Biography

Ana Buzzalino is an award winning textile artist and quilt maker. Her art has won awards at national and international shows. She lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Ana Buzzalino grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where sewing was part of her life at an early age. She studied dressmaking and art 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 ask 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 textile artists throughout the years to improve her skills. Some of the workshops have been with Claire Benn, Hollis Chatelain, Laura Cater Woods, and Elizabeth Barton among others. She has also attended several classes at the Alberta University of the Arts.

Ana loves traditional quilting techniques but started using innovative machine techniques and surface design techniques around 2002. Her quilts have won international, national as well as local awards, and have been exhibited at national and international venues.

In 2019 Ana was honoured as Quilter of Distinction at Heritage Park 24th Annual Festival of Quilts.

Ana is a frequent contributor to Quilting Arts Magazine and her work has graced the cover of four issues of the magazine. She has appeared in seasons 1900, 1200, 1000, 900 and 800 of 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 produced two workshop DVDs with Interweave/F&W.

Awards

2019

2019 Quilter of Distinction – 24th Annual Festival of Quilts at Heritage Park

2018

“What Remains …” – 3rd Prize in Painted Surfaces at the International Quilt Association Juried Show – Houston, TX

“What Remains …” – Juried into the International Quilt Association Juried Show – Houston, TX

“The Prairies Changing Landscape” – Judges’ Choice Award at the Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, UK

“What Remains …” – 2nd Prize – Creative Arts and Crafts – Calgary Stampede

“Warner” – 1st Prize – Creative Arts and Crafts – Calgary Stampede

2017

“The Prairies Changing Landscape” – 1st Prize in Abstract – Small At the International Quilt Association Juried Show – Houston, TX

“Warner” – Juried into the International Quilt Association Juried Show – Houston, TX

“The Shape of Things Unseen” – 1st Prize in Category and 1st Prize in Section at the Creative Arts and Crafts – Calgary Stampede

“The Prairies Changing Landscape” – 1st Prize in Category and 3rd Prize in Section at the Creative Arts and Crafts – Calgary Stampede

“The Shape of Things Unseen” – Excellence in Threadwork using Wonderfil – National Juried Show – Canadian Quilters Association

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

Publications

2019

“Working with Transfer Artist Paper” – In the Studio with Ana Buzzalino – A Needle Pulling Thread – Issue 52

Hand-dyeing fabrics with rust” – In the Studio with Ana Buzzalino – A Needle Pulling Thread – Issue 51

Matchstick Quilting, Satin Stitch and Cross Stitch” – In the Studio with Ana Buzzalino – A Needle Pulling Thread – Issue 50

Artist to Watch – Studio Art Quilt Associates – Art Quilt Quarterly – Issue 17

The Slow Stitching Movement and the Running Stitch” – In the Studio with Ana Buzzalino – A Needle Pulling Thread – Issue 49

“Sophisticated Monoprinting with Stencils and Masks” – Quilting Arts Magazine April / May 2019 – Issue 98

2017

“Make your Mark: Text on Textiles with Free-motion Quilting” – Quilting Arts Magazine August / September 2017 – Issue #88

“Feather Quilting in Borders” – Quilting Arts Magazine February / March 2017 – Issue #85

“Quilting Feathers in Shapes” – Quilting Arts Magazine December 2016/January 2017 – Issue #84

2016

“Quilting Feathers in Shapes” – Quilting Arts Magazine December 2016/January 2017 – Issue #84

“Quilting with the Masters: Using artwork as inspiration” – International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene 2016/2017

Quilting Arts TV Series 1900

“Feathers in tight spaces” – Quilting Arts Magazine December 2016 / January 2017 – Issue#84

“Feather Quilting Basics” – Quilting Arts Magazine October/November 2016 – Issue #83

“Quilting with the Masters” – International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene 2016

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

2014

“Rocks & Stones & Pebbles Oh My!” – Quilting Arts Magazine June/July 2014 – Issue#69

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 2013 – Issue #64

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

Trunk Shows & Presentations

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

Membership

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

103 – Calgary, Alberta

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