture – International Quilt Festival – Houston, TX

“The Shape of Things Unseen”
 Juried into the 2016 Quilts:  A World of Beauty – International Quilt Festival – Houston TX

“Just Before the Lights Come on”
Quilt Canada Invitational – Toronto, Ontario

2010

“The Blue Door”
Juried into the Grand National Quilt Show – Kitchener, Ontario


2009

“On the Wings of a Dream”
First Place – Bernina Great Canadian Quilt and Fiber Arts Challenge – Traditional Design

“The Blue Door”
First Place – Bernina Great Canadian Quilt and Fiber Arts Challenge – Wall Hanging – Innovative Design

“The Shell Seekers”
Finalist – Miniature Art Quilt – IQA Show – Houston

“Two Pears”
Winner Quilting Arts Calendar 2010 Challenge – January

“Calla Lillies”
Finalist – Quilting Arts Calendar 2010 Challenge


2008

“Dawn over Heritage Park”
Best of Canada – World Quilt Show

“On the Wings of a Dream”
Finalist – World Quilt Show

“On the Wings of a Dream”
Finalist – AQS Show, Paducah, KY


2007

“On the Wings of a Dream”
Finalist – IQA Show, Houston

“On the Wings of a Dream”
1st Place – Western Showcase – Calgary Stampede


2006

“Stars over Kananaskis”
Excellence for Traditional Large Wall Quilt – CQA/ACC

“In a New York State of Mind”
Finalist – CQA/ACC


2005-1987

Numerous other awards at local shows

2016

Quilting Arts TV Series 1900 (not yet published )

“Feathers in tight spaces” – Quilting Arts Magazine December 2016 / January 2017 – Issue #84 (not yet published)

“Feather Quilting Basics” – Quilting Arts Magazine October/November 2016 – Issue #83 (not yet published)

“Quilting with the Masters” – International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene 2016 (not yet published)

New York Beauty Pillow Cover” – Modern Patchwork Gifts 2016

“Make Your Digital Quilts Sing – Editing Photos in PowerPoint” – Quilting Arts Magazine – June/July 2016 – Issue 81


 

2013

Quilting Arts TV Series 1200
“Quilting and Dyeing Serendipity” – Quilting Arts Workshop DVD
“From Sketch to Stitch to Color with Inktense Pencils”
Quilting Arts Magazine – August/September


2012

Quilting Arts TV Series 1000


2011

“Off the Page: Sketchbook Keeping for Textile Artists” – Quilting Arts Magazine – Holiday 11/12
Quilting Arts TV Series 900 – 3 segments
“The Big Decision – How to quilt your quilt” – International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene 2011
Quilting Arts Workshop DVD “Machine Stitching and Painting Quilts”
“A Quilter’s Christmas” – Quilting Arts Gifts Magazine – Holiday 2011/2012
Quilting Arts TV: Series 800 – 3 Segments
“Fresh Tulips Book Cover” – Summer 2011 – A Needle Pulling Thread
101 Patchwork Projects – “Strippy Book Cover” – Spring 2011


2010

“Quilted and Painted Canvases” – Quilting Arts Magazine – December/January – Article & Cover
“Sopa Rosita” – Quilting Arts Magazine – October/November – Calendar Challenge 2011, Judge’s Choice
“Creative Play with Discharge Paste” – Quilting Arts Magazine – August/September – Article & Cover


2009

“Two Pears” – January – Quilting Arts Calendar


2008

“On the Wings of a Dream” – Cover of AQS Magazine – February/March
“Moments” – Journal Quilt – Quilting Arts Magazine – February/March


2007

Calgary Herald – “Blockbuster of a Quilt” – Neighbors Section – North & South Editions, December 6-12


2006

Calgary Herald – “Wrapped Up” – Neighbors Section – North & South Editions, August 3-9

2016

Trunk Show – Inuvik Quilt Guild – Inuvik, NT

2015

Trunk Show – High TEA – Fort Smith, NT
Trunk Show – The Textile Guild and Lethbridge Centennial Guild Guild, Lethbridge, AB
Trunk Show – Medicine Hat Quilters Guild – Medicine Hat, AB

2014

Trunk Show – Mahone Bay Quilt Guild – Mahone Bay, NS
Trunk Show – Annapolis Valley Decorative Artists – Greenwich, NS
Trunk Show – Medicine Hat Quilters Guild – Medicine Hat, AB

2013

Trunk Show – Edmonton Quilters Guild – Edmonton, AB
Trunk Show – Medicine Hat Quilters Guild – Medicine Hat, AB

2012

The Fraser Valley Quilt Guild – Delta, BC

2009

Trunk Show – Quilting in the Trees – Pearson College – Victoria, BC
Trunk Show – The Piecemakers – Calgary, AB


2007

Featured Speaker Heritage Park Festival of Quilts

CQA/ACC : Canadian Quilters Association / Association Canadienne de la Counterpointe
http://www.canadianquilter.com/

SAQA : Studio Art Quilt Associates
http://www.saqa.com/

IQA : International Quilt Association
http://www.quilts.org/

AQS : American Quilt Society
http://www.americanquilter.com/

SDA : Surface Design Association
http://www.surfacedesign.org/

The Flying Needle Quilt Guild – Millarville, Alberta
The Edge – Calgary, Alberta